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Tripawd Tuesday: Meet Mortimer from Massachusetts

Today’s Tripawd Tuesday is short and oh so sweet! Introducing a special rescue Tripawd named Mortimer, from Massachusetts.

Tripawd Mortimer Feature
Tripawd Morty loves his Convert Harness!

He won the doggy lotto when his mom Mary brought him home! Here’s his story, as told by Mary after she bought him a new Tripawd Convert Harness to welcome him to the family.

Meet Tripawd Mortimer from Massachusetts

His name is Mortimer, but he answers to Morty. He’ll be six years old this May.


My husband is a double amputee courtesy of the war in Iraq in 2006, so when a local vet site posted a picture of Morty we immediately contacted the rescue and brought him home.

I’m an RN, so he gets extra special care here… the joke is that I collect amputees.

Tripawd Cat and Dog
Two Tripawds, one house, lots of fun!

The rescue we adopted Mortimer from recently had a kitten come through with the same limb loss, and we immediately scooped her up, too. She was terrified of everything until she met Morty – she knows he is friend-shaped. Her name is Zelda, and she’ll be 2 in July. I’m including the pic I took from when they met!

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3 thoughts on “Tripawd Tuesday: Meet Mortimer from Massachusetts”

  1. This is such a sweet story and with ADORABLE pictures!! Obviously the fact that your husband became an amputee jad to be a rough time.

    But clearly this is a family that makes the best of any situation and in a way that expands your circle of compassion to all beings.

    Loved the phrase “friend shaped”….priceless.❤

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

  2. That is just so wonderful that they both found their forever home. And it takes a special person to open their home to a rescue, especially two, and tripawds at that.

    Please tell your husband thank you for his service.


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