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Friday, June 4, 2010

Ain't Nothing Wrong With A Three Legged Dog

I may have four legs, but only three of those function. An occasional dog vet will ask M to amputate my leg, but she resists. She says that there is no reason to cut off my leg if it's not causing any problems. I so agree with her. Imagine this scrawny three legged teacup chihuahua having to adjust, again!

I would like to keep my fourth leg for balance, thank you very much!

Enough about me. This past weekend I was at a horse show and to my astonishment and pleasure, I saw two three legged dogs. Yup, yup, we rule!

The beige girl on the right is Angel
She's wearing the pink dog harness

Angel is a three legged dog. She's a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and she belongs to a dog vet. Let me tell you how she got her name and why her mommy is a vet. Perhaps you've guessed it already. The proud parents of Angel, refused to pick her up and pay the bill when she had to have her leg amputated. Their bad. Angel is . . . an angel and a doll. She's adorable, very active, and incredibly well adjusted and content in her new home. 

This pink dog is Angel's sister
She's sporting a pink do to match Angel's pink harness and pink leash
I bet Angel can outrun her!

I tried to catch up to this three legged dog, but I wasn't fast enough.
Maybe I'll catch him at the next horse show, but I though he looked rather cool.

Let me show now something four legged dogs can't do.
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Being a three legged dog has another advantage. In my case, I'm the only one of my pack that gets daily massages. M says I need my spine adjusted and massaged constantly because of my bad posture. I love my massages and I love being a technically three legged dog! Cheers to all 3 legged dogs out there!!!



Draco and his Mom said...

Oh Twink, we don't even think of you being a 3 legger...I guess we just don't notice, even in the movies of you. Your Mom knows best, if the sleepy leg was sick or infected, then it would be better off gone, but really, why would you cut it off now??? Cool pictures of Angel and her pink fur!!! now that is something wild!

JacksDad said...

What a great story and pictures!!

I think you're a wonderful puppy!

Sagira said...

I agree with your mom no reason to do the surgery if it is not causing any problems.

Remington said...

You are perfect just the way you are! The pic of the three paw prints in the sand tugged at my heart strings. Bless you Twink!

Martine said...

We agree with you and M... why take it off it it's not a problem?!

Let us know how the prego kitty is doing!

xo martine & the kiddlets

3 doxies said...

I haves to agree with Draco and his mom, I've nevers really noticed or thoughts too much about your bum leg...hmmm, was that politcally correct? Anyway, I thinks you is perfect no matter how many legs you haves or don't haves. I wonders now if you sit weird...hehehehe! My mimi's doxie was attacked by a boxer and da ER vet wanted to take his leg off too. But da next day he was taken to da regular vet and he said "NO WAY, I will NOT amputate his leg". So that was that.
Oh and in SC where we live, it is actually illegal to dye your dogs coat.

My Mind's Eye said...

Ah Twink it makes my heart so happy to read this. You have a new kitty with babies on the way.
You are so very nice to give her a home...A great big hug...if she wants diva lessons please let me know I'll hop on the red eye.

Love the pink legged dog.
Madi and Mom

houndstooth said...

There are actually quite a few greyhound tripods. Many lose a leg due to severe injury or osteosarcoma, so three-legged dogs aren't anything unusual to stare at for us! We think you're perfect just the way you are, Twink!


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a great post Twinkie!! We think that you are great just the way you are!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Jacob & Bilbo

kks said...

oh Twinkie you are so beautiful! i know a lot of 3 leggers!
love that last pic!

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...

We know woo rokhk!

We know Ben rokhks!

So does Dannan - when he khan get his girl to help him blog -

My furst transport-ride-a-long Sampson soooo rokhks!

Thanks fur sharing these great pikhs and pups!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Pawsome post about the grand three legged doggies.

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Butt see, I didn't even think there was something so different about you. I mean you are just a cross over between US and the two leggers. I've always thought that your job was to kind of bridge the gap between the 2 and us 4 leggers.
That is sooooo wonderful of your mom to gave your back a massage every day. She is very special (for a two legger).
YOU are Pawfectly wonderful in my mind. OK?

Two French Bulldogs said...

wonder if crutches or a splint will help. Pink legs...hhmmmmmm. That sure is a silly doggy
Benny & Lily

Asta said...

I always think of you as a pawfect dog..numbew of legses is totally unimpawtant. I have a bootiful Aiwedale fwiend Max who has thwee legses and he's soopew!
All those doggies you showed awe pawfect!!!
Those massages sound like a lovely bonus, heheheand those twacks in the sand awe way cool
smoochie kisses

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

There's nothing wrong with a three legged dog is right. I think it shows how flexible we are that so many dogs do just great on three legs. I'm not so sure about the pink dog, though. That's a little worrisome.

wags, Lola

Lorenza said...

Hi, Twinkie!
I had never noticed you have a problem with your leg!
You look perfect!
I am sure you enjoy a lot your daily massages!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

parlance said...

When I was volunteering at a vet, a dog had to have a rear leg amputated and recovered well. But some months later she had a problem with the front leg on the other side and had surgery on it and I saw her, with my own two eyes, walk across the vet's waiting room on two legs - two legs on the same side!! It was an amazing glimpse into how wonderfully adaptable dogs are. (Her leg recovered and she now goes around on three.)

Cupcake said...

Twinkie, you are SO cute!!

Bijou said...

Hi Twink,

Three legs or four, you are one special girl.

The other night we saw a TWO legged dog on the tellyvision. She lost both back legs from some disease mom doesn't know the name of. But she sure didn't let it slow her down. I think her name was Honey and she could balance on her front legs and get around almost as good as a four legged dog!


Taffy said...

Twink, I knew about your leg cause I have read your book ;o) Have you met Yodi? He is a 3 legger too!
I could go around on 3 legs if it got me some more treats and extra love (massage).
PS: I gave the extra book to one of the docs at my work who has 2 little girls and they love it!!!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great post, Twink and you know we love you just the way you are. We never really notice there is a problem with one of your legs - you run so fast who can tell anyway?:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Nadine, Chewy and Lilibell said...

You know Twink, we've known for a while that you're a three legger cutie, but we looked and looked and could never, ever, ever see it in any of the videos, at all!!

Waggles & Chi kisses, Chewy & Lilibell

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