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Katy Did It

A vet tech, her dog, & an emo-cational experience.

Katy Did It

whole new ballgame

September 9th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

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Something tells me I’m not going to get a good night’s sleep for a while.  😛  Katy however is passed out on the floor, snoring, blissfully unaware that her life (and consequently Mama’s life) has changed dramatically.  She just knows she’s loved and cared for, and that’s enough for her.

For me, well, it’s a whole nother story.  The journey for us from 4 legged to tripawd was really something.  It was a trying time, emotional and yet educational, and through it all it was Katy that kept me strong, not the other way around.  She kept saying, We can do this Mama, we got this.  I won’t give up if you won’t.  I don’t think anyone who doesn’t have the honor of a tripawd in their life would understand.  There’s really something special about these dogs (and cats!).  And I may be biased, but I’m not the only one who thinks so; anyone who meets Katy, even for a minute, walks away with a smile and a lighter heart.  I love taking her places because I love to see people’s faces light up when they see her hopping around with her yellow “tripawds rule” bandanna on.  And she smiles, loving life on 3 legs.  And I smile, loving her.

And now there’s this diabetes thing.  Katy’s not only 3 legged, she’s blind.  She’s going to be on insulin for the rest of her life.  My days from here on out will revolve around her eating and getting her injections at precise times.  Once I get a glucometer I’ll be doing at least monthly blood glucose curves to make sure her insulin dose is adequate.  When we leave the house I’m her seeing-eye human, guiding her and keeping her safe.  The rest of our pack don’t understand yet that she can’t see so there’s the occasional bump-and-growl/snap, and I have to play referee and run a bit of interference.  My husband is not being nearly as supportive as I’d hoped; since I’m the vet tech he leaves it all up to me and doesn’t even try to help.  This is just the way things are and will probably continue to be.  And people who are not lucky enough to have the love of a tripawd think I’m crazy.  “Why would you turn your life upside down for a dog?  It’s just a dog!”

No, SHE is not JUST a dog.  She is Katy, and this smile makes it all worth it.IMG_0359[1]


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  • benny55

    Yes indeedy, she IS Katy and her life matters!! What a wonderfl, wonderful soul yoj are to “get the depth” of this whole journey! You are enlightened…and will continje to be…in ways you could never imagine!

    Maybe your husband is just “unsure”…maybe you could ask him one day, “What’s this really about? What are you really upset about?” And just keep digging deeper with every answer ne gives you. You may find it’s not really about Katy at all but something else.

    The dogs will figure out Katy has special needs pretty soon. They sound like a great pack.

    She clearly is an astonishing dog and reaches in and melts people’s hearts immediately. Quite the “Goodwill Ambassador of Love”! And YOU are a very special soul and just know this whole journeymks meant to be. Your life, and the lives of others, will be touch in a most empowering and loving way!

    Would love to see more pictures of your beautiful girl! Her happy face makes everyone smile!

    ((((((((()hugs to all))))))))))

    Sally and Happy Hannah

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