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Oh, I am SOOO happy, tears of joy are coming down !!!!!!! Thank you, Sally !!!! ...... Welcome back Laura and Angel Tai, Tracy and Spirit Maggie ( I see sweet Maggie's banner all the time!) and Luanne and Spirit Shooter, ( you have never really left here, thankfully!). Thanks to all of you, as well, for being an early part of this fantastic support group, you will always have a place here, and your beloved Tripawds will live on forever !!

Much Love, and JOY!!,
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Oh, I am SOOO happy, tears of joy are coming down !!!!!!! Thank you, Sally !!!! ...... Welcome back Laura and Angel Tai, Tracy and Spirit Maggie ( I see sweet Maggie's banner all the time!) and Luanne and Spirit Shooter, ( you have never really left here, thankfully!). Thanks to all of you, as well, for being an early part of this fantastic support group, you will always have a place here, and your beloved Tripawds will live on forever !!

Much Love, and JOY!!,
Alumni Bonnie & Angel Polly

Maggie's banner came up when I opened this page this afternoon....gawd, I LOVE that dog!  You guys are all so wonderful!!!  I need to go and read everyone's posts so far!  This is such a wonderful idea BUT I am using up tissues tonight.... as I change the calendar to August, the 24th was the day I put her down.  All the stress of making that decision was so horrible...is it time, of course it's time, give Maggie her final gift of relief from her ailing kidneys, but OMG soooooooooooooooooooo hard...STILL to this day.

Tracy & Spirit Maggie

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

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bcullom said

I am also so hoping to help this website grow even bigger, because obviously there is a huge need for a place like this for seemingly so many unfortunate pups and kitties, and their people. There is absolutely NO other place out there, for everyone going through this terrible journey, to place their emotional trust in. This is it.

Much Love to everyone,
Bonnie & Angel Polly

Bonnie,

You are so right...there is NO place like this wonderful place for those in need.  I "push" this site to many.....earlier this year, I was at my vet's office with my quadpawd, Haley.  There was a mastiff in there, terribly lame..I asked what happened to her...he said she fell on some stairs and has been getting worse, off her food.  As I got closer to her, I could see the profuse swelling up in her shoulder..not just her wrist that he mentioned.  I INSTANTLY thought cancer.  Of course, I didn't mention that to him.  But I just knew it.  I felt so awful for this poor dog.  I just wanted to take her and take care of her!  The next week when I was there for Haley's rehab visit, I asked about the dog.  It was bone cancer.  I asked if he was amputating or putting her to rest.  They said he hadn't returned but he was thinking about amputation.  I left some tripawds cards at the office.  I later found out he never returned :(  I was so sad for the dog...  She REALLY needed some relief in some form.....I sure hope she got it sooner rather than later.  The day I saw her, I just so wanted to give her RELIEF...pain meds...I so hoped they gave her gabapentin...the emotions of Maggie and her diagnosis of cancer and all of that just engulfed me for this poor dog.  

Ok....phew...enough blabbering from me tonight!

Tracy & Spirit Maggie

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

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I really l ike all your thought process behind this concept.

I've attributed the fact.that very few "stay" to because it's just too darn hard and sad. The heartbreak of seeing other losses, dealing with your own silent sadness, yeah, just too hard, too painful.

But you're right...it could also be that feeling of not belonging anymore......no one knowing "our story".....and the hardest part (for me.anyway), would be no one knowing who Happy Hannah, Polly, Willow, Sassy, Brendol, Jake,.Snoop, ShelbyStrong, Libby, Jersey Girl, Ty Guy, Franklin, Maximutt, Pug Maggie, Tazzie, Maggie, Super Dog Hunter, Dakota Dawg, Chef, TJ, Zeus, Chuck, Roxy Roo Roo, Roxie and why their journey here mattered.and counted for something! None of our heroic souls should ever be forgotten!!! And if we don't stay................forget my name, I don't care......I can't remember it half the time either! But you will be hearing my HAPPY HANNAH'S name til my last breath!!!!!!!! Ole' Sal's gettin' feisty!!!way-cool

Sally, 

Let me just say I LOVE YOU!!!! winker

You are good for the soul!  And yes, I agree with your comments....I've been crying all night...things stirred up....

Tracy & Spirit Maggie

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

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I just have to say, again, this warms my heart in ways I didn't think was possible. I am feeling so blessed to make so many NEW friends here (thank you again Bonnie and Angel Polly and Rene, Jim and Spirit Jerry).....It is nice to meet the people behind the beautiful banners I see each time I log on here. 

All our angels are so beautiful and I know they are all playing together! 

Much love to all my new friends .... 

Alison with the Spirit of Shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little Jasper too).

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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I am so glad this place is here.  I try to post on some of the new ones but a lot I read.  Its so hard sometimes just to form words and put them down.  I do on some of them and then i post it and go back and think boy I sound harsh or mean.  I never know what to say anymore especially now that Sassy is gone. 

