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I am posting new pictures that I took of Preston last week during a bath.

As you can see his legs are bad, I am still holding out on the surgery. The vet said he would only do it if he had trouble getting around. He does well at home and plays in the backyard everyday. He gets atleast one run like hell session daily. When I take him to the soccer park he has trouble walking, I guess the pavement is harder on him, so I think I'm going to buy him a stroller. He should feel like a king being strolled around while the other two are walking. lol

I just wanted to show everyone what CD looks like, Maybe the breeders who don't think it's important to health test might feel differently after seeing these pictures. Of couse it doesn't always show up in testing, aleast as a breeder you know you gave your puppy the best start possible.

In the end, I am glad that I am the one who got him. Me and my family love him dearly and he will get all the care and love he will ever need. Proberly more love than he needs, but he will just have to deal with it.

Of course Preston is the perfect dog, he doesn't bark, loves to cuddle and friendly to everyone he meets. At soccer if a child sits down to pet him, he will crawl up in there lap. At first the kids like Nigel because he is the little one, but Preston soon becomes the favorite with his sweet and gentle ways.

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My heart was breaking when I saw him I do not know much about cd but I want you to know that I hope things will work out. I think he will like being pushed in the stroller King Preston!!!!!!

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That brought tears to my eyes I'm so sorry that he has to suffer, but I'm also SO HAPPY that he has YOU and your family. With a gem of a personality and demeanor, you couldn't be luckier!

I, personally.....HIGHLY recommend the stroller. Don't worry about funny looks or being called the crazy dog lady, because it came in SOOO handy, and I know it would really help Preston out. I'm happy with the one I got from Petsmart,

The "Happy Trails Plus", was the most bang for you buck that I could find at the time. I think it comes in blue, too? Maybe another color somewhere else. But gosh, it would come in SOOO handy at a soccer game, you could keep supplies, sweatshirts, etc. in the bottom basket, and it has 2 drink holders and a key holder. I love it! I need to find more ways to use it!

I think its a great idea, and it would make his like MUCH easier and so much more comfortable.

He's a doll baby.

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Paige, that picture of Reece literally brought tears to my eyes. It's really sad that some breeders will not health test knowing that this is a possibility. Preston really is a lucky dog to have found you, just as you are the lucky family who got such a sweetheart as a member of the family.

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I am so sorry! His legs definitely look on the severe side. I am glad he gets around well still. Did you say he is only 3 years old? I saw on emergency vets (animal planet) the surgery one time. They did it on a basset hound that had severe bowing and the after was amazing. They only do one leg at a time of course so that they can still get around but I was surprised by how straight it was after it healed. Maybe Preston can get by without the surgery if he isn't as hard on his legs? The idea of the stroller is a great one.

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I totally agree!!! I love my other dogs but Mirabel stole my heart!!
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I am so sorry for little preston. Thank goodness he has such a good family to take care of him. It breaks my heart. Does he feel much pain? Now you have a great excuse to buy cute strollers and carriers.

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Paige, I am moved almost to tears looking at dear Preston's legs. It's amazing how well he still gets around! Is there much pain involved? You are the best mommie and I know Preston will get the best care and receive oodles of LOVE! Thanks for helping educate us on CD!!
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Poor little Preston!! I am sure he is quite spoiled by you though! Hopefully it wont get any worse & he will be able to avoid the surgery. I love the idea of the stroller - would he stay in it?

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Thank you Paige for the update on Preston, itís so nice to hear how he is still getting out for a game of RLH. I like the idea of a stroller that way he can continue to be a part of everything, he is one lucky guy to have such a great mom that cares so much.

If the day comes that he will need surgery please know we will all be right here going through it with you. Hugs to you and your family.

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Paige~ I've got tears, too. But, more importantly, I have huge hugs for you and Preston. Isn't it wonderful how God chose to give him such a sweet spirit to go w/his disability? I have found it to be that way for many of my special needs students, as well. What a blessing Preston has you for his mommy!

I think the stroller is a great idea. I bet it will make life more comfortable and easier for him. If anyone ever says anything to you about it not being "fair" that Preston gets to ride while the others have to walk. You tell them that "fair" is not everyone getting the same thing; "fair" is everyone getting what they need!


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