TRIPAWDS: Home to 15728 Members and 1741 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 DogNEW! Be More Dog – Learning to Live in The Now

Get the new book by the Tripawds founders for life lessons learned from their Chief Fun Officer Jerry G. Dawg! Download the e-book, and find fun Be More Dog apparel and 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
Tell Ellen DeGeneres How Tripawds Has Helped Your Pack
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
The Rainbow Bridge



Forum Posts: 27443
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
14 July 2010 - 12:45 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

We just wrote to Ellen, to see if she can help with our fundraising campaign. She actually has a spot on her website that says:

Do You Know Someone Who Could Use Some Cash?

If you want to share how pawesome Tripawds is with her, it might help us reach our goal! Click above to share your story.

Here is the letter we sent her. If you can write and share your enthusiasm, who knows what might happen? Thanks for considering it.

Jerry begs for Tips for Tripawds

Dear Ellen,

Thank you for all you do for animals and humans alike. You have made such a difference in this world!

Like you, my husband and I are animal advocates. We run the world’s largest community for 3-legged dogs and their humans, Tripawds.com. We provide education, resources and support for dogs facing amputation either because of cancer, accidents or birth defects. The site was started in 2006, in honor of our Jerry, who lost his leg because of terminal bone cancer.

When Jerry got sick, we sold our possessions to spend our last days as a pack traveling in our RV. Our journey was featured in a PBS show, “Why We Love Cats and Dogs ,” which can be viewed at: http://tinyurl……SJerryShow

Jerry changed our lives, and today we volunteer full-time to maintain Tripawds. It’s a labor of love, and we are honored to share his gifts with the world.

We are writing because we are in the midst of a fundraising campaign, and would like to know if you can help? Our goal is $8,245, which still doesn’t pay us a salary but does cover basic website maintenance costs and some advocacy materials. Anything extra could free up our personal funds to replace the 4 year old beater laptops we work with.

If you can contribute anything, I know there are at least 2,000 Tripawd families who will be so grateful, and more in the future who will benefit from your generosity.

Thank you Ellen. We think you are the GREATEST and love what you do for this world.

Rene, Jim, Spirit Jerry & Wyatt Ray

We
just wrote to see if she can help with our fundraising campaign. If you
want to share how pawesome Tripawds is with her, it might help! Thanks
for considering it.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Portage Lake, Maine
Forum Posts: 1019
Member Since:
8 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
14 July 2010 - 2:05 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I just wrote her my plea for the funds campaign!! winker

Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

Las Vegas, Nevada
Forum Posts: 4344
Member Since:
14 August 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
14 July 2010 - 2:41 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

We have some really good writers here that could do a bang up job (not me)!  But I’ll try to throw something together and I’ll even proofread it before sending it!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 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.

Forum Posts: 150
Member Since:
7 June 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
14 July 2010 - 3:01 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Done! Easy enough to do and talk about a worthwhile cause! wink

"I don't know where I am."

Golden Girls
5
14 July 2010 - 3:05 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Pawsitively will do this! I watch Ellen all the time, and know how crazy she is about animals.

The Rainbow Bridge



Forum Posts: 27443
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
14 July 2010 - 5:14 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Awww, you are all so cool!

I just remembered we forgot to mention that Oprah and Gayle loved Jerry’s story! If anyone wants to throw that in, that would be fantastic.

Thank you so much! You all make Tripawds such a special place.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Madison, WI
Forum Posts: 616
Member Since:
5 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
7
14 July 2010 - 5:19 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Oh crud, it’s a 1500 character limit.  I thought I was doing pawesome with under 1500 words.  Gosh, they say that we should be specific, but only allow 1500 characters.  Don’t worry!  I’ll get it done somehow, but good dog that’s going to be a challenge.

Gerry has been a tripawd since 12/16/2009.

He was a shelter dog with a mysterious past and an irrepairable knee injury.

