Every future Tripawd parent fears that the loss of a leg means saying goodbye to quality of life too. Well, Henry is here to say “That just ain’t true folks!” Today for Tripawd Tuesday, get ready to take a road trip with Henry the big-hearted hero.
Big Heart, Sweet Tripawd. Meet Henry
Henry is a 10-year old pup who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in June. Like all of us, his Momma Ellie was so worried when it happened. But Henry thrived through recovery and bounced back faster than she dreamed.
“He is not having any side effects from the chemo,” says Ellie. His blood work has been great. Only one more round to go. He is happy, energetic, frisky. And his fur is growing back, so he looks good too. (Of course he was always beautiful)”
And just last week, she shared the good news: “Today Henry had a chest x-ray before his 3rd (of 4) round of chemo. The oncologist called to tell us the very good news…no sign of spread. Yay, Henry! And the sweetest thing…The oncologist told me that she looked at the x-rays and then said to the radiologist ‘You had better not find anything because this is Henry!’ Even she knows that he is a special boy!”
Henry is a big-hearted dog who loves the simple things in life. Ellie says his favorite things are “Food and maybe leaving the house through the front door (walk or car ride..) vs the backyard. Not sure why that is, since he can run free in the yard (and he does run!)…but he loves that leash!”
This Tripawd Hero is living large. He celebrated his three-month ampuversary last weekend by taking a road trip. The pack drove from Maryland to Michigan and back for a family wedding. Mom says he had a ton of fun going along for the ride.
“He’s great in the car, since he doesn’t bark…just waits for us to eat something and share,” says Ellie.
“He spends his day keeping me company, since I work from home. He is my constant companion…or maybe I am his,” she says. “Every single day is a blessing!”
Share Your Tripawd Tuesday Tale
Each Tuesday, Tripawd dogs and cats 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:
- In a few short sentences, describe your three-legged hero’s story.
- Include a photo or video.
- Include a link to your Tripawds Forum topic and/or Tripawds blog, social media handles, etc.
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.