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I am so happy to have found this whole world about tripawds!

Meet my tripawd, Abby. She’s roughly a year old, and while the shelter thought she was Dachshund/Chihuahua mix, and the rescue thought she was Dachshund/Rat Terrier, I suspect some Jack Russell in there. She’s about a year old, with plenty of puppy energy, but she can mellow out at a moment’s notice.

Her pure, unbridled joy at life is a wonderful thing to be around. Every day she makes me smile and laugh. When she’s super excited, she can jump about 3-4 feet. She loves to chase birds and squirrels, and she loves her brother, my black cat, Harley. When he climbs on my lap, she licks his ears.

I adopted her in December, shortly after she had her right front leg amputated. I’m not sure what happened to the leg, but it was non-functional, with no nerve response. The vet couldn’t figure it out either, so the rescue opted to have it amputated. Since she hadn’t been using it for who knows how long, she was already used walking with out it, although her gait improved after it was removed, because she wasn’t hopping as much to avoid dragging it.

We’re both so glad to be here, and to make the acquaintance of other tripawds and their pawrents!

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Published in: Uncategorized on June 8, 2010 at10:27 am Comments (6)

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  1. on June 8, 2010 at 11:29 amadmin Said:

    Thanks for starting your new Tripawds Blog to share Abby’s story! We’re glad you found us and can’t wait to see some photos. You’ll find much more support and advice in the discussion forums too.

    Just be careful with all that jumping! Abby no longer has her spare leg. 😉

  2. on June 9, 2010 at 7:13 ametgayle Said:

    hello abby!!! pictures, we need pictures!! you sound like a total ball of energy – i don’t even climb up 3 or 4 feet if i can help it…let alone try to jump. wow, you’re quite the athelete. welcome, we look forward to more stories and adventures!!


  3. on June 9, 2010 at 9:42 ammajorbubbatank Said:

    Welcome to the Tripawd community! Be prepared to laugh, cry, and meet some truly amazing Tripawds and pawrents. We can’t wait to hear more about Abby and her puppy adventures.

    Rachel (Major’s mom)

  4. on June 10, 2010 at 11:22 pmjerry Said:

    Abby and Mom, welcome! We’re glad you found us too and we can’t wait to share in your adventures.

  5. on June 10, 2010 at 11:25 pmwyattraydawg Said:

    Abby, I came to my pawrents too with one leg missing. I had a ruff start too. But you know, we dogs know how to move on and live life in the moment, don’t we?

    Welcome to Tripawds, we’re hoppy you’re here!

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