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    The Other Mr. Gizmo's NEW WHEELS!!

    Some of you know of my little old dog, Gizmo, some of you have even met him. He's a happy go lucky kind of guy who loves life. Well, lately I've been sweating bullets at the thought of having to have him put down. He's not in any pain, & he's actually healthy & strong for a guy his age, but he has a problem. His back legs do not work good at all any more. He hobbles around the house fine, more or less. But lately when he goes outside, he takes a few steps, tries to go faster, & out-runs his back legs. They can't keep up. His front end is as strong as a little ox. Everything else works fine. So put him down? NO! Let's put him on wheels! I mean, what 'cha got to loose? So, I dug through my vast resources of valuable materials (more like a lot of junk) and found the perfect set of wheels! Then off to check out Youtube. Sure enough, many have already done it. Good, so borrow some ideas, and +/_ $11 from the hardware store, & it was fab time! The first try did not work, so, cut the pvc pipe, two couplings to move the wheels rearward, & voila, IT WORKS!! (insert mad scientist laughter here).

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    After a few more simple modifications to the front straps, it works perfectly! It's incredibly stable, even on dirt, un-even terrain, over objects like the garden hose or the door threshold with no problems at all! He is actually running in it! 180-360 degree turns in very tight spaces are not a problem. And yes, he can even do his biz while using his wheels! This is a total game changer for Gizmo, we are all very happy & pleased with how his wheels are working out. m.

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    Nice going Gizster...........OMM.

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    Man, you and little Gizmo are my new heroes...that is just great!
    Just think how much he loves you.
    Give the little guy a good scratch for me.
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    Good Job Mike!!
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    That's awesome Mike!

    Got anything for a worn out knee from kicking over old dirt bikes?

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    Most excellent Mike! A new lease on life.
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    Great idea. Have you tried Glucosamine?

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    Mike; I think I need one too. Can you whip me together one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kasky View Post
    Great idea. Have you tried Glucosamine?
    Yes, he is on a daily dose of Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, & Manganese. A very good friend gave us this formula over a year ago when she observed the way he walked, & how he already was having some mobility issues. Literally, within a week we all could see an improvement. I strongly believe it is why he has lasted as long as he has. m.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhomadness View Post
    Yes, he is on a daily dose of Glucosamine, chondroitin, MSM, & Manganese. A very good friend gave us this formula over a year ago when she observed the way he walked, & how he already was having some mobility issues. Literally, within a week we all could see an improvement. I strongly believe it is why he has lasted as long as he has. m.
    I feel sorry for you Mike when that dreaded day comes when you have to let him go. It's hard. My little Ginger was with me 18 years. I hated when that day came. My sister Sue bought me a brand new Chihuahua about a month ago. What a character she is. I get a thousand laughs everyday with this new pup!!
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