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Webcams for Tripod monitoring while away?
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Nellie just had 7 month ampuversery, and is doing pretty good. Stamina isn’t what it used to be for even short walks, but could be the heat and humidity also. But she mostly just lies on the couches and snores happily… occasionally gets burst of energy and runs to window to bark or down the stairs and out doggie door to back yard.

I’d like to be able to monitor her while I’m at work, or if I have to while I am traveling- would have someone coming to give food and take her out to do business. Being able to see her would give me much piece of mind.

Anyone have recommendation for webcams that would be easy to set up and use? Would put one in living room to see her there where she spends 90% of her time (mostly napping) and another one to watch backyard to check if she is out. Would want to have wide field of view or easy ability to pan, particularly for the outdoor one.


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First, congrats on the ampuversary! Here’s to lucky #7! Sounds like Nellie still has lots of spunk!

We had an interesting time with a webcam for our Wyatt Ray . Here’s our review:


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Good to hear sweet Nellie is enjoying being a couch potato with occasional burst of gusto!! 🙂 🙂

And make no mistake about it, heat and humidity do deplete the stamina of tripawds very quickly! Lounging to conserve energy on hot days…..yeah, Nellie is a smart gal! 🙂

I hope you do get an in home video thing going. That would be so much fun to watch. Although, in Wyatt’s case, he certainly tugged at our heartstrings!

NELLIE! HAPPY SEVEN MONTH AMPUVERSARY SWEET GIRL!! Keep ’em coming!! I hope you had ice cream and cake! 🙂 And steak too!! 🙂


Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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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Oh gosh, Jerry. That is heartbreaking. I did think about a webcam for my girls, more out of curiosity than anything, but perhaps the less I know, the better…

Nellie, sounds like she’s doing great! I certainly find that Meg is much more affected by heat and humidity than she was before she lost her leg. I guess it’s the extra effort required for hopping. I look forward to seeing the footage if you do get a webcam. Who knows what secret life you’ll uncover!

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Meg. Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
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I know it’s crazy how sad he was huh? I figured that the camera would help me feel better but it made me feel worse. There’s just not much you can do while you’re away, although it does help to know what areas of the home are vulnerable to destruction!

What we ended up doing is muzzle training him with a device that allows him to drink water but not eat weird objects and trash when left alone. It’s been working like a charm so far but as you know (and you’ve met the boy so you can guess), it’s probably only a matter of time before he outsmarts that and we’ll need to move on to something else!

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Hi Nellie’s Dad!

I was generously gifted a simple “D Link” camera when this journey started.  It is easy to access on your cellphone with an app & even has a night time vision option!  I enjoy it because I like to check in on on my pup throughout the day– she is usually just sleeping though. smiley

I totally wish I had this camera when she had her TPLO surgery because on her last day of confinement in the dog pen downstairs she went all tasmanian devil with her dog bed into a trillion tiny pieces and somehow jumped the 4 foot tall pen (on 3 good legs) and was found standing on the top stairs (HUGE no no Post-TPLO for awhile) when I got home whateverwhateverblush.  I still wonder over a year later how she did this hahah.  It would have been great to see!

My friend has a Canary brand camera for her dog that has severe separation anxiety.  Her’s has all the bells and whistles and alarms!  She is happy with hers.

This is the simple camera I have:

Best wishes!heart

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