We just heard from Frankie in Naples, Florida. Frankie is a six year old Dachshund / Schnauzer dog who joined the Tripawd club just three weeks ago. Frankie, you get the honor of being the smallest dog to be in the club. Small in stature but not in heart!
Here is the story that Frankie’s Mom Melissa told us:
My Frankie boy just had his left front leg amputated due to a mast cell tumor. It is 3 weeks later and he is amazing me everyday! He has already mastered our 3 flights of stairs at our condo, and just 4 days after I brought him home he jumped through my sisters doggie door. Life is good!
Frankie had a mast cell tumor removed in August, and within 4 months it was already back. The only other option was to remove his leg. I took one look at him and knew that if he could tell me what he wanted me to do, he would say he wanted to live.
Those first few days after surgery were rough, there is no denying that, but with his heart and my dedicated TLC, we made a good team, and nurtured each other through it. Now, we don’t look back we just embrace the future!