Videos and pics of Gerry's pawesomeness can be found at: http://gerry.tripawds.com

Los Angeles
Forum Posts: 842
Member Since:
2 November 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
14 July 2010 - 5:40 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

Most definitely will write to her….I love her show and know how important animals are to her.   I’m sure she’ll be very touched by your letter too…..keeping our paws crossed smile.

Kami (Mackenzie’s Mom)

P.S. I have Ellen on now and she’s donating $5000 to the Humane Society if this one young actor takes off his shirt (I think he might be in the Twilight movie) – he’s opting to do very impressive push-ups instead laughing .

 

UPDATE: just sent my letter in….

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!

western Washington
Forum Posts: 207
Member Since:
7 June 2010
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
14 July 2010 - 8:37 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I just wrote her show too!

 

crossing our paws !!

 

    Denise

 

Kona turned 9yrs on April 16, 2010.
Kona was diagnosed Memorial Weekend 2010 with osteosarcoma.
Right rear leg amputated on June 4th. First chemo June 18th 2010
Second chemo July 9th, 2010      Third and final (yea !!!) chemo July 30th, 2010
ONE TOUGH GIRL this Australian Cattledog !

***Kona's journey/fight ended late in the evening of December 22, 2010***

                               We Love you so much Kona….always   

  Bella 9yrs, albino lab/aussie shep/pit?(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind (from birth) in one eye limited vision in other.(laid back, ok lazy 73 lbs)

Cotton, 5yrs, albino hound/terrier of somesort/???(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind in one eye(from birth), excellent vision in seeing eye. (ball addict…destroyer of Kong balls…yes,etc), high energy 55lbs knots of muscle)

Kona Kai's pup brother and sister as well as her buddy and playmate cat, Shaymous 12yrs (like Seamus), miss her terribly.

krun15
10
15 July 2010 - 5:15 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory sp_QuotePost

I sent a letter last night. 

If you can’t think of anything to write just type ‘please send us money’ 88 times laugh.

 

Karen and the pugapaloosa

The Rainbow Bridge



Forum Posts: 27443
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
15 July 2010 - 5:42 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

You guys are the BEST!!!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!! Thank you!!!!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
Forum Posts: 3754
Member Since:
28 November 2008
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
15 July 2010 - 6:59 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I have all intentions of writing, even if I do have to limit it.  We’ve had a couple of semi-sleepless nights (Trouble is fine – just spoiled) and I must rest so I can write a coherent sentence – otherwise Ellen may give me the money to check into rehab!  I’ll get it done before the weekend is over.

Someone call Trouble out of the kitchen – she obviously thinks we should be snacking!  Spoiled, spoiled, rotten brat dog!  God, I love her 🙂

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.

The Rainbow Bridge



Forum Posts: 27443
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
20 July 2010 - 12:10 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

We just had to tell Ellen about http://tripawds…..-8/#p35256

Ellen, thank you again for considering our request to help with our fundraising campaign. We appreciate anything you can do to help make this world a better place for our Tripawd friends.

Best wishes,

 

Rene, Jim, Spirit Jerry & Wyatt Ray

Tripawds.com, the world’s largest community for 3-legged dogs and their humans!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Portage Lake, Maine
Forum Posts: 1019
Member Since:
8 December 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
14
20 July 2010 - 12:28 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Man, have I been out of the loop!  I just watched the story on your link!  TRIPAWDS.COM ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!

 

What a community!  I don’t know what else to say!

 

Miles will have a fantastic new home with Dawn!

 

Tracy, Maggie’s Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

http://maggie.t.....t-24-2013/

The Rainbow Bridge



Forum Posts: 27443
Member Since:
25 April 2007
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15
20 July 2010 - 12:34 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Yeah, Miles is pretty pawesome!

And no dahling, YOU Rock! 😉

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
Latest Tripawds News
Read my story here.

Support the Tripawds Foundation!

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online:
Guest(s) 92
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1094
Members: 11080
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 16343
Posts: 229587
Administrators: admin, jerry, jim
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG