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Friday, March 1, 2013

Flashback Friday #23: Oh, to Be A Counter Surfer Once Again! And...A Fond Farewell to a Fellow Epi-Dog FurFriend


Today's Flashback Friday brings us to when Gibson was perfecting his counter surfing skills. Since he has been on Epi meds for three years, he had become quite lethargic and hadn't counter surfed in years. After a bout of Bromide toxicity, (which I previous wrote about), his meds were reduced and it was as if my boy awoke to being three again! He became energetic, started running, and - of course - rediscovered the fine art of counter surfing! Typically, this sport is not condoned in the house, but seeing him being able to once again stand up on his hind legs just warmed my heart!



Flash forward to today...and as many of you know, Gibson tore his cruciate ligament in his right leg and since he's an Epi-Husky, we've decided with our vet that we would go the Conservative Treatment route with him first before considering surgery. Part of that treatment, we learned about the Woundwear A-Trac Stability Brace/Harness from the hu-dad of our late furpal and fellow Epi-wolfer, Tundra. This harness set is specifically designed to support the CCL with the tear and help in the healing process. We are currently getting ready to enter week 5 of 12 of rehab. How I eagerly wait to one day see my beautiful boy once again engaging in the sport of counter surfing!






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Flashback Friday #22: A Tale of a Prince and His Perch
Flashback Friday #18: Chatt Chloe!

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It's never easy to say goodbye to a friend, but this week, we had to wish a peaceful final journey for a beautiful furpal, Tundra, of British Columbia, who we had come to know and love through our continuous "Live Gib Strong" campaign for Canine Epilepsy Awareness. And it was tough as Tundra held a very special place in our hearts. It is also through Tundra's hu-dad that we learned about the A-Trac stability brace harness Gibson is currently using (pictured above) for his torn cruciate. Tundra was a beautiful Epi-dog who courageously fought a tough battle with the seizure monster, so Gibson and I are dedicating today's blog in her name. Tundra had frequent seizures, and while her caring and loving hu-family did everything they could, along with their vets, to help Tundra, the seizures proved too great a challenge for this brave girl. The day she earned her wings and silver harness, she had over 50 seizures that ultimately tired out her poor body. During the time it came to say goodbye, Tundra was awake and aware of her hu-family and vet team and felt nothing but their undying love for her as she peacefully made her journey North of the Rainbow Bridge. Tundra was a beautiful spokesdog for Canine Epilepsy Awareness, and her family will carry on that message in her name. To read more about this incredible, brave, beautiful, and courageous girl, please visit her Facebook page. Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with her hu-family. We pray that one day there will be a cure so no more furpals are taken away from us. Tundra, you are now a beautiful spirit in the sky and you will never be forgotten.


5 comments:

  1. Go-Go Gibson! Lots of good stuff on that counter.

    We're so sorry to hear about Tundra and extend our sympathy to her family.


    We would be happy to include Tundra on the "Our Rainbow Friends" blog if you have the information (dates) and a picture we could use. If you'd like to have her included, you can email me at:
    lcolon2658@aol.com or ourrainbowfriends@gmail.com

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  2. Oh, it is nice to see Gibson counter surf! I'm confident (paws crossed), that this new harness will do the trick and the dude will be counter surfin' in no time!! BOL
    Keepin' my paws crossed!
    I'm so sorry to hear abouts Tundra. Such a lovely pups. Run free sweet gurl...
    Kisses,
    Ruby

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  3. That's a cool leg brace. I hope it helps him to be bouncy again.

    Mango Momma

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  4. We only wish we were tall enough to counter surf! The best we can do is stand there and bark. Way to go Gibson for showing us all how it is done!!

    We're so sorry to hear about your furend Tundra. She was very beautiful. We send loving thoughts to her family.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  5. Gibson was doing a great job
    Snorts,
    Benny & Lily

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