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Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Two weeks out…and our first time away!

We are now at two weeks, two days post op. I am actually in Florida right now, leaving Sam-dog (and his feline and canine siblings) in the very capable hands of our house sitter. We are super super lucky in that Jacqie, who watches our house, is also a vet tech–and more specifically, a vet […]

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Being More Dog: One Week Post Op

The weather continues its ups, downs, and sidewayses here in Minnesota. And while I don’t care overmuch (I mean, I CARE, it’s some sort of Midwestern birthright to grouse about the winter but yet never leave for warmer climes), it does make Sampson’s recovery slower. Last night, though it was a bit warmer–35 or so, […]

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille. (Video link)

Short post now…I’ll update later. (Totally¬† taking advantage of the high-powered internet to upload videos while at work :p) For those of you interested in seeing how an almost-13-year-old, large breed, arthritic/dysplastic dog with a skin condition and moderate heart murmur handles a rutted, frozen tundra of a hilly yard 6 days post-op, here you […]

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

March 6-March 11 Summary: The First 6 Days

So, I got a late start on the blog, but wanted to give some daily updates. Here they are, in condensed format! O3.06.13 (Wednesday)–diagnosis, decision to amputate. For us, the decision to amputate was not a hard one at all. Animals are VERY resilient creatures. SAM doesn’t care that he only has three legs. Life […]

Saturday, March 9th, 2013

Hello Tripawds!

So…Sampson T. Wonder Dog is 12 years, 8 months old. His dad was a sweet-tempered Akita and his mother was a sleek, short-coated, black and tan GSD/Dobie cross.¬† Sammer himself was one of 13 young puppies left at the Dane County (WI) Humane Society as a result of a hoarding/cruelty situation. Also surrendered were members […]