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Calling all Tripawds! Come show your Tripawd Pride and participate in a fun new project, the Tripawds Tribute Leash .

Tripawds members have often discussed creating some kind of traveling tribute item to honor our animal friends, that we could display at events like the upcoming Morris Animal Foundation Walk in California.

Well, Spirit Tri-Pug Maggie’s Mom, Karen, recently came up with a great tribute idea, and based on input from others, the Tripawds Tribute Leash idea was born.

The Tripawds Tribute Leash Project: Join Us!

We are creating the first traveling Tripawds tribute.
 All Tripawd canines, felines and quadpawd family members are invited to join in!

The idea is to pay tribute to all members of the Tripawds community. This leash will honor those who are still on the journey and remember those who have crossed the bridge.

We decided on a Tripawds yellow leash with a ribbon tied on for each animal who is a member of the Tripawd community.

Every member of the Tripawds community is welcome to send a ribbon to be added to the leash.

The Tribute Leash will be sent to different events around the country where Team Tripawds is being represented. We will continue to add ribbons, and new leashes as needed.

For now, the Tribute Leash will reside in Livermore with Spirit Tri-Pug Maggie’s Mom, Karen. The plan is to debut the leash at the Morris Animal Foundation Walk in Elk Grove in April. After this event, other members around the country can request it for their special event or Tripawds-related activity.

How to Participate in the Tripawds Tribute Leash Project

All ribbons must be received by Friday April 20
in order to be a part of the Morris walk on April 29.

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  • Use a piece of ribbon, any color; pick something that represents your animal friend. We want lots of color! Something sturdy is recommended, as the leash will be carried in walks, and shipped at least a few times a year.
  • The suggest ribbon width is ¾ to 1 inch. Anything wider may not tie neatly. The ribbon should be at least 12 inches long, maximum of 18 inches long.
  • Using an indelible pen (fine point sharpie works well) write your fur kid’s name, your name (optional) and any message you would like. Perhaps you would put dates, or nicknames, or a short tribute. You can write on both sides of the ribbon.
  • Leave the center 4 inches clear of any writing; this is the part that will be tied around the leash.
  • You may send a SMALL trinket or remembrance to attach as well, but it is not necessary. A tag is one idea. Some pet stores have machines that allows you to engrave a tag with anything you like.
  • When you mail your tribute be sure to include a note with your name, your animal’s name, and your Tripawds User Name just in case Karen has any questions.

The ribbons and trinkets will be tied around the leash in the order received (except that Jerry will be first!). Angel and Spirit Tripawds will have a small piece of white ribbon attached when tied on to the leash.

We can’t promise that ribbons received after April 20 will be included in this walk, but they will definitely be added to the leash afterward for future events.

Please send your ribbon to:

Karen Riley
P.O. Box 2939
Livermore, CA 94551-2939

 Paws up to Karen for volunteering to head up this project. If you have a great idea to honor Tripawds and their families, don’t be shy! Contact us today!

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WHAT a great idea! This is terrific!  Thanks Karen! 

 

Oooh, I wonder what color I should use??????!!!!!

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Karen, what a great idea and thank you for volunteering to coordinate the leash project.  Can't decide between yellow ('cause Scout was a yellow dog) or red ('cause his collar was red)  Will have to ask the kids…

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What a great idea!  And just to make sure I understand (because I'm dense sometimes) I should/could send 3 ribbons – 1 for Spencer (known here), one for my doberman (Baron – died from lung cancer in 2004) and one for Fred (my cat who died from liver cancer in 2000), right?

Jac and Angel Spencer.  Spencer was 5.25 years old. He fought a grade 3 fibrosarcoma, started on his shoulder.  Left front leg amputated in August 2011.  15 weeks of chemo finished 12/22/11 (mytox and adria).  Lung mets found on x-rays 12/28/11.  Started carboplatin 1/6/12. Went to Heaven on 2/27/12. I miss him like crazy every day.  See his blog here:  http://spencer.tripawds.com/

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great idea and great directions.

Ajax is in.

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Pawesome! Glad you like it! Yes, I agree, Karen is pretty darn cool for heading this up!

You can feel free to send one ribbon for each animal.

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Great idea!!! Thanks Karen, for thinking of it and organizing it!

Probably pretty obvious what color ribbon I’m going to send for my beautiful Tripawd Warrior Princess!
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I’m going to the fabric store tomorrow to find a Seminole ribbon in honor of Bo. What a fantastic idea! One of the many reasons this community rocks!!

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So I understand, do we add the white (for our angels)??? or is that added by Karen?

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I love this idea!  Thanks Karen!  Would it be appropriate for Trapper to use the leash this summer at the Illinois Shorthair Rescue reunion?  We'd love to show it to them.

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I am going to get a yard of ribbon and make one to keep here at home, and one to send.

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!

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Hi everyone,
First- thanks to Rene for editing and posting the announcement. I meant to add a post right after she did but I got myself involved in a show and got really busy.
I’m glad you all like the idea and plan to participate. It started out as a small idea of something I could take to the next MAF K9 Cancer walk, then we thought about sending it to other walks, then something that would represent our whole community and could be used at different events.
As with most of my ideas I haven’t thought it all the way through! So as far as who to sent it to to use- I think I’ll make a list of people who want it and dates needed. So send me a PM with dates and I’ll start a calendar. My only plan after the walk in April was to send it to Jim and Rene in CO this summer for the K9 walk there.
And Micki, I was planning on adding the white ribbon- but if you have something you want to use, that’s fine too.
Jacki, I like the idea of making two, one to keep.
If anyone has questions or comment they don’t want to post here send me a PM.

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Oh this is wonderful Karen! I will discuss with Lylee what colour she likes best and will be sending it on.

Thank you again & big hugs

Joanne & Lylee

http://lyleegir.....ipawds.com

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Hello everyone,

Spirit Gayle's ribbon arrived the other day and it is beautiful!  With Charon's permission I am sharing it here- maybe it will give others some ideas.  I haven't started tying them on the leash yet- so here is the flat view.

 

Karen and the pugapalooza

 

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Oh!  I love it!  Charon got fancy smchancy!  Oooooo – but oh so pretty!

 

Darnit – I was just at Walmart and forgot to buy the ribbon.  I will this week!  Thanks for doing this Karen – you're the best!

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