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Bessie the Tripawd

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Bessie the Tripawd

13th Birthday

June 15th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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The day before Bessie’s 13th birthday i discovered a golf ball sized lump on her amputation site. We took Bessie in to get an aspirate of the lump. The results were sketchy so we went in for a biopsy. Bessie’s oncologist discovered that this lump was a sarcoma. This is the same type of cancer that she developed on her ankle almost 2 1/2 years ago. The oncologist and surgeon were both surprised at the location of the lump. It had also increased in size from a golf ball to the size of my fist in approximately 2 weeks. Bessie had a CT scan on Tuesday. She then had aspirates taken of her liver and spleen on Wednesday. The cancer was located only in the lump. We had surgery Thursday. We are happy to report early Friday morning that Bessie is home and feeling great!

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March 10th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

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Here is Miss Bessie and one of her favorite past times. She loves to roll in the snow. She makes doggy snow angels any where she can. She will roll back and forth and throw her head back so she can eat snow at the same time. Words can not express her look of pure joy.


The deer

February 27th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Before all the snow hit i was outside with both dogs. Our 3 year old American Bulldog/Boxer was on a tie out leash. Our 12 year old black Lab tripaw was loose. I was cleaning up the yard. It was a beautiful day. I was standing on the edge of our property and a deer walked out from the other side of the neighbor’s property. This is very unusual since we live right in town. The deer casually walked across the street. It then turned around and stared at both dogs. Both dogs were quietly watching the deer. All of a sudden the deer took off running and there goes my tripaw in hot pursuit. She was across the street and almost in the neighbor’s backyard before i got her to stop.
I just wish i would have filmed it.


Bessie in snow

February 18th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

 Bessie enjoys eating snow. She loves rolling in snow. She makes doggie snow angels everywhere we go. Three legs has not slowed her down at all. She loves life. Every day she shows us what true joy looks like.


Bessie’s anniversary

February 10th, 2018 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

2 year anniversary

Today is Bessies 2 year ampuversary. She was cleared yesterday by her oncologist. It is a great day. Two years cancer free.

We often run into people that say “Oh poor thing”. Let me tell everyone Bessie is 12+ years old. I just had her outside. She is jumping through the snow banks and rolling in the snow. She did not have a leash on. She decided to take herself for a walk. I ran after her which made her run. I finally got caught up to her 5 houses away. I got her turned around and told her to go home. She listened. I just want everybody to know she is a tripaw and she is doing great!