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Bandit’s Life ~ Yay Summer’s Arrived

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Hello everyone….wow it’s been along time since we’ve written anything but from time to time we did swing by to read about all the other Tripawds.  Burr…..it sure was a long cold winter, Bandit was loving the cold powder of the snow that first month but then we had gotten rain which left a hard crust on the deep snow, so it became hard for him to get around and he no longer wanted to go to play. He really didn’t like the plowed driveway or the paths either I think he felt to uneasy being on them because they were slippery. Thankfully our winter was shorter than most winters, we both were really looking forward to springs arrival…a bit house happy! Summer finally arrives…..Yay! Bandit is loving it and doing pretty good, however there are days when he’s sore, once in awhile he still has muscle spasms in his back legs that I still massage out and he gets a bit stiff mostly caused from over doing it the day before busy chasing all those critters that come out to play in the sunshine. On the days he wants to just lay around we put blankets on the covered porch and leave the front door open so he can keep an eye on everything because he always wants to be in the “know” yep he’s still the leader of this pack we have. He especially seems the most concerned as to where I am and where his naughty lil “follower” Wally is. Wally (little golden almost 2 years old) is still a handful of naughty and laughter, if he isn’t driving Bandit crazy with his constant neediness he’s digging holes in the yard which we call “boobie traps” for Bandit….not good having those around having a dog with only 3 legs so a shovel and grass seed is always kept handy. It’s funny because Bandit gets so annoyed with Wally but yet if I’m outside yelling for Wally and he dosen’t come right away Bandit is just in a panic looking around for him. Kind of a love hate relationship…..Wally loves Bandit to death and Bandit loves to hate on Wally…LOL! Wally getting alittle shut eye!This spring Bandit took off with the others in an attempt to tree a squirrel, not realizing that he can no longer just fly under the barbwire fence and he cut the top of his head open, good news is it didn’t need stitches and he no longer goes to fly under it now he’ll run upto the gate and give me that look like “hurry it up get it open” oh he has to take part in the chase or he’s all upset. About a month ago we took Bandit down to the lake and he went right in after that stick, swimming around like nothing was even different. It’s funny because when people see him most don’t even realize until he gets right up next to them that his leg is missing and then they kind of a freaked out by it but then when little kids see him rather than being a bit scared of him like they used to now they all want to check it out, touch him and ask me questions….gotta love kids they are just innocent and inquisitive by nature. I am still as grateful today as I was 8 months ago for having this site to go to just because knowing Bandit and I are not alone to this day brings me a sense of peace! Hope you all have a really great Memorial Day Weekend!

Goodnite Everyone Love~ Misty & Bandit


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~ by band09 on May 27, 2010 .



9 Responses to “Bandit’s Life ~ Yay Summer’s Arrived”

  1.   anyemery Says:

    Hey, Bandit! You look awesome! We’re glad to hear you’re doing so well – that’s such an inspiration to us! Enjoy Memorial Day!
    Hugs,
    Holly and Holly’s mom

  2.   admin Says:

    Yay indeed! It’s so good to hear from you, we’re happy to hear that Bandit is doing so well. Thanks for the update. Please don’t wait so long next time! Sometimes when we don’t hear from members for a while we tend to fear the worst. (Not just us, others have asked about Bandit. And why not? He has such a memorable face.)

  3.   etgayle Says:

    thanks for a great post! bandit has the most beautiful smile!! he looks like a very happy, content fellow..wally looks like the opitome of the ‘silly little brother’.

  4.   cometdog Says:

    Oh poor Bandit!
    You have a monkeybutt brother, too! I feel your pain like no one else! Mine is 13 months old and is ugly. He’s like this terrier beagle thing that doesn’t even have fur! It’ like course sand paper! On the upshot, I can scratch a good itch by rubbing up against him! (I have kitten soft fur, myself!)

    You sound swell, Bandit! Yes, come back more often! I bet we got a lot in common! We could swap some really good stories I bet!

    Cool Cat Comet

  5.   jakesmom Says:

    Hi Misty!

    I’m so happy to hear that Bandit is doing so well after all this time. When I didn’t see any posts from you for so long, I also thought the worst. I’m so glad that’s not the case!

    Have a wonderful Memorial day weekend!! Sending you and Bandit and Wally a big fat hug!!!

    Angel Jake’s Mom

  6.   Carmen (Catie's Mom) Says:

    Misty, Bandit is simply stunning; oh, what a face!

    We’ve had some of those enormous trenches in our yard too from our two goldens. Catie can’t quite manage digging any more with only one front leg, so her brother Riley – if left too long unattended – does his part and hers now.

    Thank you for the positive update. These stories do indeed keep me holding onto hope. 🙂

  7.   band09 Says:

    I am so SORRY to those of you who had thought the worst, I promise to write more often! Thank you all for caring so much! Big hugs to all of you and your dogs!
    Love~ Misty & Bandit

  8.   jerry Says:

    Bandit, we’re so hoppy to hear from you and so glad that all is well. Just don’t split your head open like that again you silly dog, you’re much too handsome to ruin your looks with stitches again!

    Keep in touch my friend, we missed you 🙂

  9.   Ginger Says:

    Way to go Bandit! You are doing so well except for those booby traps your little brother keeps diggin’ for you. Don’t let him get you down. And way to go chasing those squirrels. I live in town, so my opportunity to chase squirrels is somewhat limited to the ones that come into my back yard. I guess I’ll have to live vicariously through you 🙂

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