I want to introduce you to one amazing little fellow. Skippy is proof that a dog can live and love their life on three legs. Jane adopted Skippy after he began hanging around her neighborhood. He was small and missing his front leg, but a happier pup would be hard to find. After Jane’s attempts to locate the dog’s owner failed, Skippy found himself living the good life with his new mom and her two other rescues, Dixie and Koko.
We met Skippy a couple of weeks ago when we went to visit. It didn’t take but a minute to realize that Skippy doesn’t give two flips about his missing leg. He jumps, runs, wrestles and can catch a ball as well as his four-legged siblings! I didn’t even realize that he was a tripaw until he jumped up for some love.
Since Skippy can’t tell Jane what happened to his leg, it remains a mystery. The veterinarian assured her that the amputation was clean and had healed very nicely. They guesstimate him to be about five years old and in tip top condition.
There aren’t many things that have to be done differently for Skippy than for the other two pups. Fitting him for a harness is a challenge since he has no stump to hold the strap. No pity, please. He certainly doesn’t let it bother him. Just last month he caught a squirrel and dug up a mole! That’s more than many four-legged dogs can brag about. Jane describes him as a sweet and lovable little man. She said that instead of having a handicap, he has a handiCAN! Skippy certainly won our hearts. ♥
Meet Skippy; a little rescued #dog loving life on 3 legs. ♥ https://t.co/Arnv8BqC0v #Tripaws pic.twitter.com/XrnvLeC9D8— M. K.Clinton (@mk_clinton) May 5, 2016
Join me tomorrow as I interview the wonderful Jim Nelson and René Agredano of Tripawds® to learn more about how dogs and cats are living and loving life on three legs.
I want to wish a wonderful 31st birthday to my daughter, Jessica!
♥ I love you to the moon and back! ♥
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