Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tripawd Heroes, Volume One...

The weekend after we put the Chili Dawg to sleep, Jim and Rene announced on the Tripawds website that they were looking to put together a book about Tripawds and their stories.  They were only accepting 25 entries for the first volume.  You were limited to 250 words, to write about why your tripawd was a hero, and send a couple photographs of your tripawd. 

Even though I had just lost the Chili Dawg, I thought I would give it a try.  The hard part was cutting my writing down to only 250 words.  The first draft I emailed in just talked about his cancer, and I immediately regretted that entry, because it didn't talk at all about what Chili Dawg did for me and how he changed my life.  I sat down and re-wrote my entry.  Jim and Rene were very understanding and kindly accepted my second entry as the actual entry. 

I only told Ryan that I entered, I didn't tell anyone else, because I didn't want to be disappointed.  There are a lot of amazing tripawd dogs out there with equally amazing stories to be shared.  Well guess what?  We made it into the book!!!  It was announced to today in the forum, and if you scroll down, you will see Chili Dawg's name in there, he's the 8th name on the list!  So, not only do I get to buy the book about a bunch of Tripawd Heroes, but I can say that my dog is in there too.


  1. So happy for you and Chili's are something else! I am so proud of you, see I told you you are a good writer! Love, MOM

  2. What an awesome way to leave a tribute to your friend. Very cool!

  3. I was so glad when I saw the list of heroes to see that Chili is in the book too! I can't wait to get my copy. It's so fun to have Abby in the book, but even better since a lot of our good Tripawd friends are in there too. And what a great tribute to the Chili Dawg. Looking forward to reading what you wrote.


  4. How cool! What a beautiful way to preserve your memories and get them into writing.:0)

  5. Aww!! That is so cool! He will leave on a legacy for all Tripawd Heroes! I cannot wait to see it!