” THE RIDE”- The Tripawd Rollercoaster Ride
Any breed allowed
No height limit
No age limit
In considerably good health
Within weight limits (for breed)
3 legs required!
WARNING! (Read before entering ride):
NOT recommended for the faithless, hopeless, easily knocked down, or faint of heart!!!
I’ve said it time and time again. That, “THIS journey is one that ISN’T for the faint of heart!!!” You’ve got to BRACE YOURSELF FIRMLY, DIG DEEP, and HOLD ON to any and all HOPE.” THIS journey though, is one that we voluntarily, willingly, go through (as scared and paralyzed by fear as we may be) out of sheer LOVE.
The “Tripawd Rollercoaster Ride” is just that: One Hell Of a Ride!
The ups and downs, Highs and lows, twists and turns can at times be ALMOST too much to handle. At some points during “The Ride” you are climbing up (on a steep incline, bracing yourself for what you know lies just up ahead), sometimes you are taking the plunge, free falling (stomach in your throat, heart racing, hair in the air)You find yourself torn between adrenaline induced exhilaration/terror. And…just when you think it’s about to be over- at an unforeseen, unexpected moment- “The Ride” throws you for a loop. And, For a split second you find yourself completely upside down (not knowing which way is up and which way is down, or if you lost anything in the process). And by the time you try to focus on re-orientating yourself, you’ve exited the loop and are right side up again. Phew!
THIS ride, which most Tripawds end up riding, which I refer to as “THE RiDE”, is a force to be reckoned with.
“The Ride” is: nail-biting, thrilling, terrorizing, exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping…you name it.
It awakens ALL senses and allows you to experience the broadest spectrum of emotions.
It awakens the most primal instinct within each of us, that perhaps had been lying dormant. It shows us who we really are, and what we’re really made of.
On THiS “Ride” We, by virtue of our “Warrior Tripawds”, are transformed into “survivors” and “fighters”. We are able to catch a glimpse of the ZEST for life which embodies each Tripawd Warrior, the STRENGTH with which they confront obstacles, and the RELIEF they feel once the journey and crazy ride has ended.
For me, “THE RIDE” which I took with my tripawd, my boy, my great love, Bruno, was NEVER an option. It was ultimately “the ride of a lifetime” and taught me so much. Regardless of how anxious it made me, (Which I can’t say that I would ride again immediately after getting off) is one which I WOULD, however, definitely get in line for again. (If I knew then, what I Know now, I WOULD Do it all again.)
Because- to pass up “The Ride”, means to pass up an “experience of a lifetime”.
To me, it means to “fold” and not play the hand you’ve been dealt, to choose to “pass” and not play, to not cross your fingers, to not “roll the dice” and hope that LAdy Luck is on your side, to not “try” (for the sake of the possibility) to “defy the odds”, and to CHOoSE to not “BELiEVE” in even the slightest possibility of “miracles”.
THIS “Ride”, for some, seems to end far too quickly and way before they were wanting it to be over; and yet for Others, it crosses the finish line just at the point Of Being more than they can handle.
Within such a Short span of time, “The Ride” leaves you feeling grateful, alive, stronger, and with a sense of accomplishment.
So…will you ride?