Hoppy Howlidays!!!!!!

Wow! Mom’s been too ‘busy’ (more like lazy if you ask me) to get anything posted lately but we never stop thinking of all of you, our Tripawd Heros, each and every one of you. Thank you all so much for joining together to form what has to be the greatest online community on the planet! Especially in our hearts on this Christmas Eve are all our heros who have passed this year and their pawrents. Some weeks it seemed as though the pain would never stop. But your brave stories help to educate the world that, yes indeed, tripawds rule! And your love serves to inspire the rest of us when we feel down, and gives us all the strength to carry on.  Thank You!


Codie Rae and the Oaktown Pack

.....and Three Tripawds in a Sleigh!

Travis Ray Needs A Furever Home too!

Caruso_2_smWoohoo!!!!! I have a new Boy Toy!!!!!! A certain young tripawd pupCaruso_4_sm has come to stay with us for a bit. Yeah! Hey, dude, this boy doesn’t even know how to play! But, as you can see on Wyatt’s latest post, we are just the crew to teach him the ropes and he is catching on fast!

My pawrents are fostering Travis Ray for GSRNC. He is from Monterey and has had a pretty nasty life up until his rescue. We dont even know all the details and are not sure we want to know…..But he has not let life get him down and he is just as sweet and frendly with everybody as if he had grown up in the most perfect of homes. He is scared of strange things (like towels) though and, like I said, doesn’t know a Kong from a Caruso_5_smHolee Roller.We don’t know much else about him yet, as he just joined us yesterday–he has had no accidents in the house, he rides well in the car (in a crate), he slept all night in his crate last night, and spent time in it today wCaruso_7_smhen my pawrents were both out (about 2 hours at a time) with no apparent issues. Travis Ray is about 11 months old and he is tall! He is twice as tall as me! He is already getting around pretty good–his amp was on October 13. Stitches are out and all. He is still building up his strength and spends a whole lot of time sleeping.

If you live in Northern California and might be interested in giving Travis Ray a loving home let my mom know. If you are a tripawds member you can send her a PM over on the forums. She can hook you up with GSRNC. Check out their website and their adoption protocols. Caruso_6_smThey are pretty strict and my mom will be even stricter! Travis is a real sweetheart but he is also a GSD and will need a firm hand and loving heart to help him be the best tripawd he can be!

p.s. TR is known as “Caruso” on the GSRNC website…….

Cute Tripawd Gretchen in No. Calif. needs a furever home!

My mom ran across this sweetie on the web today http://www.homelesshounds.us/animals/detail?AnimalID=1891616 , she is with Big Dog Rescue in Penngrove, near Santa Rosa. I should call them and tell them she needs two names–Gretchen Rae? Gretchen Sue? Gretchen Mae? Watcha think? Then she could joint the Awesome Tripawd Girldodgs With 2 Names Club! My mom posted this in the forums but I wanted to put her info here too to maximize her exposure. Won’t you think about giving her a home?

Gretchen in Penngrove, CA

  • Breed: German Shepherd Dog
  • Size: Medium
  • Color: Black with Gray or Silver
  • Sex: female
  • Age: Young
  • Neutered? Yes
  • Good with kids? Yes
  • Good with dogs? Yes
  • Shots up to date? Yes
Gretchen is a black and silver German Shepherd puppy. She’s about 7 months old. She’s a very sweet girl and loves to play. Gretchen unfortunately had a run in with a car and lost her right rear leg in an accident, at the time of the surgery she was also spayed. She is very good with dogs and not aggressive but very curious about cats. Her foster family is working on house training, basic obedience (she already knows sit and down), and strengthening her rear leg. She has become quite adept at going up and down stairs. Gretchen can jump into a car but needs help with taller vehicles. She’s a special girl with special needs, her new family will need to keep her fit and trim because of the missing leg. Despite her handicap, she loves to cuddle, walk, run and play.

If you are interested in adopting this dog  please fill out an online adoption application by copying and pasting the following address into your web browser:


You can check out more about Big Dog Rescue, where Gretchen has her own web page, at: http://www.homelesshounds.us/

Tripawd Girldogs With 2 Names ROCK!!

Yes, I have said it before but it is now official!  Behold our beauty and revel in the waves with us! We had so much fun last Saturday! Caira Sue is all about the ball and I am all about herding Caira Sue. We were previewing a potential new venue for upcoming Tripawd Hop events. Caira Sue discovered this pawsome beach on Sherman Island (near Antioch). We give it six paws up!!!!

