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How to Be More Dog

Here at Tripawds our favorite motto is “Be More Dog.” If you’re not familiar with this way of thinking, the following podcast of our 2012 Greyhounds Rock Take a Bite Out of Canine Cancer keynote address will enlighten you. But in brief, here’s what being more dog means:

How to Be More Dog

Getting through some of the hardest times in life is easier if you stay focused on the moment right in front of you. While your head might be spinning with all of the treatment options, the “should haves” and “what ifs,” pause to take a careful look at your dog or cat.

Your pet isn’t sitting there feeling sorry for herself. While she might feel poorly because of disease, she’s not mad at you, or longing for the way things were. All she wants is for you to breathe, to smile, to be happy and do something fun together, right here at this very moment. Whether that’s stopping for a long cuddle session or throwing a ball, all that matters is the moment in front of you, because that’s is the only thing that we know we have for sure in this life.

The past is history, the future may never come, but today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the Present.

This 40 minute keynote address is filled with important tips about coping with amputation recovery, and dealing with a cancer diagnosis. We share the lessons that Tripawds founder Spirit Jerry taught us during our journey together—and we highlight a handful of amazing stories about true Tripawd Heroes. We hope you enjoy it.

Still have questions? We have answers!

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4 Responses to “How to Be More Dog”

  1. Our dobie s/p amputation 8/28/17 Duke had a hard night. He’s been out a couple times to pee. The vet said he hasn’t figured out how to get up to a standing position and requires a lot of help. They still have them on the lidocaine infusion and Hydromorphone he’ll be transferred back to East Lincoln vet today because the emergency hospital closes at eight not sure if he’ll come home today or tomorrow said he gets real grouchy when they touch his incision but they are icing it. 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  2. Betty, please visit our Discussion Forums, the Tripawds Chat or call our helpline (877-TRIPAWD) for fast help from others. We aren’t vets but we can ease your fears about the recovery. It’s still early, so hang in there and join us when you’re able. We’ll be watching for your post.

  3. I just listened to your story about Jerry. Thank you so much for sharing and starting Tripawd. I’m new here and it has been a great help! Thank you again.

  4. Thanks for tuning in! Start here for help finding the many Tripawds Resources and assistance programs.

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