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Wordless Wednesday: Congratulations Bart

 

Blog Paws Wordless Wednesday

Congratulations to Bart, Tripawd Hero, Master Hunter, Bone Cancer Survivor and
Winner of the American Kennel Club’s 2013 ACE Award for Exemplary Companion Dog!

Bart Wins the ACE Award

See Bart get his award at this first ever Tripawd victory!

Wordless Wednesday: Who Did That?

“That is SO not cool!”

Tripawd Tuesday: Senior Michigan Tripawd Dog Needs a Forever Home

Today on Tripawd Tuesday we’re asking folks to share this post about Trinity, a sweet senior Tripawd in Michigan who would love a forever family.

Her foster mom Katrin would love for you to help by sharing this link with others:
http://wp.me/pcAJ7-2pd

West Olive, Michigan: Help Trinity Find Her Forever Family

Meet Trinity – A beautiful soul with a turbulent life.

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Trinity came to Harbor Humane Society in 2009. She was injured and required surgery to save her life. As one of the original recipients of our Hope Fund, she received the attention she needed.

Although she lost her leg, she recovered beautifully and was adopted by a loving local family. Sadly recent circumstances have forced that family to move and they could not bring Trinity along.

Trinity is now back with us her at Harbor Humane Society and is again looking for a permanent loving family to live out her final years.

She is a senior tripawd who is incredibly loving and well mannered. She does wonderfully with other dogs, cats and small children as well! She is available for adoption through Harbor Humane Society in West Olive, MI and recently placed in a foster home where she is absolutely adored.

To learn more about this sweet heart, please visit her Petfinder Page, contact Harbor Humane Society at 616-399-2119 and make an appointment to meet her.

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 Saturday at 11:59 pm. One Tripawd story will be selected at random to be featured the following Tuesday.

Wordless Wednesday: Let the Howlidays Begin

Jake kicks off the howliday decorating!

Tripawd Tuesday: Golden Grady’s Glorious Recovery

If you’re new to the Tripawd journey and facing recovery challenges, we hope that this edition of Tripawd Tuesday will brighten your day. Everyone, meet Grady!

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Grady lost his leg to cancer. Here are excerpts from Grady’s story, as told by his people. You can read lots more about his journey in this Tripawds Discussion Forums post.

“Grady is a Golden, and he’ll be 11 on Nov.18th.

His amputation was on a Friday. On Sunday afternoon, I had left his side for all of four minutes…and when I came back, he was on the couch. We did hit that slump in between weeks 1 and 2, when his energy dropped, he seemed depressed, and we thought he may have been sicker than we thought. He also popped a few stitches after 1 week, and got a few external stitches to close the wound back up.

Grady

So, at 3 weeks post-amp, he happily hopped back to the vet to have his stitches removed, ANOTHER chest xray, and CBC. The vet was truly stunned at his mobility and perkiness, and all bloodwork was 100% perfect!

We asked when we should bring him back, and he said…they’re taught to never use the word “cured” when dealing with cancer, but I should read between the lines: we’ll see you in March, for his annual well-check!

My son now uses Grady on weekends, with Wounded Warriors, and Grady also spends time at an adult daycare facility, for handicapped adults, and elderly patients. He still catches air, all 3 legs off the ground, and has learned to scratch at the back door (he’s a front leg amp!). I have a heart attack when he does stairs, but he does them better than he did prior to his surgery. He chases balls, chickens, kids…it rewound time for him.

I love all of my pets (3 dogs, 2 cats, and 6 chickens), but there’s just something so inspiring and downright admirable about a dog that goes through an amputation that’s oddly calming. My perspective, not just on my dog, but on LIFE, had been profoundly affected!

Grady

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 paragraphs, 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 Saturday at 11:59 pm. One Tripawd story will be selected at random to be featured the following Tuesday.

Tripawd Tuesday Introduces Otis the Awesome

Looking for some inspawration? Check out the story of Otis, a new Tripawd. His dad Stevee McDade explains:

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Our handsome boy, Otis is a 11 month old yellow lab/mastiff cross.

He was hit by a car on October 30th which resulted in the amputation of his front left leg on November 1, 2013.

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Two weeks post surgery and this tough cookie was back to his regular tricks! (playing with only his SQUEKY toys at 6am, attempting to ride shot gun in the car, and taking ME for a walk at the sight of a SKUNK!).

