Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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22 February 2013
Even though I told Merry Myrtle she needed to save her allowance if she wanted to bid on the auction, she continued to buy Puppy Lattes. She only had $2 left for the Auction so got outbid on EVERYTHING!! Duh!!
And Frankie, well he rarely gets much allowance. I have to dock him everytime he counter surfs. He was ony able to save 5¢. So he got outbid too!
WAIT!! Look what they got in the mail!!
Frankie & Merry Myrtle have a present!!:
Merry Myrtle & Frankie “sharing” the present!!:
Here’s a close-up of their loot!
YES!! AUCTION ANGELS!! Frankie & Merry Myrtle have AUCTION ANGELS
PAULA!!!!!! MICHELLE!!!! YES! These two sent this wonderful surprise to us!! I’m just all teary over their generosity! The bags of treats…the elvow protectors (that’s what Merry Myrtle and Frankie were carting off together out of the box)…the adorable sling (this was like the one Sassy wore)…ALL WONDERFUL GIFTS!!
And there wasn’t even any postage due!! Total and selfless giving from two beautiful Souls!
As I always say, this journey isn’t “just about amputation”, it’s about a generosity of spirit, love, compassion,selflessness, sincerity genuineness, enlightenment and HEART that could never be found anywhere else vut here. We are ALL brought here by Zen Masters like MAGNIFICENT NITRO and like SASSY and, of course, like JERRY!
Paula,Michelle, I don’t know what I’ve ever done to deserve such kindness, but my pups and I are so grateful and so touched!!
With heartfelt appreciation
Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!
12 March 2013
A special treat for two very special dogs from two very special people. And Sally…what you have done is just to be you!
Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel…and the Labradork
Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!
UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!
27 July 2014
14 February 2016
Woo hoo! What a great surprise!
Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016. Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016. Lung mets August 25, 2016. Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016. Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.
Wherever they are, they are together.
13 June 2013
WOW…. what a beautiful surprise for a beautiful person! This warms my heart and restores a little bit of faith that there are still good people in the universe! Getting pretty close to being that person that only wants to be with her dog (people tend to be sucky) but perhaps I’ll extend that the humans in this community too!
Enjoy!!! You deserve every bit of it!!!
Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little jasper too)
Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.
October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014
Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife
13 August 2015
There are such sweet Angels here. Things like this just validate how close we are to each other despite having never met in most cases. You Sally are just the most special person and deserve every good thing that comes your way. This group is the most special, kindest and loving group I’ve ever been associated with. You are all Angels in people disguise!
25 April 2007
Wow! Love love LOVE the great people of this community. The treasured friendships and caring for one another are spreading ripples throughout the universe, can you feel it? We can!
16 October 2012
A little birdie told me to do it lol
Michelle & Angel Sassy
Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013
05/04/2006 - Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19 fought cancer for 4 months.
"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."
18 May 2014
Sally, you deserve this and so much more! When I made my bids, you were who I had in mind if I won. After all, you’ve gone through so much rope for me! I love how they shared the loot. I wish it could’ve been more….
Paula and Nitro
P.S. a huge thank you to Michelle for her part in this
Nitro 11 1/2 yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms. Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"
"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior
16 September 2015
Love this post! Sally, you are such a wonderful support and friend to all of us – this is so great to see. Paula and Michelle, how sweet of you both 🙂
The Tripawds tribe at its best!
Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.
15 December 2012
If anyone deserves a surprise gift you do. We all appreciate your loving words to every single person who posts here. You remember everything about every dog and cat. You are truly the Tripawds Official Greeter. Who Loves You Baby? We Do. We Do
Penny, Blink, Hank and Angel Maggie
2 April 2013
Oh Sally ~ I really needed a smile tonight, and just like usual, you gave it to me!
I just love how Frankie talks to you as they’re opening it
and how they walk off together with the loot!
15 December 2015
Love love love this! So richly deserved. And oh my goodness, Frankie! He is literally singing for joy!
Meg, Mutt, aged around 10, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie My life as a MEG-A-STAR
26 January 2014
These two!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them!!! Been forever since I’ve been on here (so sorry….was a bit hard for me after Roscoe passed) but oh how I’ve missed these twos shenanigans.
Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”
15 July 2016