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15 December 2015
Teresa, I know how much it hurt to share the news that everyone had been dreading. We all grieve with you. We mourn the loss of beloved Miss Cow, even as we know that she lives on in her magnificent, insuppressible spirit, in your heart, of course, above all and always in your heart, but also in the hearts of everyone she touched. Through your posts, we shared and celebrated your remarkable journey together. There was so much celebration, so much joy, so much love. And of course, that makes this loss all the more difficult to bear. It hurts. It hurts just so terribly badly. I'm thinking not just of your Tripawds family (and how we love you, sweet Teresa. You are so precious, so dear to this community), but of all the people Eurydice met, all those children, we saw how their faces lit up, to meet the glorious, magic Miss Cow, the policemen who could not bring themselves to give you a parking ticket, the waiters who brought burgers on the house, the band who played in your sweet girl's honour, too many people, far too many to mention, whose lives were touched by Eurydice, and by the beauty and exuberance of your relationship, and who will be changed by that meeting, changed forever in ways you cannot possibly know, who will remember her years from now, the child, now a woman, who will suddenly smile, was it a dream, did I really meet her, that glorious, crazy, goofy cow, who galloped, ears flapping along the beach? On three legs? No, really, I must have been dreaming. But she'll know in her heart that it must have been real, she'll know because Eurydice will be there.
You shared her with us, Teresa, and we share your grief now. Sending love, sweet friend. Please, lean on us. We are all of us here for you, now and always.
Meg, Mutt, aged around 9, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. Lives with Elsie Pie, & Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Billie My life as a MEG-A-STAR
13 August 2015
Oh Teresa! Our hearts are broken along with yours! About three months ago, well after she had been diagnosed with lung mets, I was looking at your posts as you were traveling. All of a sudden I just broke down in tears. The thought of this beautiful girl someday not being on this earth was hitting me hard. So I pulled myself together as I knew Eurydice would want me too and just got back to seeing her live her life large through your posts. She was the happiest most splendid gentle giant who spread her love everywhere and with everyone. The world truly was better with our Ambassodor of Love in it. But she's not really gone is she? She lives on in each and every one of us whom she touched. I will remember your girl always, and with a smile. Well done Mama Terese! You gave that girl a special life, more importantly a happy life filled with Love. Now she's flying free healthy and whole. By now I'm sure she's got a huge fan club up there for making new friends is what she did best! Fly free new Angel! Sending much love and many hugs to you Teresa at this hardest part of the journey. May all your treasured memories of that amazing girl help comfort you!
Linda & Spirit Mighty Max
23 April 2016
Miss Cow, you have inspired and amazed and now you can rest with our love and admiration surrounding you. Sweet dreams and restful ease in the summer lands, dearest Eurydice, remembering always how loved you are.
Teresa, we share in your anguish and yet celebrate the dog Eurydice was, her spirit and her beauty, and the relationship the two of you shared. Wishing you solace in memories of a wonderful dog and adventures enjoyed together.
On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly. His Daddy and I miss him terribly along with his canine sister, Mia, and two feline siblings, Lucia and Cliff.
25 April 2007
This was the day all of us dreaded and hoped would never happen. Sorry is so ... small, for such a big, beautiful and unforgettable angel like Eurydice. I hope it works though, because I am truly sorry and sad that she got those extra-large wings of hers.
I wish I had the right words.... There had been too much silence here the last few days. And I was afraid to read what I knew in my heart was coming. It's been a very hard week in this community with so many losses. Today to know that Eurydice is with all the brand new angels... well there is some comfort in that sweet vision. I hope eases the heartache just a bit for everyone else here too.
All of us simply fell in absolute love with your girl and her epic journey. She lived life LARGE and in her new role as Tripawd Angel she still lives in our hearts in a very big way. We will never forget her courage, confidence and humor. What an honor it's been to ride along with you on all the journeys and friendships that blossomed.
Teresa please know that you are always a part of us and your amazing wonderful girl will never ever be forgotten. We shall treasure her life and legacy for all time.
With much sadness in my heart, I send my deepest condolences to you and the entire pack.
