Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tuesday Tex

I wanted to give everyone an update on my buddy Tex! He's the poor baby who was hit by a car and had a badly broken leg. They tried putting in a plate to stabilize it enough to heal, but that didn't work and they decided they had to amputate the leg. Tex was pretty skeered, but he told me that he felt lots better after ready all your encouragement!

Well, he came through surgery just fine and is adjusting to life as a tripod. Even when he was still in the hospital, he was giving grreat kisses!

He says it's a little weird missing a leg, but he still manages to play with his toys just fine, thank you!

He gets along so well now, you'd never guess he was missing a leg! Isn't he handsome?

 But he is definitely milking his recovery for all it's worth! Yesterday he got a special visit from one of LBR's junior rescuers. She reads stories to all the foster pups in her house, and she decided that Tex needed storytime too so he could heal properly. Tex said he had no problems with that.

You're doing grreat, Tex! Your perfect furever home is just around the corner!


  1. I'd take Tex in a blink! What a sweet pupper!

  2. Tex....you are one lucky pup! So hap-pee you're recovering nicely.


  3. oH I hope he finds a furever and ever home really soon, like yesterday soon, isn't it amazing how strong and loving he is after all he has went through. Mom says that is why she loves us so much!
    stella rose

  4. Good luck to Tex. Glad he is doing well on his three legs and hope he finds his furever family soon
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  5. Tex you are destined for great things sweet boy!! Look at how well you are doing...
    hugs and purrs your bfff Madi

  6. Hi Tex! Just wanted to let you know, that when Mommy was younger (like 20 years ago) her family felt sorry for a dog that was hit by a car. Her dad found the dog on the side of the road hurt. He took the dog to SPCA but, the SPCA said they would have to put the dog down if the owner didn't claim the dog because it was injured. Anyway, Mommy's family ended up adopting the dog and paying for the surgery to remove the back leg because gangrene was setting in.

    The dog, we named "Lucky", because he was Lucky to be alive, lived for a good 14 years after the surgery to remove the back leg. When Mommy's dad found him he was about 2 or 3 they said. Lucky was a Bishon Frisee breed of dog.

    Lucky lived life to the fullest on only 3 legs. People couldn't even tell he was a handicapped dog. He got around just fine. Played, ran around the yard, did all the things a normal dog can do!

    The only thing he did a little different than most dogs was go to the bathroom a different way. He used to do a handstand to go pee-pee, that was really pawsome to folks who saw it!

    Good luck finding your forever home Tex! We know you will adjust to things just fine!

  7. Way to go Tex! You keep showing everyone that nothing is gonna keep you down. You're a special little pupper and we know your forever home is right around the corner.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  8. You go Tex. looks like you are doing well. Could we sign your cast with our paw prints?
    Benny & Lily

  9. Oh, that is SO sweet! I'll bet having story time helped him TONS! Please tell Tex he is remarkably handsome!

  10. Tex, you is awesome! Well keep sending POTP!

    Bart, Ruby and Otto

  11. We are slowly trying to get back on track, so we are just learning about Tex. He is quite the trooper - we wish him great healing and hope that wonderful home comes along soon.

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

  12. Hooray for Tex! We are so glad you came out of your surgery well! We can't wait to hear about the perfect family who will find, adopt and love you for ever! :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

  13. Don't worry, Tex! Lots of Greyhounds become tripods and they manage just fine. It looks like you would be a great READ dog!