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Tripawd Tuesday: Lovely Lacey Starts Her Three-Legged Journey

Think back to when your cat or dog lost a limb. Do you remember how ruff those first couple of weeks were? Of course you do! So today for Tripawd Tuesday, please welcome brand new members Lacey and her pack. They’re brand new to the Tripawd journey and could use a big round of encouraging “3-Paws Up!” today!

Bone cancer hero Lacey

Lovely Lacey Rocks The Tripawd Lifestyle

Q: Tell us about Lacey: age, background, likes and dislikes.

She is 6 years old and was born on 2/14/09. She is a rescue but I’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old. She is a lab shepherd cross and I don’t know of one thing she doesn’t like except lettuce without dressing on it.


Q: How is she handling the amputation recovery?

She is doing great, her stamina isn’t quite back yet but she’s trying. I am trying to keep her from getting depressed which has been difficult to balance keeping her from being over exerted but also being able to do her routine (going to the barn to see her one eyed pony).

How are YOU handling the recovery? Are there any situations that you didn’t expect to encounter?

The amputation after I saw her after surgery (that was the hard part the anxiety leading up to seeing her) hasn’t been too bad to deal with but I have stressed-a lot. I lost 8 pounds in a week, good thing I had it to lose. The worst part of this whole ordeal is the thought of losing her. I don’t want to lose my baby to cancer. She had her first chemo yesterday and seems to be doing well and I’m being overprotective by not going to the barn today.

Bone cancer hero Lacey

And how is the rest of the pack adjusting?

My old man (retired cross trained patrol/narcotics detection 12 coming 13 Belgian malinois Barry) stressed a lot the day of the surgery and yesterday was hard on him too (dropping her off for chemo). He wants to play with her (they used to rough house a lot) but I guess she just isn’t ready for that yet.

Amputee German Shepherd Lacey

What are your hopes for the future?

BEAT IT! I have her on K9 Immunity, Tumeric powder (was already on that) probios (probiotics) grain free holistic dog food (was previously on it) and am going to start some Chinese herbs after two weeks after her first chemo per the oncologist. I am also having her see an acupuncture/Chiro vet… We don’t have kids right now these are our kids (I even canceled a surgery for me for her amputation surgery)


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4 thoughts on “Tripawd Tuesday: Lovely Lacey Starts Her Three-Legged Journey”

  1. Yay Lacey!! You are going to do great! You are so lucky to have the family you do who is in love with you and who is doing everything in their power for you. Bart loved chiro adjustments, but even more he loved canine massage!! He was, how should I say it, a VERY active Vizsla and I sat with my jaw dropped when he fell asleep and was snoring during his massage. I know it felt so good on his muscles as they were developing in a new manner.
    Can’t wait to hear about Lacey’s continued success!!


  2. Lovely Lacey indeed! Both pups are exquisite!

    Thank you for sharing your journey and your informative insight.

    One of my favorite pictures is of Lacey in her “play position” in the sand….I lpve the two pawprints and then the third one with her paw…very artsy Miss Lovely Lacey!

    Best wishes to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  3. What a lovely family! Lacey looks like a sweeties, even when she’s being bossy at the beach. I imagine she’s yelling “Just throw the stick already!!”

    Wishing you all the best in BEATING IT.


  4. Lacey is a total BEAUTY! She looks great and very happy. The picture of her in the beach with that screaming face is priceless! What can she be saying there? Girls Rule but Tripawd Girls CONQUER! I am new here and my little peanut has her surgery scheduled for this Friday. Seeing Lacey’s recovery helps me to stay positive. Keep us posted on her recovery journey.


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