Another “Champion” nears her 2-yr. ampuversary


Hello again, tripawd families! Phoenix is still a hoppy, sweet, tail-wagging, face-licking dog. In two weeks she’ll celebrate her 2-year ampuversary (and in three months it’ll be 2-years since we adopted her). She’s healthy and enjoys our 1+ mile walks around our part of town. On a few occasions, people on the sidewalk or driving by in cars have called “Champion!” I learned this refers to the 3-legged pit bull (also missing her right front leg & with very similar coloring) on the former TV show “Parks & Rec.” And, in many ways, Phoenix is a champion. Like many tripawds, she doesn’t seem to care–or notice–she’s only got 3-cylinders as she hops, runs and jumps her way through life. Phoenix loves to jump up on the couch to greet friends, as in the attached photo when she welcomed Laura, usually a “cat person,” but now friends with Phoenix.

Author: 2013sophie

We're a senior retired couple (one ceramic artist, one writer) living in Eureka--on Northern California's redwood coast. We each grew up in NYC but met here in Humboldt County 25 years ago. We feel blessed that our three prior dogs (all females) each lived to age 14+ years. Our beagle Chloe crossed over into K9 heaven in August, 2017, and left behind her younger "sister," Phoenix, our tripawd. She's a sweet, tail-wagging, face-licking, pit bull. Phoenix joined our pack in December, 2014 [4+ years ago], three months after her right front leg was amputated at age 4-5? Phoenix had been hit by 3 cars in the SF Bay Area, and two great Samaritans named Ralph & Mya stopped traffic to rescue Phoenix on the road and drive 5+hours north to Miranda's Rescue, a no-kill facility in our county.

6 thoughts on “Another “Champion” nears her 2-yr. ampuversary”



    You are absolutely adorable and clearly so very, very loved!!

    It’s very nice of you to share your couch with your friendly “cat woman”!

    I’m sure you are melting the hearts of everyone who meets you…you sure melt ours!!

    I know I’m celebrating your ADOPTAVERSARY a little early. But it’s never to early to start celebrating such a great event!

    Thanks for the smiles AND great picture!! 🙂


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

  2. Thanks for your warm words & nice comments. I feel grateful on a daily basis to have Phoenix in our family and in our hearts.

  3. Hoppy Ampuversary Phoenix! And Happy Gotcha Day, too! What a lucky girl you are to have found such a fabulous family to share your love with!

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