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 (Or Cat)
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.
Be More Dog the Book Now Available!
In October 2019, Tripawds Founders Rene and Jim published Be More Dog: Learning to Live in the Now. The title originates from this keynote speech they presented in the video above, and the story follows them from Jerry’s life as a rescue puppy through his cancer diagnosis and amputation, and along the way as he taught them valuable lessons on the road to happiness.
Be More Dog is the inspiring story of how one dog with terminal cancer led his people on a spiritual journey that turned their life around and opened their eyes to the importance of living in the Now.
Be More Dog is more than a memoir about a three-legged dog on an epic road trip. It is a mantra to live by, and this book is the guide. This heartwarming tale is filled with deep meaning. Through his actions and attitude in the face of adversity, Jerry shows Jim and Rene how important it is to live in the now—to persevere when the going gets tough, to never give up, and that every day is a great day, no matter what life throws your way.
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What About Tripawd Cats?
Download Cool Tips for Tripawd Cats for fast answers to common concerns about feline amputation.
Get vital information about recovery and rehab, plus plenty of recommendations to help your cat love life on three legs – from the best nutrition to tips for making a Tripawd-friendly litter box, and much more!