Hello Summer Dawg, Goodbye (Maybe?)

Wyatt Ray the three-legged Shepherd shares some summer dawg highlights of his time in Oregon, and a little news on where he is staying now.

Where does the time go? My people say that a lot. Now I am too. Two days ago it was June, when I last wrote to you my friends. And now, it’s August? How did that happen?

summer dawg in Oregon
I had a good summer in Oregon!

It’s been a long, lazy summer on the big property by the river that we stayed on.

I love getting pushed around in my chariot. Who says only cats get staff? I have my very own chauffer.

Some days it’s too hot to wear a fur coat, but I can’t do anything about that you know. Instead, I’ve got my staff and Swamp Cooler to help me chill. Life is good.

Summer Dawg with Swamp Cooler
Sometimes you just gotta break out the Swamp Cooler!

It was so hot for a while. Before it cooled off again, it was time to to hit the road. My grandpawrents need us with them in Los Angeles. So we packed up and I got to be a road dawg once more. Boy, that’s been a while! I furgot what it was like to go from truck stop to truck stop.

Tripawd Wyatt hits the road
Wooohooo! I’m a road dawg again!

And now, we are here in the big city. We aren’t seeing much of it because of the virus. My mom pushes me in the chariot when it’s not too hot.

But I don’t care about the heat anymore. I’m livin’ large in the big, cool house, not in the doghouse on wheels, at least for now.

Instead of regulating the elk and watching for intruders in the mountains, I’m chillin’ with the a/c. This is the life! I ain’t never going back to that hot outdoors! Some day I’ll want to go out to the woods again, but no time soon. Home is where we park it. And right now, it’s good to be a city dawg.

All Work, Not Enuf Play for a Tripawd Working Dog

Wyatt Ray shows off his people skills as a Tripawd working dog at the 2019 Wild West Veterinary Conference in Reno, Nevada.

Wyatt Ray Dawg here. Did you furget about me? I don’t blame you if you did. My people have been too busy to let you know how I’m doing. Now that I think about it, I’ve also been too busy being a Tripawd working dog.

Tripawd Working Dog
“Did someone say work?”

A couple of weeks ago my people and me went to Reno, Nevada. That’s right, bright lights, big city. We went to the Wild West Veterinary Conference to help get the word out about the Tripawds Nation.

I thought I was just going to chill out for a few days while my people walked the conference and handed out information but nope. One day they said “Wyatt, you’re coming with us!”

Tripawd working dog
At least I got some tasty treats out of the deal!

Guess they wanted me to earn my keep that day. You can definitely say that I worked my tail off, and then some!

Sheesh. When my people said they wanted a working dog, I didn’t think they meant go to hang out with dogtors and be nice to them all day. Now that’s work for a dawg like me!

So There You are Summer!

See how three-legged Wyatt spent spring break in Colorado and Wyoming, and what he’s going to do next.

Oh man what a spring break that was. So there you are summer!

Tripawd German Shepherd
Hellooooo Summer!

Well, there was no spring break for my peeps. They just worked like always. But at least some of it was fun for me. I got to get some therapy with my friends at Colorado State. And I even made friends with some new veterinarians who didn’t want to poke me, they just wanted to be my friend! I’m like, “You’re pulling my leg doc!”

When we got to Wyoming I had lots of breaktime because it was so darn cold outside! Don’t get me wrong, I love cold. It’s my people that don’t. So we didn’t do a lot outside until last week or so. When the sun finally came out and things warmed up, out came my wheels.

Tripawd Wheelchair Walk
OK fine but only if you give me treats.

I used to like my wheels but now they’re kind of annoying me. I think they are crooked or maybe I am. My mom is doing all kinds of therapy with me to make sure I stay in shape. Sometime soon she will tell you  about the contraption she sticks to my back, and the exercises where she IS pulling my leg!

We are leaving Wyoming today and going back to see my therapy friend Sasha at Colorado State. I know she’ll be able to make me like wheels again.

Did you miss me my friends? If so, I won’t let that happen again. I’ll leave you with this little movie of my life during spring break. You can play it over and over again until next time I come back here.

It’s time for me to get outside. You should too! What are you waiting for?

Hoppy summer everypawdy! Over and out…

Snow Dawg, Happy Tripawd Dog

Three-legged Wyatt Ray is once again a snow dawg, happy Tripawd dog playing in the Colorado snow.

Just when I thought I would never see it again, my dream came true.

Happy Snow Tripawd
Snow Day!

We brought the dog house on wheels back to Colorado for summer. But it’s not quite time for hot weather here in COOLorado! I’m so hoppy, my favorite kind of weather came back just for me.

I think Santa Paws came early. Like really early. I hope the white stuff sticks around. It’s my favorite way to pawty.

Wasn’t I a Very Good Dawg? What’s Up Santa?

Wyatt opens Christmas presents and gets the surprise of his Tripawd life when he’s done.

Santa, I thought I was a very good dawg. After all, you did come to see me, and I got to open cool presents on Christmas Day.

My favorite kind of presents . . . edible ones! Those Wild Earth meatless treats are da-bomb.

Opening presents is hard work but I’ve got it under control.

I was all worn out, and thought I was done with the unwrapping.

When suddenly, this happened.

Wyatt's New Wheels
What the heck Santa?!

I’m gonna let my people tell you all about it in Tripawds News. They’ll get around to it as soon as they recover from our New Year’s pawty. Stay tuned.