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Rear leg amputation due to a MCT, still lovin' life

Meg the Tripawd

One month ampuversary (and two days)

October 23rd, 2016 · 14 Comments · Ampuversary, Recovery

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I can’t believe how quickly, but also slowly this month has gone! It seems like a forever ago that Meg was just back from hospital, but also saying “it’s been one/two/three/four weeks since surgery” kept changing over very fast!

Everyday people see Meg at the park and ask what happened to her, always somewhat disappointed to hear a sad cancer story, not a heroic gory story, yet everyone is amazed at how quickly she has recovered. We always see people trying to watch her without us noticing, or on the flip side, people will come from all corners to ask about that three legged dog.

Today we saw our first tripawd since Megs surgery, sadly Meg and that dog didn’t really notice each other, let alone bond! Next time.

Meg can do just about everything she could do before, and is the same joyful, cranky, silly girl. The only thing she can’t do is scratch her ear, but she has learnt if she comes up to us and wags her stump about we’ll scratch for her.

Happy girl

Happy girl

It makes me wonder what I was so stressed about before surgery, and why I was so scared that we’d end up with a different dog on three legs.

In the next few weeks we have a santa paws photo shoot AND a photo shoot with Meg and Dotti that we won not long after Megs surgery.

Happy times ahead!

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14 Comments so far ↓

  • dobemom

    Isn’t it amazing how well they adapt? If only we knew going into the journey what we know afterwards, we’d save ourselves so much worry and stress. She’s a spunky little cutie, that’s for sure. Congrats!
    Paula and Nitro

    • Katie

      Thank you! Yes, I know everyone said and tripawds showed that it would be fine and she’d be as good as new, I wish I believed it more!

  • otisandtess

    What great news! So glad to hear all is going well, and how encouraging for others just starting this journey.

    • Katie

      Thank you! I remember reading other peoples stories before the surgery and hoping ours would be as successful, I hope Meg’s story (so far) does the same for others!
      Hope you’re enjoying Gator btw, so happy for you!!

  • linda8115

    Love this update! I’m continually amazed by how resilient our furfaces are.

  • izzysmomma

    Love this! And I know exactly how you feel. Izzy was sooo amazing after her amputation and once I got past the initial fear that she would fall and hurt herself, I settled into the “what was I so worried about” attitude. Funny, I got just as worried when Iz had her knee surgery a month ago – silly mommy. Love the photo of your precious girl. She looks so happy and healthy!

    • Katie

      I think its natural to get worried about any surgery your babies go through! Even if we faced the exact same situation with our other dog, I would still be a wreck again!
      Thanks for your kind words xx

  • djflanchez

    Oh my! It HAS already been a month hasn’t it? I remember reading you blog themes because it was right when I found out about Ziggy. Isn’t it crazy how were so worried about “how sad our dogs would be” and it’s been the complete opposite. You’re doing a great job mom. Keep it up and post those new pictures soon!

    The DJ Flanchez clan

    • Katie

      Thank you! It has been a quick month! I don’t even think Meg really remembers 4 legs, or notices that one is missing anymore, she has adapted so well! I hope Ziggy is doing well, I’ve been trying to keep up with the blog posts, but I did read the stitches are out, he is super happy about that!! Hopefully you get him to a groomers soon haha

  • benny55


    As usual, you look ADORABLE in your photo! Cannot wait to see your upcoming holiday photo shoot! Santa never had such a cutie sitting on his lap! 🙂

    Once the light bulb goes off and we kick all worries to the curb and we start being more dog, the new norm becomes a glorious norm!

    It’s wonderful to see how far Meg has come, as well as her human! Having Meg pain free and living life to the fullest make everyday a glorious day! Wallow in the bliss, make every moment count! Meg sure is!

    Give her a good ear scratch for me……..and one for Dotti too!!

    Keep these anniversaries coming! 🙂

    Ice cream and cake for everyone! 🙂

    Love and hugs!

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

    • Katie

      Sally your comments always make me smile so much!!

      I’ve been thinking that the last few days, how this is the norm now when I’m walking the girls or Meg is hopping around the house – the three legs isn’t even something I notice or think about! I’m going to enjoy that as much as she is!!

      Ear scratches for all 🙂

  • jerry

    SUPER DUPER! That is fantastic, and so beautiful to know you’re both enjoying life again.

    I remember the first time we met a Tripawd with our Jerry. We thought they would be fast friends, but it was so funny, neither one even cared that the other was a Tripawd. It was us silly humans that were making a big deal out of it. Their reactions taught us that dogs really do live in the moment, and to them, life on three is just as beautiful as before.

    • Katie

      You’re right, half the time I don’t think Meg even realises or remembers she is on three legs, let alone any other dog! Lovely to see her so happy 🙂

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