TRIPAWDS: Home to 20500 Members and 2012 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

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
Virginia Pawty Slide Show!
sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Virginia
Member Since:
26 January 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
26 May 2015 - 5:42 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

I didn't get as many pictures as I had planned but thanks to Lori, Deb and Bonnie for letting me steal some of theirs! We started off Saturday evening at the winery and ended up back at Deb's rental house (whoo hoooo). The following day we met back there and headed over to the Greyhounds Rock/Tripawds event. I didn't get pictures of everyone b/c I just kept forgetting to take them (we were having such a good time). I would recommend to everyone to try to have a tripawds event in your area, even if it's only a couple of people...they are so much fun, and for me meeting the ladies who all went through the same thing as me around the same time has healing properties! So without further adieu: 

 

https://youtu.b.....TjT2vq7_FI

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

Los Angeles, CA
Member Since:
13 June 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
2
26 May 2015 - 7:51 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Oh I love this ....  I had to keep pushing Jasper away to watch it but I got through it!!!! We are SO coming to the next one! Jasper travels so well and we can't wait ... give us lots of notice so we can plan a looooong weekened if we are flying east!!!

thank you for sharing! 

hugs and love! 

alison with spirit shelby in her heart (and little jasper too)

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

Westminster, MD
Member Since:
31 August 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
3
26 May 2015 - 8:15 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Oh Elizabeth, this is unbelievably heart-warming and priceless......I was crying at the end. You have an incredible talent for doing this kind of thing with pictures. I unfortunately was guilty of the same thing you mentioned, I was having such a wonderful time, I forget to take as many pics as I would like to, and some of the ones I do take, don't turn out very well.....sigh......Next time I will do so much better.

Thank you for sharing this perfect collection of pics with all of us, and so looking forward to our next party.....just hoping so many more of our friends can join us then.

{{{Hugs}}} and Love, 

Bonnie, Angel Polly, and new crew

Orrtanna Pa.
Member Since:
25 January 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
4
26 May 2015 - 8:32 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Beautiful, just beautiful!! Love it! Beautiful keepsake of a great weekend! Thank you for putting this together!!! Lori, Ty & the gang

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

Idaho
Member Since:
12 March 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
5
26 May 2015 - 9:05 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Bittersweet tears flowing here. How I wish we could have been there in person. Thank you so much for this wonderful slide show.

Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

Member Since:
13 May 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
6
26 May 2015 - 9:16 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Love it!!!! I was crying at the end too lol. I also forgot to take pictures because I was too busy haha. I need to post some of mine soon.

Thanks so much for the slideshow! 

Cassie and Domino

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Domino had his left front leg amputate on May 13th 2014 after being hit by a car. He's now living a happy healthy life on three legs :)

Virginia




Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
7
26 May 2015 - 9:41 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Polly, you waited til the end t l cry? My tears started flowing the second I saw the thread!!

ELIZABETH!!!!! ELIZABETH!!!!! No words are needed to describe what a Tripawd gathering is like...these PERFECT pictures and PERFECT song say it all!! I'm sorry Elizabeth, but you are so darn good at this you HAVE to be our official photographer for years to come!!! You are .MASTERFUL!! You have such a good eye and are so creative with your editing.

No one understands this journey unless you've been on it...and no one understands the friendships developed unless you've been on it...and no one could ever understand the pool of love you jump into until you go to a pawty of the Tripawd Universe. You are bathed in joy, laughter and love that will stay with you forever.

We are tuly the epitome of a kinship of souls who were meant to join up in our earth clothes. And I believe our dogs, in their "soul state", knew EXACTLY what they were dooing in their earthly journey! They picked us as their humans, and they each of us to travel together side by side in this journey. We've all marveled zt how well our dogs interact. I KNOW they feel the loving energy we have for each other and that transfers to them znd to their special bond they have with each other. And all our dogs who have stepped out of their earth clothes infused us all with their loving energy. Their presence is felt at these pawties like you wouldn't believe! Yep! They are pawtying with us, that's for sure!!!

And ELIZABETH, you captured everything I'm "trying" to say with this sacred and treasured album!!

We love you with all our hearts. This means the world to us! You ARE @ove and light! Everyone their has that light within that makes our community such a kind and giving place.

And Jim, Rene, Wyatt and JERRY...this ripple of love that continues to flow throughout the Universe all started with you and your love and light.superstar

With love and gratitude!

Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS...the tribute at the end....thank you sooooo much for that! Never forgotten, nope, never forgotten! Thank you!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
8
26 May 2015 - 10:26 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

BRAVO! clap

Oh my DOG Elizabeth, this is a beautiful, wonderful, pawfect movie of the pawty, our heroes who are at the Bridge and with us now, and all the beautiful friendships and fantastic people who make up this amazing community. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, especially for the photos of our Tripawd Angels at the end, this is a real treasure. Best. Video. Ever!

xoxo

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

On The Road


Member Since:
24 September 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
9
26 May 2015 - 12:17 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Beautiful. Thank you!!! clap

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Michigan
Member Since:
2 April 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
10
26 May 2015 - 2:39 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

That was just beautiful!  The dogs all looked so happy to meet each other!

And I also have tears in my eyes

Donna, Glenn & Murphy 

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
Read about Murphy's Life on Three Legs

Donna.png



Member Since:
16 October 2012
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
11
26 May 2015 - 6:27 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Beautiful.    Thanks for sharing this wonderful tribute.

 

hugs

Michelle & Angel Sassy

sassymichelle-sm.jpg

Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
sassysugarbear.tripawds.com
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

Member Since:
26 April 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
12
26 May 2015 - 7:05 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Once again! Amazing slideshow:) you have a talent Elizabeth. Good to see everyone even if for a short time!

Norene, TN
Member Since:
21 October 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
13
27 May 2015 - 1:32 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Maybe we should tweak the name and call it a Tripawd Healing Pawty, because that's what all these images represent to me . . . the healing of broken hearts.

crying

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

Virginia




Member Since:
22 February 2013
sp_UserOnlineSmall Online
14
27 May 2015 - 1:56 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

PAM! You are such a Light! That's a beautiful descriptio of yet another aspect od these gatherings! Thank you for that!superstar

And even if you weren't there physicallu, we held you and Harmony, and sooooo.many others, snuggled in our hearts. At Deb's house we all brought up Harmony and Leland.and Mackson....ok...not naming everybody right now, but I lromise they were all remembered by your familu!!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

Norene, TN
Member Since:
21 October 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
15
27 May 2015 - 1:58 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost

Again . . . sniff, sniff.

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

Forum Timezone: America/Denver
Most Users Ever Online: 946
Currently Online: benny55
Guest(s) 81
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 1200
Members: 15408
Moderators: 2
Admins: 3
Forum Stats:
Groups: 4
Forums: 23
Topics: 17679
Posts: 246030
Administrators: admin, jerry, Tripawds
Moderators: betaman, krun15
Tripawds is brought to you by Tripawds.
HOME » NEWS » BLOGS » FORUMS » CHAT » YOUR PRIVACY » RANDOM BLOG