Long time Tripawds supporter and forums moderator krun15 borrowed this brief synopsis of Spirit Tri-pug Maggie’s Tripawd Awareness Day story from the Tripawd Heroes book:

Our 4.5 year cancer journey began in 2005 when a mast cell tumor (MCT) was removed from her side, it continued in 2006 when she lost her left rear leg to another MCT, and it ended on June 2, 2010 due to an oral melanoma tumor.

three legged pug maggie

The ‘be more dog’ philosophy I learned from Maggie during the first cancer battle helped me though the second one.  Don’t focus on stats and prognosis, be happy for each day, don’t look too far ahead.  Be realistic, but at the same time stay optimistic until there is a definite reason not to be.

Maggie’s journey inspired me to stay active at Tripawds.com.

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Maggie inspired all the Tri-pug Power t-shirts and gifts in the Tripawds Gift shop.

Read Maggie’s full story or check out her tri-pug blog for more details and pictures from her mast cell tumor amputation, treatment and nutrition plan.