Saturday, February 23, 2008

Tripawds Heroes and Tributes Book

Jim and Rene recently published a book celebrating three-legged dogs, 22 of them actually including Malcolm, and I just received my copy yesterday. Because my mother was there during his last days, they graciously sent me a copy to give her before I left.

Words couldn't begin to express how deeply moved I am by the gesture and by their beautiful book . As is often the case when I find myself at a loss for something to say, I look to those who can. It's only fitting that I quote from the preface of their book.

"Dogs do not feel shame over the loss of a limb. When faced with adversity, they persevere. For them, once the pain is gone, life goes on. And they live it to the fullest.

In our continuing efforts to raise awareness about cancer in dogs, and educate pet guardians about the resilience of animal amputees, we are proud to present this first edition of Tripawd Heroes and Tributes, a collection of personal stories about how beloved tripawd dogs have forever changed the lives of their human companions.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to anyone who has lost a beloved pet to cancer or faced the difficult decision of amputation. We extend our greatest gratitude to everyone who has shared their stories with us. With their help and yours, we can prove to the world that it's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four."

Indeed it is, my friends. You can order a copy of Jerry's First Tripawds Book on their site and for $10 more you can customize it with a photo of your own three-legged loved one on the cover and their story printed on page one. Jim and Rene are generously donating $5 per book to the Morris Animal Foundation's Canine Cancer Campaign.

1 comment:

Jerry said...

Thanks for the kind words Big Dog. Glad you liked your custom tripawd book ... it's the least we can do considering all your efforts.