That's right. I recently became part of an exclusive club
of dogs with three limbs. Our mission is to bring awareness
to Tripawd dogs and let people know that we are regular dogs, we
are just better coordinated than most so we can everything on three
legs rather than four.
Dogs become part of this club for lots of different
reasons. Some lose their legs because of illnesses like
cancer or because of an injury. That's what happened to
me. When I was really little (cuz I am much older now)
someone dropped me with so much force that my back leg broke.
I was really little and didn't know it wasn't supposed to hurt all
the time so I just went about my puppy business dragging my back
leg along with me.
Then I met these people from hart who told me my leg shouldn't
hurt and introduced me to my favorite veterinarian in the whole
world. She explained that the break was pretty bad. We
tried some therapy but I could get my circulation to work
properly. She let me know that I could be healthy, happy and
pain free again and even better, I wouldn't have to drag my back
leg along anymore.
She was right. I am living proof that Tripawds are
extremely adaptable. I don't even think about my back leg
anymore because all it did was slow me down. I am still
recovering, but my Tripawd friends have let me know that I'll soon
be running, playing, climbing stairs and chasing toys.
My Tripawd friends have given me some advice to help too:
Keep a svelt figure - I should be on a healthy diet and get
regular exercise because Tripawds can experience some difficulties
if they are overweight
Pawdicures - I should have regular pawdicures and keep my pads
in good shape because the three that I have will be carrying more
Watch where I walk - I should try to keep away from slippery
surfaces so I don't lose my footing
I believe that I became a Tripawd for a reason and that is to
teach people that we can live happy lives together with minimal
adjustments to both of our lifestyles. I feel pawsitive to
have three legs…after all, most people only have two!