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adventures of Manni the wonderdog

Month: January 2017

A howlin’ hound.

I love my dog. I really do. More than anything. And I think what makes him all the more special are his (not-so-little) character quirks.

But sometimes, just sometimes I wonder if he’s a little crazy (which probably helps him cope with me…). (It’s actually HIS food I’m preparing here:)



I am very thankful for being able to take Manni to work with me and when we have a little time we get to go outside and play with his prey-dummy so he gets to stay busy, too.

I decided to just keep blogging our little day-to-day adventures in the hope that others find a little joy in this as well and see how well tripawds can do. I found it is also very therapeutic for me to leave something of a legacy of Manni.

Have a good week folks!

Making lasting impressions and having fun at every opportunity

So, according to Manni this is THE best season by far. I don’t agree at all. I hate the cold, I live for sunshine and warmth. However, one of my goals in this awful journey was for Manni to see snow once more. And finally we got some. Not much, mind you, but enough for him to roll in. He never does that, unless it’s cold and snowy.

One happy camper I have now! 🙂 He is actually full of energy now, which I put down to the cold temperatures (it doesn’t necessarily work this way for me I might add…).


So I try to make the most fun times for both of us at every opportunity. Since it still gets dark waaaaay too early some of this we have to do at home:

It is so good to see him play again. There were times I wasn’t sure I would see this again.

And lastly: I found that this whole journey, the last 13 months, left a pretty deep impression with me and I wanted to do it justice. so I got this and I am really proud:

(it’s 3 paw prints, the picture doesn’t do it justice)

So, no matter what happens: Manni will always stay with me.

Entertainment in rainy times

It feels like I’ve only written pretty negative stuff so far so I thought I’d just share what we’ve been up to the first few days of the new year.

The year started out ok, weatherwise, so our forest walks are fairly standard by now:


Enchanting dog in enchanted forest.

Manni just loves being in the forest and run around on the fallen leaves. I was too late to capture how he actually played with a tree branch. He’s not done that in ages and I am so happy to see that!

Two days ago the weather turned into something atrocious. gale-force winds and rain. Yay. We do go outside, obviously, but none of us is having any fun with that so we have to make do at home:

And this is the face that looks at you after:

Pretty useless, uninformative post, I’ll give you that, but fun nonetheless 🙂

Thank you Rene, Jim, Wyatt and Jerry! A new year, best wishes and some thoughts.

A very Happy New Year to each and every one of you!

Almost right on time for Christmas Manni got a package from overseas and is now the proud owner of Tripawds bandannas! Thanks again guys, we’ll spread the word!

While Manni is probably pretty much the coolest dog when it comes to New Year’s Eve and fireworks, all of us hate it. I have never seen the point in making so much unnecessary noise. Manni is not scared at all (although he does find the whole shenanigans at midnight strange), he would just REALLY like to go outside and KILL THE THINGS that make all that noise and the weird light… literally. He would go after them if he could. I told him that we don’t have another spare limb for him and kept him leashed. I, however, get even more annoyed with all the noise and decided that this year we are definitely going away to somewhere quiet. So. That’s decided.

On a more serious note:

Everybody these days writes and talks about how 2016 was pretty bad for them and the new year can only get better. After this whole ordeal with the surgery and the aftermath I am not all that positively inclined to be honest. I know we have a lot to be thankful for. And still having Manni here is definitely the biggest thing. However, and I am sure some of you feel the same way if your dog was amputated due to cancer: my hopes are just not all that high. I expect metastasis to pop up any day and I am convinced that 2017 will be the year that I lose my baby.

As always, however, there is nothing left for us but to carry on and on and create the most beautiful and best memories together so that they may last at least a lifetime.

All the best to everyone in this special community. May you have the best 2017 possible.

I love you, pooch.


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