16 September 2015
Oh Teresa, I knew in my heart it had been "too long" since we'd heard from you. So many tears, so few words to express just how very sorry and sad I feel. I know I speak for everyone when I say that we all fell in love with you and your beautiful angel cow. The pure, unadulterated joie de vivre with which you faced the toughest of circumstances was enchanting, inspiring and the finest example we could ever ask for in dealing with our own challenges.
We are all heartbroken right along with you, but I do again want to say thank you for sharing your lovely girl with us. There is never, ever enough time with our angels; I am certainly glad to have been given a window into your adventures with your girl and will miss the stories she shared with us all.
Forever in our hearts, we love Miss Cow!
Amy & Izzy
Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.
2 April 2013
Ah .. little did you know that Eurydice had plans to meet up with the happiest tripawd on this side of the pond ..the only way the two of them could figure out to do it, was to meet at the Rainbow Bridge ! Who knew that these two were conniving up a way to meet? We could have just figured something out!
I'm so very sorry that you've lost your Miss Cow. I'm crying right along with you as we lost our Murphy on the same day.
Hugs to you!
16 October 2012
Teresa, I am so sorry to hear about Miss Cow. This part of the journey is so tough. Because even though you have the support of all of us you have to grieve in your own way. No one can say when or how long it will continue to hurt. I know she is watching over you. I had tears running down my face when I was reading your post.
Run free sweet Miss Cow. We are all missing you here.
Michelle & Angel Sassy
Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013
"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."
27 September 2016
Teresa there are no words I can say to make the pain go away. I know this too well as Fionn and Eurydice parted this world just days apart. Only time will dim the pain to the point where the happy memories can come to the forefront and pull a curtain over the rest. Eurydice was genuinely a force of nature. Look how she affected all of us on Tripawds! And that doesn't even begin to cover all the people she met along the way. They will all be telling the story of how they met a gorgeous, HUGE, dog with the coloring of a cow. In those memories and stories her essence will live on. Your adventures with her inspired me to do the same with Fionn, albeit not quite so amazing as trips all over Europe! Your love for her made her life what it was and boy does she have some stories to share at the Rainbow Bridge ! Thank you for sharing her with all of us. Now Miss Cow and Fionn can run together, pain free and waiting for us.
Be well and know we are thinking of you. Nancy
Nancy- mom to the FABULOUS Fionn. He rescued me in 2015 when he was 6.
Right front leg amputation at age 7 for osteosarcoma 10/6/16. Taken too soon 6/12/17. Read about our journey here:
31 December 2016
When I made the post about hoping lack of updates meant you were spending quality time together, I knew in my heart Miss Cow was likely gone.
I wrote a long reply and cannot find it.
You have shown Miss Cow the Most loving and caring life ever. You are an awesome dog mom.
Eurydice's legacy will live on through pics and videos you shared with this community. She will continue to touch hearts and help make decisions. If it were not for me finding this place and reading Miss Cow's story, Otis would likely not be around anymore. He just celebrated his 5 month Ampuversary on June 6th. Every time someone googles a question such as "Can a giant breed dog or a Great Dane have a front leg amputation" they will find this forum and they will be pointed to Eurydice and other large/giant breeds here that lived a great life after amputation.
I thank Miss Cow and you for sharing your story - which in turn has given us more time with Otis. Tears were flowing while I read your post and I am heartbroken also.
Forever in our hearts ♥️
Otis - 121 lbs pre amp - 114 lbs post amp and now 118 lb Great Dane - English Mastiff X. Started limping on 12/24/16. Diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 12/28/16 - amputation of front left leg on 1/6/17. Stitches out and 1st round of Chemo on 1/19/17. 2nd round of Carboplatin on 2/10/17 - 3rd round on 3/2/2017. 4th round was scheduled for 3/22/17 - however due to low WBC postponed - 4th Chemo completed on 3/28/17. Had breathing difficulties, stayed in Tufts ICU overnight. Due for 2 more rounds of Chemo but we are opting to go with homeopathy with Dr. Loops instead.
16 October 2016
Well, this was Eurydice's final kind gesture.
She wanted to thank him for being here with her until the end so she worked her charm on the osteopath and got him to adopt him.
Only a few days ago we spoke and he said he was adopting Pitou.
Oh my gosh; what a loving tribute to Eurydice. I have tears.
Many condolences to you.
Tracey & Tai
31 May 2016
Everyone has already spoken so eloquently. I just wanted to add how much I loved reading about your adventures together. You and she were a force of nature, and even though her physical presence is gone, I'm quite sure she's hanging around with you in her angel form. You and she have given hope to so many - look what she even did for Pitou! I'm crying along with everyone else and will miss reading about her adventures. But she flies free, whole and happy, waiting for you at the Rainbow Bridge .
Hugs from me and Clyde
6 August 2016
I'm so, so, sooooo sorry to know that you lost your marvelous Miss Cow. She was such an inspiration to so many of us. Your dedication to her and your documentation of her/your journey was just so amazing to watch. I'm heartbroken for you and for all of us who have lived vicariously through your amazing journey. I wish I could be there to hug you. Thank you so much for allowing us all to share in the JOY of your sweet, sweet Eurydice's life as a Tripawd. I will surely miss seeing her sweet face on these pages.
27 July 2014
My dear Teresa, our sister and friend. Although we knew this day would come I know it was difficult and sad to let Eurydice go. Although I have a hard time expressing the kind and supportive words others are able to say so eloquently, please know my heart is with you.
After reading your loss yesterday, I took time to relive the past 8 months or so getting to know you and Eurydice through your posts, photos and videos. I have learned so much from you and Miss Cow:
- Do the can-can when you sing, even though nobody else is joining in
- Sing, sing, sing – our pets always love our voice
- Participate in our pet’s joyfulness and playfulness
- Make delicious and interesting meals for our celebrations
- Find a reason to celebrate another milestone, be it a birthday, an ampuversary, or even a good fart. Hmmmm, cats don’t fart.
- Learn only enough about the disease/diagnoses where we can do something about it. I admired how you withheld looking at her last lung xray. You wouldn’t have been able to do anything any differently than what you were doing. Sometimes not knowing is the best. Denial has a purpose.
- Share adventures and celebrations with others. You have shown many of us beautiful beaches, hills, forests, town squares, cafes, hotels, and even a medieval village where folks wear modern clothing.
- Learn more languages – French, Spanish, dog, cat, body language
- Dogs can fly, especially when they have floppy ears
Teresa, the great dane breed can have their goofy side but they are also thinkers. Eurydice read your thoughts and understood you. The love between you was obvious. She thanked you for bringing her Pitou by finding Pitou a forever home. You both attracted the most wonderful people and side-kicks.
I hope you find some comfort in Pedro and Woody, that the nightmares turn into beautiful dreams and memories of Eurydice and Kinky, that you continue to see Miss Cow in the sunrises, sunsets and shooting stars.
We’ll stay in touch. Love and hugs,
Auntie Kerren, Eli and Mona
27 July 2014
My Canadian translation (mostly learned from cereal packages) of Caroline's message:
"You gave the greatest fight of anyone I ever met for your Miss Cow. I am very happy to have known her and she was the most pampered and happy dog in the world. I think you and Miss Cow are very courageous."
from Caroline the vet
p.s. I took liberties i translating to "Miss Cow", I believe the word might have been translated to "calf skin".
13 June 2013
I knew about this over the weekend but I just could not come and see it in writing. My heart breaks for you.... what a life Miss Cow led ... what experiences!!! I think if we could all come back in our next life, we would want to be her. She saw amazing things. She taught the world that size doesn't matter on three. She had epic adventures ... she ate amazing meals ... she lived life to the fullest.
What a journey and what heartbreak you must feel now. I am so sorry . Sorry doesn't even seem to cut it. There aren't words to express my deepest condolences for your tremendous loss. I am so sad for you.
And with everything ... you are still the utmost in grace and positivty. ... please know that we all grieve with you. The loss in our hearts is felt world-wide.
Sending you love and peace ...
alison with spirit shelby 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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