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.erry Myrtle & Frankie bringing Tuesday fun! Watch how we settle "discussions" over bones!
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17 March 2015 - 6:14 pm
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So Merry Myrtle had her trip to Petco and her Starbucks Puppy Latte. Like always, Merry Myrtle picked out some bones at Petco for she and Frankie Huckleberry.

As always, there’s a lot of “discussion” as they all want each other’s bones.

Jasper Lily, pull up a chair! These two will show you how to REALLY “vocalize”!

Everybody starts off nicely with their own bone.Frankie and his “good boy” bone!:…..Kdga4KV5vM

Chewing a bone with one paw…no problem:…..Cr7syR1vIs

Settling disagreements:…..p9gocvdFdI

Merry myrtle finally gets her vone back!:…..5p61CfIaZg

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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OMG…. love it and now Jasper Lily wants a cookie cause she heard you saying it! LOL! :-)  

I love how they play together .. even ‘barking’ tails a waggin’….. happy Tuesday! Thank you – as always – for the smiles!!! 

Much love,

alison with the spirit of shelby fur-ever 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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17 March 2015 - 7:33 pm
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Oh I love it.  Made me laugh.  That little stinker Frankie reminds me of Bosch.  (Who stole all 3 bones) and sat there and growled at the girls.  Snickers turned her head, Jazz just looked at him then flopped over & went to sleep and he sat there and chewed.  Crazy boys.  I love how when Myrtle got her bone back she took off and hide under the bush like Frankie wouldn’t find her there. 

Made me smile :)



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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Too funny! This looks like the battle of the antlers at my house. Funny enough, it is usually Little Lucy that winds up with the stash. Thanks for the smile. I can’t wait to meet them! They both seem to have such cool personalities. I hope Myrtle doesn’t tell Chandler about Starbucks. He LOVES coffee. LOL Lori, TY and the 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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I just wish I could turn my two loose with bones, toys, antlers… I have to give each something and then monitor until I get tired of watching them and trade for a high value treat and put away the bone or toy.  Emmi will never learn Duke doesn’t want her to look at or touch ‘his’ stuff!

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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18 March 2015 - 10:43 am
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Loved, loved, loved the videos! I was trying to look at them yesterday, but the site would “error” out. I’m so glad I finally get to see them today! I’m quite impressed by how civilized they are about their “discussion”!

Mel and Meesha don’t discuss. If Mel has whatever Meesha wants, Meesha will go get a toy and bring it to me on false pretenses. When I throw the toy, Mel can’t help but jump and run for it, thereby allowing Meesha to “steal” her treat. It’s quite funny.

I’ve just recently discovered bully horns. They last so much longer than antlers (are much cheaper too) and the girls really seem to enjoy them more.


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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21 March 2015 - 8:39 pm
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Oh PAM! I love the visual of how Meesha tricks poor Mel! She’s one smart cookie!!

SHANA…Yeah, I know the “look” can speak volumes and start alm sorts of chaos!

ALISON! Thanks for always enjoying our “escapades”!

MICHELLE…Ya’ know, sweet Bosch DESERVES all three bones after putting up with the girls all day :-)

LORI!…Oops…too late….I think Myrtle already told Chandler she’d bring a puppy latte for him! She fell in love with his pic!!

Thanks everybody!

Love to ALL!

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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