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  1. Wyatt, you realky behaved yiirself and didn’t break the door down!! Good boy! Of course, your Dad probably had you in a headlock!

    OTHELLO!! OMC!! WHAT A KISSABLE KITTY!!! You just look so darn cuddly and squishy and loveable!❤

    I’m so glad you have such attentive hoomans who know how to treat you like the Royalty that you are!

    Look forward to seeing more posts AND pictures, okay? And you really do look like a kitten! Adoravle photos!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Othello is an awesome boy, loves everyone and everything! :).

  3. Othello is an awesome cat, so chill and loves everyone and everything :). We look forward to meeting more tripawd pets!

  4. Othello, Leone and Greg!!! How wonderful to see you star in your own Tripawds Tuesday Blog!!!
    We are very fortunate to share the same lake as Brave Othello! Such a Cool McCool Cat!!! You guys seriously, this is one cool dude!!
    It was such a pleasure meeting them and we have met again around town, so we will definitely get to see Othello again!
    Im sorry you didn’t get to meet Othello officially Wyatt Ray, but you have done a brilliant job of show casing a really cool furmily!
    Hopefully Othello can start his own blog page, but it is possible he will make it into Stewies blog again…
    Rots of Ruvin from Super Stu, Petra, Paul, Spitfire Spikey, Chester McFiend, Prissy Miss Lily and Gopher Hunting Ted

    • We just couldn’t believe our good fortune at running into TWO tripawds living in the most beautiful place on the planet. What are the odds?!

  5. My dog had 3 acl surgeries in one leg .He got msrp.He had his leg amputated recently.Now his one remaining back leg which he has had tplo on is clucking and hurting him.My heart is breaking for him.I am now broke.

  6. You nailed it Rene:

    Meeting another Tripawds member is like running into an old friend. When you finally meet in person, you realize that the internet friendships formed in this community are as genuine as you had hoped. The conversation and laughter flows freely as you chat about everything under the sun, but always circling back to the incredible inspiration and love that a Tripawd brings into your life.

    And to meet Super Stus’ s pack, in person, in Paridise, well, let’s jist say I can FEEL the loce and connection of the gatherings all the way over here in Virginia!❤

    Petra and Allen really have carved out a piece of Paradise to share their lives with eaxh other and the gentle Soul Stu

    Hearing Wyatt continue to express his joy at being part of this lovely occasion was so sweet! And seeing him eyeing some of that good food….I was just waiting for him to jump in and help himself!

    I kmow this was magical for each of you! Thank you for sharing the magic…..and the love….and the serenity of being in Paridise!

    With love and light and appreciation,
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • Awww Sally you are so wonderful. We talked about you, were your ears burning? And how we wished you could have been there! One of these days we will do a global Tripawds gathering and pay for everyone to attend!

  7. Great article and very well written. I hope that Bender’s story can help other animals suffering from neuropathic pain pre/post amputation. Bender refused to let the pain win and fought with every cell in his body. I remember the vets were astonished at how much medication it took to knock him out. He was refusing to lay down and kept fighting to get on his paws.

  8. Oh my Gongases! Jim, Rene and Wyatt,
    It was such a pleasure meeting you all and the time went by far too quickly!!! You captured some fantastic moments that will be a part of our memory box furever!!
    I Ruv, Ruv, Ruv the picture of Wyatt on the dock and Stewie in the woods! They are frameable for sure!!!
    The Kitties Ruv their mouses and Stewie Ruvs his Noisy Hedgie, the other one is his good Pull Hedgie! 😉 Thank you so very much for all of your kind gifts and even more so for coming by and visiting us! It was truly and honour to have our Tripawd Stars hang out with us! We are absolutely looking forward to sharing a glass of wine with you on your trip back South!
    Much love and many hugs to you all and please tell Wyatt that i really do Ruv his singing voice. He can become a part of AllenSong anytime!!!
    Safe Travels and Hoppy Trails

    • OK well that photo you got of Wyatt “singing” is totally priceless! Now that I think about it, he would make a good backup singer for Allensong. OK he’s yours for the next tour! 😉

      Glad you and Paul enjoyed our company. I hope your hearing has recovered!

      You are so welcome for everything, it was great to meet you in person and a concert to boot! WOW!

  9. My almost 2 year old border collie has a nasty break in her back left leg. At first it was a simple fracture, but 7 weeks later, she somehow completely broke the same leg. There is a surgery that can fix it, but it’s so expensive and I don’t know how I can keep her calm for another 12-16 weeks post surgery. If anything were to go wrong after surgery, I don’t think I would have the funds to help her and have to euthanize her.
    After ANOTHER emergency vet visit because of getting past her E collar and now causing a nasty infection on her toes, the ER vet and I have decided that amputation is probably the best course of action, but my main vet doesn’t agree since it isn’t “necessary”. So now I am fighting this horrible guilt that I’m planning on taking her leg and it isn’t as a last resort. She’s so young, incredibly active, and I can’t put her through a surgery just to be completely restricted again, and then be financially strapped myself (we’re talking about a $5K+ surgery here..). My relationship with my husband is also suffering from this stress – we’re getting ready to buy a home, and a new car.
    Am I doing the right thing going the amputation route? Am I being selfish? Like I said, this has already been such a difficult, long road, and it feels like Cersei (my border collie) is also at the end of her rope.

