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Couple of MERRY MYRTLE quickies....fetching...coming when called, etc.
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27 December 2014 - 12:27 pm
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Yep, I had a few days off this week, so thst means more time to "train" Merry Myrtle!!!

Now, this is a well trained dog who will come PROMPTLY even while eating a cat or deer poop delicacy!

Me teaching Merry Myrtle to come when called...yea:

Nope, not coming until you say the magic word!! So weell trained to come when called!! Well...not:

And now an action packed game of fetch! Merry Mrtle NOT playing fetch!:

I REALLY wish Merry Myrtle would let me know when she wants to come inside! She's just so darn dainty and gentle when she wants to come in...I can barely hear her.....Turn your volume up and listen........ Wish Merry Myrtle would let me know when she wants:

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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27 December 2014 - 12:47 pm
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OH my goodness.  She has the cookie word down.  Now say come cookie LOL.  She will get the come part.  Then eventually take away cookie word but still treat. 

She really is letting you know she wants in huh but I love it. 



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

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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27 December 2014 - 1:00 pm
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And just one more! Merry Murtle really is such a sweet and gentle soul! How many dogs would let a cat, especially Stoner the Cat, eat their potatoe chip?

Now this is how to co-exist:

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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MISS Michelle...Merry Myrtle here!!! Did you REALLY say "take away the cookie"??????? I read these things ya know!! I have her trained exactly the way a human should be trained! It took me awhile, but that human n of mine finally coming to her!!! So, don t tell her any different! Wait tell she tells you how I got out of the car at the Starbucks window!!! This spoiling stuff is working great! No boundaries, no limits, all she does is laugh! Well, she wasn't laughing too much at Starbucks....she used a word I had never heard!! Can you believe it? She actually called me BAD? I'd better get back to training her! She's getting out of control!!!

Anyway...she'll update you on that later!

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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27 December 2014 - 6:31 pm
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OMG ... Jasper would NEVER come back for 'cookie' and she knows that word. So jealous I can't even let Jasper off the leash like that ... she's just to darn fast. And that cat situation - OY! That would never happen. Jasper would be ears TALL and BIG(ger) and in attack mode! Myrtle is such a gentle soul.... I love it!!!

I will say, Jasper heard 'cookie' and looked up from what she was doing ... but no cookies for her. It's her suppertime! 

But the ball thing - Jasper has mastered that! She's gotten so much better about not only fetching but bringing it back and 'drop'ping the ball when I ask her too. Maybe she can still learn a few things ... her vocabulary has improved and it's almost 100% English now! 

Thank you for sharing! Much love! 

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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27 December 2014 - 6:51 pm
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Myrtle! THAT FACE! you are one stinkin' pretty girl! !!!! And such a good girl! Hope you had a very very Merry xmas!
Lori and the fam

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28 December 2014 - 9:10 am
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Way to go, Myrtle! You just keep on training Sally until she totally "gets it". Now we need to hear about your latest adventure in puppy latte land.

Kathi and Murphy

PS. I did change my editor to plain text, and it makes it easier to post. Now we just need to figure out the jumping around.

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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28 December 2014 - 1:04 pm
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Bhahaha! I think Myrtle and Wyatt Ray graduated from the same training school. Well, Wyatt missed the section about coexisting with cats. She does very well with that one!

Kathi I'm glad you are able to post now! Be sure to ask Admin if you're having any other issues, he's here to help.

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28 December 2014 - 1:08 pm
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Once you get Mrytle trained to come, I'll ship you Emmi. She has absolutely NO concept of that word. Has taken forever to get her to 'down', 'sit' was pretty easy.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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28 December 2014 - 3:39 pm
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Lol! Love merry myrtle -- and her professional trainer (and typist) mommy!

Btw I switched to plain text for my tablet and to not uppercasing when I type. Much easier!

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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28 December 2014 - 4:17 pm
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I'm not sure which is my favorite, you throwing the ball and Myrtle walking away or Stoner eating a potato chip. LOVE!! Myrtle is no dummy, the only running she was doing was when there was a cookie involved (I don't blame her, I feel like I should get a cookie every time I run too haha). Crazy man Tanner is a great listener if food is involved....if not, forget about it. 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  


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LOL!!!! These are great! So is Myrtle and mommy!

We started spelling treat only for Harmony and Melody to figure it out. Who knew!?


Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

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29 December 2014 - 7:44 pm
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oh MY...I saw the topic and thought....well...gee shes just a puppy isnt she a little young for quickies!?

Cute as EVER little myrtle I just LOVE your little mug!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo

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29 December 2014 - 10:03 pm
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Myrtle, COOKIE...!!! LOL !! Her and my Pearl have a lot of similarities for sure, and darn it, that cookie thing always works !!
Much Love,
Bonnie & Angel Polly

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1 January 2015 - 12:07 am
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Myrtle is fabulous!!! 

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