OtisHe is back to galloping around like the goofy puppy that he is and is getting stronger everyday.

He is exactly the same dog today with three legs, as he was with four .

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Dogs are such resilient creatures and we could all learn a thing or two from their strength.

Otis

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 paragraphs, 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 Sunday at 11:59 pm. One Tripawd story will be selected at random to be featured the following Tuesday.

Wordless Wednesday: Henry’s One-Pawed Tripawd Cat Tricks

See what Henry ate, here.

Flash’s Tripawd Journey After Hemangiopericytoma

When a dog or cat must undergo a limb amputation, a good rehabilitation therapy program is key to a healthy, strong life on three legs. Take Flash, for example. He made a great recovery after a hemangiopericytoma diagnosis with lots of canine rehabilitation therapy. Today for Tripawd Tuesday, Flash’s mom Jennifer Mohammed-Stanley graciously shares his amputation recovery and rehab story with us. We know you’ll find it as inspawrational as we do!

Flash just recently turned 10, and the best American Bulldog we have ever come across. His spirit is unfaltering, and he does his very best to make everyone smile that comes into his life.

Three legged Flash Recovers from Hemangiopericytoma

He was first diagnosed with a hemangiopericytoma back in 2009. What started as the size of a pea on his front left leg, after three surgeries, became the size of a grapefruit. We removed the tumor three times over three years, but kept coming back, each time more aggressively.

Three legged Flash with Hemangiopericytoma

After an unexpected incident, we decided to have an MRI, we made the difficult decision at that point to remove the leg, and rid him of the cancer that had haunted his body for almost four years. We were happy to hear the wonderful news that Flash is now cancer free after the surgery in April this year!

Three legged Flash Recovers from Hemangiopericytoma

Flash has developed severe arthritis in his remaining front leg, and the best option for him now was to undergo rehab. The wonderful staff at the University Of Tennessee vet hospital rehab department in Knoxville, is doing wonders for him.

He started therapy with the water treadmill, and has actually starting small laps in the pool at the hospital. This will help rebuild his strength and mobility.

Three legged Flash Recovers from Hemangiopericytoma

He is even losing a few pounds to aid with his mobility as well. We are so very proud of Flash for coming such a long way. His tail is always wagging, even if he is completely exhausted from his therapy.

Three legged Flash Recovers from Hemangiopericytoma

Flash still has no problem running to the kitchen to get an ice cream treat, and running with our two other pups playing in the yard. He loves to lay in the sun, and loves to sleep on his back with legs in the air.

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We love this pup, and so very glad to have him around. He has an amazing spirit, and has most certainly taught us humans a lesson in never giving up.

Three legged Flash Recovers from Hemangiopericytoma

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 paragraphs, 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 Saturday at 11:59 pm. One Tripawd story will be selected at random to be featured the following Tuesday.

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Wordless Wednesday: Taking a Chance

Meet Chance.

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He’s a very good boy, abnd kicking cancer’s butt!
Follow his story.

Tripawd Tuesday: Anthony Mater’s Miracle

Today on Tripawd Tuesday we hope you enjoy this touching story of Anthony Mater. He’s come a long way to get to where he is today, let’s give him three-paws up!

Here’s his story as told by his human, Rex:

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This is Anthony Mater. He is 2 and a half years old. He has overcome so many things in his life.

He was born with a bone disease that caused fluid buildup in his lungs, heart, and brain. They preformed one surgery trying to save his back leg when he was 5 months old. He had to be woken up during surgery because his heart rate dropped very low. He was in intensive care for 3 days.

After bringing him home I realized he wasnt using his back leg and he wasnt getting any better. So they preformed more tests and another surgery to clear the fluid out of his system. I was told there was nothing else i could do for him and to put him down, I refused.

Finally after countless specialists and many tests he went in for his final surgery at 8 months old and became a Tripawd due to his disease. That didn’t slow him down any as he healed up well and remained very happy.

3 months later he sprained his front arm due to his disease and his bones being fragile. He is now in a wheelchair but does good without it.

Due to his disease he has developed seizures and has brain damage due to how many he has had. He is doing good now though and he has spent his last 2 years surviving this disease and overcoming the odds.

He is so sweet and shows me every day that there isn’t anything he wont try and do.

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 paragraphs, 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 Sunday at 11:59 pm. One Tripawd story will be selected at random to be featured the following Tuesday.

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