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six days after rear leg amp and getting worse--update: VERY HAPPY-GREAT DECISION
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Oh Shari, you make me laugh ...and that's just fun!!

Compliments on your memory.......my brother did indeed come up at build a ramp......very good! But, if this is even possible, he's just a little less daft than I am when it comes to computers!

Hey, I did change my "thread" to a more upbeat current one (well, with a little hep from Rene) so that's a good thing.

But I really am motivated to learn this blog thing because I do want to follow up on your idea of posting about my MAN I just found in my closet! Did I tell you n' was eating Whoopers?? Do you know him? Do I know him?

Sometimes you gotta wonder what lurking "guests must be thinking when they read some of this stuff!

Okay, Salty Dog signing off. Thanks for being you!! It's a fun person to be!!

Sally and Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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HAPPY HANNAH WENT UP....UP........ I REPEAT...UP..THE STAIRS!!!!!!!!!! Smiley face!!.....smiley face!................smiley face..............!!

Talk about a slow recovery........three months and two weeks AFTER rear leg amputation, Happy Hannah went up the outside stairs to back porch!!!!

The magic is still happening!!! Smiley faces all over planet!!

But wait, you have to hear the "why". The true motivation.

So, living out in the "semi country", people are always dropping off cats/kittens.. Blankety blank creeps! Spend endless hours trying to catch them and get them spayed/mustered, homes, etc. At the very least, for 'em off AFTER they've been snipped and clipped. Sooooooooooo............
Let the dogs out, Hannah goes on down the stairs (she's mastered the down part). I go on I side a minute and let them do their business.

BARKING, YELPING, GROWLING.....What the heck? Go running out back door and nearly plow into Hannah who is UP on the deck cornering two kittens....yes kittens...barking at them like crazy and they're hissing and spitting ad she's jumping back (oh yeah, up until now, not very good at backing up). I'm trying to grab her and get her back in the house Bodie, my 16 Yr. old fifteen lb.buddy is helping her try and corner the little kittens. They were working in tandem like sheep dogs herring sheep!

Okay, end result.....kittens are safe and I have them nestled in my cat halfway house/pen!

And I ow k ow how to motivate Happy Hannah to go up stairs!! Of course, since I transferred the Kitty's, she refuses to go up and uses her ramp!!

Guess the lesson is if you want the outcome badly enough, you will overcome any obstacle to reach your goal!!

These steps aren't particularly steep and they are very wide (unlike my stairs that go up to the bedroom where she used to be able to sleep with me)
So that's my next goal for us.

Sooooooooooo

Erica, do you mind if I borrow Jill for a few days?? If she went this nuts over kittens, think what she'll do to reach a full grown cat!!!! And Calli g it "supper" at the same time!! Oh yeah.....she's UP those stairs in a flash!!!!!

Smiley faces all over the place!! So happy for my Happy Hannah!!

Here kitty, kitty..............-

Here's to sleeping in the bed together! Sally and Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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YEAH HANNAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

I'd send you Jill but.......she's still working on her UP as well!  YES even 6 months later!....stairs she can probably handle though ;)

 

BUT happy hannah has to promise not to EAT HER!  She's very precious!!!!

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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Wowwwweeee! Go Hannah!

Sally I just can't get over how very far she's traveled on her Tripawd journey. Now we know, the secret to motivation is....cats! We should have put that in our new Tripawds rehab book! Hahaha, just kidding.

But seriously, Wyatt Ray says he will be very happy to come on over  and help round up the troops for another "workout" whenever you're ready!

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ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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Ah oh Jill, you saw that didn't you? Wyatts coming over to round up some e "stair climbing motivators" (aka here kitty, kitty)! So we won't be eating.....err.....using Jill after all!! But the offer was appreciated! Jilll would have been safe though, all I had to do was sprinkle her with Tramadol dust and Hannah wouldn't go near her!!

Yeah, that "motivator" does need to be put in your rehab section!! Being connected to everyone on this site is what helps make this entire journey be the best it can be.

Katy, I LOVE smiley faces and We love you and Jackson:-) Thank you for aways being here.

Wyatt' I'm boxing up a bunch of the unspayed feral females now and sending 'em off to ya'.........I figure in sixty days or so, you'll probably have a hundred "TRIPAWD REHAB KITTENS" especially bred to motivate your tripawd to do stairs!! At five dollars per kitty head,going to tripawd site.....WOW!

Thanks for your continuedd support everyone!

Sally and happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Hey SALT here's what Jill has to say to your here kitty kitty idea!!! leave us kitty cats alone!

 

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Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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OMC!! I just saw this!! Perfect response!!! Perfect!!

YOU ARE THE WITTIEST KITTY IN THE LAND JILL!!
I got my magnifying glass out.....honest I did........and I DO see small small wisps of whiskers on the cute mug of yours!! Maybe that's what that pink tongue of yours is doing g....grooming those new whiskers..

Bowing down to you Erica......PERFECT PICTURE.....PERFECT COMMENT!!

Still laughing............and it feels good!

SALT and Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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neener neener neeeeeeener

 

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Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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Jill, Pepper's in the zone tonight!! I guess she's extra sharp because it's....what is it.......National Hug Your Kitty Day?

How long did it take Pepper to catch you in that pose?? And give up the secret, she put some catnip on your nose-----after she finished snorting some herself!!

