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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The happiest boy of all time


My sincerest apologies for the lack of updates, but mom lost the sheet of paper she taped up for me with my password and I was locked out of my blog for several weeks. I've been using facebook regularly but i thought I'd quickly fill you in my recent adventures while mom takes a nap (she's home sick, which is good for me!).

Where were we ....

Robin and Al have been working tirelessly to get my leg up and running. The suspension is our greatest enemy. Never before has an orthotic limb been created for a dog with an above the knee amputation. Basically, they are creating history and if, no wait, WHEN, this is all done and I'm running on 3 legs, they will be legends. To me, they already are.

I got to go out to Robin's house a few weeks ago and that was a blast - on that journey I discovered my guardian angel is a die hard Cubs fan. I swallowed my Southside pride and placed a call to my grandpa for a favor ... well, in case you didn't know this, nobody (besides mom) loves me more than grandpa does. So to help me thank Robin from the bottom of my heart, she will now be going to the Cubs/Yankees game this summer and she is ecstatic. I owe her more than silly baseball tickets, but that's a start.

The liner we have been using was working out perfectly until the weather here in Chicago warmed up, I got more active, and my weight fluctuated. Now it's a tad too big - which Robin says is actually okay, because I should have two liners anyway. After working her butt off researching and networking and contacting company after company .... she found Angie and Dave are the latest to join Team Fifty and I owe them a huge thank you for making such a generous donation to me. Things are falling into place and Team Fifty is growing by the day - I LOVE IT!!

Ronnie is still ready for the leg portion of all this - but in the meantime, he is doing transports all over the midwest rescuing animals! I'm not the only dog blessed to know this man. Last month alone he transported 800 DOGS to safety! Not too shabby ....

I think that is the short story that brings us up to speed. As for now, I'm just trying to be a good boy through all of this and I can't wait until everyone can come together for the finished piece - a brand new leg for a much deserving dog (ok, those are mama's words).

Next month I get to go to my very first White Sox Game! Luckily they have a dog day each year and if you are lucky enough to snag tickets ( a HUGE thanks to Jamie Buehrle for getting me in) you get to walk the field and sit in the bleachers for the game! I don't know who is more excited - me or dad. Mom bought me my very own jersey which is being tailored as we speak - I just don't need two arm holes :)

To everyone who supports me day after day, I thank you!! I am the luckiest dog on the planet for this. I promise many slobbery kisses to all of you!

With Love,