TRIPAWDS: Home to 21094 Members and 2063 Blogs.
All sites currently ad-free!


Another Amazing Tripawds Three Legged Dog Blog

Ampuday 18, Chemoday 11

This is Zip. Today was a better day. I could tell Rachel felt somewhat better about me because I was up and ready to go today. We watched a bunch of squirrelavision, for those who don’t have one, it is a big glass door that has all sorts of dishes with peanuts and corn in them and then some of those hanging things for birds filled with hard things that have no taste and crunch lots. I don’t care to eat them but that’s okay. Lots of squirrels come right up to my door and stare at me and I stare right back, sometimes I even lip my lips, if you know what I mean! The birds are interesting too but they move so fast that you have to be quick to see them.

We went to the P-A-R-K today, I don’t know why she can’t say it, she always spells it as though I can’t figure out what we are doing. Anyway, this is the place we go at lunch and sit under the trees and watch the squirrels and pigeons. Sometimes this lady comesĀ  and we call her the squirrel lady because all the squirrels and birds come racing over and she feeds them. It’s fun to watch and once a squirrel ate out of Rachel’s hand just inches from my nose. Oh, that was exciting.

We did some walking and I forget and go too fast sometimes and then, oops, down the rear end goes. My leg isn’t too strong after I sit for awhile and I have to walk it out but then it goes okay. I have these pink socks she puts on me to keep me from slipping. I feel silly but it makes the humans feel better so I wear them.

Rachel worries if I don’t do just what I used to do so I try but sometimes a girl just has to lie down and not look out the car windows till there is something to see and I know because, I have a nose! We have lots of deer here so I like to bark a hello to them when we pass.

I did a little begging while the humans ate tonight, not bad pushy but just interested, Rachel never feeds me from the table but she was happy to see me want food that she slipped me a little treat. Wish I could remember which look it was that I gave her so she would do it some more. I think Rachel’s mom is slipping some of my KD food in with the broth and rice she gives me.I really don’t care for the taste of it anymore. For those who don’t know KD is for those of us that have a renal problem, I can’t have too much protein which makes it a bit more complicated in getting me hungry to eat again. I did well today with my food so everyone is happy with me. My Rachel worries about everything and I can’t get her to understand that I am happy just to be with her even if I don’t feel good.

Thanks to all who wrote to us. It really helps to hear about all of you. Hey James, I like older guys so keep writing sometime.

I hear I am going to have staples put in where I got a thermal burn during surgery. I hate staples but this huge bandage I am wearing around my waist does nothing for my figure so on Tuesday back to that place I go again and then the next Tuesday I get more chemo.

That’s all for now, thanks for walking this trail with me.



  4 Responses

  1. Hey Zip!

    Glad you are feeling better! We went to an agility trial all weekend in the RV. I felt great all weekend and ate a lot and slept on the bed with Mom and the rest of the pack. Polly, Eddie and Katie all ran in agility. They had fun. TJ and I hung out in the RV and took naps.

    I get chemo on Wed. I haven’t felt this good for almost a year. I really felt GREAT all weekend. I hope you will feel good too. My doctor says that I will get stronger after the first few chemo treatments are done!!

    Squirrlevision sounds like fun!

    James the poodle

    nstephenson - September 20th, 2010 at 6:56 am      Reply
  2. zip, what a thorough report!!! yes, try to remember the ‘treat look’, that will be very handy going forward!!! we are glad to hear you’re doing better today, hopefully the staples will help you…we don’t understand a thermal burn, but we do want to wish you the best in getting better soon. now, go take a nap!!

    gayle & charon

    etgayle - September 19th, 2010 at 2:52 pm      Reply
  3. How does the song go????

    ‘What a difference a day makes’

    Glad things look better today for you both!

    Spirit JD’s mom

    jdsmom - September 19th, 2010 at 3:00 am      Reply
  4. Way to go, Zip. We all knew you would be just fine. Sometimes it takes a little time, but after a while you get used to having three legs. How awesome for you and the squirelvision I’m kinda jealous. Tell Rachel not to worry. It just gets better from here on out, baby.

    Ginger - September 19th, 2010 at 12:20 am      Reply

Leave a Reply