Elly Comes Home

I adopted Elly in October 2015, she is my second Tripawd. My first, my heart dog, was Tri-Pug Maggie.  You can read her story in her Blog: Life with a tri-pug.

I decided to start a blog for Elly to chronicle our adventures together and keep track of the progress she makes.

Elly is very skittish and slow to trust.  When she joined us we were her fourth home in her short 10 months of life.  And being hit by a car, well I can understand her skittishness. Although her foster mom said she was with lots of dogs of all sizes Elly is kind of reactive around other dogs.

So far we have taken two classes together, a basic obedience class, and most recently a strength, balance and body awareness (sb&ba) class. I can see her gaining confidence each day, although she is still pretty reactive around any dog that is bigger than her. She is doing better with dogs her own size and smaller, we try and interact politely with every dog we meet.

Here are some pictures from our last sb&ba class.  Three weeks before this she would not touch most of the equipment although we had been working with a FiTBone at home for several weeks.



Elly SBBA class 1 3_16

Elly SBBA calss 2 3_16Elly SBBA 3 3_16Elly SBBA 4 3_16Elly SBBA 5 3_16Elly SBBA 6 3_16

Author: krun15

Maggie was a little black pug born in 1999. On September 7, 2006 she lost her left rear leg to a mast cell tumor. Because of lymph node involvement Maggie went through a 6 month chemo regimen. She was given 6 to 9 months after her amp, but she beat mast cell cancer! In the winter of 2010 things started to slide; in the course of about 2 months she had 2 MCTs removed, was diagnosed with incontinence and kidney failure, and then the big blow- oral melanoma. She lived her carefree tri-pug life until she crossed over on June 2, 2010.

8 thoughts on “Elly Comes Home”

  1. I’m so so excited you started a blog…. I love hearing about Elly and seeing her core training. Can’t wait to hear more about her exciting adventures with you!!! She’s a doll. I love her face!!!

  2. What an awesome class! I would love Kodi to go to one, as we are working on his core strength to help with his hind end arthritis. She is sooo cute!

    Paula and Nitro

  3. Yay Karen & Elly. I am glad you started a blog for her. Look at Elly work those core muscles. I am glad they have a class like this. I wish they would have had something like this around here. 🙂 I think it would be good for all dogs to do this kind of class.
    I am looking forward to all the adventures you have
    michelle & Angel Sassy

  4. ELLY!! This is sooooo exciting!! Youre very own blog! Your very own gymnasium! Yiur very own Person Trainer!

    Holy moly you are soo cute!! 🙂

    You are clearly treat .motivated! Look at that focus on those treats! I don’t think you even realize you’re on huge “beach balls”, much less big rubber bones!

    And btw, you look adorable in that little “puppy harness”:-)

    Thrilled to be following your adventures and seeing photos of all your cuteness!
    You’ve overcome so many hurdles I the five months you’ve been in your loving furever home! The power of love…AMAZING! The plwer of love combined with patience and understanding creates miracles, especially for precious little Puggles!

    Thanks for allowing us to go with you on your journey!


    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  5. Wow! What a joy to see Elly on top of those giant balls !!!! She is just a cutie and what a great idea to get her doing those classes, I bet she has lots and lots of fun !
    Big kiss and lots of cuddles to your beautiful girl !

  6. Elly is soo very adorable and soo blessed to have you! I appreciate you sharing your story with the rest of us who are lucky enough to have these special tripawds. The rehab stories are so helpful for us newbies in this world.

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