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14 August 2009
I wanted to write this topic for Diane, Magic’s mom because I know how hard this is for her. OJ was her late husband, Bob’s favorite pet. Her husband died 2 years ago. I know she didn’t want to lose her little OJ because it was a little piece of her husband she could keep close.
So, for all that she has been through in the last few years, I want to just send my sincerest condolences to Diane and to Magic, who also loved OJ.
April 16, 1993 – May 18, 2010
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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.
1 January 2010
Oh, Diane – I am so sorry to hear about OJ. I know there’s not much we can say to help ease the pain, but please know we’re keeping you close to our heart this week, and sending tons of hugs across the miles.
Holly and Susan
Holly joined the world of tripawds on 12/29/2009. She has a big little sister, Zuzu, who idolizes Holly and tries to make all of her toys into tripawds in Holly's honor. And she's enjoying life one hop at a time!
25 April 2007
Thank you for starting this topic. Julius shall now live on forever here, and will always walk by Magic’s side in spirit. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Diane at this difficult time.
26 November 2008
Diane, Magic, and Spirit OJ,
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of OJ and would like you to accept our deepest sympathy at this time. I have been told that life never throws more at you than you can handle, but it seems that life is testing you beyond any limit that I would have. I know that loosing OJ will create a huge hole right now, but OJ and Bob have not totally left you for the gifts that they gave will live with you forever. From all your postings it is clear that OJ had a great life. So great that OJ fought so very hard to be there with you and Magic to help you fight Magic’s battle. Please take care of youself – as good of care as you give Magic. Know that this community will be here if you need.
Our deepest condolences,
Spirit Cherry & Dad
22 December 2009
Diane … I am so very, very sorry to hear of your loss of OJ. You and Magic will remain in my prayers. As Bob said, please do take care of yourself, as well … and yes, we are all here for you. Again, my condolences. Thinking of you and Magic.
Amputation on 11/10/09, due to Histiocytic Sarcoma in left elbow. Angel Harley earned his wings on 06/24/10.
28 November 2008
Comet – thank you for doing this (you beat me to the punch, but that’s ok).
I know OJ will be missed by both Diane and Magic. RIP sweet butterscotch kitty. You will live in beautiful memories forever.
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.
20 May 2009
Diane, Magic and Spirit O.J.,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Diane. I wish their were words to console you but know there are not. You are in my prayers.
Debra & Angel Emily
Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.
10 March 2010
Oh Ge’Lena and Comet …thank you so much (and you too Shanna for trying to outrace them)
I am now sobbing again. I knew this community was the best…how can you all be better than the best? to take this little jog to acknowledge my old grumpus OJ, is beyond me to find words….those of you who have suffered through my novellas will find this an amazing thing. Although I know it was time and that to even hydrate him with an IV one more time was going to gain me a day or two and gain him nothing at all. I thank you for your wishes for us …. I can’t even put all his stuff away, I’m afraid it will freak Magic out if the cat box disappears so maybe…well not yet at least. As was mentioned, he was my Bob’s very favorite animal and was the “therapy cat” for my friend with cancer. He always split time between laps but when she was here Sunday night for survivor, he climbed in her lap and stayed there for the whole night knowing he wouldn’t see her again I think. (well he still slept with me, under the covers, head on my shoulder, nestled in my arm) I really wanted a pic of him in bed like that and I didn’t get it. An “internet friend” that I play a game Yoville (some of you play too) sent me this last night that I’ll finish with. Thank you all so much….I can’t touch you but I love you. The warmth you have brought to my heart cannot be explained.
“I just keep remembering our conversation this afternoon, and I’m picturing OJ jumping into Bob’s lap, purring loudly while Bob is stroking his now-healthy body. And the look on Bob’s face shows the joy he feels at having OJ with him – but it also shows sadness, knowing how much you are grieving. I hope you’re feeling my arms around you – go ahead and cry on my shoulder. I’m going to pray that you will feel God’s peace and get some much needed rest.”
13 September 2009
Diane and Magic…
I’m so sorry to hear about OJ… My tears are flowing… I know you will both miss that gorgeous orange (I mean butterscotch) kitty with all your hearts… I don’t know what to say to help comfort you during this sad time… You are both in my thoughts and prayers…
Sending you both a big fat hug!! Rest in peace sweet OJ… watch over your mommy and your buddy Magic…
Angel Jake’s Mom
Jake, 10yr old golden retriever (fractured his front right leg on 9/1, bone biopsy revealed osteosarcoma on 9/10, amputation on 9/17) and his family Marguerite, Jacques and Wolfie, 5yr old german shepherd and the newest addition to the family, Nala, a 7mth old Bengal mix kittie. Jake lost his battle on 11/9/2009, almost 8 weeks after his surgery. We will never forget our sweet golden angel… http://jakesjou.....ipawds.com ….. CANCER SUCKS!
2 November 2009
My heart goes out to you….I’m so so sorry for your loss. This must be so difficult for you and Magic right now. Just know that OJ will always be a very special family member on this website and we are grieving with you. You are such a loving and devoted parent and for that, OJ was truly blessed to have had you in his life just as you were blessed to have had him. When we lost our other dog to lymphoma, I took comfort in knowing that I was given this incredible gift of love and for that I will be forever grateful. OJ is your incredible gift of love.
You and Magic are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kami (Mackenzie’s Mom)
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!
25 April 2007
Comet, you are incredibly thoughtful, kind, courageous and compassionate, thank you so much for doing this for Diane. And thank you also Shanna for your kindness.
Our heart breaks for you Diane, we are very sorry. He was a heroic kitty who showed everyone that cats have way more than nine lives if they are loved and cared for as deeply as he was by you.
Take your time. You don’t need to put his things away until you and Magic are ready. Until then, know that this community is thinking of you and sending prayers and peace your way. May his sweet memory and the time you shared together bring comfort to your heart.
24 January 2009
Oh Diane, I’m so sad for you. You let us get to know OJ along with you and Magic and he’s one of us now, and we grieve together. I like your friend’s picture of OJ re-joining Bob, but I know it just enlarged the hole in your life. I also send prayers of peace and comfort, and rest. You’re in my thoughts.
Cemil and mom Mary, Mujde and Radzi….appreciating and enjoying Today
I hope you can take some solace in the knowledge that you did everything you could do for OJ, that you provided him and outstanding life, and that in the end you did the bravest and most selfless act by letting him go. It hurts so much now, but I hope someday the picture your friend described will bring a smile.
12 February 2010
diane and magic, we are so very saddened by your loss. thanks for sharing the stories and life of this wonderful kitty with us – it was like oj became part of everyone’s family through you. blessings to you during this time.
gayle & charon
Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included). She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.
Love Never Ends