After 6 weeks, Steve’s foster sisters have finished their antibiotics (hopefully for good). Tonight, I took them off quarantine for a little bit to see how things went. There few hisses from Steve and Saxon, which the girls just brushed off. Yorrick was excited and he and Gigglepuss played a funny game of catch me if you can for a good 45 minutes!! In the end, the red dot was the great uniting force! All hail the almighty red dot!!
While perusing the blogs, forums, and Tripawds Facebook page, I always see pictures of 3 legged paw prints in the snow, sand, and mud. I have to admit that I get a little jealous, because having an indoor cat who is a Tripawd, I will never see that. Steve doesn’t leave paw prints anywhere. I would have to have her walk through paint to see what her paw prints look like.
Today, I took my three legged client for a walk in several inches of snow. The first thing I noticed were her massive paw prints – three at a time! I took a picture of them. She’s not my dog, but she’s my responsibility for a half hour 5 days a week. For now, it’s the closest I’ll get to my own Tripawd paw print picture!
I received an inquiry from a potential client this weekend. “She only has 3 legs but gets around fine. She’s faster than you would expect and will do anything for a squirrel” I responded right away!! I let the potential client know right away that I had a three legged cat and was not intimidated at all by a three legged dog! Mom got right back to me and we met for a consult.
I showed mom and her brother, the dog – Rocky’s owners my rate sheet and explained what all of my rates were for my different services. They saw that I charged extra for pets with medical needs. I casually mentioned that Rocky did not qualify as a pet with medical needs and they were surprised! I told them that a dog with three legs is not a medical case to me! She’s a completely normal dog!! They got a little excited that I recognized their dog as a normal pet with no medical needs. Rocky lives on the third floor of an old brownstone and climbs two large flights of stairs on a regular basis. This dog is in no way special needs!!
I’m so excited that I get to walk a Tripawd every day! I’m sending them the links to this site as well as to the Tripawds Facebook page. I hope they join! Keep an eye out for Lindsay, Alex, and Rocky (the Komondor/Marema mix)!!