Tracy I know what you mean Maggie was just a few days after Sassy & Brendol.  I already know what I will be like on the 20th of August.  I am going to be a basket case and I don't have any vacation/sick time to take off.  There are just some days that I don't want to even think of her being gone

 

Hugs to everyone of you.  Thank you all for coming here

 

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Wow. This is such a wonderful idea! I, too, wondered where I should be at times. Dottie would have been 14 just two weeks ago and in thought of Tripawds and all the love and support we had during her short 6 months as a Tripawd.

I may not post much but I hope to check in and "see" what everyone is up to!

Patrick keeps me busy (making sure he's not chasin down a coyote).
Another Jack Russell who lives in the UK recently became a Tripawd and his mom and I have become friends. I felt privileged to offer her the same love,support and advice that Dottie and I received. His name is Rambo and he's just adorable!

Thank you for making me feel "always welcome"! I've missed you all!
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Tracy, so sorry you have been crying, but I do hope some of your tears are cleansing tears.......you and Michelle are coming up on very difficult anniversaries, so that will definitely yank on your heart and emotions......but I do hope you stay around here and are able to share your life stories of and with Maggie, and also share your wisdom and caring knowledge with all of us newer members. And you are so right, Sally is AWESOME for everybody's soul here!

Alison.....You said it so well, again....this all warms my heart so much as well, and I love all the "new" old friends coming back here.

Michelle......You always have sweet and caring things to say for everyone, don't ever worry if you feel like it isn't worded right, I have that problem myself ALL the time.

Shannan and Angel Dottie......I do hope you continue to stick around as well, we would all love to hear about what is going on in your fur-baby life now, and yes, you will ALWAYS be welcome here........don't know if you noticed, but you and I joined this wonderful place of support on the same EXACT day, how crazy is that?!

Much Love to all.....
Bonnie & Angel Polly

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I heard this new forum was here but had avoided coming to take a look. It just feels weird...right now. It won't in time. I guess it's like moving on from preschool to elementary school: What if I don't want to graduate? What if I want my dog back?

We still have Evelyn, of course, who provides hours of amusement and distraction from whatever frustrations appear. She's so doggone needy and affectionate. It's the reason we chose her, and she certainly lives up to the breed standard there. I'd been told since Dakota died that Ev would be our last dog, at least for awhile. I'd been told that dealing with housesitters is a pain in the butt and it's so hard to go anywhere when we have to arrange for the dogs. The other night I was told I am "owed" a dog. It's a complicated reason, but the upshot is that certain people know I can never be without a dog. There is a hitch, though...We rent.

Bob the Landlord has to agree, and I don't even know how to approach that. I'm not worrying about it right now, but I have found myself looking at rescues and checking the boxes for "senior" and "special needs." I am not interested in a puppy. I want the 14-year-old dog that has a year left and that needs to know love before crossing that bridge. I'd do that over and over again without regrets. I believe that is the lesson that Dakota was sent here to teach. The most broken can be repaired in the end and know love. To be the one giving that love and demonstrating that kindness is humbling to the extreme.

But then there's Bob the Landlord. Prayer or voodoo, if I can convince him, we're good.

Thanks for remembering Dakota, Sally, and thanks to all of you who continue to care.

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From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

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I'm not worrying about it right now, but I have found myself looking at rescues and checking the boxes for "senior" and "special needs." I am not interested in a puppy. I want the 14-year-old dog that has a year left and that needs to know love before crossing that bridge. I'd do that over and over again without regrets. I believe that is the lesson that Dakota was sent here to teach. The most broken can be repaired in the end and know love. To be the one giving that love and demonstrating that kindness is humbling to the extreme.

I agree, Shari. Willow was my first senior adoption, and "special needs" even though she wasn't smiley, and she taught me so much and had so much love give. That's why I got Seven...another senior and special needs dog. I love him so much, he's such an amazing guy. I'll definitely do it again!

And, you said it just right...what if I just want my dog back? sad

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Dakota Dawg said

I heard this new forum was here but had avoided coming to take a look. It just feels weird...right now. It won't in time. I guess it's like moving on from preschool to elementary school: What if I don't want to graduate? What if I want my dog back?

We still have Evelyn, of course, who provides hours of amusement and distraction from whatever frustrations appear. She's so doggone needy and affectionate. It's the reason we chose her, and she certainly lives up to the breed standard there. I'd been told since Dakota died that Ev would be our last dog, at least for awhile. I'd been told that dealing with housesitters is a pain in the butt and it's so hard to go anywhere when we have to arrange for the dogs. The other night I was told I am "owed" a dog. It's a complicated reason, but the upshot is that certain people know I can never be without a dog. There is a hitch, though...We rent.

