|Cassie's Club Members
We adopted our three-legged Maddie from a friend
who works at a local vet clinic. Apparently her previous owners
had an accident while Maddie was riding in the back of their pickup
and chose to have her put to sleep rather than nurse her back to health.
Luckily for us, the vet and our friend decided to save her life
and find her a good home. My wife and I have had Maddie for about 3 years
now and she has become a focal point of our lives. She is a faithful
and loving dog who shares in everything we do. At night we let her sleep
on the bed (sometimes between us), she lays on the couch with us when we
watch TV (as you can see from the picture) and she's the center
of attention at all family functions. We even have a birthday party
for her every year and encourage our friends to bring their own dogs.
Maddie's a firm believer in "the more the merrier!"
Maddie swims, runs, jumps and plays just like any four-legged dog,
she just runs out of steam a little sooner. She makes friends
wherever she goes, is always wagging that VERY strong tail and is eager
to be loved by all. We met neighbors that we had never seen before
when we got Maddie, apparently a three-legged dog is a good conversation
starter. Sure, we provide the food, the shelter and pay the vet bills
but it's not a fair trade. In the 3 years that we've had her,
Maddie has provided us with a lifetime's worth of joy and love
which money could not possibly measure. And remember, it doesn't matter
how many legs they have, a dog will make you a better person.
Saturday March 12, 2005
My name is Jennifer. This morning, my 17 week old puppy broke her right
front leg. Our labrador and Gidget were trying to climb the stairs
at the same time, and i think Gidget tripped Maggie.
Well, Gidget broke her right leg and we rushed her over to the Emergency
Vets. They x-rayed her and said she had a horrible break in 2 places
above her knee in the growth plate. The surgeon said it would be a
difficult surgery for even the best surgeon. We though there was no
other alternative but to have her put down. The vet, then, came back
and suggested we have her leg amputated. This is the decision
we have made...to have her front leg amputated.
I was heartbroken at the thought of losing her.
She is the sweetest little dog. I take her to the nursing home
where I work, and she just loves to be held and cuddled by the residents
there. Your site has helped me immensely as it was a very emotional
decision that we had to make, and we didn't know what to expect.
We would like to join your club. I will send you some before pictures,
and as soon as she comes home on Monday after her surgery,
I will take more of her post-surgical.
Friday March 25, 2005
Gidget is home. My husband is scared to get her out of her cage,
but other than that, things are fine. She is adapting well at walking.
She is unsure of herself, but she does well.
She is so sweet. Our other dogs sniffed her up one side and down the other.
She doesn't know what to do with the stockinette, but hopefully she won't
chew it off. Thankyou for the advice with her. I really appreciate it.
Tuesday March 29, 2005
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