Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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PS: sorry Jerry, we don't know how to do that photo thing
Hey there, not a problem. We fixed your post. Click HERE for instructions on doing the photo thing. It's really easy!
Many hugs to Calamity and you. Calamity is definitely having a GREAT time! Thanks for showing the world what Tripawds can do. The photos are fantastic.
28 May 2008
YOU GO GIRL!!!
Great idea to post those visuals to show everyone what we can do…that amputation is not cruel and unkind and selfish on the pawrents part…that it is a GIFT to us for a pain free life and a life worth living.
Heather and Spirit Zeus - Our life changing journey…from the earth to the heavens…one day at a time…always together
23 December 2008
28 November 2008
Wonderful, wonderful pics. How could anyone question whether this was the right choice after seeing those. Kudo, Calamity, you're the one for us all to look up to.
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.
Living indeed! Thanks for sharing the inspirational update and photos. It is certain to help others when faced with the difficult decision of amputation for their own dogs.
The decision to amputate Calamity's leg was a tough one. She didn't face cancer. I had surgeons (yeah, the “cut to cure” ones) telling me they could try to fix it again while my own knowledge told me otherwise. I had to question their abilities to really “fix” her while weighing her ability to become happy again with a bum leg.
When I see her like this, I KNOW I gave her a great life back! I love this girl so much,
Janie & Calamity
21 February 2009
28 February 2009
I will try to post her photos and videos as soon as I figure it out.
Thanks for joiningthe discussion Trish! We'd love to here more about Flare. Please feel free to start your own topic for her speedy tales.
Instructions for posting photos and videos can be found in the tech Support forum.
I wish I had a photo to post but I have to share another milestone for Calamity. We had some torrential rainstorms tonight which made the ground soft & moist, just like the dogs like it. I did not see this, but hubby came in laughing when he brought the pack back inside.
Apparently Munchie was digging in a nice spot when Calamity went to her & barked, trying to get her to chase her. When Munchie gave chase, Calamity quickly went back to the “dig” and began to dig in her own tripawd way, by hop-digging! Hubby said he has seen everything now!!!
I do believe there is nothing a tripawd can't do!!!!
Janie & Calamity
With the accomplishments Calamity has made, I want everyone to know that there is nothing a Tripawd can't do when they are finally out of the pain!! Calamity is a testamant to that!
Since her leg was removed she has re-lerned to:
Get her muzzle off (she learned if she lays down she can reach with her remaining leg and flip it off!)
Stomp for food when being ignored (this is funny, her whole body stomps)
Race once again, yes RACE in her backyard competing with her housemates.
Dig (I haven't seen this yet but it cracks hubby up…she burried a toy in a pile of leaves this morning)
She is amazing!!!
Never be afraid to take away the pain by amputation. After a healing period, your pet will be back to normal, happy & pain free. as Calamity is.
Inspawrational topics like this are exactly why we created these forums. Thanks for sharing Calamity's tripawd triumph.