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Long May You Run, Dawg

If it weren’t for our Chief Fun Officer – and his bittersweet misfortune – the Tripawds community would never have grown to be the supportive resource it is for so many pawrents facing amputation for their best friend.

For this, we salute you, Jerry G. Dawg.

Jerry G. Dawg
Tripawds Founder and CFO
10/01/1998 – 10/03/2008
2-Year Osteosarcoma Survivor

Two years ago today, our hearts were shattered as we held our hero for the last time.

But today we celebrate, because in the midst of our terrible heartbreak, a new chapter unfolded for three legged dogs everywhere: Tripawd Power!

Thank you Jerry, for teaching us

. . . How to make the best of whatever situation we are faced with.

. . . For showing us what really matters in life.

. . . And for showing us how to love, forgive and be joyful, under any circumstances.

Thank you for helping us to be better humans.

We will love you forever, dawg.

9 Responses to “Long May You Run, Dawg”

  1. Carmen (Catie's Mom) October 4, 2010 at 5:47 am


    Funny how JUST when I needed a serious reminder of one of the lessons you taught your pawrents, Jerry, there it was:

    “And for showing us how to love, forgive and be joyful, under any circumstances.”

    Thank you Jerry. Thank you Tripawds.

  2. What a touching reminder of how our dawgs really are our best friends and our teachers about what is important in life.

    Bless Jerry always,

    Isa and Molly

  3. Dearest Jerry,

    My mom and dad fired up the altar tonight for the first time in I don’t know when, in your honor. We are thinking of you tonight, and all that you have inspired. This wonderful and amazing Tripawds community, 1600+ strong (and growing every day!), would never have come into being without the inspawration you were to your pawrents. Shine on Jerry G.! Your leg-a-cy continues to grow–tripawd love without bounds!
    We will hold you in our hearts, furever.

    Codie Rae and the Oaktown Pack

    p.s. Tell your dad the video was absolutely perfect!

  4. Long may you run and run and run!

  5. Hey, Jerry – you are our hero, as are your pawrents! You’d be so proud of what they’ve done for all of us in your honor. We will celebrate YOU with extra treats in your honor and memory tomorrow. Tripawds rule!!
    Holly Jolly By Golly, Zuzu and Susan

  6. I don’t know what I would have done without tripawds. I hope Jerry is up there celebrating with all our tripawds that have moved on. If Opie has any say in the celebration, part of the day will be spent schwimming.

  7. Jerry, you truly have inspired so many people. As your pawrents so succinctly say “We love you forever, Dawg”. You will never be forgotten.

    Love, Blazer, Kitty Kimber & Mom (Vicki)

  8. Long may you run, indeed. I think the Still-Young Band had you in mind when they sang that song. As much as we all hate what you had to go through, we love the spirit you showed and your inspawrational story- especially since you are the biggest reason we have all found each other.

  9. fightingforsammy October 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

    God, that made me cry. Thank you Jerry for teaching all of us! Howl on good buddy, long may you run.

    Sammy and Elizabeth

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