My New Wheelchair

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Having a community is the best way to learn about products and services that make the life of a tripawd easier. The Tripawds community is obviously amazing, but so is the dog park! While at the dog park some friends told my Mama about a really cool organization. It’s called Gunnar’s Wheels, and they run a loaner program with wheelchairs!

This is especially great for young tripawds like me! Getting a wheelchair at four months old isn’t ideal, at least if you aren’t rich. My Mama and Daddy would be replacing it every other month! Gunnar’s Wheels lets me use the wheelchair for as long as it fits me, and then I send it back to them in exchange for a replacement. This goes on and on until I’m all set.

My pink wheelchair came about three weeks ago and I LOVE IT.

I first used it to go hiking and we were all amazed at how much longer I lasted. I’ve also used it while playing at the dog park. Everyone commented how I looked like a normal puppy because I was actually running after the other dogs! Normally I wait until they come play with me and stay in one general area. Now I’m all over the place!

I might also run the other dogs over on purpose. I’m just so excited to be able to keep up with them that I get a little out of control!


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Author: therottentripawd

I was born with a deformed leg that my mama tried to chew off and it was amputated when I was about a week old, so I've been a Tripawd my whole life! I am now 4 months old and adjusting very well!

2 thoughts on “My New Wheelchair”

  1. Awww Eileen you are just so dang cute. I love your hot wheels!

    Just one tip: if they haven’t already, and I’m guessing they did, but if by some chance they didn’t, be sure to have your people check in with a rehab therapist to make sure the wheels are properly fitted. It’s hard for non-rehab therapists to see when adjustments need to be made. Our Wyatt Ray had to go back 2 times to have his cart readjusted. Better to be safe, especially for a growing gal like you!

    Keep on rockin’ & rollin!

    Look at your happy smiling self!!😁😁 Absolutely thrilled to hear how you are hiking and playing with other dogs! You are a true Spoiled Rotten Tripawd RockStar!!!
    BTW…..YOU are the NORMAL one….the other sogs woth four legs and no wheelchair are the “odd” looking ones!!!😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

    Made my day sweet Eileen 😊😊
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

    PS….SPECTACULAR to hear about the wheelchair and how you are able to get a loaner from the company as you grow! And yeah, as Jerry said, making sure everything is a proper fit as you grow! And I’m sure you’re growing like a we3d….we can see it in your photos!
    So thrilled to be following your journey AND seeing your photos! OMD!!! YOU ARE SO CUTE!!!

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