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Met Rottie ... hopefully will appear here...37 months!!!!
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1 February 2011 - 2:50 pm
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Took Whiskey to a dog park we don't usually go to, but didn't want to drive all the way to the other one.  As we were walking to the empty dog park, out came a really good looking Rottie tripawd!!  I of course had to talk to the owner but didn't get names of either one dang it. 

The Rottie is 37 months out...I can hardly believe it...front amp, looks wonderful, eleven years old.  Holy cow.  He said he was on here and another bone cancer site but it must have been way way back because he didn't know about Wyatt Ray and wondered what had happened with it was way back.  He did remember Rene's name (un huh!!!)

I asked the owner to please come on tripawds and tell his story because 37 months was so so unusual and heartwarming and tearmaking (well I waited til he was gone)....must have been the reason Whiskey decided to be onery and forget the come command.....puppies...sigh.

Sure hope he follows through...inspiration...he said he spends every single day with his dog now and considers every one of them a blessing...gee, sounds like part of the family doesn't it!!!!laughing

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1 February 2011 - 2:57 pm
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What a wonderful inspiration.  I am so glad you saw them at the doggie park.  I hope the person you talked to comes on tripawds and tells his story.


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.

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1 February 2011 - 2:57 pm
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That really is amazing! I hope he does come here and share his story and provide pictures. He certainly does sound like a Tripawd family member winker

Cathy/Jane/Spirit Skyler/Chloe

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1 February 2011 - 6:34 pm
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Wow! Thanks for letting us know, we'll be on the lookout...

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

1 February 2011 - 7:57 pm
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Hi Diane,

I'm glad to see I am not the only person who stalks and accosts Tripswds!!


Karen and the pugapalooza

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1 February 2011 - 9:27 pm
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I tried to recruit a fellow tripawd owner, but needless to say I haven't heard from them... I hope yours comes through to share their story with us!!!!

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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Oh my gosh Diane, that is really cool. We would loooooove to hear from this pup and his human. Thanks for helping to spread the word!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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That makes me want to cry too, I would love to hear a success story!

I too am a stalker of tripawds, I have yet to recruit one though. 

Elizabeth and Sammy

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.

2 February 2011 - 5:02 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost I am. Sam has been enjoying his extra life for over 37 months and counting. He is my best friend in the world and I don't do much without him! We still try and go to as many dog parks as possible and ran into Diane at the closest one to my house yesterday. Dog people are the best and I have to say that three legged dog people are even better!!!

Keith & Sam

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Welcome Keith and Sam! Thanks for stopping by. How totally cool that you ran into Diane!

What an amazing, incredible story Sam has to tell. Pups like him give hope to sooo many others.

We'd love to hear more about his treatment that he received. What do you think are some factors that contributed to his longevity? Scoop!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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3 February 2011 - 3:30 pm
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37 months with Osteosarcoma?  WOW, Sam, you are our hero!  I thought Nova was an old-timer at 27 months!  Sure hope we can follow in your pawsteps.

Sam is SUCH a handsome boy!


Licks and Leans,

Queen Nova and mom Sue

Dane Mom Sue at and Mom to Beautiful Great Dane Queen Nova, a Blind Tripawd, who kicked cancer's butt from 11/08-03/13. The Queen is Spirit Nova now, but her legacy lives on here at Tripawds!

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