Did you know that clicking through the “Random Blog” link you see at the top of every page at Tripawds can lead you to all sorts of great stories? Today on Tripawd Tuesday, Tate, the three-legged flat-coated retriever from Chicago appeared for us!
Tate’s Inspawrational Journey After Histiocytic Sarcoma
Tate was diagnosed in February 2011 with histiocytic sarcoma. In his blog we learn that he was just five years young! And although his time with us was far too short, he and his human mom Jan (aka “TatesPeeps“) quickly became a beloved part of our community.
Looking back, I see that his blog was very therapeutic for me to write. Tripawds is a place where we can indulge our emotions and someone is always there for you. So if you happened to get here on a search (I found Tripawds with a hit on someone’s blog), I’m here to tell you this is a great place for support. — Tate’s Mom
He lost his leg in February, but that didn’t slow him down. He lived life to the fullest in the nine short months he was with us as a Tripawd. He even met up with other Tripawd heroes during summer!
Shortly after Tate got his wings in November 2011, his new sister Sam and his parents gathered once again for a celebration of Tate’s life. Other Chicagoland Tripawds members like Cadence and Ginger joined in honoring their hero. This bittersweet memorial is captured in his blog post “Tate’s Excellent Celebration (or why Tripawds Peeps are the Best!).
Tate’s journey on three legs was far too short. But because his humans chronicled it in their Tripawds blog, every step of his life as a Tripawd will always be there to inspire newcomers. And his blog will also warm the hearts of others knew and loved him. Tate, and every other Tripawd hero, will stay in our hearts forever.
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.