Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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12 March 2013
Wow, Gator! You are clearly head and shoulders (very tall shoulders) ahead of where Ollie was when he had only been with us for the same length of time. It looks like you truly know that you have landed exactly where you belong.
Kathi (and Ollie, too)
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!
15 December 2015
That’s a landmark moment, I’m not surprised you’re celebrating. It shows how much you’ve achieved in such a short space of time. I have to say after seven years, I’d still be thrilled if Meg did that for me. Generally speaking if you shout ‘No!’ She starts looking around to see what it is (cat, rabbit, scooter…) she’s missing.
Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, 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