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Buddy is growing FAST!!! He is almost as tall as the girls (our 2 other goldens) and he has so much loose skin I know he will get bigger.  We have always had female dogs so his size will be new for us.  Buddy is running fast and seems to ignore his “little paw” the faster he goes.  When he is walking and meandering he still puts weight on his “nub”  It is amazing how used to his nub we are.  It has one pad on it, no nails, and it is 1/3 the size of his other paw and about 2-3 inches shorter.  The hair has rubbed off the tip of it and he is getting a small callus there.  His whole front leg and shoulder seem so much smaller than the other front leg and shoulder, I do not know if this is atrophy or part of the deformity. 

I have been reluctant to take him for walks because I do not want the concrete to irritate his nub,  I guess he could walk on the grass but I know he is going to walk wherever the good smells are!!!!

He took his first trip to the beach last month,he loved running free on a little sand bar on Saint Simons Island.  He and the girls ran  around for about and hour, digging in the sand and swimming and chasing seagulls.  He didn’t swim as much as I wanted him too, maybe next time.  He got home from the beach and was covered in sand from head to tail!   Good Times!

Last weekend he got fixed and microchipped, the surgery did not phase him at all, he was running that evening. 

Thats about it, he is a typical pup, into everything he shouln’t be, unrolling the toilet paper, digging holes, stealing food off the counter……I love that boy.  His favorite thing is to go “shopping” in my kid’s playroom.  He loves to chew on webkinz.  He also has developed an affinity to our pet ferret Sammy.  They enjoy tussling together.   I have to separate them so the ferret won’t hurt Buddy…..crazy!  We are still considering a prosthetic,  although less so since he is doing so well.  If anyone has gone through getting a prosthetic please let me know about it or give me a link to your blog!

Thanks for reading us!!!!!

Buddy’s pawrents

This is an older video of  Buddy when he was younger he learned to lean on the wall to come down the stairs.  Smart boy!!!buddy on stairs


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