Hot weather is no place for a snow dawg like me. I spent the last couple of months in a hot, hot place . . . they call it “Texas.” It was way too hot for me. Apparently it was hot for Mom and Dad too, they liked to sip many cold drinks while we were there.
Come on Dad, gimme!
My people took the dog house to cool places and sure, I had some good times. Like when I patrolled the Rio Grande, again!
Who needs a wall when you’ve got Wyatt Ray Dawg?
And then I got to shred the half-pipe.
Who needs a skateboard?
On the way north, we went to this pretty church. I said a prayer for Spirit Jerry and all my Tripawd pals.
Can you hear me Jerry?
And now it’s time to head back to the Ranch, where I get to patrol alllll day long and not break a sweat (Ok, yeah I know dogs don’t sweat, but you humans know what I mean). I can’t wait! I hope you’ll join me.
“Coolorado here I come!”
Tags:German Shepherd·New Mexico·Ranch Dog·Texas
Check this out. Did you know that half of my dawg friends are gonna die of cancer some day? No. Joke. I ain’t kidding. When I was at the AAHA show with my people, Dr. Hardy from Colorado State told me all about it. I was so sad I just wanted to bury my head in the One Cure stuffie she gave me.
But no. I refuse. I will NOT give in to fear or evil cancer. I will STAND UP and fight it with every furry hair on my body. And that’s a LOT of fur, people.
Join Me, Join Team Tripawds for the April 24 Morris Walk!
Have you had it with cancer too? OK then. Next Saturday, April 24, Team Tripawds is gonna be at the Morris Animal Foundation Canine Cancer Walk in Los Gatos, California.
But even if you can’t be there, you can still join us! A donation of any amount will put you on our team and we can all help Morris Animal Foundation keep doing their great work.
Cancer, look out. Team Tripawds is mad and we’re not gonna take it any more!
Been traveling from here to there and everywhere these days. Mom and Dad think they’re going to keep away from cold weather. I don’t know why, because I think it’s pawesome. Whatev.
So now, I’m in Texas.
I’m a little bit country.
Oh how I love the country!
Last week I was in Tucson Arizona.
And I’m a little bit rock ‘n roll
A Tripawd in the city.
I’m a little bit country, I’m a little bit rock ‘n roll
Now tell me Tripawds Nation, what are YOU?
I wasn’t up for doin’ much of nothin’ after my Christmas morning workout.
Wyatt rests after obstacle course walk.
After all that high-stepping and balance work on our obstacle course walk, I was too pooped to party!
But after I rested, and pooped…I gots to thinkin’…Maybe they got me some more yummy treats! Like that big ol’ bone, I’m still workin’ on! So I dug in.
Whatchya get me?
Yeah, I can open presents just as good as Jerry ever did.
What was it? It didn’t smell great, but I ripped it open quick anyway. After all there was another present waiting!
The first one was a stylin’ new red rope leash from Found My Animal. I woulda preferred treats, but it’s pretty cool.
The second was a folding canvas bowl that attaches to the leash. That’s cool, ‘cuz all Tripawds should stay hydrated on walks! But still, no more treats. Whatever. Opening presents is the fun part anyway. Unless they’re treats.
If only I had known the first time the people used the leash would be to take me for a bath! Sigh…
Found My Animal makes sturdy leashes, collars and other cool stuff for dogs, inspired by nautical rigging. And the company encourages animal rescue. I’m cool with that. And I look cool in my leash.
I think my ma got this stuff at the #BetterWithPets Summit she attended. Guess I’m cool with her re-gifting it to me, even if it wasn’t treats.
Hey Tripawds Fans!
Anypawdy else out there feel like they ate a few too many cookies? Well here’s the fun workout I did Christmas morning to work off the big bone I got…
I thought we were just going for our usual walk. But my people found a fitness course where we are staying, and started having me use all the obstacles for some fun training before opening up the rest of my presents.
I’ve been doing conditioning exercises like this for a while on my FitPAWS gear, so I make it look easy. But you can do it too! Just be sure to do some warm up exercises first, and work your way up to the more difficult stuff.
Hopping from one step to another builds confidence and leg strength. Going up and down the steps first was a good cardio workout too!
Balancing on my FitBone is one thing. These little posts were a challenge! But I showed them I could do it.
This type of balancing is great for developing proprioception and building core strength. Look ma, one paw!
Next they had me walk the balance beam. Sort of…I hopped up and along some benches first.
But then I scooted down these really narrow beams with both my front paws. That counts right?
All this stuff helps me keep fit and strong—because a healthy tripawd, is a happy tripawd!
More Fun Fitness For Tripawds
You can do exercises like this at home too! Just check out this DIY obstacle course Maggie’s mom shows you how to make. You’ll find many more exercises to keep Tripawds strong in the Featured Blogs, and the Tripwds e-book Loving Life On Three Legs.
Speaking of Maggie Moo, please consider consulting with a certified rehab tech before starting any serious exercise regimen. You can even get reimbursed for your first visit by the Tripawds Foundation!