Jill, those eyes....that pink tongue......if there's a National Cute Cat Day, your the Chairman of the Board!

Darn, just as I'm getting refer up, keyboard disappears....just disappears!!

Gonna it a photo of

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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you guys crack me up...  lol

Sally.. I have to thank you...   reading your posts... reading your responses on Frank'n'farters blog.. and your responses to everyone else  in the tripawd forum are so upbeat and loving.. it makes us all smile when we need one.. can't help it.

You have a wonderful way with words lady.. and I have appreciated and cherished each one of them..  You are so upbeat.. so helpful.. so spirit lifiting... so welcoming....  Don't ever lose it!    I wish I could give you a hug right now!

now.. onto some more really important matters!!!  whooooooo hoooooooo so happy that Hannah has mastered the stairs!!!!!  Her recovery has been amazing.. even though it has taken a bit of time.. that's ok.. cause.... she is doing it!!!!  whooooo hooooooo (throwing my hands up in the air here!)

I never had to worry about stairs with Frankie... it was all ground level.. even going out on to the deck... we were luck that way.

So glad to hear that Hannah is doing fab!!

Christine... with Franklin in her heart♥

 

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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CHRISTINE WITH FRANKLIN IN HER HEART.......and yes he is there and will ALWAYS be there!

Christine, ....shhhhhhhh....it's a secret.... I come over to this "post" to just gaze at my Happy Hannah's mug shots! I just melt looking at her photos and can never get enough:-) :-)

Sooooooo, on one of my "secret" trips over here I saw your comments.

Christine, you REALLY touched my heart with your very kind and thoughtful words. Really, it was just incredibly thoughtful and gracious:-) :-)
EVERYONE NERE is my role model on ow to reach out to others. EVERYONE here is my hero. After all the wonderful gifts of support and love I've been privileged enough to receive, my biggest hope is that I can somehow in some teeny weeny way, help others through this journey. "Somehow" give back like ALL of you have given to me.
Thank you for letting me know I was able to be there for you andyour PRECIOUS FrFrankie!. To hear that meant the world to me. Really! Everything you said is what everyone here does for each other......maybe not with as many typos:-)

Membership in our club can sometimes be a very fun place to be! ESPECIALLY when you have a WITTY KITTY like Jill to play with:-) :-)
She cracks me up too!
Thank YOU for showing us all how to continue to give and to be there for each mother, even when your heart is still breaking! But all you have to do is look at those eyes in Frankie's photos and that huge grin and I KNOW he puts a smile in your heart!

always grateful to you and THE AMAZIG FRANK 'N FARTER FOR ALL YOU CONTINUE TO DO FOR EACH OF US:-) :-) :-)

Saluting you over here:-)

Sally and Happy Hannah

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Christine, ....shhhhhhhh....it's a secret.... I come over to this "post" to just gaze at my Happy Hannah's mug shots! I just melt looking at her photos and can never get enough:-) :-)

Well I think it's about time for another one don't you?

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Happy Hannah says "Hey Mom, when are you gonna start a new topic about me? I'm all recovered!"

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Awwwwww "Jerry", that's great:-) :-) THANK YOU SOOOOOO. MUCH!!

And since I do absolutely anything my girl Happy Hannah wants,I am going to make another topic to

firm roll please..................... t... ra.....ta.ta.....sum....-..ta....ra.....tata.....sum. (trying to make the "drum" part of Little DrummerBoy the lead-in......

CELEBRATE HAPPY HANNAH'S FOUR MONTH PAIN FREE EXUBERANCE FILLED AMPUVERSARY!!!!!

This calls for happy smiley faces (with appropriate restraint because those little suckers can overload computers)

:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Okay, should I go under Anything Goes?? Guess that's the best place.

Now Jerry, one more thing.......drum roll. (JUST KIDDING)....Can you. keep her pictures here. AND move this one with your great caption over to the new spot!!

the thought of even MORE people seeing a picture of my. Happy. Hannah......are you kidding me? that just thrills my soul!! Just like Bob Segar's "Old Time Rock and Roll, pictures of my beautiful HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY HANNAH just makes my heart jump with moy!! Dance with Joy!! Leap with joy!!

I am so happy to see her life affirming forever photos on here. I'm so darn proud of her I could must burst!!
She lives every moment with such brilliance! Say her name, she wags her whole body, look at her and she wags her whole body.....oh my gosh--pet her and she rolls over and wiggles and grins from ear to ear! Say "cookie" and she flies to the moon and back with job!!.

Thank you Happy Hannah for giving me--us--the most blissful time by just living in the moment and loving life!! Life is just one big roll in a filed of smiley faces:-) :-)

Happy Hannah and I celebrate all past, present and future tripawds! You are our heros and will never be forgotten!

We made it---and continue to make it because of you and EVERYONE on this site!!

WE LOVE YOU-----WE REALLY DO!!

Betcha' can't get Drummer Boy out of your head.........

CONGRATULATIONS HAPPY HANNAH.!! I love you and am so proud and privileged to be on this journey with you.

Sally and Happy Hannah

Okay, gonna go create a new thread AND WE GET TO SEE HAPPY HANNAH'S PICTURE AGAIN!!! I'M BEAMING OVER HERE!! I am, truly!

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