TRIPAWDS: Home to 15772 Members and 1744 Blogs.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG

Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat

Tripawds is the place to learn how to care for a three legged dog or cat, with answers about dog leg amputation, and cat amputation recovery from many years of member experiences.
JUMP TO FORUMS

Join The Tripawds Community

Learn how to help three legged dogs and cats in the forums below. Browse and search as a guest or register for free and get full member benefits:

  • Instant post approval.
  • Private messages to members.
  • Subscribe to favorite topics.
  • Live Chat and much more!

REGISTER   |   LOG IN

Be More DogNEW! Be More Dog – Learning to Live in The Now

Get the new book by the Tripawds founders for life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Download the e-book, and find fun Be More Dog apparel and gifts in the Be More Dog Bookstore.

Please consider registering
Guest
Search
Forum Scope




Match



Forum Options



Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_PrintTopic sp_TopicIcon-c
Purrkins Amputation Journey
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Michigan


Forum Posts: 1835
Member Since:
11 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
30 March 2017 - 4:35 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

This is posted on Purrkins blog, http://purrkins…..ipawds.com however his blog does not usually show up on the RSS global feed. Dabears were wondering when Purrkins oscar winning video 🙂 (thank you) would show up here. So here it is;)

We made the video to share our journey, hopefully this will help future Tri-kitties and their humans! The video is 6 min long fyi Its a snap shot of the last 8 months of our journey . 

Purrkins Amputation Journey

Purrkins is our Tripawd Heroheart

Holly & Purrkins

London, UK


Forum Posts: 1606
Member Since:
15 December 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
30 March 2017 - 5:14 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

That’s just amazing. You are a true TRIPAWDS HERO, Purrkins. And you are so loved and treasured.

What a beautiful tribute, deeply moving and inspiring. Who needs four legs, indeed!

heartheartheart

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

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 


London, UK


Forum Posts: 1606
Member Since:
15 December 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
30 March 2017 - 5:56 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thought you’d enjoy this, Holly, on Purrkins fellow Kitty Heroesheart

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 


Michigan


Forum Posts: 1835
Member Since:
11 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
30 March 2017 - 6:13 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Love it! Thank you Clare!

“But despite their aloof reputation, cats can be just as devoted and brave

In my experience cats do get a bad rep! I do understand why depending on the kitty and your knowledge of the kitties and how they are raised. etc.

Cats are equal to dogs in my opinion! I love them both!

Kitties normally live long lives there is the big difference! 

heart

Germany
Forum Posts: 543
Member Since:
14 December 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
30 March 2017 - 6:15 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Wow! Just…WOW!!!

I want me a Purrkins too!!

It’s kind of funny: we dog owners think how amazing our pups are, how resilient (I hate that word) and how quickly they adapt. And then you see Purrkins in motion and sadly you have to go: ‘ok, my dog is a big clumsy doofus compared to that grace!! (sorry Manni!!)

🙂

oh, and Holly:

you have an amazing staircase at home!!!

Guardian of Manni the Wonderdog. -Or was it the other way around?
Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
The end of our adventures came Dec 10, 2017. 2 years to the day.

Manni's blog -dogblog-

Michigan


Forum Posts: 1835
Member Since:
11 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
30 March 2017 - 6:20 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Thanks Tina! 

Manni is not clumsy ! He is  a hero too! Purrkins can be clumsy once in awhile he will have a err;0 Very rarely anymore but yes it still can happen! 

You would like it here:) & Not just the staircase 😍its not like GR we are rural! Depending on where you were in GR;)

heart

No-one will understand this post but us 😉laughing

Germany
Forum Posts: 543
Member Since:
14 December 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
30 March 2017 - 6:26 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Apparently nowadays it’s not GR anymore but Byron Center. They re-zoned or something. I like rural. Most of the time 🙂

Manni is definitely my personal hero but grace and elegance is reserved for cats I think. they pull it off better anyway 🙂

Guardian of Manni the Wonderdog. -Or was it the other way around?
Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
The end of our adventures came Dec 10, 2017. 2 years to the day.

Manni's blog -dogblog-

Virginia




Forum Posts: 19308
Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
30 March 2017 - 8:46 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

WOW!!!!! WOW :-!!!!! JUST WOOOOOOOOOOW 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Have a lot of happy tears welling up over here! 🙂 🙂 I am sooo touched by this video on so many levels!! The love you have for Purrkins truly is a beautiful thing to behold!:-) 🙂

You’ve done an OUTSTANDING job of putting together a “snapshot” of what this journeynis all about. This really is a “go to” for anyone doubting how well a kitty can do as a tripawd! And you matched the music perfectly 🙂

I looooove his little TRIPAWD kitty harness!! He is a true fashionista:-) 🙂 And those beautiful eyes. One look and he owns you:-)

Purrkins really shows “where their is a will, there is ALWAYS a way”! Stairs? No problem! Getting to your favorite perch spot? No problem! Of course, not every kitty is lucky enough to have a human as devoted and as knowledge as our Holly!! 🙂

Okay, a little off topic. Holly you and Kerren HAVE to come to the EPIC VIRGINIA TRPAWD PAWTY! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :-)!!! Having you two there to represent our kitty families would mean the world to us!! Getting to meet you two in person woukd be such an honor!! 🙂 🙂

You both contribute soooo much to this community and have expanded our knowlege of tripawd kitties LEAPS and bounds! 🙂 🙂

Lots of love!

