Three is the magic number around here, which makes today’s Tripawd Tuesday even more fantastic. Not only is it the third of October, but nine years ago today our Tripawds founder Jerry got his angel wings after nearly two years loving life on three legs.
If you’re new to the Tripawd life, you may not know Jerry’s story. He was the magical canine who inspired us to create this global community. When that boy lost his leg to osteosarcoma in 2006, we thought it was the end of our days together. But the day he hopped out of the hospital, our hoppy Tripawd led us onto a path that would not only change our life but that of thousands of people and pets all over the world.
Jerry taught us the ABCs of life
Always take time to smell the flowers.
Be More Dog and live each day to the fullest.
Create your own adventure wherever you roam.
Is this a Tripawd with Lung Mets?
In the video below, you can watch a happy Jerry swimming and having a ball. And yep, it’s an epic five minutes but that’s what we did back in the day when we all had longer attention spans!
You will also see a dog who has lung metastasis during the end stages of osteosarcoma. He’s not too hungry for his ampuversary cake. Slowly, gently he was preparing us for the inevitable. And although Jerry’s puppy energy was in the rear view mirror, he still made the most of the present. What a lesson for all of us.
For those lasts gifts of his and so much more, we are forever grateful for the dog who changed our lives. Long may you run Jerry.
Your Pet Can Star in Tripawd Tuesday
Each Tuesday, Tripawd dogs, cats and other critters 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. Just follow these easy steps:
- In a short paragraph or two (or longer if you’d like!), describe your three-legged hero’s story.
- Include photos or links to videos already uploaded to YouTube.
- Include a link to your Tripawds Forum topic and/or Tripawds blog, social media handles, etc.
- Email your story and photos to us.
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.