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My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« on: January 03, 2018, 08:19:55 PM »
Cancer. Firgrove Vet(Puyallup) offered an incredible price and did a great job with Widgeon's left front leg/shoulder amputation. His hair is growing back slowly from having it shaved but his heart is strong as always for hunting. He's 8.5 yrs old.  2 wks of R&R in the house and then we started playing fetch again every day. 1st pics are of him swimming(1st retrieve after surgery - 4wks) and the third pic is of him with a limit at 5 wks. He's got over 30 retrieves to his credit as of now including a couple doubles. He tires faster and is much more careful trekking around the marsh but is still doing great.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 08:21:25 PM »
Oops, here's the limit plus my son with a few.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 08:22:02 PM »
Damn, thatís serious heart. What a warrior.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 08:22:51 PM »
My wife remodeled his vest with a piece from an older, worn out vest. Custom!!!
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2018, 08:25:03 PM »
Choked up, awesome.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 08:25:23 PM »
Nice!  :tup:

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 08:50:26 PM »
I feel so bad for the little fellow, just glad he can do what nature intends for him.

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 08:53:08 PM »
Your a good man to your best friend.

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2018, 08:59:26 PM »
This made my night sir!  Solid work the both of you :tup:
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2018, 09:27:36 PM »
Damn, thatís serious heart. What a warrior.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2018, 09:41:55 PM »
Great update!  That makes me feel good inside!  Keep taking great care of that great hunting partner!

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2018, 10:31:12 PM »
This made my night as well! Glad to hear he is doing great! Hard to beat a darn good lab!

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2018, 10:34:15 PM »
Amazing!

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2018, 10:35:56 PM »
Great pics. Thanks for sharing. I wish I could give him a hug.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2018, 11:11:12 PM »
Man. That is amazing. Heís so proud of himself. You can see it in his eyes. Happy for all of you. That dog is a warrior as someone else said.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2018, 11:44:57 PM »
 :tup:

They may have taken his leg, but not his heart.

Great share, thanks sakoshooter.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2018, 12:31:43 AM »
 :tup:

Great to see him getting it done! 
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2018, 03:38:02 AM »
Wow, thatís amazing!  How great that you gave him the chance to hunt again.  Heís a special dog no doubt !
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2018, 05:31:00 AM »
That's awesome your dog is a true trooper and shows his desire for what he loves to do runs deep.

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2018, 07:54:51 AM »
Thatís awesome! Good to see him doing well and still out hunting! Itís hard to beat a good lab!


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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 08:33:49 AM »
As many have said, amazing.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 08:57:34 AM »
As many have said, amazing.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2018, 09:35:59 AM »
that is awesome!!!  and I will give a second testimony to Firgrove in Puyallup.  Dr. Shirley is as good as they get.  Great lady and great vet.

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2018, 01:57:44 PM »
Awesome!   :tup:

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Re: My Lab's 1st Retrieve After Amputation
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2018, 02:44:16 PM »
Love it.  Wish that had been an option for my 4 year old yellow male, had to put him down with cancer in his nose and sinuses.
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