Maggie had only been with us a few months when people working in the yard left the gate open.
She probably charged at the car and then ran back to our yard on 3 legs.
Luckily, our neighbor saw the accident and we got her to the vet in time to save her life.
The leg was beyond repair.
Your web site helped all of us understand what to expect and feel much better about the thought of
a 3 legged dog. We have 3 boys and they are now actually proud of her, except for her hopping walk
it can take people a while to notice that she has 3 legs- it is funny watching people start counting
and then get a puzzled look and do it again. She gets along very well, she gets tired on walks
but the vet says that the Spitz is more of a sprint dog and she can do that.
It hasn't stopped her from pulling on the leash.
Sunday June 24, 2007
Our dog Sandy is a very interesting creature.
She is our yellow Lab and has three legs.
We met Sandy at Petsmart one Sunday.
We drove by and saw where a local society was doing a dog adoption.
We stopped by to look at the dogs and Sandy caught our eye.
She is sweet, loving and very, very spoiled.
The funniest part of the story is that I only have my right arm and part of my left.
I was born that way and have always used it just like a full arm.
We thought it was a sign that Sandy only had three legs.
I told my husband what could be better than a one-armed wife and a three-legged dog!!
We decided to adopt her and it was the best thing we could have done.
She has brought us so much joy and happiness to our family,
I cannot imagine a day without her.
She was involved in an accident a few months earlier and was left on the
side of the road for dead. Someone picked her up and took her to the vet.
Apparently she had some damage to her front right leg and the vet decided to
amputate. Hindsight shows they could have possibly done something to save the
leg, but we are glad she is part of our family now.
She is a very pampered pooch. She sleeps on a big fluffy pillow at the end
of our bed, and does occasionally lay between us wanting all the attention
and loving a dog can give. When we take her for walks, she can outrun anybody,
even our son on his bike. She thinks she has 8 legs, not three. She is an
outstanding dog...she was fortunately already housetrained and a very good watch
dog. She lets us know when she wants out (and of course back in).
We have enjoyed her so much in the last almost year and a half. She loves
to roll over and have her belly rubbed and gets extremely excited when we ask
her if she wants to go for a walk. Her ears perk up and she almost does back
flips to get to her leash and out the door. It is quite funny to see. She
is an incredible dog and we love her very much!!
Sunday June 24, 2007