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Tripawd Tuesday With Love from Happy Hannah

Today is Tripawd Tuesday and we’re celebrating the inspawrational story of Happy Hannah, a 123 pound, 8.5 year old Mastiff.

We bring her story to your attention because Hannah’s story is so full of hope. You wouldn’t know it based on when she first arrived at Tripawds, and her Mom posted this:

Was concerned she wouldn’t be able to walk after surgery, now I fear she may not recover from it.

Has anyone experienced where it looked like two/three days after surgery things were going fairly well and -boom–just didn’t,t want to get up and completely stopped drinking. ….Soooooo scared and cannot believe this is happening –should not have done this—at least not at this hospital.

Has anyone had similar situation and what was done to get back on to recovery. I can’t stand to see her let Suffer from this. Must pull her through and get her in good shape for successful chemo. Sorry to ramble. I respect and value everyone on this journey and thank you for helping me not feel so excruciatingly alone.

Sally and. My beloved Hannah

Read more in Sally’s first Tripawds forum post, “Six Days After Rear Leg Amp and Getting Worse-Very Scared Made Horrible Decision.”

Less than three months later, Sally writes:

Now, o e reason I think it’s good is probably a who.e lot of people who are facing the amputation decision go to that site……see it can be a rough start…..see all the great I formative support….and see how wonderfully well everything is conti using to turn out:-) :-):-):-) clap, clap, clap:-)

Congrats to Happy Hannah and Sally for overcoming adversity and showing everyone what’s possible!

If your vet ever tells you your animal is too young, old, big, small, whatever, for amputation, just remember Happy Hannah’s story and then get a second opinion.

How to Get Featured on Tripawd Tuesday

Each Tuesday, Tripawds from around the world can enter for a chance to be “Tripawd of the Week.” Just share your Tripawd’s story and you’re entered to win!

On every Tuesday of the week, tell us about your three-legged hero here in the Tripawds Discussion Forums or on the Tripawds Facebook page. Just follow these easy steps:

  1. In a few short sentences, describe your three-legged hero’s story.
  2. Include a photo or video.
  3. Include a link to your Trpawds Facebook page, Forum topic and/or Tripawds blog (if applicable)

All entries must be received by Tuesday at 11:59 pm. One Tripawd story will be selected at random to be featured the following Tuesday.

14 Responses to “Tripawd Tuesday With Love from Happy Hannah”

  1. Hannah remains an inspiration to us ALL!!! her spirit will live on in all of us. I am so sad I never got to meet Hannah but I know that Hannah and my Shelby are the best of friends (BFFs) and that Hannah is showing Shelby that chocolate ice-cream is an acceptable dinner option!

    Sally – you remain literally one of the kindest people I have ever had the opportunity to ‘know’ … I hope that one day our human lives will have the opportunity to cross and we can share chocolate (and wine) and stories about our fur-babies!!! Sending you lots of love and strength and hugs – always. I know how hard this is but you are doing great!

    With love for forever

    Alison & her Shelby fur-ever in her heart

  2. We love Happy Hannah and her marvelous mom! What a duo! Run free and fast, Hannah. We miss you, but thank you for being part of our lives – and sharing your momma with us!
    ~ Katy & Jackson

  3. I have been told today my 10 year old bull mastiff has a bone tumour in his rear right leg they feel we have caught it early as he only started limping 2 weeks ago , they cant tell me if its cancerous and I came home from the vets feeling devastated,we have previously lost 2 mastiffs to tumours as they were caught too late and the vet suggested that tyson was a little old to consider amputation but it was an option, he is my baby and I hated the idea of just giving pain relief and doing nothing else…. this site has given me a whole new option and especially seeing Hannahs story , she is adorable and I wish her and you a long and happy life , thanks for posting on this site and sharing your story with others and helping me see things a little more clearly

    • Joeygirl I’m so glad that Hannah’s story is inspiring you! Please come visit us in our Discussion Forums, we are here to help you and your pup through this journey. Keep us posted!

  4. Yay Happy Hannah! She is so dog gone cute!

  5. Yay, Hannah! You and I came here at just about the same time. We are invincible.

    Hooray for all all of us tri’s.

