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Meg the Tripawd

Rear leg amputation due to a MCT, still lovin' life

Meg the Tripawd

Eyes wide open!

December 4th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Adventures, Recovery

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Wowwee, since my last post things took a turn regarding vets and health, fortunately nothing too serious!!

Half way through November, Meg and Dotti got into a fight and Meg came out worse for wear with a nasty eye ulcer. The vets seemed pretty sure her third eyelid would need to be sewn shut for it to heal. Thankfully, they understood Meg had already been through a lot this year and allowed us to opt for natural healing. The bad news was the day Meg’s eye got very bad and needed to be raced into the vet, was the day of her photoshoot she won.

It has taken a few weeks, countless eyedrops, antibiotics, eye serum made from Megs own blood, but finally its looking like the ulcer is healing. Please stay healthy now Meg, and quit picking fights with your sister, they never end well for you!!

Two or three weeks after our original photoshoot date, we finally had our photoshoot with Meg and Dotti. The photos are gorgeous!! I can’t wait to show them off when we receive the files! They beautifully show their stray history, Meg’s battle and her pretty tripawd-ness, and best of all you can see how much we love the girls, and how much they love us!

The only negative out of photoshoot day, Dotti rolled in some grass and got a grass seed stuck in her eye.. Another trip to the vets! By the time we got to the vets the grass seed had fallen out and she just had an itchy, sore eye. We had some squinty twins for a few days!!

With eyes mostly healed and the weather heating up we decided to give our tripawd ┬áreal test – a trip to the beach! Meg has never loved the beach, but she likes trotting about the shallows. She coped with the sand and the water amazingly, you wouldn’t have even known she was missing a leg. It was Dotti’s first trip to the beach, she adored it, until she same out into the bay after a seagull and realised she couldn’t get back!! She stayed in the shallows after that.

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Hope everyone and their pups/cats are happy, healthy and enjoying the holiday period!

 


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Santa Paws

November 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Adventures

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Last week Meg and Dotti went and visited Santa! We’re not posting these photos anywhere else until the start of advent/Christmas Day, so feel lucky tripawds! Photos were done at the local RSPCA centre, so all for a good cause.

We’ve already ordered some personalised Christmas cards, I think there are certainly some tripawds members who are deservingly of them after all the support and advice over the last few months!!!

Woof woof, a very early merry Christmas

 

 

 

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Hopping around

November 12th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Adventures

It has been 53 days since Meg’s amputation. 7 and a half weeks. 1 month and 3 weeks. However you put it, its finally looking like a distant memory.

It has been a busy few weeks since my last blog for us humans, but not so busy for the pups.

The sun has been out and it is finally feeling like spring, so there have been many trips to the dog park. Everyone still loves watching Meg hop about and marvel at how well she is doing. Kids ask if it will grow back, and run around bragging about seeing a three legged dog.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The warm weather has also meant getting the hose out and watering plants, much to Meg’s delight

 

When my birthday rolled around, friends of both the human and dog variety gathered at the Dog House, a cafe for dogs. The girls and their friends loved their puppochinos and dog muffins.

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Meg has gotten back to her pre-surgery self but destroying her soft toys and ensuring her sister Dotti does not touch them, play with them or even think about destroying them.

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The girls found a birds nest which they were very curious about. Lucky it is just out of reach!

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Investigating the bird nest video

Just yesterday, Meg and Dotti went to tell Santa what they want for christmas and had some photos done with him, in their best christmas costumes. Hopefully we’ll receive those photos in a few weeks and might even be able to send out a few christmas cards with them if anyone wants them!!

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Keep hopping Megmoo

Tripawds

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One month ampuversary (and two days)

October 23rd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Ampuversary, Recovery

I can’t believe how quickly, but also slowly this month has gone! It seems like a forever ago that Meg was just back from hospital, but also saying “it’s been one/two/three/four weeks since surgery” kept changing over very fast!

Everyday people see Meg at the park and ask what happened to her, always somewhat disappointed to hear a sad cancer story, not a heroic gory story, yet everyone is amazed at how quickly she has recovered. We always see people trying to watch her without us noticing, or on the flip side, people will come from all corners to ask about that three legged dog.

Today we saw our first tripawd since Megs surgery, sadly Meg and that dog didn’t really notice each other, let alone bond! Next time.

Meg can do just about everything she could do before, and is the same joyful, cranky, silly girl. The only thing she can’t do is scratch her ear, but she has learnt if she comes up to us and wags her stump about we’ll scratch for her.

Happy girl

Happy girl

It makes me wonder what I was so stressed about before surgery, and why I was so scared that we’d end up with a different dog on three legs.

In the next few weeks we have a santa paws photo shoot AND a photo shoot with Meg and Dotti that we won not long after Megs surgery.

Happy times ahead!

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Meg-a-soccer-star

October 15th, 2016 · 8 Comments · Adventures

 

Meg doesn’t play with tennis balls much outside. Instead she players with soccer balls that are as big as her. Turns out three legs is no problem when it comes to this skill.

 

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