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Posts By Jerry
Tripawd Tuesday: Hiroaki, the Light of My Life
The name "Hiroaki" means "abundant light" in Japanese, and it's a purrfect description for heaven's newest Trikitty Angel. Today for Tripawd Tuesday, Hiroaki is in (More)
Let's Talk Tripawd Traction Matters with Dr. Buzby
When it comes to Tripawd dogs and cats, traction is a key ingredient for an excellent quality of life. No-slip surfaces in the home prevent injuries and give your amputee pet more confidence to get around and be part of the family. But what happens w (More)
Tripawd Tuesday: Fran, Forever
Sometimes animals show up in our lives when we need them most, and other times when they need us. Franklin, aka Fran, is one such dog who needed to know that good humans do exist. Elizabeth B. walked into the shelter on the right day. She change (More)
Celebrating Our Tripawd of the Decade (and a Lifetime)
If you're new to the Tripawds community, you may be wondering: Who is this Jerry G. Dawg character? Well in short, Jerry was The Best Dog Ever. At least to us. And he's the entire reason the More)
Our Best Tripawd Pain Management Tips (So Far)
We hope that our recent #AnimalPainAwarenessMonth articles about Tripawd pain management helped keep this important topic on your mind. [caption id="attachment_22720" align="aligncenter" width="555"] #animalpainawarenessmonth[/caption] As pet p (More)
Tripawd Tuesday: Saving Simba the TriKitty
Animals come into our lives with a purpose, and that's exactly what Simba the Trikitty did for his mom Danae. You can find many heartwarming love stories like his when you ha (More)
How Dogs Show Pain and What You Can Do About It
"My dog is limping but he's not in pain." We hear that a lot around here, usually from new Tripawds members whose dog is suspected of having a limb cancer. Sadly, the unfortunate truth is that whenever an animal is limping, they hurt. And when that h (More)
Tripawd Tuesday: Lexi's Legacy
One cancer diagnosis is tough. Two cancer diagnoses seems unbearable. But to a dog like this one, it was just another way to showcase her strength and courage. Today for our Tripawd Tuesday (More)
Postamputation Orthopedic Surgery in Canine Amputees Study
Can a Tripawd dog have a good quality of life after an orthopedic surgery on a remaining limb? A scientist from the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital wanted to find out. Her multi-year Tripawd research project, "More)
"Cool Tips for Tripawd Cats" Book is Here to Help
Five years ago a brave cat mom stepped into our dog-centric Tripawds community with Fang's Story about cat amputation. As our first feline Trikitty member, Fang start (More)
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3 Responses to “Ouch.”

  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that you did everything you could. He will always be with you in spirit.
    Jackie and Huck ❤️

  2. Thank you so much for this beautiful post honoring Hiroaki. We both are still struggling to fully accept that he is gone. It has been 2 of the longest weeks of our lives but we have to go on for us, his sisters and his memory. I see signs of my little boy everywhere.

    • Paw shucks, it’s the least we could do for being introduced to such an amazing kitty. How wonderful his energetic presence is so strong in your life. We have no doubt it will continue. Much love & hugs to the pride.

  3. I was not quite ready for this story and am sitting here completely choked up with tears in my eyes. What a beautiful story, I am so grateful to have found this site.

  4. I’d like very nuch to get these for my cat who struggles the same way. He’s a large cat, which doesn’t help. He became a tripawd in June of this year, taking his back leg.

  5. PS Okay, a bit blurry eyed over here too with that video. If only our dogs and cats could live with us eight up to tje day we transition, and then go with us into the next dimension.

    WOW! Talk about a life well loved and well loved! That Jerry enjoyed every moment veing with you!! That boy had a fun filled life!!

    I loved the tug of war part of the video. He was NOT giving up! And playing ball with Jim and bumping tje ball right back to him with great precision..BRILLIANT!!

    And hearing his bark again, his splashy sounds as he frolic in the water…..PRICELESS!

    Beautiful tribute

    • We are glad you enjoyed the video, Sally! Yeah, it brought back lots of good times with that dog. Giving him the adventures he so patiently waited for all his life was the least we could do to pay him back for all he did to help us be more grounded human beings.

  6. Yes, I agree with PETRA. We HAVE gotten to meet Jerry. It’s not “just” through the great pictures that tell his story or the fantastic banners that you share with us. Nope, that’s just part of his LIVING LEGACY.

    That “Wise Sage” continues to live on through you and continues his Soul’s Purpose through your Soul’s Purpose. Not “happenstance” at all. Destiny, guided, divinely driven, reunion of Soul’s…whatever you want to call it, JIM, RENE AND JERRY came together at this time to teach us all soooo many life lessons.

    And of course, let’s not overlook the lives of dogs and cats all over the world who have been given extended quality time because of the “little blog” you started ten years ago. And for those tragic cases where little, or no extended time is given, we are able to reach out with love and support that can only been found here from those who understand the journey like no others can.

    Jerry and his humans created a “Universe of Love” where there is no judgement, no right or wrong. There is an acceptance and support given to each individual for whatever “forced choice” they need to make.

    We all come together here because of our unbreakable bonds with our dogs and cats. Make no mistake about it, the bonds we form with each other are just as deep and just as unbreakable. Regardless of age, race, skinny, fat, differing political views, rich, poor, etc….LOVE brings us together and LOVE is what unites us and makes our hearts all beat in harmony as one.

    Yes, the lessons Jerry taught us, and continues to teach us, are timeless.

    When Jerry picked you, he knew you would understand his journey is more than “just” about thriving on three legs. His message of love and acceptance resonates through you two every single day.

    Thank you. Thank you.

    Love and light
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    • Sally, your way with words is beyond anything I could ever write. You speak from the heart, with unmatched wisdom. Thank you for your kind words and taking time to honor Jerry’s life. Truthfully, all of what you see here is because of what he taught us, and all the lessons and love that followed through the wonderful people like yourself that he has brought here. Making Tripawds a judgement-free, pure love and support zone, is what we owe him and all the animals in this world who are unburdened by the human brain. We are honored to be paying back that debt through this community, with so much help from loving, brilliant people who happen to find themselves here because of a dreaded disease, accident or other reason. Thank you thank you for allowing us to continue paying it forward. xoxoxo

  7. PS.Lovely pendant. I kmow you’ll feel Fran’s presence Every time you wear rhis

  8. You have paid tribute to Fran beautifully!! Every single word was so heartfelt. Lovely, an absolutely lovely expression of your relatuonship with Fran. ❤ You gave us such a vivid portrait of what a special Soul Fran is!!

    He must ve bragging non stop at the Bridge about what a great time he had with you while in his earth clothes! Fran got to know what it felt like to be loved and spoiled and no dog could ask for anything more. And the love you filled him with will stay with him forever. And make no mistake, the love he filled you with will stay with your forever❤

    Thank you sooo much for allowing us the privilege of getting to know this amazing Warrior with the “goofiest” face and the best snorer of all time!

    Love and hugs
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    PS When Fran was welcomed back home at the Rainbow Bridge, he was greet with a wheelbarrow full of purple toys!


  1. Charles Medina Chimayo Chile Man Tasting Ritual and Words of Wisdom - October 8, 2018

    […] not be very religious, but the small crosses Carlos makes have special meaning to us. After all, Jerry was with us the first time we visited Chimayo. Carlos crafts these crosses – large and small – with strips […]

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