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

Meg the Tripawd

A particularly late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

January 2nd, 2017 · 6 Comments · Adventures, MCT, Recovery

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Essentially everyday during the christmas break I thought ‘I should update my tripawds blog and check out what is happening on the forum’ but somehow, time got away from me! Never the less, I hope everyone, especially the tripawds, had a fantastic holiday season filled with love and joy! I hope those we sent christmas cards to received them or will receive them in the next week! We received our tripawds calendar for christmas which I adore, I love seeing thriving tripawds from the past and present!


Meg has been great living her three legged life, and was super spoilt on christmas day, her and Dotti even got their own cooked lunch!! Meanwhile, we’ve been busy finding a new rental property to move into, ideally we wanted a space with a yard (currently in an apartment complex) but we settled on a lovely townhouse, next to seemingly one of the biggest parklands in Melbourne! So many spots for the girls to explore! The only issue – the town house has indoor stairs. Our apartment complex had stairs up to our second level place, so it won’t be a new thing for Meg, but I’ll be interested to see how she goes as she ages. Do other older tripawds just stay on one level?

My other gripe with the dogs at the moment – they aren’t eating their kibble (specific senior dog Hills Science Diet stuff) much! They eat their wet food in the morning and always eat treats, but kibble, they’ll have max half of their daily amount each, generally less. This hasn’t impacted Dotti much but Meg has lost a fair bit of weight. I know its a good thing for tripawds to be on the skinny side but I’d hate to see her get too skinny. I do have the awful thought in the back of my mind that the mast cell cancer spread, but given both dogs aren’t eating much kibble while eating everything else, I think they’re just being fussy or not awfully hungry? Probably waiting for me to cave and give them treats (as I often do if they get left at home alone). Anyone got tips to encourage eating kibble?

In better news, we got our photoshoot prints back, that we won thanks to Meg’s cancer battle! The results are gorgeous. We wanted to highlight they’re stray history and show just how loved they are now. They both are wearing their snoods as Meg had a bald next (damn that eye ulcer). A sample:

Hope all is well, love and the best new year wishes to all!



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  • dobemom

    I can totally relate to the not wanting to eat routine….Nitro has been driving me crazy with his indifference to his dog food. But like yours, he’s all about treats and string cheese. Pretty sure he’s just being difficult, added to not getting much exercise in the cold winter. I’m trying not to worry (much), and just keep spoiling him. Tripawds truly get away with murder!

    Paula and Nitro

    • Katie

      I think Meg is the same Paula! At the end of the day when she realises there probably won’t be a better option she’ll have kibble until she is full, but other then that she’ll wait it out! But hey, even if she has to get spoiled with treats if it means not losing too much weight, its what I’ll have to do! Who can say no to a tripawd after all?!

  • otisandtess

    What great pictures (and thanks for the Christmas card!). Great to hear that Meg is doing so well! I guess drowning the kibble in bacon fat is out of the question???

    • Katie

      Yay I’m glad you got your card!

      Well if bacon fat means we have to buy bacon, it won’t be the worst thing in the world! For the dog of course. Not for bacon eating goodness…

      It’ll fatten her right up again haha

  • benny55

    Man ih man! This made my day!!!! These photos are absolutely DELIGHTFUL!!!! I cannot stop GRINNING!!!

    Dotti and Meg eyeing their treats….looking precious as they are getting snuggles from their humans….Meg’s close up….Dottie a d Meg working the camera like professional models….LOOOOVE THESE!!!!

    And yes, getting their Christmas card was the best card EVVVVVER!”’And thank you for your kind note. You are doing a stellar job of staying in the present and making every moment count! You are doing an excellent job of BEING MORE MEG!!!

    And isn’t spoiling a tripawd THE most fun ever!!? There’s a brand called Fresh Pet that is in the refrigerator section of some pet stores…And even some grocery stores. Dogs loooove it and it’s good for them! Just make sure the expiration date is good.

    Keep scrolling back looking at those photos!! STILL GRINNING EAR TO EAR!!! MEG, YOU ARE A TRIPAWD ROCK STAR!! And DOTTI, you are a QUADPAWD ROCK STAR!!

    Lots of love to all!

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

    • Katie

      Thanks Sally, I’m glad you received your card!!

      I thought you’d love the photos, it was so hard choosing which ones to order, all 30 photos we had to choose from were so cute! The other photos I didn’t post are equally adorable, so happy with them!

      Had a quick search, doesn’t look like Fresh Pet is sold in Aus, but maybe switching them onto fresh/raw food for a while might not be a bad idea, surely it is healthier and more enjoyable! Just need to brush their teethypegs more

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