Most of you who have worked with me for a long time know that I love tripods.
This is Tootie (Brutus) when he graduated from rehab.
Here you can see that he is missing one of his rear legs.
I find these animals to be inspiring.
I imagine how a person would respond to losing a major body part (like a leg).
Then I compare that to the amazing spirit of these animals.
Frequently, they go to sleep with four legs and wake up with three legs.
Then it's, "Oh. Now I have three legs."
And off they go!
Tootie lost his leg early on for developmental reasons.
Like lots of dogs, Seeker lost his leg because of cancer.
Or, as many owners phrase it, "Stupid cancer!"
There are many ways that we can support these animals.
Love them. Of course!
Additionally, many of them benefit from chiropractic and acupuncture for supportive care.
Naturally, rehab is very useful for them, especially right after losing the limb.
In a recent newsletter from the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians,
there was a link to an organization that supports tripods in their journey by helping their people pay for rehab.
They have a program that will pay for the initial rehab consultation for a three legged companion.
If you are interested, or know someone who is, follow this link for more information.
I guess I'm not the only one who loves these guys!
I'm glad about that.