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To test new Recent Global Posts feed… Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.

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Typi non habent claritatem insitam; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem. Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius. Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus, qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum. Mirum est notare quam littera gothica, quam nunc putamus parum claram, anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima. Eodem modo typi, qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari, fiant sollemnes in futurum.

Help Rescued Colorado Musher Dogs

Once again, our friend Calpurnia has her paw on the pulse of canine news. . .

These pretty pups aren’t Tripawds, but we wanted to help spread the word about them. Last week they were saved from a terrible dog hoarding situation in rural Park County, Colorado.

Calpurnia and her Mom are working hard to help find donations and homes for these dogs. Here’s what they had to say:

“We are dealing with a horrific case of a musher ‘hoarding’ dogs, resulting in 100 dogs (6 mos to 14 yrs) that are now in desperate need of homes. Here is a local news story about the discovery.

Luckily, another musher who lives in the area discovered the situation before it got any worse and contacted the authorities. Amazingly, the dogs seem friendly and well socialized.

All the dogs are “somewhere” safe for now.

I asked what the critical need is right now, and it is money.

Park County is not a big county, and very low on funds. It is costing them to bond these dogs, plus medical care for the critical ones, plus checkups, shots, spay/neuters for the rest.

If people want to donate, they can send it to the Park County Animal Control, flagged for the Sled Dog Rescue efforts.

They can also donate to one of the shelters (listed below in order of need):

If someone wants to adopt a dog (someone with an active lifestyle, with a 6′ or greater fence and lots of patience and time to help these dogs adjust to being pets), they can contact the shelters directly.

The more doggy people I can get brainstorming on this, the better we can get these dogs homed and the love and care they each deserve.”

Please contact:

Family (a Thanksgiving Poem)

When it comes to dogs and the people who love them,words cannot describe how thankful we are for having our furry companions and their humans in our lives. Thank. You. So. Much.

Our friend Eve just sent her incredible Thanksgiving poem to us. Nothing more beautifully expresses the love we all share for the canine species. We hope you enjoy this as much as we do.

“north above tree line

between snow slow thaw

glacier scoured ground

mating season

nips, lips grazing muzzles

bed

far from looking eyes

limbs entwined genitals so

closely clasped the pair

unmoves until swelling ceases

breath quiets in earthen cavity

of home

squirming young a pound more or

less of defenseless flesh

blind, deaf able only to breathe

suck from teats

patient eyed splayed on one side

mother a sweet shelf of warmth and

food her teeth cut cord and sac

noses them to nurse

food spit to hungry mouths

offspring learn

play, fight hunt elders

know skills are sure

young depart walking ley lines

encoded in time”

Author: Eve F.W. Linn


2009 Tripawds Reader Survey

Jerry and his pack explore the mining ghost town of Eureka COWell, it’s been over two years since we started this little website to keep friends and family informed about my progress. And it has grown into quite a community of support for tripawds and their people everywhere – primarily because of you, or faithful readers and discussion forum members.

But we really don’t know who you are, and what you really think of this site, or how we might be able to make it better for you. So its high time we asked!

Please take a moment to complete this brief survey and you will be entered in a drawing to win a free bottle of Synflex glucosamine supplement for dogs. And better yet, you might just help us make this an even better place for those facing amputation for their furry friend.

Deadline for entry in Synflex drawing is March 15, 2009 but please complete the survey anyway if you read this after that. We appreciate your feedback anytime. Read this post for complete information about Synflex glucosamine supplement for dogs, or visit the Synflex website.

Cisplatin biodegradeable beads save Gretta from amputation

gretta cancer dog cisplatin beadsLast summer, our friend Jami told us about about “cisplatin biodegradeable beads,” an experimental type of chemotherapy treatment being tested in dogs with bone cancer, who are undergoing limb-sparing procedures instead of amputation.

These biodegradeable beads are being implanted at the time of the limb-sparing surgery, with the goal of preventing tumor regrowth in the leg, through a gradual release of cisplatin, a chemotherapy drug. This type of treatment can possibly reduce the recurrence of tumors in dogs who have had limb-sparing surgery instead of an amputation. An article in the Annals of Surgical Oncology describes the treatment.

Jami wrote to tell us about her dog, Miss Gretta, who underwent the implant surgery at age 12. Jamie has generously offered to explain the procedure, and wanted to share Gretta’s progress with Tripawds. Continue reading Cisplatin biodegradeable beads save Gretta from amputation