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Virginia




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Super Rotty indeed!!   You vetter get yourself a good pair of track shoes to keep up with her!🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️

Still amazed at jow quickly her dur is growing back and filling in so nicely👍

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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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Ziva 18 days post op 

got home today and all Ziva wanted to do was play fetch so we threw the ball four times and stop so she could rest she amazes me every day

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That really is amazing, especially  for a big doggy.😎  Quite good form.  Has she always been athletic?

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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11 May 2020 - 5:10 pm
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Griffin sends his regards and said, “Way to go, Ziva!  Isn’t fetch the best?” smiley_clap Steve – I remember when Griffin started playing fetch again and I was so amazed at how easily he adapted, which it seems Ziva has done, too.  Simply awesome!  ~ Stacy

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11 May 2020 - 5:48 pm
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Such a good Girl!! This is so cool to see her doing well in her recovery. 

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always a great day when you get a first. Zivas first flop over and wiggle since surgery. 
   Also we have tapered off her natural meds a bit. Seems they were a bit to large of doses so we adjusted a bit. 
   She seems much better tonight!!!
   The noise in the back ground is the two Germans playing. 

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15 May 2020 - 9:24 pm
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EXCELL6 WIGGLE AND ROLL ZIVA!!!  That’s  a mighty  big grin Zova has on her face😀   Aich a beautiful  sight!  Tha ks for sharing…. made me smile😊

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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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16 May 2020 - 8:42 am
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She seems so happysmiley4

And she is very good getting up even when she is on the ‘wrong side’! 

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Way to go Ziva!  That was a beautifully executed flop and wiggle!  It is so amazing to see Ziva adjust so marvelously, Steve!  Since Griffin’s supplements recommendations from Dr. Wolf were almost exactly the same as Ziva’s, would you please share what adjustments you made?  Griffin’s oncologist recommended waiting a week after his last round of chemo (yesterday) before starting any of the supplements, and then to introduce them slowly one at a time to make sure he doesn’t have any adverse reactions.  It would be great to know what Ziva experienced and what tweaks you made in response.  Thanks!  ~ Stacy

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    Sure, I basically cut her dose in half. We give her the supplements only with dinner. It seemed when we were giving them twice a day she seemed a bit lethargic and her nose was warm and she was panting. 

   After cutting it down to once a day she seems her old self again. Now we have not even started Zivas chemo yet, we are still putting a plan together. So the Dr’s decided to get her on the supplements first and build her immune system up before we start.??? I guess each Dr will have their own approach. 

   But as you can see in the video Ziva is doing great and has been hanging out with me as normal, well she hops now but normal lol. 

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     Pupdate: Ziva is doing well, she has her good days and some bad. Usually the bad is if she overdoes it the day before. She still tires out quickly but it’s been barely over three weeks since surgery.  Still don’t have a decisive path for chemo or if we are even going that route. Still doing the herbal holistic route which looks to be helping with her stamina and energy level. 

   So all in all no news is good news at this point. Take care all Steve & Ziva. 

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Yep, overdoing it is soooo easy eight now.  And, as you’ve seen, it takes very little to “overdo” right now.  She’s getting there though, at her own pace and in her own way.

Thanks for the update on sweet Ziva😊

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Wooohooo! Steve that is fantastic news. You have such a great attitude—you’re right, three weeks is not a long time! But she will get stronger and build stamina as time goes on. You’re a great pack leader for Ziva!

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Hi Steve!  You are so right about the overdoing it.  As great as Griffin has recovered, at 7 weeks out from surgery he still tires quickly and I’ve been trying to be more attuned to limiting him before it gets to the “too much” point.  I’m so glad that Ziva continues to move forward, but I was sad that you didn’t post any new photos or videos.  🙂  Stacy

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     Sorry all, I’ve been slacking on updates for a bit. Being able to reopen my shop has kept me runnin. 

  Anyway Ziva is doing great and hopping along like nothing ever happened. Her incision site is almost not noticeable. She is now three and a half weeks post op. I’ll do my best for some updated pics and maybe even a video later today as Sunday is our day off. 

   Time for some Ziva play and NO HONEY DOOS !!!  

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