Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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Isn’t is GREAT when you go home and the sheer joy of having you back in the house sends your dogs into a frenzy (even if you have only been gone a few minutes)? Isn’t it EVEN BETTER when you’re recent tripawd starts to get his sparkle back?
Well I think it is I just stopped home over lunch and Barret seems really good today! This is how good:
That’s right, a 20 lb, 3 legged dog who is still recovering completely knocked me over and slathered me in kisses I still have a smile pasted on my face. The best part? My DIY nanny-cam setup caught the action so I could share it with everyone
Here’s a picture from last night, he was buzzing pretty hard from the drugs, but not in pain.
And here’s one from lunch today. He props himself up to sit. I guess his remaining front leg is still sore. He sits like this most of the time, it’s pretty cute!
Ok, now I want to see your gratuitous photos! Lots of them
<3 Heather & Barret
16 October 2012
awww Barrett. So cute. Love the video & pictures. Keep em coming
Michelle & 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."
1 February 2013
I just love gratuitous!!! Barrett looks great and his personality really shines through in these pics. I think he really loves you
Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old.
Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.
25 January 2013
The last pic is my fave. So, so cute!
Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13. Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14. She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self. Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14
22 February 2013
And I can’t stop smiling either…..grinning ear to ear is ore li,e it!! I. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this part of the journey when the sparks starts coming back more co sistently! And captured o. film folks!!
This will be a great Recovery 101 for other tripawd parents whose ups started out with a bang….then the expected crash….and then the bang coming back!! Such great picture journal.
Barrett’ I’m sorry, but we’re gonna’ have to start cover I g up your manhood with some puppy pants!
Keep those photos coming! We love the !! Barret is a rock star!
Still smiling over here!
Sally and Happy Hannah
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!
Hahaha Puppy Pants! I could put a little black box over it in photoshop… Or he just needs to move his paw a little to the side…. I’ll try to keep the rest of my pics a little less X rated, LOL
Yup, can’t still stop smiling! A very large weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
25 May 2013
24 April 2013
Oh. My. DOG!
Barret just makes me smile, he is such a cutie. This is really great to see and it’s wonderful to hear you sounding so much better. I have all my paws crossed this continues.
22 January 2013
4 March 2012
another one, this time sporting his new bandana after getting his stiches out. Yellow is such a good color on him