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An Australian Shepherd recovering from Myxosarcoma. Badger (or β€œMr B”) is a 9 year old Aussie Shepherd. He has lived with his two humans, James & Libby, for 18 months.

Day 35: The Grand Old Duke Of Dogs

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BIG leap forward today!
He marched on up to the top of the hill and he marched back down again. πŸ™‚

This is the first time we have managed to walk up the hill since Badger’s operation. It’s not a huge walk but as you’ll see in the video, the ground is uneven at the top. The most exciting thing about this walk is that once we were up there, he was keen to sniff and wee on EVERYTHING. He has been a bit disinterested in his surroundings up until now so it was amazing to see him acting like his old self. At one point he even started wandering off to our neighbour’s house and I had to call him back. It’s a little too early in recovery for him to play with the dogs next door.

The other thing I am really happy with is that his back leg is moving and bending much more freely when he walks. At one point in the video you can even see him correct his stance. His leg is stretched out and stiff, then he does a little hop to bend it. YES!

We are still doing daily dressings but we can see progress and improvement every day. Two weeks ago I didn’t think we would ever get to this point. We are slowly and cautiously breathing a sigh of relief.

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  1. benny55

    😁😁😁😁😁 MADE MY DAY!!!! THIS IS TRULY SPECTACULAR NEWS!!!!! MR. IS BACK!!!😎😎😎 This little jaunt not only was good for him, it certainly was uplifting for you too!! 😁
    Seeing Mr B so engaged again and so interested in reclaiming his territory is wonderful!
    And yes, I can see the improvement in his walk. It’s more fluid now and he seems more at ease with his new gait. I’m sure his muscles were stiff and weakened after all je’s veen through. Your patience, your determination, your dedication and your never give up attitude certainly made all the difference in the world. Mr B is a Warrior and he has Warrior hoomams whose love is what is pulling him through.❀
    I cannot tell you how happy I am to read this update. To know his “wound” is healing, as well as his Spirit makes my heart smile😊

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • badger

      Thanks Sally. It is so lovely to see him coming back. Yes, it is definitely uplifting. πŸ™‚

  2. jerry

    Wheeeeee! That back leg of yours looks much, much sturdier than ever. I’m so proud of you Mr. B. You are so strong and you never give up. We can all learn from you my friend. Keep it up!

    • badger

      I still have to work on geting it to relax and bend but it gets better every day now. PHEW!

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