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Our family history of tripawds!

Posted on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 at 2:41 pm

My significant other, Gil, dug up an old photograph of a dog, Winslow, who was the son of Gil’s favorite dog, Schulz.  Winslow, who was owned by Gil’s previous significant other for his whole life, ended up becoming a tripawd due to an injury when he was a young pup.

We had gotten Charlie Brown (Cooper’s brother) because of his strong resemblance to Schulz and our previous dog, Hector.  He was sort of a combination of the two — looks-wise.

And then, 7 months later, Cooper’s original adopters returned him to the rescue organization due to their inability to treat and care for his seriously injured leg that needed to be amputated.  And that’s how we adopted Charlie’s brother, Cooper.  We had to wait for the amputation to take place, then recovery, and we adopted him when he was 8 months old.

When I look at photos of Winslow and Cooper side-by-side, I can’t help but notice the uncanny resemblance.

IMG_0879     Cooper, 2013

WINSLO78  Winslow, 1978

Both photos taken on Cape Cod!!

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5 Responses to “Our family history of tripawds!”

  1. benny55 says:

    Ohh my! Whole lotta’ “soul stuff” going on over here!

    Have you ever ready “Many Masters…Many Lives” ..(or vice versa)?

    Check out on amazon

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    sally and happy hannah

    • Kathy says:

      Thanks, I just bought it for Kindle!! Reading the first chapter on Amazon, the woman, Catherine (hmmm… no coincidence there?) sounds a lot like me. Wowie.

  2. Kathy says:

    I was going to mention W. Bruce Cameron’s “A Dog’s Purpose”, too!

  3. jerry says:

    WHooooah yeah, this is definitely no coincidence!

    Once you have a Tripawd in your life, nothing is ever the same. We learn so much don’t we?

  4. Kathy says:

    They teach us so much about living in the moment and working with what you’ve got!! 🙂 I remember being so worried about how he would be with only 3 legs. It made hardly any difference at all, except he was no longer dragging around an injured leg.

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