Bob the Landlord has to agree, and I don't even know how to approach that. I'm not worrying about it right now, but I have found myself looking at rescues and checking the boxes for "senior" and "special needs." I am not interested in a puppy. I want the 14-year-old dog that has a year left and that needs to know love before crossing that bridge. I'd do that over and over again without regrets. I believe that is the lesson that Dakota was sent here to teach. The most broken can be repaired in the end and know love. To be the one giving that love and demonstrating that kindness is humbling to the extreme.

But then there's Bob the Landlord. Prayer or voodoo, if I can convince him, we're good.

Thanks for remembering Dakota, Sally, and thanks to all of you who continue to care.

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Hi Shari and Angel Dakota Dawg......We are really glad you stopped in to take a look, and we all do know what you are feeling.....I guess this is our answer for the unfortunate graduating part of this journey. It does hurt, more than words can say, but at the same time, this is to hopefully insure that all our beloved Tripawds will never be forgotten. I see Dakota Dawg's banner all the time, and want to know all I can about all the Tripawd hero pups that helped make this support group what it is, amazing. Yep, and that Sally remembers EVERY Tripawd pup and kitty here, another reason for she is so awesome!

Carol and Shari.......I truly believe I will be doing the same thing in the future as you both are doing.....rescue an older, sweet loving pup. I don' t think I want to start with a puppy anymore, too many older pups that need loving homes. And you are both are so right, what if we just want our dogs back?? Good question.........

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I love that pic of Dakota!

Trust me, nobody ever sounds harsh here, everyone is full of such compassion and kindness, even when being straight with others. There's just so much that we all share, how can you not feel for someone who's going through the same journey? This community is pure love.

It's so great to see so many people here who we haven't seen in a long time. Welcome back, this is your community, always. xoxo

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SHARI AND DAKOTADAWG!!!! YAAAAA. HOOOOOOOO. MOJNTAIN DEW!!!!!! WONDERFUL TO SEE YOU AND THAT MAGNIFICANT PICTURE OF DAKOTA!!!!!!

Shari and Dakota Dawg were.one of the "first responders" to my very first.post here! I also was ljrking a bit...mostly because.I.didn't.know.how to "log in " (yeah, that inept!). Shari always tempered her posts to people facing the dreaded decision with whether to amputate with balance. By that I mean she acknowledged yes, there are a.lot of "success" stories as far.as recovering from amputation and getting good quality time...but we must always be aware.that there are those who, for whatever reason, don't make.it.much past.surgery. We just saw that with "Trina" and, awhile back.one that still haunts me to this day..SadIe. Sadie made.it, if I recall,.ab o ut ten days...and they were an awful ten days, never a reprieve. As far as I know, Sadie's mom left the site the day she posted her.passing and, even though there were no words any of us could comfort her with, perhaps had she been able to stay, somehow..somehow...it could have h elped her. I wish she.knew how much I think about.Sadie now.

ANYWAY! Dakota Dawg defInitely.lives on through Shari.....her wisdom....her knowledge.....her humor.....her compassion...huge compassion....all in honor of Dakot and his courageous journey! Shari sent me a "care package" for me.after.Happy.Hannah transitioned. t had lovely handmade soaps in it her son had made...one named after SASSY ....it included lots of.candy, chocolates and M&Ms!!!!! Loads of MMs!!!!!clown

WELCOME HOME SHARI.AND DAKOTA DAWG...you, like SHOOTER, never really left anyway!! You've got to.post pictures, not on l y of Dakota for any newbies, but.EVELYN too! Anybody want alaugh? Wait til you see Evelyn!!!

Get Evelyn to give Bob the Landlord a big sloopy kiss on the mouth...and tell him she will keep doing it til he says yes!!!! One of my rescue seniors...an "outside hound" who thinks being inside.is torture,...I named BOB...so hopefully, that's a good sign!

WE LOVE YOU SHARI!!!

SHANNON AND DOTTIE! I wasn't able to pull up any of your posts. We must see more pictures and hear more about your amazing DOTTIE!!! Please, when y o u can...we'll be waitingclap

LOVE AND HUGS TO ALL...and so much respect for continuing t k make it through this journey yet always willing to help others.

Alumni Sally and Alumni.Happy Hannah.and My Pal Merry Myrtle Mae

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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POLLY'S BANNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!superstar

OMD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The gentleness is craaaaaaaazy how it jumps.off the page!!!!!!!!! So sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

As soon as I clicked on there it was.........then just came back.....and there it was!

Oh yeah......this girl Polly is still with us!!!! You bet your butt on that!!!!!!

POOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYYYYY AND BOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNNIE......YOU ARE SOOOOOOOOOO.LOVED!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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OMG!!!! SO EXCITED to see Miss Pollyana's banner today!!! Gorgeous .... that was one girl that rocked the pink for reals! 

 

LOVE, love, love!!!!

 

Alison with the Spirit of Shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little Jasper too)

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

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Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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