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Tripawds Take Over Colorado Dog Park
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16 August 2009 - 8:13 pm
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First Tripawds Pawty Longmont, CO Group Photo

Today is a day that will go down in the history books as the largest Tripawd gathering ever!

What an amazing day it was at our first ever Tripawds gathering in Longmont, Colorado. When we planned this party, we figured we'd be really fortunate if a dozen Tripawds showed up. What an incredible sight it was to see Tripawd after Tripawd coming through the dog park gates!

Wyatt and Jim Meet the Press at Longmont Tripawd Party

We believe we had 30 Tripawds attend, but my silly pawrents forgot to bring a guest book so we'll never know for sure. There were so many incredible pawrents and Tripawds of all sizes stopping by all day, we wish that we had more time to get to know each and every one better.20090816w_lily-clayjodi05

We should have some great local newspaper coverage out of this, thanks to Tripawd Lily and her pawrents Clay and Jody, who handled public relations for the event. And our hero Tika gets the award for traveling the farthest for the pawty, all the way from eastern Kansas, an eight hour drive!

Tika and Her Pack at Longmont Tripawds Party

We can't thank everyone enough for taking time out to gather with us today. We hope that more of you can come out for our next one sometime in the future.

Better yet, how about planning a Tripawd Pawty in your town?

BiTripawds Big and Small Athena and Pivot

More pictures are posted on our Tripawds Facebook Page.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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16 August 2009 - 8:35 pm
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Awe, it makes me cry!

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.

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16 August 2009 - 8:44 pm
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Wyatt, you sure are looking stylish.  Wish we could have been there. 

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17 August 2009 - 7:34 pm
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Pretty cool day you had in Colorado! I love the group picture. Wish we could have been there!

Susan & Tazzie 2

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18 August 2009 - 6:25 am
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Here's an excerpt from the Longmont Daily Times reporter who covered the Tripawds Pawty! ...

"Most people don't even notice it right away," said Jan Lund as he watched his three-legged dog explore the park Sunday. "Except my mother, who's 93. She saw him and said, ‘How come he limps?'"

Check out the whole article here ...

Three paws, all heart
Owners of ‘tripawd' dogs come together at local park
By Scott Rochat
Publish Date: 8/17/2009

And, here's a snippet from the Daily Camera article covering this fabulous event ...

Esther Beck, of Fort Collins, said she was "devastated" when her 3-year-old Great Dane, Athena, was diagnosed with bone cancer. Because Athena was so young, Beck said, she decided to have the affected leg amputated 11 weeks ago.

"We just wanted to give her the best chance we could," Beck said. "The amputation doesn't seem to be slowing her down much."

Read more here ...

'They're awesome': Loving 'tripawd' dogs in Longmont
Three-legged canines get around just fine, owners says

By Amy Bounds
Sunday, August 16, 2009

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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20 August 2009 - 9:37 am
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Hi everybody:

Tika here.  I just wanted to let everybody know that I had the GRANDEST time.  Sister Caya thought that Wyatt Dawg was a a cutie!  However, I WILL have to talk to my agent, because they got my name wrong in the paper! Have you ever!  However, they did take a good picture of me, so I forgive Big Grin.

We spent another day in Estes Park and then went to see my momma's family and her grandma. I got to play around off leash (finally) and torment my 'cousin' a terrier mix about the size of my head.

Mom says if we go to another TriPawd party I am gonig to have to behave myself a bit better around the water dish and that other doggies get to drink water also.  We'll see about that, I LIKE being bossy!

Saturday I'm off to Bark for Life, I can hardly wait to meet even MORE friends.  I was so happy to meet the TriPawds gang, they have made my mom feel so much better since I got sick!

Talk to you all soon, I'll get mom to get her pictures off the camera soon!

--Tika and pack

Kim and Spirit Tika

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Those darn reporters! How on earth can they get such an original name wrong? Duuuhh!

Tika, it was sooooo great meeting you, your sissy and your Mom and Dad. We are incredibly honored that you came out to see us all. Thank you so so much. Next time will you come stay with us at our house? We could have a real dog pawty then!

You guys rock. We love you!!!!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Kirkland, WA
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20 August 2009 - 11:22 am
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What great stories!  And Kim, Chica looks adorable 🙂

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20 August 2009 - 12:24 pm
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Tim (dad) says it's her stage name......

You know these celebs.  No living with them once fame goes to their heads.

We need to get a Midwest Tripawd convention going!

Kim and Spirit Tika

Linden, MI
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20 August 2009 - 4:29 pm
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A Midwest Tripawd Convention! Yay!  What a great idea.  Let's come up with something.

Sue and Nova

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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Tikaani said:

Tika here.  I just wanted to let everybody know that I had the GRANDEST time.

Tika, we keep forgetting to ask: can we get the recipe for those awesome salmon treats you made? I ate all mine up, they're great!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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13 December 2009 - 9:27 am
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Awww, you guys,

Our computer is set so the Pawty pictures are always on the screen and every picture makes me so happy!  That day was great.  We can't wait to do it again.


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