Last Friday, Mom took Franklin to the vet. It seems that whenever Franklin would try to walk, her right leg would twist and she couldn’t put weight on it.


The vet that Franklin goes to has a resident cat in their office. She had a blast sniffing Franklin’s carrier and scaring the bejeezus out of Franklin.

Luckily, she got into a private room shortly thereafter.


After a very thorough exam and molting 87 million feathers, Franklin’s diagnosis came: an over-stretched tendon or ligament running down the front of her right leg. The vet said that Mom and Dad have been doing everything right and that they just need to continue doing what they’re doing because she’s been improving. Unfortunately, the ligament or tendon will never “tighten” again but the hope is that Franklin will build enough muscle around it that the muscle will do all the work.

Once Franklin gets to her max walking ability, if she’s unable to walk efficiently, they will make a brace for her. Making a brace right now would just ‘enable’ her.

The vet said as long as Franklin is eating and drinking, as well as improving, she sees no reason for euthanasia. If Franklin stops eating and drinking, that’s a different story. Luckily, Franklin’s a pig…err, duck…that eats a lot.

Everyone’s POTP has helped so much. Thank you all!

About noodle4president

I was a discarded, lost little stray without a house or a family...until my mom found me. Now, I am the happiest, most loved dog in the whole world!

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  1. Mrs P says:

    I’m so pleased for the latest update on Franklin, the duck rocks 🙂

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  2. stella rose says:

    WE are glad Franklin is doing so well.
    stella rose

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  3. Franklin I hope that your leg can build up enough muscles that you can walk easier. Many thanks to your people and to your vet! we worry for our rooster too, he is very old now….:o(

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  4. Hope Franklin continues to improve! How lucky Franklin is to be in your family otherwise this story would not be having such a happy ending I’m sure…………YAY FOR ALL OF YOU!

    Hugs, Pam and Sam

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    • Awww, thank you Pam and Sam!!! Do you know that even my new vet laughed when Mom told her she took Franklin to the vet?! Dr. M laughed and said, “You took your duck to the vet?!” Threw Mom off actually. Thinking about reconsidering using her services.


      • First, my handsome boyfriend, I am very glad the prognosis is good for Franklin. I sure do understand the whole leg thing. I think a trip back to the vet is in my near future.

        Next, maybe the reason your doctor laughed about taking a duck to the vet is because a lot of “house-call” vets are used to farm mentalities. They go to see horses and cows, and ducks are just another “commodity.” A different mind-set.
        Barks and loves, Lexi ❤

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      • Oh no, my beautiful lady! I’m so sorry your leg is still hurty. My vet only sees dogs and cats. Mom just feels that as a vet she should understand that an injured animal is just that…injured and in need of help. Also, when she was here the last time, Dad asked if she knew anything about ducks. She said no which of course was no problem and understandable. Dad went on to explain about Franklin and how he had just built the walker. She laughed. You would THINK that a vet…someone interested in animal science and care….would want to see it with their own eyes. She couldn’t care less. Maybe Mom’s reading too much into it. She feels like the vet is a bit of a sham though. 87 million *ear licks* Love, Noodle

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  5. Way to go Franklin!! We’ll keep purring for you my friend.


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  6. C’mon, Franklin! We’re all pulling for you. Keep up the good work.

    Love and licks,

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  7. I know eggsactly where Franklin are coming from, only it are my left leg dat are botherin me. So I’s sendin POTP!

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  8. What a nice update, you guys are doing so well with her.

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  9. Oh Franklin, this is indeed good news!! I bets your Moms is happy too…she was doin’ the right thingies (Moms know in their ‘gut’ somehows…at least that is what Ma says..bol!), and the outlook is very good! YEA!!!! I am doin’ some happy zoomies now……….okays, I’m back…Happy days in the Noodle House!!!
    Ruby ♥

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  10. Noodle, I understand better now. Yep, ditch that vet. You both have to feel comfortable with your doc. Sleep well, sweetness.

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  11. cafewand says:

    Awe birds are so awesome and very strong. Go Franklin waddle like you will do the funky Duckie!

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  12. maggie0019 says:

    I LOVE my vet. I start wagging my tail as soon as I hear his voice in the hallway! Good luck Franklin!!! (I love the duck updates).

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  13. Princess Leah says:

    Well I finks Franklin is doing amazingly well, sending lots and lots of POTP fur continued improvement, keep up the good work Franklin!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  14. nordhuesn says:

    Go Franklin!!!! Your Peeps take such good care of all of you. Thank goodness for them or poor Franklin would be not as well off. POTP X3 that all continues to heal.

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  15. corkscot says:

    Good for Franklin and you ingenious dad

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  16. Deziz World says:

    Dat’s wunnewful. Weez glad Franklin be duin’ better and it’s nuffin’ too serious. Sendin’ purrayers.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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  17. hello noodle its dennis the vizsla dog hay that is gud nooz for franklin!!! we wil send him lots of tail wags assooming he wil aksept tail wags frum bird dogs!!! ok bye

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  18. That’s pawsome news, Noodle! Yes, the completely believe in POTP to help effury-body out when they need it. Continued improvement, Franklin-feel better!


  19. Nylabluesmum says:

    ***HI-5’SSS*** fur Franklin!! Way to go Lady Samantha an Mistur Greg!! Yur pawsum duck pawentss!!
    Wee are hopin that leg getss stronger soon!
    **nose bumpss** Siddhartha Henry an ((hugs)) LadyMum xxx

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  20. Poor Franklin. I wish Franklin the best of luck.

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