    Love from Murphy

    • That’s right Murphy, we did get here about the same time and that does, indeed, make us an invincible team…..I really like that:-) 🙂

      And talk about invincible……YOU DEFINE THE WORD:-) 🙂 A tripawd with a hip replacement (just to mention a few “challenges”).? No pup could make this stuf fup:-) 🙂

      And you, Kathi…..just as INVINCIBLE:-) 🙂 YOUR dedication and determination to care for Murphy is truly heroic!! Not many would have the internal fortitude to stay the course and you and Murphy are finally able to reap the rewards—–and deservedly so:-) 🙂

      Okay Team Invincible, we need more pictures of Murphy! AND an update!! Yes, to e for update:-) 🙂

      Applause to you both! Sally and Happy Hannah

  6. Beautiful story of how love can overcome even the biggest hardship!

    Way to go Hannah!

    Love, Hunter and family

    • Hi Super Dog Hunter and thanks for your comments! And you are certainly continuing to stay on course and plow through anything thrown your way:-)

      That’s what Super Dogs do:-) 🙂

      I left a note for you on your blog today and it looks li,e you’ve got those “eye” issues under control. Those pictures show one happy pup and nothing can diminish the sparkle of joy in those beautiful eyes:-) 🙂

      Sally and Happy Hannah

  7. I agree with everything!! Yay Sally and Happy Hannah!!!

    We love your spirit and happiness!!!

    Darcy & Bart

    • Thank you Darcy and Bart!! My goodness, talk about an inspiration you and Bart are legend and give incredible hope to all of us!! Beautiful souls with a beautiful journey:-) 🙂

      If I may repeat your favorite saying because it’s so true:

      It’s not waiting for the storm to pass……it’s learning to dance in the rain:-)

      Thank you again for being such a beacon for all,

      Sally and Happy Hannah

  8. OH. MY. GOODNESS:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 WAT A WONDRERFULL SIRPRISE:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 clap! clap!

    I guess it’s inappropriate to see your own story put up (which was such a wonderful surprise) and reply how great it is—(but we tripawds never worry about being appropriate)…—and what an ADORAVLE picture of a dog whose light just illuminates my world:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 clap! clap! clap!!

    I’M BEAMING OVER HERE——JUST B E A M I N G:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 From ear to ear I’m a’ beaming and a’ grining:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    YES, IAM SOOOOOP GLAD FOR THE GAINED TIME WE ARE HAVING TOGETHER AMD I AM ABSOLUTELY ESTATIC WITH EVERY WAG OF THE TAIL AND EVERY SLOBBERING KISS WE SHARE

    Thank you soooooooo much for acknowledging my Happy Hannah (eyes welling up yet again….but I love it when it’s tears of joy)! She, like ALL the tripawds here are SO. BRAVE, SO STRONG AND JUST SOOOOOO HAPPY TO BE ALIVE AND LOVED:-) 🙂 AND LOVE GIVING LOVE RIGHT BACK:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And it was at least probably TWO weeks that I questioned what the heck I was doing!!

    Words of gratitude for everyone on this site are just not in the English language (I haven’t checked our Portuguese or French yet:-) 🙂 ). I can NEVER express adequately what your support meant!

    YOU TRANSFERRED YOUR COURAGE, YOUR WISDOM, YOUR STRENGTH TO ME THROUGH YOUR WORDS. YOU TOOK TIME FROM YOUR OWN CHALLENGES TO BE A LIFELINE TO A COMPLETE STRANGER AND HER DOG. I think I would have completely cracked up without your support and care….nah……I know I would have.

    I want to honor EACH of you by trying to be here for others in some small way as you have for me.

    So here’s a TUESDAY SHOUT-OUT to all the tripawd heroes past, present and future!!!
    STANDING OVATION TO YOU:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 clap! Clap! clap!
    And a bow down to hero JERRY who’s presence changed the world:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Thanks for letting me hijack this today!!

    We love you all!

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAY. HAPPY HANNAH! You are my soul and inspiration …….. (tee hee… I hear a song coming on…anybody remember the Righteous Brothers?).

    Thank you for caring! HAPPY SALLY AND HAPPY HANNAH

    • Awww Hannah and Sally, you really put smiles on our faces! Thanks for all YOU do to spread your cheer and joy, you have forever touched this community in so many great, pawsitive ways!

      • Ya’ know, I’m gonna’ permanently stitch diapers under my eyes to catch the constant waterfall of tears yikes) because I’m either crying sad tears, crying happy tears, crying tears because someone’s act of kindness touched my heart………yep, today’s tears were the best two out of three:-) 🙂 🙂

        Thanks for the love and sending it right back to ya’ always:-) 🙂 🙂 🙂

        Happy Sally and Happy Hannah

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