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Freya's tale

Our journey starts with a single step on three legs

Two months after amputation

Filed under: Uncategorized — mschelleau at 9:11 pm on Thursday, February 28, 2013

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It has been such a journey since mid November 2012 when I first found Freya had a large suspicious lump on her left rear hock. It was as if I entered a dark tunnel that compressed my world and it was all I could do to make it from day to day. Then the operation and the recovery and then life seemed to become … normal again.

Freya is now a fully functioning Tripawd, although sometimes I walk behind her down the stairs (our morning routine as she knows there is food at the bottom and races me down) I see her different gait and the little hop she gives at the end of the stairs and I feel sad.

However, and I stress this, Freya is not sad. She might not be able to jump onto the kitchen counter anymore, or jump up on top of the toilet pedestal (both previous favourite places to go) but she can still get on the bed, the couch, and we have engineered a chair to help her onto her very own cat chair.  So, things are good.

Thanks to all who helped on the way and made the journey feel a shared one!

And for those about to embark on that journey through the dark tunnel – there is light at the end.

Our animal companions are strong, they are resilient and they can show us a thing or two about recovery and moving forward.

I’ll take a picture of Freya ten weeks after amputation and post it in the next day or two.


Michelle and Freya

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March 1, 2013 @ 2:18 pm   Reply

Michelle and Freya – Fang and I are so happy to hear that things are going well for the both of you! We can’t wait for pictures!!!!! 😀

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