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Don't need no stinkin snow shovels or blankets! Ive got Merry Myrtle & Frankie!
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Shhhh Lucian.....shhh Lucy , Chandler and Daryl,.....don't tell Merry Myrtle and Frankie your humans shovel paths for you! They have to forge their own way! Now if I coukd just teach them to clear off my steps and my vehicle!

Okay, some snuggle pics first. Frankie the "lap dog fuzzy blankie"

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When Merry Myrtle sleeps "with" me, she literally lays across me and just snuggles. She's a very heavy blankie though! And if I stop letting her she pla ts her foot right on my face! She has a very heavy foot!

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Great way to start my day!

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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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And here comes Frankie! Sleet, nor rain, nor snow, can slow this cray boy down!!

Tripawd Frankie speeding thru the snow:

Tripawd Frankie lpving the snow!:

And now we have Merry Myrtle "catching" snowballs...sorta'

Merry Myrtle mastering snowball catching...maybe?:

And styling her pretty bling collar by Rene

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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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WAIT....One more of her pretty collar!!

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And one more....Merry Myrtle plowing through the snow at her own pace!!!

Merry Myrtle snow jogging:

Thanks for indulging us yet again!!!

Not to worry, we'll be back to Starbucks videos next week!

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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Oh my gosh Sally I think he's even FASTER with all that snow. Must be an energy drink to him, he's just going batty!!!

What a sweet snuggle day. I was hoping those pups were keeping you warm and smiley 🙂

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Awe Sally I'm sitting here with the biggest smile on my face.  Wow Frankie is fast!  And Myrtles bling surely looks good on her. Rene does beautiful work.  The love between you and your furfaces is truly something to behold and so special to see.  You three are so tuned in to each other.  Thanks so much as always for sharing.  Always love seeing your pics and videos!


Linda, Riley,Ollie & Spirit Mighty Max

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Yeah Frankie is one fast fella in the snow! !! Loved the snuggle pics...snuggles with the fur kids is the best. Lucian is quite the snuggle himself in bed. No need for lots of blankets when he's in bed...he's like a little furnace. 

And Myrtle ' s collar is very attractive! !

Take care and stay warm! 

Sahana and her Angel Leland and Lucian too 


November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014

May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

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WOW... all these great snow photos and videos!!! Jasper and I might have a touch of snow envy! I hope Bonnie posts a video of the maze she made for her kids. Seriously.. aside from being in the mountains to ski, I've never seen that much snow in a city! 

So Jasper and I spent our weekend at the beach but we won't share photos... it just seems mean! LOL 

They look great and I am so glad you all are safe and warm and cozy!!! Hugs!

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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OH MY HOLY COW!!!!!! That is a heck of a lot of snow for you guys.  Frankie is super lightening fast.  Myrtle I love it.  Takes her time but she is so cute.  I can't believe that the snow hits her in her arm pits. 

That is so awesome great pictures.  I love the bling reflection in the snow.  So pretty. 

those are the best kind of blankets 🙂

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.

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

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Aww Sally, your blankets are soo cute.  I adore Miss Myrtle May's kissable mug.  And don't show the girls that collar or they will be hocking me to get them their own.

Thanks for sharing.  Stay warm my friend.

Karma, Adelaide and the pack, and always with our angel Brendol

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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Oh Sally, all these pics and videos are fantastic !!! Frankie has so much love and enjoyment of life, he reminds me so much of Zuzu, nothing gets her down !! Even with her serious heart valve issues, she plays hard, lives hard, and loves hard....... And Myrtle is a bit more sensible like Pearl 😊 All this snow can be a P.I.T.A. For us, but our pups absolutely LOVE it !!

Much Love,
Bonnie, Angel Polly, Pearl, and Zuzu

P.S. I adore Myrtle's beautiful collar designed by Rene, it is perfect for her 💜🐾

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