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Archive for June, 2013

Cheers for new beginnings 2 weeks post-op

• June 24, 2013

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Today is a new start, both for me and for Barret. For Barret, those itchy stitches can come out and hopefully we can start weaning off the pain medications soon. I’m trying my best to give myself a new start too. I don’t have to tell […]


Leaving your new tripawd home alone? Monitor your pet at home remotely!

• June 20, 2013

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!Today is a big milestone for me… I went back to work for the first time after Barret’s amputation. It was something that was a huge source of anxiety for me, but truthfully I wasn’t getting enough work done from home because I was so distracted. […]


Reflections on the first week as an tripawd mom

• June 18, 2013

I can’t believe that it has been one week since Barret has his front left leg removed. Time really is flying, though I wish this recovery period was finished! The first few days, Barret was more laid back than usual, but not by much. For him it was pretty much life as usual. A few […]


Sunny days

• June 15, 2013

Just dropping in to say that surgery and recovery are going really well, especially since we added the gabapentin. That made the random yelps stop almost completely, though Bear much sleepier (which is probably a good thing so he doesn’t bust his stitches). It’s a beautiful day out, hope everyone is enjoying it!


Keeping busy before surgery by making “stuff”

• June 11, 2013

I already posted in the forums, but Barret is having surgery tonight. If I get the call after midnight tonight, Erica’s tripawd kitty Jill and Barret will share the 12th and can celebrate together each month! To keep my mind off of… everything… I’ve been doing a lot of crafty things and computer art. I […]


Tomorrow’s the day and I feel… calm?

• June 10, 2013

Last week, when I hit the 7 days until surgery timeline, I became a wreck. I cried every day, at pretty much anything. I don’t know what my problem was. “Oh boy” I thought, “If I can’t keep it together now, what is next week going to bring?” Oddly enough, even though in exactly 24 […]


A Life Story Grieving Exercise for Barret

• June 4, 2013

Epic-Long Blog Post ahead: I wanted to do the life story exercise from Dr. Dressler’s Dog Cancer Survival Guide, even though goodbye isn’t in our immediate future, but I wanted it down on paper before I forgot too much. Life is too short. This post was written over a few days and with a lot of […]