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5 August 2010
This morning around 5:00 our Kobe dog ended his earthly journey, and while we are confident we made the right decision..we are feeling pretty devastated. I thought I would write more about our experience but I find that I will have to wait a bit, even writing the above line has been much harder than I thought it would be 🙁 Part of me wonders how I can even have any tears left and yet they just seem to keep coming.
14 April 2010
Beth,I'm really sorry to hear about Kobe, I know the feeling when we lost Gus I wasn't able to read some of the post and have just started to become more active again, I think because of what we go through with these guys it makes it that much harder when we lose them, but this is a great family that will help you through the bad times. I found looking at pictures and remembering the good times both helped and hurt, but it doesn't make it easier. Our thoughts are with you,paws up, Spirit Gus and Dan
My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010
28 November 2008
Oh, Beth, I am so very sorry it was time for Kobie to end his journey. It is so had for all of us to have another of our beloved family join the angels at the bridge. I think Dan is absolutely correct, it is harder for us when they leave us because of all the emotion we have been through with them. They aren't just dogs, they are extensions of our family, our personality.
I hope in the days ahead you find comfort in the many precious memories you carry in your heart.
RIP sweet Kobie. Run free at Rainbow Bridge .
Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul. Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.
25 April 2007
Bethany, our hearts go out to you, we are deeply sorry and words just seem so meaningless right now.
It's hard to believe his journey is over, he always looked so hoppy in his blog. We will always remember him like this:
and smiling his great big, Kobesaur smile.
Take your time, we understand completely. When you're ready, we're here to lean on.
Hugs, hugs, and more hugs....
-Rene, Jim, Spirit Jerry & Wyatt Ray
23 July 2010
Beth, so very to sorry to hear that Kobe has left your presence, leaving a big void in your home and a hole in your heart. Although it has been difficult for me to read some of these posts since losing our Honey, it has also been a comfort to me knowing that I am not alone in my feelings. And you are not alone either, Beth. We are hurting with you and feel the loss of Kobe.
Take the time to look at pictures of Kobe and talk about how wonderful he was and the things he did for you. It will hurt but it will also put a smile in your heart.
And remember, we are here, to talk with you, cry with you...whatever you need.
Hugs and hugs from Honeygurl's pack
Dx Osteosarcoma 3/31/10. Amputation 7/21/10. Honey put up a valiant fight and lost her battle 9/22/10. Missing her and treasuring 9 years with our Honeygurl.
26 November 2008
I think because of what we go through with these guys it makes it that much harder when we lose them
Words always fail me when I read of end of the journey for another of our great warriors, but please accept our deepest sympathy at this time. Like Dan, I believe that while we are close to our companions prior to the diagnosis, our journey together and the fight side-by-side only makes that bond even stronger. We can see the love, strength, courage, and their absolute desire to once more be "normal" with their pack. Like far too many here, I have felt exactly how you do just now and there is no shame in feeling such a huge loss. Personally, I knew that I could not write, even to tell that Cherry's battle had come to completion, so I literally wrote her "obituary" months before the end when I could still hug her.
Take all the time that you need, but know that this community will be here for any support that we can give. Know that you did everything that you could for kobe and the love that you shared has come through so very clearly in your posting. Know that you will never totally be without Kobe, for the gifts that Kobe gave you wil live with you forever.
May you find peace at this time, and may you soon be able to remember Kobe with a smile and not just this canyon of a hole of lonliness.
Spirit Cherry's Dad
13 April 2010
Bethany, we are so sorry to hear about Kobe. It is only at times like this that I don't like reading this website. It really seems like we have had a bad stretch here lately with too many good ones leaving us. Know that there are many of us here that are thinking of your family in this your time of need. Over the last few months we have happily read about Kobe's adventures. He will be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you,
Ginger, Annie and Brian
2 June 2009
I'm so sorry you had to say goodbye to Kobe. Now, it's time to figure out how to have an invisible dog around, because they're never really gone 🙂 It's been almost 2 months since Jack turned invisible, and I'm still finding Jack hair around the house. It's a nice little reminder that we had a super dog that had a great life 🙂 I hope you can remember that although it is sad to let them go, it is truly a gift that he got to be a part of your life 🙂 My thoughts are with you...
<3 Laura and Invisible Jack
11 January 2010
Beth, I am so very, very sorry about Kobe. It is always so hard to let go.
There's been a shift in your world. It will eventually right itself.
Birthday – November 4 2003
Amputation – January 13 2010
Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011
7 December 2009
28 November 2008
17 February 2010
Beth, I'm so sorry that you had to say goodbye to Kobe. Even though you know in your mind that it's best for him, your heart can't help but to miss him. I think about Sadie many times each day, and miss her so much. It seems like each time I talk about her though, there are fewer tears. I've made it a point to talk about her alot. I talk about both good times and sad times, and it seems to be therapeutic. We're here to talk and listen, whenever you are ready.
Hugs and invisible (and forever sloppy) Sadie kisses,
Lisa and spirit Sadie
Sadie is my 9yr old Rott/Shepherd mix. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right scapula 1/28/10. Our brave girl had her amputation 2/13/10 and her last chemotherapy on 6/6/10. Unfortunately, a tumor appeared in her back right leg and on 10/7/2010 Sadie's earthly journey came to an end. On 10/24/2010 we adopted Ranger, a handsome Rott/Lab mix tripawd (got hit by a car) I think Sadie sent him to us.
2 November 2009
Oh Bethany, I'm just sitting here reading this news with tears flowing...I am so so sorry to hear about Kobe . What a beautiful boy and my heart is just breaking for you. I'm at a loss for words right now and feel very sad that we've lost another tripawd hero. I so enjoyed reading about him and feel lucky that we got to meet and get to know him. Please take comfort in knowing that he is still with you and will be forever in your heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
With my deepest condolences,
Kami, Mackenzie & Kobe
My sweet golden Mackenzie. She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2 although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home. She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009. She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes. I love you Mackenzie!
14 August 2009
I am so very, very sorry to hear about Kobe. It's so heartbreaking. I wished I had had the opportunity to follow your blog but your posts here have been memorable about him.
His little Santa avatar always brightened up the forums. Your love for him came through so much. I hope you know that we are here and we offer you all the support you need to get through his loss.
Many hugs and many heartfelt condolences,
Comet's mom (Ge'Lena)
Comet - 1999 to 2011
She departed us unexpectedly January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.
She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.
25 August 2010
We are so very sorry for your loss yesterday. I loved your avatar too, Kobe looked so charming as Santa. Everyone here has been so amazing and so kind and which makes it hurt so very much to read when you lose one of your own. We are sending hugs and prayers your way. Nothing I can say can be adequate to deflect the pain you are feeling. Let me just say that my husband and I understand and hope that soon there will be peace and lots of good memories to comfort you.
Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,
leg fractured 8/27/10,
leg amputated 8/30/10
I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us. Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.