    • Sorry to hear about your situation! You will find MUCH more helpful feedback and support in the forums than you will via comments on this old blog post. Start here for help finding the many Tripawds Resources and assistance programs or feel free to call the toll-free Tripawds Helpline anytime.

      PS: Far too many times we hear from new members who put there dogs through multiple painful expensive surgeries trying to “save the leg” who only end up amputating later anyway. Look at it this way…you are not removing the leg, you are removing the pain. And you are not doing it to her, you are doing it for her.

      • Thank you! I went ahead and created a profile. This whole thing is overwhelming to me, but just reading these forums and how supportive this foundation is has put my heart at ease.

  10. The next hurdle is stopping shelters from spaying and neutering pups while they are still just babies! Certainly understand the intention, but there has to be some balance. Early spaying and then bombarding shelter dogs automatically vaccine after vaccine….jist not in the best jnterest of the individual dog. Again, certainly understand the intent.

    Thanks Dr Kay, for all you are doing to help enlighten and educate

    • I totally agree Sally. I couldn’t even begin to address this other issue in this article, but I’m betting that Dr. Kay will certainly do it in her blog. I want our future dogs to come from rescues or shelters, and I have no idea how we will be able to adopt one who isn’t spayed or neutered. I hope this is all figured out by the time that day rolls around (and if Wyatt Ray has any say in that, which he does, it won’t happen for a long, long time!).

  11. Simone Perich June 5, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Thanks I am interested, can you contact me?

  12. What if my dog isn’t visibly draining at all? The scratching is the issue for me.

  13. I have a 4 yr. old chocolate lab that had a TPLO on his left rear leg that went awesome. Five months later he had to have a TPLO on his right rear leg, it has been a nightmare. Nothing went right. He developed a seroma, tore a meniscus and finally has tested positive for MRSA. Two years later, after multiple rounds of antibiotics and flushing of the joint, the ortho doc says the bone looks septic and it’s bone on bone. His leg has atrophied a great deal as well. She is recommending amputation of the right rear leg. He has been limping for 2 years and we know he is in pain. He is also a retriever that loves to duck hunt. It is killing me and my husband to do this to him. I know it will save his life. He is a large dog… 95lbs and not fat. My main concern is that he will have one back leg that is already compromised, having had a TPLO as well. The Doc says it has healed well and is well muscled, his hips look pretty good too. What if the hopping causes problems to the remaining leg….. anyone dealt with this?

    • Cheryl we are so sorry about your poor pup, and you! What an ordeal. If you haven’t already, do seek a second opinion with a board-certified orthopedic specialist. Yes, many members have dealt with this same situation. I encourage you to post in our Hopping Around or Beyond Cancer Discussion Forums and tell us more. We are here to help.

  14. My dog was just involved in an accident yesterday. After seeing the xrays the best option we have is to have his left rear leg amputated. This is not an easy decision for us to make. I just want to make sure I am doing the best thing for our pet. They can do surgery to repair the fracture in his hip but that will lead to awful arthritis and would put him in more pain. We made the decision and I just feel horrible for everything he is going through. I am told that after amputations dogs adapt very quickly and will get back to their happy selves in no time.

    • Ali, we are so sorry about your pup, but glad he survived the accident. Please don’t feel bad, you are doing the best you can for him. Follow your heart, you can’t go wrong. And do come over to the Tripawds Discussion Forums so we can help ease your worries OK? You have a whole community waiting for you. All the best to you and your boy, we send all our best for a speedy recovery.

  15. My 10 year old Westie cross daschund had all of the sudden gone blind and had been diagnose with brain tumor in Feb this year. Vet says she has to be on prednisone for the rest of her life and no other operations can be done (as the tumor is right between her brain and eyes). Within a week, the side effects took place, such as increased in appetite and frequent urination. But her sight regained. About 1.5 months into prednisone, she started to have pot bellied so I reduced her dosage by half. And now, 3 months into prednisone, she is having muscle loss on all limbs, unable to walk properly and blind again. I am in such dillema as I don’t know if I should continue giving her prednisone or drop completely. Because prednisone is really having very bad side effects on her. But if she stop taking it, her tumor will grow, and we should expect seizures soon. Any idea…?

    • Best wishes for your pup! Please consult with your veterinarian regarding your best options at this point or consider seeking another professional opinion.

  16. Yay for Eleanor! Warms our hearts seeing her so happy now and we are thankful she has found her loving, furever home 🙂

  17. What a wonderful, generous gift. I wish my dog Thomas was a candidate but unfortunately his imputation included the entire left leg including shoulder 🙁 Good luck to all candidates!

  18. GRINNING EAR TO EAR OVER HERE!!! LOVING THIS UPDATE ON WARRIOR BENDER!!! And make no mistake avput it, Bener is one tuff Warrior Bulldog! And a standing ovation to his hoomans who had the strength and determination to stay the course!

    I am sooooo happy to see our Bender lookjng cute as ever and feeling great! Sich an inspirational story of hope and never giving up!

    Love and hugs
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  19. So Happy for Bender! Great to have all that behind you all.

  20. Bender you ROCK STAR!! Just as handsome as ever, I am so glad you are doing well 🙂 You put a smile on my face every time I see that handsome mug of yours, way to go!!
    Jackie and Huckleberry

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