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Frankie has train to be Merry Myrtle's "Seeing Eye Dog". Bummer
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Oh Sally,

My heart just breaks that you are still struggling with all of this crying

 Myrtle does look so very happy playing with that bag, though!!! clap

Hugs to you

Donna heart

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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Huge smiles watching this!  You go Miss Myrtle!  So great to see you being “Merry Myrtle” once again!  Love to you all! ❤️❤️

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i am grinning from ear to ear watching Myrtles video!! She is definitely celebrating with you and Frankie is as hoppy as you are! Keep up the good Mummy work Sally, you’re doing a fantastic job! 

Many hugs and much love to you all!

Petra, Super Duper Stewie, Spitfire Spikey, Chester McFiend, Pretty Miss Lily and Definitely Hungry Ted


On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  

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Oh Sally I have such a 💩 internet connection I cannot get your video going 😡

I am Sooooo looking forward to seeing it, damn !!!!

Will be back as soon as I do, sending you tons of love and cuddles galore 😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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23 October 2018 - 10:44 pm
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Great video Sally! Myrtle playing, Frankie yelling, and you? Clicking? Or was that applause?

I’ve thought of you and your canine clan often. I’m sure these are challenges times but I must say your family looks happy. I think Merry Myrtle needs some bubble wrap to pop.

Warm hugs for all,

Kerren, Eli and Miss Mona


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Thank you everyone for your supportive and fun posts❤

An update on Merry Myrtle the Blind RockStar.  As you know, Feankie was able to get his TPLO operation because of some very, very kind  and generous Christmas Angel’s who made that miracle possible💖

I mentioned  in September  I was going to proceed with the “injection route” when I could.  Well, another Christmas Angel didn’t  want Merry Myrtle to be left out.  And if you’ve ever dealt with Christmas Angel’s,  no matter how hard you try to deflect, no matter how hard you try and change the subject, no ,matter  how many times you tell them everything  is fine, they keep on pushing. So annoying!😉😉😉    And I must say, I’m  pretty good at “deflecting”.  So, back then,  I finally ended up  saying I was shooting for getting the surgery done over Christmas as soon as I could get things “lined up”.  Never try and fool with a Christmas Angel! 

Let’s  just put it this way.  Merry Myrtle is scheduled for the surgery  this coming Monday for the injection route in both eyes!😎😎

I feel like I have all my questions  answered.

I CAN do a gel/salve that he will fix up instead of drops!  I’ll have to do that for about a month

He’ll also will give her an anti-inflammatory  pill to supplement  the gel.  I either get antibiotics or an antibiotic  injection (not sure which).

No cone.

Cosmetically  she could possibly get cataracts, but there will be NO pain.  Cosmetically  she could have blood in her eye,  but NO pain.  

There would be a follow-up at one month, and then one at six months.  

So, that’s  where we are!  Merry Myrtle got her very own Christmas  Angel!❤❤

Obviously, Merry Myrtle wasn’t  quite as thrilled when I told her what would happen Monday😢😭😖😂

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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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Pretty good at deflecting?????  You’re the QUEEN of deflecting 😂  But I know your Christmas Angel is every bit as stubborn as you are. Chuckling here as I watch two of my bestest friends play this out.  So glad your Christmas Angel won this round.  I’m still thinking this may help our Merry Myrtle use her other senses more fully.  Don’t worry Myrtle!  This will all help you in the long run.  As always sending you guys all my love and prayers for Monday.  And Myrtle you’re not going to feel a thing.  You’ve got a specialist Dr. who is a pro at this and is going to fix you right up!  ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Omg i missed this! 😶😶😶😪😪😪

Unsubscribed 🤯🤯🤯


Dont you worry Myrtle, mama’s got your back ❤️❤️

No more pressure, no more pain. 

Love you guys, will be sending you all the pawsitive love, and comfort that i can possibly send ❤️❤️❤️



Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Angel Mitchell, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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Oh my goodness.  I am so glad there was a Christmas Angel for Merry Myrtle too.  I know she will feel so much better when this procedure is done.  I am so glad that the Dr. is working with you on the gel vs the drops. 

Myrtle you will feel so much better when this is done and you might even be able to use those other senses better.  

hugs  and keep us informed on Monday


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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I was unsubscribed too! Glad I’m caught up…good luck on Monday – sending pawsitive Warrior vibes!

Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

"Be good, mama loves you" free my beautiful Warrior

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I was unsubscribed too! I’m SO glad I dropped in. This sounds like an excellent way forward, and to think of how soon sweet Myrtle will be PAIN FREE is just fantastic. We will be thinking of you on Monday and sending MEGAvibes your way. Pie is shouting love and luck from the bridge. You must surely be able to hear her… We will all be thinking of you and keeping you close in our hearts.

Big hug,

Meg, Clare and Angel Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 

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I have to agree with Myrtle. Needles in my eye? Uh, no thanks. 

But don’t worry Myrtle, the vets will make sure you don’t feel a thing. And you’ll feel so much better when it’s all over. 

Glad you’re able to get it done. Sending good thoughts for Monday. 

David and Rocky (and Baxter now too!)

Rocky had his right front leg amputated on Valentine's Day 2017 after being diagnosed with osteosarcoma.

He joined the September Saints on September 3, 2017.

He is the toughest, bravest, sweetest and best friend I'll ever know. 

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Wowwwweeee! Myrtle, you’re gonna be so glad when this is all behind you. Don’t worry because your momma will make sure you get lots of treats after all the surgery. Starbucks here they come!

Miracle Angels are all around this community! I’m always so in awe of the kindness among members, what love heartheartheart

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 

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Sending strong, positive thoughts for an easy and successful surgery tomorrow!

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

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

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