Thursday, May 5, 2016

Skippy ~ Loving Life on 3 Legs

   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.  
Black three-legged dog with orange ball

 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.
Black three-legged dog licking his mouth
   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.

   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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  1. Amazing, shows just how resilient us pups can be
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. It truly is amazing how well dogs can do with just three legs! What a sweet pup!

  3. Boy, for 31, your daughter looks awfully young! LOL! One of our good friends here in the neighborhood had a front leg amputated about 2 years ago after a nasty infection. He is doing awesome and really never missed a beat. He runs like he has nothing wrong at all, even has no trouble in the snow. It is incredible. Since he lost his leg, oddly, Katie won't have anything to do with him and they were best buddies, but Bailie and I don't see any problem with him at all.

  4. ☆♪ღ♪* Best Birthday wishes to your daughter *•♪ღ♪★☆
    Love this post about Skippy-thank you for sharing a feel good,happy ending story. And kudos to Jane for 'rescuing' him and the 'siblings.'


    OMD What a wonderful story about an amazing Dawg.

  6. Happy 31st to your sweet Jessica. Mom loves her little romper in the photo. Mom is a fan of anything red.

    Skippy is a great name for that amazing pup.
    Hugs madi and mom

  7. Skippy is a cutie and so amazing. Happy Birthday to your daughter.

  8. Oh that Skippy looks like so much fun! Yes indeed, #TripawdsRule we always say around here.

    Hoppy birthday to Jessica!

  9. We are always amazed at what the little tricycle dogs can do. They are so inspiring.

  10. Ahhh what a sweetheart
    Lily & Edward

  11. I love how resilient and adaptable dogs are. We're also glad that Skippy found his way to a loving and happy home!
    Jan & the crew at Wag 'n Woof Pets

  12. What a great story - Skippy looks like such a sweet and fun loving dog. I always find a dogs outlook on life inspiring. Nothing is going to get them down!

    Happy Birthday to your daughter as well!!

  13. Such a sweet pup, thanks for the post.

  14. Dogs are so amazing that they persevere even when faced with adversity. I feel like we can learn a lot from their go forward attitudes.

  15. We love seeing animals like Skippy who never let anything stop them!

  16. Happy Birthday to your girl!! And it is so awesome because the pups do not feel sorry for themselves. They live life!!

  17. Yay for Slippy and Happy Bday to your daughter
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  18. Once a three legged dog in a Cone raced up to us with a person in hot pursuit, yelling that the dog was supposed to stay quiet. It jumped around and was quite wild. When SHE asked what happened to its missing leg, the owner said, the dog had just been spayed and the leg had been missing for years!

  19. It is amazing how well animals to adapt to their disabilities. I used to have a 3-legged cat and she got around fine ( she lived to be 17).

  20. Fantastic interview! Tripawds is such a great organization and a great resource.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


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