Tripawds come in all breeds, shapes and sizes. Today for Tripawd Tuesday we are hoppy to introduce you to Peaches the Pomeranian Tripawd. This pretty girl is a social media superstar on Twitter who describes herself as “A #Tripawd Pomeranian, Corporal & Nursey in Zombie Squad, Fashionista, who still loves to roll in stinky things. Asthma alert service doggie for my mommy.”
We know you will love her as much as we do! Here she is:
Meet Pretty Peaches the Pomeranian Tripawd
My name is Karen A. Breitwieser, DVM and I am privileged to be the mommy of Peaches, a Tripawd Pomeranian. (Her Twitter handle is @peachespompom1 ). Her story is a little different than some, and while she is small, she is fierce!
She’s nearly ten years old, and has been a right forelimb amputee for nearly 9 years. For the past two years she has received monthly chiropractic adjustment and since her shoulder injury in December monthly acupuncture as well. I am fortunate that there is a nearby facility with hyperbaric oxygen therapy which really helped her through the acute part of the injury.
She swims, plays with her Kitty Ellie, rolls in nasty stuff in the yard, licks dead worms, oh and has a better wardrobe than me! Here is her story…
From The Dog They Didn’t Want
Peaches was meant for someone else. I had adopted this 1 yr old Pomeranian for a client who had lost their Pom. Peaches had been left at a shelter with a broken right foreleg. The shelter performed the wrong surgery, not the surgery they had said. Peaches wasn’t healed. She had a pin stuck into her carpal (wrist) joint to try and stabilize the fracture. I removed the pin under sedation and her leg bent. It bent above the joint, where it shouldn’t. On went a hot pink cast.
I had a board certified Veterinary surgeon explore her fracture site. Unfortunately, her radius was green and grey: dead bone. There was no choice. That September day, in 2009, Peaches became “left handed”, aka a right forelimb amputee. My clients didn’t want her anymore, not with three legs. With my long work days, keeping her didn’t seem feasible, but adopting her out turned out to be nearly impossible. Too fuzzy, too underfoot, too barky, so on and so forth. So gradually, Peaches became my hostess at the animal hospital. And I became a mommy.
To a Well Dressed Social Butterfly
People often wonder why Peaches is so well dressed. While recovering from her amputation, the surgeon covered her up with an ugly large stockingette, a type of bandage. She would hide in the back of the hospital. I put a nice soft pink dress on her to cover her sutures and suddenly she was a social butterfly. Greeting clients and patients. She’d give the Sheriff’s dogs a piece of her mind: barky bark, then lick a cat’s ears.
She started escorting clients and pets into the exam room. My canine patients seemed, and still seem today, to be much more relaxed seeing this little dog in a dress prancing around, then snoozing in a bed during their exam.
Peaches is now working part-time at the animal hospital due to a recent shoulder injury. She is turning 10 soon and will likely retire and become the full time pampered grandpup. She is the love of my life; I cannot imagine my life without her now. She completes me.
Can you tell I dote on her?
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.