TRIPAWDS: Home to 20062 Members and 2005 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 DogWhat does it mean to Be More Dog?

Find out in Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now by Tripawds founders Rene and Jim. Learn life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Get the book and find fun 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
Nearly 1 year since amputation, Molly, Chesapeake Bay Retriever goes canoeing
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Golden, CO
Member Since:
16 August 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
19 July 2009 - 8:21 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Molly's original story was posted under this title: “Molly: new tripawdChesapeake Bay Retriever w/ synovial sarcoma.” This is an update.

It is nearly Molly's 1-year ampuversary, and we're celebrating with a 10-day canoe trip to the Boundary Waters. In preparation, we have done some swimming and canoeing on a local lake. We documented a little bit on video that we're sharing here:

(Hopefully we did this link correctly.)

Molly was diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma (grade 3 with hystiocytic markers) and had her front leg amputated on August 15th 2008.  We had a wonderful two years with her until she passed at age 13.5 on August 29th 2010.  As far as we could tell, her cancer never returned.

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
19 July 2009 - 8:44 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Oh Molly, you look wonderful! What an amazing girl you are, beating the odds and showing the world that Tripawds can swim like the fishies. Thank you for letting us know how you're doing.

You look great in your Ruffwear Float Coat! Have a great trip, and be sure to come back here and post some more videos. Enjoy!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Kirkland, WA
Member Since:
2 June 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
20 July 2009 - 5:50 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

What a cutie!!!  Thanks for the video.  It made me want to buy a float coat even though Jack hates the water 🙂  Have fun on your trip!

Member Since:
20 May 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
20 July 2009 - 3:25 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

You're a cutie!  Congratulations on the 1 year mark!

Debra

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.

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
Member Since:
28 November 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
20 July 2009 - 3:53 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Too cool, and so encouraging!  Molly looks like she's having a grand time.

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.

Member Since:
28 May 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
20 July 2009 - 5:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

YEAH MOLLY GIRL!!!

Cancer? What cancer? 3 legs? “peeshaw”…I can do ANYTHING!!!

Rock and roll girlfriend – keep it up and please post more pictures!!!

Love Mom and Zeus

Heather and Spirit Zeus - Our life changing journey…from the earth to the heavens…one day at a time…always together

Member Since:
5 April 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
20 July 2009 - 5:47 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Congratulations on your 1 year mark! Thanks for posting the video, I needed a good smile today. Make sure you post a ton more! Have a great time on your trip!

Golden, CO
Member Since:
16 August 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
26 July 2009 - 6:07 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Molly had a great afternoon at the lake and did some swimming and retrieving, in addition to being good and laying down while in the canoe.







Enjoy!

Molly was diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma (grade 3 with hystiocytic markers) and had her front leg amputated on August 15th 2008.  We had a wonderful two years with her until she passed at age 13.5 on August 29th 2010.  As far as we could tell, her cancer never returned.

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
26 July 2009 - 8:43 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Awwwwwww, what a good swimmer! And she's so calm in the canoe. How did you ever get her to stay so mellow on the water?

Thanks, you made our day.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
26 July 2009 - 8:47 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Lookin' good there Molly. Superstar Glad that K9 Float Coat works well for you!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Golden, CO
Member Since:
16 August 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
27 July 2009 - 11:17 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

She will only calm down in the canoe if we let her swim awhile before she has to get in.  We also found that she prefers to sit in the front of the boat where she can scope out the terrain ahead.  After two practice runs, she seems to be ready for the actual trip.  I think it will be a great way for us to all get into the wilderness.  The portages on our route are short, so she won't have to hop along very far and the rest of the time she can float along in the canoe.  She will also have lots of swimming time, which is her absolute favorite thing to do.  I can't believe how much of a gift this trip is.  Last August we weren't sure how Molly would make it through her amputation and cancer treatments, and here we are 1 year later-- about to embark on a 10-day canoe adventure.   We will make sure to post some videos of the trip.

Molly was diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma (grade 3 with hystiocytic markers) and had her front leg amputated on August 15th 2008.  We had a wonderful two years with her until she passed at age 13.5 on August 29th 2010.  As far as we could tell, her cancer never returned.

Golden, CO
Member Since:
16 August 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
3 August 2009 - 5:02 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Here's Molly playing catch with a tennis ball.

View and comment on YouTube

She loves it!

Molly was diagnosed with Synovial Cell Sarcoma (grade 3 with hystiocytic markers) and had her front leg amputated on August 15th 2008.  We had a wonderful two years with her until she passed at age 13.5 on August 29th 2010.  As far as we could tell, her cancer never returned.

Member Since:
26 November 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
3 August 2009 - 7:18 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Molly,

Happy ampuversary - we will be celebrating vicariously with you at this inspiring accomplishment. We all loved the photos & video. Dad has often said that we need to find something that our TriPawd companion loves and then exploit that love to provide purpose in their lives. Well your pawrents have definitely accomplished that very well. The love and quality of life are clearly evident in your beautiful smile. All I get are truck/car trips and sitting in the parking lot at the Lower Hamilton General Store just below the Old Faithful Inn while dad radios the eruptions to the visitor's center. Well he did let me sit on his lap, on the swing, under the veranda at the Lower Hamilton General Store too.

Anyway, keep up the great work and keep us all inspired.

Cherry (and Dad)

Kirkland, WA
Member Since:
2 June 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14
4 August 2009 - 5:28 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

What an adorable video!!!  It must be nice to have a dog that returns the ball and doesn't run off and laugh in your face 🙂  She looks great.

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15
4 August 2009 - 10:20 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Thanks for the videos! Keep 'em coming ... Big Grin

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: krun15, roxiesmom, dobemom
Guest(s) 104
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1184
Members: 14976
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17566
Posts: 244802
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG