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Hoppy 10 Months Ampuversary to MEEEE!

March 12th, 2019 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

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LOOK AT THIS SMILE!!! I was at Day Care today and I ACTUALLY PLAYED WITH A TENNIS BALL!!!! Mom was so excited cause usually I don’t chase after balls… I think they MIGHT have exaggerated when they told Mom I was playing. Actually I was just holding the ball in my mouth to keep the other doggies from playing with it!!! I am a BAD dog (sometimes).



This is MY CAR with ME inside it! I look really small but I am NOT! My car is put together with Duck Tape and Twist Ties. We just cranked over 150,000 miles. The Nissan Dealer PROMISED to keep my car running for meeeee!

HOPPY MEEEE!! This is my 10 months ampuversary and I am still going strong. My mom loves me more every day and she is driving me out of my mind! Still trying to get me to lose weight, she is feeding me less and making me EXERCISE (is she totally NUTS?)!! I keep TELLING her that I NEED these treats but she just will not cooperate. On the upside though, I get to go to Day Care a little more often and I am LOVING that. There are lots of hoomans at Day Care and they tell me I am cute. I love hearing that… especially from the other pawrents when they say it in front of their own dogs! I smile when they get jealous.

My Mom had her Birthday this week and I got the cake!!! She made one cake for us (without frosting) but then her friends gave her cupcakes 2 days in a row… so much for our weight loss for this week. I don’t go back to the doctor until April 3 so I still have some time. Pleeease!!! Everyone PRAY for meeee – that I have lost a few pounds and that my Xray remains clear!! Mom will keep everyone posted about me. I am on Instagram, too – 3leggedthurston. Hooman Mom is wonderful but she is not very creative with Social Media. I want to become an “Influencer” but I don’t see THAT happening as long as SHE is in charge! LOL!

Wonderful Wishes to all the Tripawds and their Hoomans! Hugs and sloppy kisses til next time!!


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9 MONTHS Ampuversary!!!!

February 11th, 2019 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

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Here my brother Raffie and I are waiting for Mom to finish her dinner. She ALWAYS gives me the last bite

Cuteness all over the place.

It was -22 degrees here last week. Mom let me borrow her hat and coat,

Hi everyone! It is MEEEE with an update. I want everyone to know that 2/11 is my 9 Month Ampuversary and I am still doing very well. I will be 10 months post diagnosis on 2/22 and I am expecting a PARTY! I was at University of Wisconsin on Wednesday and had my chest Xray and recheck for the Clinical Study I am in. No evidence of relapse!! Yipee! I don’t go back again til 4/3.

The doctor DID say, however that I am getting too FAT! I am 169.84 pounds now and I was only 185# before my amputation so I hate to admit she was right…  Mom is feeling guilty about it so she won’t get me any more chicken tenders or Egg McMuffins. Personally, I believe it has NOTHING to do with McDonalds but it is all the fault of the Blue Bunny! I LOVE that Blue Bunny ice cream, but now my mean Hooman Mom has taken THAT away too. In addition, she has cut down my DOG FOOD Portion. The only thing THAT has done is made my brother Raffie lose weight (I eat his food too, now).

The only advantage I see to this is that I now get to go to day Care more often. Mom thinks that I will get some exercise there and lose weight. She doesn’t know it but I just go there and sit around watching the other dogs run and play and act stupid! I know how to work the system!

My mom is very grateful to God that I am doing so well. I hear her praying every night and giving thanks for meeeee! She just loves me way too much, you know. She still lets me sleep in her bed even though I get so much hair in there that she has to vacuum the blanket and I get so much drool all over that she has to mop every other day. I get up and down from the bed 3 or 4 times a night and wake her up but she doesn’t say anything. She doesn’t love me enough to get me Blue Bunny any more though and she has not made me a cake for over 2 weeks!

The doctor said I need to lose about 10 pounds by my next exam. Everyone is worried about mobility and I guess that DOES make sense. I have noticed that it takes me a little more effort to disturb Mom’s sleep than it used to. I will post more when I have (good) news! Love to all!




December 21st, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Merry Christmas and Hoppy New Year to all! We had a busy week visiting Santa. First, my Hooman  Mom brought my brother along. He took all of Santa’s attention and lap time so I made Mom take me again, this time alone! She did cause she loves me soooo much but she had to get in my picture too! BOTH Santas promised me a lot of expensive presents so I am looking forward to all those treats!

I am getting so bored with Mom bugging me all the time with hugs and kisses and telling me hundreds of times a day that I am “Good Boy”. I KNOW I am a good boy and I don’t need her constant slobbering kisses all over my face. She NEVER yells at me any more, either. Whats up with THAT? I broke her pie plate yesterday trying to steal the pie and she didn’t even get mad… the pie was pretty good, too. She always shares her ice cream with me so I guess I will just put up with her.

All my exams have been good and I am feeling fine. Mom says I am a much better “Good Boy” than I was when I had 4 legs so Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night! Hoppy New Year!

Me and my brother Raffie visiting Santa. Raffie took all Santa’s lap time. Raffie is a Brussels Griffon. Is THAT a real dog????

Me and my hooman Mom who on my SECOND to see Santa. This outfit is soooo embarrassing!



December 8th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized


We went to the University of Wisconsin yesterday for our every 2 months recheck for my clinical trial/study. My exam was good and my Chest Xray remains CLEAR!! I don’t have to go back until February 7. Mom said we can’t do breakfast on the way there any more because I might need to go to sleep for my Xray. I did. Just can’t lay flat on my back with legs up in the air on that hard table. You hoomans who have has XRays know what I mean, right?

My hooman Mom has officially lost her mind she is so excited that I am doing well! Me and my brother Raffie are trying on our Christmas outfits. Mom is taking us for pictures with Santa Paws on Sunday. So watch out… more pics coming up…


Hoppy Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2018 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

HOPPY THANKSGIVING to all the Tripawds and their families. I have so very much to be grateful for this year! Mom has gotten over thinking that I have had enough treats and she is letting me have whatever I want, which only makes sense. Right? My brother Raffie and I  are admiring our turkey after  helping Mom  slave all day over the hot stove making all sorts of wonderful dog friendly treats for MEEEEEE.

Me and my Brother Raffie admiring our turkey.