CR_CS_8CR_CS_4CR_CS_6CR_CS_5CR_CS_3CR_CS_9CR_CS_2Hey, do ya think we have a future modeling for Ruffwear? Synchronized tripawd girldog swimming?CR_CS_1CR_CS_7

Spirit Yoda Hear My Plea

Dear Spirit Yoda, Oh Mighty Rodent Killer, we bow down to you in awe, We…. Are….Not…. Worthy….

We LOVE your new sign off tag thingie (whatever those are called).

Yoda & Mom united: 9/5/06 Yoda & leg seperated: 6/5/09 Yoda & leg reunited: 10/14/09 Yoda & Mom separated: Duh, never! Spirit Yoda is currently free-lancing as a rabbit hunting instructor for tripawds across the nation

And we see that it has changed since we copied this one, so that is a good thing! But, onward…….

Oh Great One! I am eagerly awaiting a visitation and personal training session with you. This turrible skwirl is making my head spin, always chattering and bouncing around in the trees outside, or running along the top of the fence. He is mocking me, Codie Rae! Its pretty much just the biggest outrage ever! And then brother dog Smokey is convinced there is something that smells an awful lot like a rat in the shed. He keeps patrolling around out there but has not been able to find it.

Oh, Great Yoda, we are overrun with rodents! In fact, I think we are surrounded! King Kong is nowhere to be seen and besides, he would probably scream if he saw a rodent! Oh Great Master Yoda, you are our only hope. Please Please hear our plea! We are lighting candles to you every night and putting out offerings of only the best biscuits. I just heard you are partial to salmon sticks so I will beg my mom to get some for the altar…soon soon soon! I know you must be awfully busy right now but if you could just see your way to visiting SOON, or like, Now Now Now I would SO be forever in your debt.

Your humble servant (and you know how hard it is for me to say that),


Codie Rae

p.s. I will tell you a secret…that picture of me at the war dawgs memorial in my last post? I was not really being pensive about those wonderful dawgs who gave their all to keep this land free for tripawds, Oh No, not at all! I was staring at a skwirl in a tree! And wishing….well, you know what I was wishing!

A Monumental Time

Hey Everypawdy!

So, we are staying at Wyatt Ray’s house now and mom has a minute to post for me. Yay! We are having so much fun!

This has been a Monumental trip!

Red Rock PassHey! Hey! I have crossed the continental divide about a gazillion times now—have you? Ever? Its pretty cool! Here’s papa, Smokey and me on top of the world and Red Rock Pass, MT! Smokey is in Idaho and I am in Montana. How cool is that?

CR and Shep_2And OMG, we stayed in Ft. Benton, MT where there are three awesome memorials to dawgs! Two are for a dog named Shep. He held vigil for his dead human for years at the train station until he was so old and deaf he didn’t hear the train coming one day. The local Boy Scouts were his pall bearers and they buried him on a knoll above the train station.  Here I am with Shep up on the knoll!

CR and Shep3The town loved Shep so much they made another memorial to him down by the river. I had to hang out with him there too, and soak up all his good qualities. It is fancier and all but I have to admit I liked the original one up on the knoll better. I hope that someday somebody will remember me for one of my great qualities decades after I die. I wanna be just like Shep!

War dog CRFort  Benton also has a memorial to the Vietnam war dawgs. OMD, I was so moved by this and, like, totally honored to have my picture taken at the memorial. Here in this little tiny town on the Missouri River in the middle of nowhere Montana. This is one dawg lovin’ town! Woohoo, I love Fort Benton!

Wish you were here everybody!



Ima Birthday Grrrrrl!!!!!!

Hey Everypawdy,

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Happy Happy Birthday to Me Me Me!!!! Its my fourth birthday, here in Ft. Benton MT, and am I having a grrrreat time!

We got to play in the snow on the way here. Yesh! It was pawdalicious!

After lusting for BEEF for lo these many days I got STEAK for dinner!!!!!! Montana wheat fed Angus no doubt……Woohoo!!!!!!!

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p.s. Eat your heart out chikn breath 😉


So, I tend to be pretty vocal in the truck as we are riding down the road but my folks finally got it the other day. They realized it wasn’t just random barking (it never is!)….They distinctly heard me saying ‘Steak, Steak, Steak, STEAK!’ as we were passing all those black angus in the field……