Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
Tripawds is your home 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.
Spirit Jerry, October 1, 1998 to October 3, 2008
Jerry, has it really been three years since the last moments when we rubbed your velvety ears and smelled your sweet puppy breath?
Like when you paid a visit to our friends who were visiting Bangor, Maine, a few weeks ago. They knew you from the PBS show, but never got the chance to meet you in pawson. One day they decided to grab a beer, and being dog people that they are, decided to head downtown to visit the Sea Dog Microbrewery.
As they roamed the bar to check out the dog mementos, something made them look up on a wall full of pictures. And who, out of the hundreds of photos tacked to the wall, barked out to them?
You! In this early Tripawds business card that we left in the bar, the day you hopped in on all threes and charmed all the bar flys, back in September, 2007.
Thank you for making our friends smile, and bringing back so many good memories of that momentous occasion when you reached the East Coast, despite all odds.
Fear not, brave Spirit Jerry. For today we will will not grieve, or cry.
We will cast aside our tears and celebrate your life!
Here's to you, a very special pup who will go on living in the hearts of many,
from sea to shining sea.
In Memory of
Jerry G. Dawg, Fearless Leader and Furever Friend
October 1, 1998 – October 3, 2008
1 February 2011
Beautiful tribute to a dear friend. Tonight we will lift a pint in honor of Jerry and his contribution to our lives. Thanks, Jerry for being there when we were facing some of our darkest hours. I don't know if we would have made it through without you!
Micki and Rio
~ ~ Rio ~ ~
Paw shucks... this community wouldn't be what it has become without the continued support of members like you!
Can't help but share a couple past tribute videos featuring our fearless leader...
Mad Dr Jerry Canine Cancer Hero Tripawds Tribute
Two Year Tribute to Tripawds CFO Jerry
29 October 2010
You're the pawesomest, Jerry.
I wish I could give you some BIG kisses!
Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!
14 August 2009
Awwww. So many wonderful videos of Jerry. He certainly does guide us through on dark days even if some of us didn't get to meet him.
I have to ask...what was it with trees that made him want to tear into them!??
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.
12 February 2010
love never ends. thanks jerry for being a hero.
charon & gayle
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
13 June 2011
14 May 2011
I am so personally grateful to Jerry and to Jim and Rene for starting Tripawds- giving us a place to go for support. So many of us would be going through this alone otherwise. It is such a blessing to have this site and be able to form these friendships. Thank you Jerry, for inspiring your pawrents, and us! We appreciate it so very much and are fur-ever grateful!
Diagnosed with OSA: 5/2/2011 Ampuversary: 5/11/2011 OSA returned in hip: 8/26/2011
Chili Dawg crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 8/30/2011 & is now pain free. He was my heart dog, and I miss him every day.
9 December 2009
13 July 2009
Hi Jerry and family
Time is so fickle. Three years seems like a lot sometimes. But it also seems like nothing, at least when I think of it right now. I don't think I realized how recently you had been with us in 'visible form' when Tazzie and I started through it all less than a year later. Gosh - your parents memories must still be fresh.
As others have said - where would we be during our journeys if you hadn't inspired your parents to begin this?
10 February 2011
Last week I had the opportunity to listen to a talk from a woman who plays the harp and ministers to hospice patients. She has sat with hundreds in their final moments. Listening to their conversations with others sent to greet them while asking questions about their experiences.My two favorite parts of her talk were...
1...yes dogs DO go to HEAVEN and yes they are there waiting to greet you....and sometimes they help usher you there.
2...yes there are Angels, sometimes they are seen in shades of blue and sometimes silver and...they are dancing, always dancing, rejoicing that you are comming home
So in my head while listening, I picture Basil being whirled by Angels excited to see him!
I bet Jerry is dancing with the Angels too..along with all of his other favorite things...until you meet again!
20 December 2008
Oh Jerry, we bin thinking about you today. Hate to be repetitive but you started it all for the rest of us. You were your pawrents inspawration and without you and them so many of us would probably not be here. I just had my 6th birthday--same as yours! And my pawrents never woulda kept my little foster self if they had not run across tripawds.com and learned that three-legged dogs totally R.O.C.K!
Here's a link to the latest tripawd GSD to cross GSRNC's door, well maybe. http://www.peth.....SL.A330966 He needs a temperament eval first and another group might take him. But we probably would not even be considering him were it not for you! Another chapter in your Leg-A-Cy Big Guy! I hope you are proud, and I know you are looking out for tripawds everywhere.
Who loves ya big dawg? WE DO!!!!
Codie Rae and the Oaktown Pack (plus Daisy Rae, Riley Ray, Minka Rae, and hopefully soon to be Howie Ray!)
p.s. we'll let Wyatt speak for hisself!
Woohoo! Tripawds Rule!
Regulator of the Oaktown Pack, Sheriff of the Oaktown Pawsse, Founding member and President of the Tripawd Girldogs With 2 Names ROCK Club, and ... Tripawd Girldog Extraordinaire!
25 July 2009
Awww duuuuuude. I guess I owe ya, cu I'm not sure that I would have such a great life if you didn't come first.
Thanks Saint Jerry, I wish I couldda known you.
Wyatt Ray Dawg . . . The Tripawds Leg-A-Cy Continues!
Read all about my adventures at my Tripawds Blog
8 May 2011
Jerry, you have given me so much comfort knowing that when my Misty girl's time comes you will be there to welcome and love her along with all your friends. I really can't wait until the day we are all together. What a time we will have!
Misty's blog: http://misty.tripawds.com
Sister to Millie, 9 yr old choc. lab
Sister to Lola, 6 yr old choc. lab
Sister to Toby, 7 yr old rottie mix (officially my sons dog, but I'm still his mama!)
Sweetness to Fiona and Bill