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Tripawd Tuesday: Barkley’s Mom’s Best Advice

Today for Tripawd Tuesday we’re pawtying about the happy recovery of senior dog Barkley, a new amputee diagnosed with adenocarcinoma on his foot pad that would not heal.

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Amputation surgery recovery is such a scary time. Some animals do great, some need more help, and every recovery is a little different. While it’s not smart to compare your own Tripawd hero’s recovery with another member, we do like to point out the pawsibilities. Here’s what Barkley’s mom, Tripawds member linda2 recently shared about his recovery.

“I just wanted to rejoice here and hopefully shed hope to tripawd pawrents-to-be! When we made the decision to proceed with amputation for our boy, it was just so scary not knowing what was ahead. We are now 18 days post amp and we couldn’t be more pleased!

It’s such a scary time going into such a major surgery for your babies, but just roll with it and be in the moment, because that is all you really have. You will bond with your baby in a brand new way with this whole experience.

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Barkley says “I got this Ma!”

I wish many more success stories to everyone here! Thank you for letting me vent my happiness. It is the BEST decision we could have made for Barkley! A couple of times I actually forgot he had one less leg, if you can believe that, just because his zest for life is so shiny and amazing! “

Check out Barkley’s canine rehabilitation therapy experience thanks to the Maggie Moo Fund for Tripawd Rehab!

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1 thought on “Tripawd Tuesday: Barkley’s Mom’s Best Advice”

  1. Barkley, you’ve got me grinning ear to ear over here! What a cutie pie!!

    And we are rejoicing right along with yiu and your Mom celebrating your great recovery! You VOTH have a great outlook and that is so helpful!

    Thanks for this uplifting update AND adorable pictures!!


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


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