On Sunday, I had the opportunity to meet another proud tripawd (see also, tripod) who was driving around the United States in an RV. And let me tell you, it was awesome! Jerry had so much energy and we were so impressed by how well he could ran back and forth. His humans were awesome too. They sold their business (Mama said it had to do with computers) and their house and are driving around the country in a biodiesel pickup truck and RV.
Unfortunately, the day we met was rainy; however, it did not stop us from hanging out for almost two hours!!! Mama and his daddy kept trying to take pictures of us together but it was tough. As soon as we were in the frame together, Jerry or I would decide we needed to relocate. Mama did get some good pictures of us and she will post them soon! She promises!
Like I said, Jerry is MUCH faster than I am. He is a Shepard and border collie mix and is a bit smaller than me. (Mama: a bit? Finny, you are a giant, pal.) Mama thought he was very sweet. And I thought he was silly. He kept poking his head through Mama's legs. I must admit, I was a bit jealous of the attention Mama was giving him. I suppose it is okay since I get to LIVE with Mama and she gives me attention every day. Anyway, Jerry had a great big tumor in his scapula, as opposed to my distal radius, but the surgeons removed everything. And guess what? He is nine months post his surgery!!! What a great dog.
After two hours of talking and sniffing and lounging (me, for the most part, I'm slowing down, folks), we said our good-byes. Jerry's awesome parents gave me some cool presents! Apparently, Jerry likes Barney the purple dinosaur and they gave me one of his! And the best part: it's pre-chewed! My favorite! I love any stuffy that has already been slobbered on by another pooch. Plus, they gave me some delicious treats and gave Mama a cool sticker to put on the car that says "Tripawd on Board" with a silhouette of a three-legged dog jumping. I'm sure Jerry was the model. Mama felt bad she didn't bring anything for Jerry (nice job, MOTHER!).
Jerry also has a blog that you should definitely check out. It's very snazzy and provides great information. Also, you can follow where Jerry is going and maybe even meet him too! Wouldn't that be cool???
It was a great day and I am unbelievably excited to have met another tripod who is doing so well. And again, I promise, pictures will be up as soon as possible!!