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The Spirit of Bucky and Me

November 15th, 2015 · 1 Comment · My Thoughts

Ashes to ashes . . . they say that’s all we are in the end. But we are so much more than that don’t  you think? Take my friend Spirit Bucky for example.

Bucky, photo by TC Wait

Bucky was a pack member of the Odaroloc Sled Dogs, who you might know because of Tripawd Hero Calpurnia. Bucky was the kind of dawg who showed the world that statistics don’t mean a thing. He beat the cancer odds with not just one but two kinds of cancer, including hemangiosarcma! He made it 48 months when he was only supposed to stick around for six! His momma TC wrote in her blog:

Bucky was the kind of dog that didn’t care that he wasn’t a “real” sled dog.  He didn’t care that his coat was thin, his legs a bit too long, or that his ears were apparently put on backwards.  He loved being a part of his team, and when they sang, he did his very best to howl along in a baying hound sort of way.

So, you know how when you see someone cool, someone who just has a certain sparkle about them, you think “Man, I want some of what they’ve got!” Well, I got some of what Bucky had. Really!

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Travelin with the Odaroloc Dawgs

When I saw the Odaroloc team last month, TC came over to share some of Bucky’s spirit with me. She carries his ashes around when the team travels. Sometimes dogs are lucky enough to get a dash of bucky Magic. . .

“Nice to meet you Bucky!”

On October 4th, the Feast of Saint Francis, which my people say was really cool to do on that day, I got some Bucky Magic. TC came over and took a pinch of his ashes and rubbed them on my head.

“Oh I’m not supposed to eat it?”

We’re nothing but a pile of ashes in the end, but I gots to believe that some of our goodness is left with those ashes too. So, hey ain’t it cool I got a pile of Bucky goodness all over my fur that day?

“Thank you TC”

Thank you TC and Bucky, I feel pretty special.





Mountain Mushing Madness

October 11th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Hey Tripawders it’s been a long time, did you miss me? Sorry I haven’t written, things have been really busy here, see?

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Three-legged pawty animal.

Today I’m chillaxin’ and thinking about my friends, the Odaroloc Sled Dawgs. Last week I got to hook up with them again, in the mountains. And man, was it cool. I mean like cold enough for the Huskies to do their thing: MUSH!

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Hey guys remember me?

And GUESS WHO got to go along for a run? You guessed it, the only three-legged German Shepherd sled dog in the world: ME!

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I’m on the team!

When I met up with them the team was practicing for their big move to Alaska in the winter, so there was no snow, but that’s OK, dirt is just fine by us.

That’s TC, and she’s lead Musher Queen. She had to look hard to find an extra big harness just for me. See, working Huskies are small, and I’m not. But that’s kewl. It fit and she found my color.

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Is purple my color?

I had to chill with the boys for a while, just to make sure we all knew what each other’s butts smelled like. After all, what else do you do when you’re running with team, right?  I also had to practice my howling, just to make sure I fit in.

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I can howl with the best of ’em!

Later that day, like really later, I passed the sled dawg test and got my chance to mush! We ran at night, because well, see, dogs see better than yous humans in the dark. Plus, it was super cold which is perfect for running.

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And we were off! We ran as far as any special needs sled dawg team could! There was me, and all of the retired Odaroloc team members having the time of our lives.

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Don’t try this at home kids!

It was only a short fun run and not very far but dang! To be part of a TEAM, to run like the wind and pull and howl and  . . . wow! TC says I found my calling. She better watch out. I might be hitching a ride to Alaska this winter.

Next time I got another story to tell you about the Spirit of Bucky. But I’ll save that one for later, it’s good.  Over and out. And MUSH ON!



My Dog Vacay with the OP

August 6th, 2015 · 2 Comments · My Pals

Today I went on a drive with my two favorite peeps in the world (other than my people Jim and Rene, of course!). That’s Ralph and Martha, leaders of the Oaktown Pack.

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Wyatt hangs with the OP leaders.

You know, the ones with the three crazy awesome German Shepherd Tripawds! They were the ones who fostered me until I got to be the Tripawds Spokesdawg.

I get to chill with the OP for the weekend ‘cuz my people are going to a dumb wedding and no dogs are allowed. What’s up with that I say?

But that’s cool, I’d rather be hangin’ with my kind, wouldn’t you?

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Wyatt imitates Rin Tin Tin

Hope you have a good weekend!


Rock and Roll Summer

July 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · My Thoughts

Dude is this the best summer or what? My people aren’t working at the ranch this year, so we get to be together all day long! They work but we always find time to just chill out like this.

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Me and Dad in the backyard.

I miss my job at the ranch, but I got plenty to do here. After all, someone’s gotta be The Sheriff.

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Sheriff Wyatt Ray Dawg

When I’m not working hard, which isn’t that often, we go play. Like this!

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Tripawd Wyatt Swims!

What can I say. It’s a Dawg’s Life.


Travelin’ Tripawd Dawg Goes Cross Country

June 13th, 2015 · 9 Comments · My Adventures

What the heck were Mom and Dad thinking when they put us in a van and hit the road last month?


Why didn’t they take our dog house on wheels? I don’t know, they shouldda. We were crammed in the van like sardines!


They kept saying “It stinks like a kennel in here!” I kinda like that smell but whatev.

We went from Colorado to Tennessee and stopped at all kinda places. Iowa was one of my favorites. That’s where we met Michelle, Angel Sassy’s Mom, in Iowa. She is so nice! She took some of the pictures here.  Thanks Michelle!

My people like to go to crazy places. This weird thing in Iowa is for looking at the planets and the stars.

It started to get hot. Good thing we found the Illinois River!

Watch out. There’s more stories from the road as soon as Dad gets all the pictures off the camera!