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Delayed Merry Myrtle's puppy latte til today..and then the server was SLOW! Poor Myrtle!
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4 November 2015 - 3:01 pm
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Poor Merry Myrtle had to miss her Tuesday Puppy Latte and her trip to Petco! And that dog KNOWS when it's Tuesday!

So we get up to the window and the guy takes FOREVER bringing her the latte! But her anticipatory look is just precious! She stayed completely focused on that window and didn't bat an eye! And I cut out about 15 more seco ds of her "anticipation" so the video wouldn't be too long!

I tried to get a quick shot of the guy behind the window. I think it was his first day and he was grimacing with disgust at her slobber and drool bubbles! The girl who handed her the latte said "this is ine of iur favorite puppies!" I think you can hear him say, "You call THAT a puppy?" And then I asked him if he wanted ro kiss the'll hear the "No!"

I didn't bring any home to Frankie...his tummy's still a little off. But he got some pepcid wrapped in chicken. YUM!!!

Merry Myrtle focused on her Puppy Latte:

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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4 November 2015 - 4:46 pm
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Oh that's great!  I love the look on that guy's face! 

Thank you for the laugh!  laughing

Donna & Glenn

Donna, Glenn & Murphy 

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
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4 November 2015 - 5:24 pm
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Oh that is an intense hurry up would you.  LOL I loved it.  That guy's face was just the look of ewww.  Don't worry Merry Myrtle we would have kissed your mug just because he wouldn't


Michelle & Angel Sassy

superstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstar  5 stars for this one


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.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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4 November 2015 - 7:12 pm
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LOVE the focus!



Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010


              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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4 November 2015 - 8:38 pm
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Merry Myrtle is so patient. I'm glad she's doing well and is out and about.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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LOL!!! What a great way to start my morning! Thnx!!

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."

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OMG ... is that guy from LA? What a snooty brat!!! 

YAY Myrtle!!! Enjoy!!!! 

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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Haha, I think that guy is traumatized! LOL You should have handed him back the cup and asked for a refill. Too funny. Love how she cocks her head as she is waiting. She is adorable! I will smooch your mug Myrtle. Lori, Ty & Gang

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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8 November 2015 - 11:04 am
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Okay, I have to admit when I was the server's age I might have been a bit fearful of a big, drooly dog. It's one of life's experiences and I'm sure this fellow will tell his friends and they'll be impressed that he gets to serve dogs as part of his job.

I happy to see Merry Myrtle is happy to be out. Hopefully Frankie is feeling better so he can join in on the next outing.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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A few more trips and he will start looking forward to Tuesday visits!!

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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