Sally and Alumni 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!

The Rainbow Bridge



Forum Posts: 27488
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
30 March 2017 - 10:09 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

BRAVO! Give that Kitty an Academy Award (and you too Ms. Director!).

I stood and applawded as he ascended the stairs (which I love the design of, those logs are awesome!), and then went back down. It was interesting to watch him descend — that’s exactly the way I remember Jerry doing it, by leaning on the wall a bit for support. After a while our staircase had a faint brown streak where he’d lean! Too cute.

Great video, I’ve added it to our playlist on YouTube and here in the Forums.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Michigan


Forum Posts: 1835
Member Since:
11 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
30 March 2017 - 12:39 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Sally,
Thank you so much! It was very emotional for me to make this video.I knew you would be emotional too!
Emotional going back thru everything, and like I said a snap shot. I did not want to make it tooooo long I know 6 min might of pushed it for most people but how do I squeeze 8 months and all kitty things in 6 mins. very carefully😉
Im glad the love shines thru! He is part of my soul! We never know why we are chosen for this journey but if we can make some really good come out of something awful well lets do it! Purrkins sure has!🏅🏆😸
I knew you would notice his Tripawds harness😍❣️

Ok,I knew this was coming sooner or later😉You know I LOVE you guys and would LOVE to meet you all!
I am not saying no but, we will see, what the next month brings? I am dealing with a herniated disc right now😫
Doing PT and slowly seeing improvement. So will just take it one day at time and wait and see ok;)
❌⭕️❌⭕️💞

Rene,
👏🏻👏🏻😍 Thank you! I was terrified for Purrkins and those stairs! They have always been one of my favorite things about this house until Purrkins had to have his amp. It’s funny how much the humans also change thru this process isnt it?
I do think the change is for the good! We slow down we stop caring about the stupid stuff.
Very interesting, Jerry navigated the stairs the same way! ☺️  Purrkins now races up and down them! Will try to catch him in action!  I’m glad Purrkins brought you a Jerry memory!🐾 Angel Jerry shines proudly !
❌⭕️❌❌💞

Schofield, WI
Forum Posts: 1454
Member Since:
13 August 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
30 March 2017 - 1:43 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Oh that video is just too precious.  The love you and and Purrkins share is just palpable in it.  What a proud mama you are and justifiably so.  This video will give so many kitty owners the strength and hope to do this journey.  Well done both of you! clapclapclap



Forum Posts: 1421
Member Since:
27 July 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
30 March 2017 - 8:31 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Great video! I’m not showing it to my cats though – they would be envious of the set of stairs up to the window!

I found it very interesting how Purrkins goes up the stairs much differently than Mona. I realized it’s due to their leg length. Mona has very short legs so can’t step up. She has to hop off of both back legs at once and she goes very fast, even on the day after the amputation. She’ll even do two steps at once. But when she goes down it’s slower, one step at a time.

Purrkins is one special cat who is obviously well loved. I’m still impressed that he had a reading light at his litter box. laughing

Sally, believe me I’ve thought it would be wonderful to go to a tripawd gathering. Some Canadians have had problems crossing the border so I must show solidarity and avoid going south. Have a great time!! I hope Holly can make the trip.

heartheartheart

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

Livermore, CA




Forum Posts: 3893
Member Since:
18 October 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
30 March 2017 - 11:19 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Very nice Holly!  It’s great to see him gain strength, balance and confidence as the video goes along.  I love that scene with the butterfly toy (is that what it was?) I remember when you posted that video- it’s hard to tell he is a tripawd.

I love the stairs to the windows!  And it is really interesting how he goes up the stair case at the beginning- one paw at a time.  Now you said he flies.  A side by side video would be cool to see- how careful he was at the beginning and now the flyer!

Karen

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

Michigan


Forum Posts: 1835
Member Since:
11 July 2016
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14
31 March 2017 - 7:55 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Linda 

Thank you❣️😻

Kerren,

Thank you❣️ Purrkins is really long for a regular kitty, he is almost pushing Maine Coon size in length! Mona is tiny compared to Purrkins. I actually did measure him one day😏🙄 I have always said we have dog size kitties laying in our windows😸Here is the proof. 

IMG_2622.jpgImage Enlarger

Karen

Thank you❣️

Yes that is his butterfly toy, your right you saw that video before, You thought Elly would be afraid of the toy😉

I will work on getting that video😻Its unbelievable really! Stayed tuned😉

Thanks to all ❣️ we would of been lost without all of your support and help! We are furever grateful!

kisses.jpg

Los Angeles, CA
Forum Posts: 3554
Member Since:
13 June 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15
31 March 2017 - 8:44 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

WOW…. just wow ! I finally had some time to sit and enjoy this snapshot into Purrkins amazing life as a three legged kitty! Truly amazing~ I love the little tripawds harness!!! 

He looks so great and this video will surely help so many! THank you for sharing and keep rocking the three, Purrkins! 

OXOX

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

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: lurcherlover
Guest(s) 107
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1094
Members: 11122
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 16354
Posts: 229897
Administrators: admin, jerry, jim
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG