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Name: charon coonfield
Website: http://etgayle.tripawds.com/
Bio: gayle developed a small lump in her right front wrist. biopsy determined it was a soft tissue sarcoma, with amputation feb 17, 2010. she's recovering nicely, taking naps when needed, and enjoying every moment of every wonderful day. in december 2010 we discovered oral melanoma cancer. gayle had two surgeries to remove tumors, but the ugly disease took her from us december 12, 2011. love never ends.

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love never ends
it is with a heavy heart, that i post that we lost gayle today.  she was about 22 months post amputation for soft tissue sarcoma, and was nearing the one year date of identifying the existence of oral melanoma.  she had two surgeries to remove the (More)
what a great day for a walk!
sunday was our first every morris animal foundation k9 cancer walk here in knoxville.  the weather was great, and the turnout was unbelievable!!  gayle got a little tired, but was a trooper thru the whole afternoon of visiting and excitement.  sam (More)
she may have a finance degree, but she can't add....
charon is a goober when it comes to counting...even with only three legs, i knew her numbers were off.....geesh, today is my 19 month ampuversary for pete's sake!!! geesh, she's so hard to train, but i guess i'll keep her. gayle (More)
2nd UPDATE!!! counting our blessings...
yesterday was charon’s birthday – she dare not even think about september when the news of gayle’s melanoma diagnosis came last december.  but gayle is a warrior, and again, she sat by her charon’s feet, napping and having puppy dreams, as t (More)
come walk with us in september - i'll be the one doing the 'tripawd hop'
charon & i are registed for the first annual Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk in knoxville.  we'll be 'hopping' on sunday september 18th, so everybody should try to plan on being in knoxville that weekend to walk with us.  there's plenty (More)


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hope you can snag some sleep while your two 'babies' sleep!!! it will get better, we promise. charon & spirit gayle (More)
welcome!! poor oscar, having to go through all of that pain and such, when that leg was obviously wanting to be gone. he will do fine on three legs - although we'd recommend you keep him a little confined/controlled for the next two weeks until the incision is healed and sutures are out. the pain meds can make our pups loopy, and it takes a (More)
we remember the shock of learning of gayle's cancer, and then the second diagnosis of melanoma. writing about your experience is very important for you, and for us. we don't need to dwell on the heartbreaks, but we need to acknowledge them and give ourselves permission to feel the pain. charon & spirit gayle (More)
bailey, we are declaring it 'bailey day' here in ET!!! the monkeydogs are getting extra treats and we are celebrating your wonderful 18th birthday!! be careful, now you're legal to be drafted into the army!! charon & spirit gayle (More)
sounds like you guys are on an excellent adventure. geesh, mulligan on a golf course - that's funny!! charon & spirit gayle (More)


3 Responses to “Ouch.”

  1. Rene, It was a pleasure teaming up with Tripawds for Pet Cancer Awareness Month. I loved all of the useful information you shared. I also agree when you said pets don’t use a calendar and don’t keep track of how many days they have with us. All they want is the reassurance we are by their side.

    • Aww thanks Sharon. I’m so glad that we could share information like this. You really do have so much great info there. Let’s do this again sometime!

  2. Am I the only one who can’t find this product anymore? The site won’t load and the number doesn’t work. Amazon, eBay…not available. I know a lot can happen in a couple of years but seems like a much needed product.

    • Nope. You are not the ony one. Bella’s no longer makes the Pain Relief Pack. We had updated our Tripawd Gear Review with a notice and link to other recommendations, but we apparently missed this old post.

      Thanks for bringing that to our attention! We have now also updated this post above.

  3. Are there prostheics available for a dog whose front right leg was amputated at the shoulder?

    • Hi Jill, thanks for reading. Unfortunately if there is no leg bone left, a prosthetic won’t have anything to attach to. If your dog is having mobility issues we encourage you to see a certified rehab vet. Hop over to our forums also, you’ll find lots of support and ideas from others.

  4. Some people JUST do facebooger??? Soo sad!! Life is passing them by!

    Just want to “ditto” the strong bonds that are formed and the lifetime.of friendships developed….truly a Soul nurturing experience that stays with you forever! 🙂

    Way to go Nor Cal!!

    Love ro all!

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

  5. Hi Lisa,my heart goes out to you.I just lost my Biggirl march 29th 2016. I cry everyday wishing she were here & asking God why.It just breaks my heart.She has RA which is Arthirist a crippling disease where she couldn’t walk.She had that from November 13th,2013 then she got sick again.I took her to the Vet & she had pinworms & I didn’t even know it.
    He gave her 2 worm pill then 2 days later.She died. i Cried & I cried & still haven’t gotten over her.I just want you to know my heart breaks for you.I know you love your dog.Try some of these dog organizations on the internet.I seen some & they help people who’s dogs have cancer. It’s worth a try.Sorry about all your bad luck.God Bless You & your dog.

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