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Frankie proudly flying the new TRIPAWD BANDANAS..2 of them!
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27 October 2016 - 11:46 am
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Frankie had the hardest time picking out which color to get for his TRIPAWDS he decided on two!!

He's quite proud!

"Hmmm...should I wear the blue? I do look rather dashing blue!"

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"Or perhaps I shall wear yellow. After all, it matches my sunny disposition!"

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"So the decision is made!"

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And of course, I still have my Happy Hannah's beautiful pink scarf!

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Loooove these!! Frankie is proud to represent by flying the Tipawds flags everywhere!!

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!

London, UK

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27 October 2016 - 12:21 pm
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Ooooh, Frankie is GORGEOUS! He looks so proud in that third photo, all puffed up and bursting with pride with his two bandannas

And just look how full of love he is in that second one, properly soppy.

Frankie, you can carry off any outfit, you are such a handsome boy!

And look at that magnificent portrait of Happy Hannah, such a beautiful treasure.

Sending love,

Meg and Clare (and Elsie Pie) xxx

Ruby, Staffy, born June 2022, became a Tripawd, 23 November 2023, adopted 12 January 2024.

Also Angel Tripawd Meg (aka The Megastar), who died in April 2023, aged 14, after seven glorious years on three, and Angel Staffies Pie and Bille. In the pawprints of giants...

The Amazing Adventures of Ruby Tuesday 

My Life as a Megastar

Schofield, WI
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27 October 2016 - 12:26 pm
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What a gorgeous model Frankie makes!  Who knew he was a male Diva?  Look at him looking so proud and regal and posing like the star he is!  LOVE these!

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27 October 2016 - 12:36 pm
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I love it.  He looks very very proud.  🙂  Hmmm Frankie I think you should wear them all the time.  So handsome

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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27 October 2016 - 12:40 pm
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I love the new neckerchief! And who better to be the Tripawds posterboy model than handsome Frankie?


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!

On The Road

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27 October 2016 - 4:37 pm
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Ohhhhh Frankie, how we needed this today! You look marvelous no matter what color you have on. Thanks for flying the flag!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Los Angeles, CA
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28 October 2016 - 12:02 pm
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OMG!!!! Even with the new red alerts, I almost missed this!!! I feel like I can't keep up now ... but I must have been missing so much before (or the forums are just hopping right now).

Anyways ... SUPER CUTE!!! He's SO handsome!!! I love him!!! His coloring is perfection!!! Looking super fantastic as always ....


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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28 October 2016 - 12:20 pm
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Thanks everybody!! Appreciate every comment!! 🙂

"Neckerchief"..Love it!

Speaking for myself, I KNOW I was missing some new posts after it changed with the big overhaul last year. But now, with this new "maintenance update", the "red alert" wonr be removed until you've seen the comment. Love it! Again, just from my perspective 🙂

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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28 October 2016 - 1:08 pm
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I agree with everyone that Frankie looks so proud! And he even puffs out is chest because he knows that he's extra handsome.

Thanks for the photos of your model tripawd. I sense a Tripawd Calendar photo shoot happening soon.

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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30 October 2016 - 6:53 pm
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Oh Frankie, The BLUE!!!! So handsome!! Hey, I know, blue for Fall- Winter, yellow for Spring Summer. Although, the 2 together looks quite smashing! Lori, Ty and 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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1 November 2016 - 6:57 pm
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Absolutely LOVE the pictures

Frankis is the proudest dawg and is aware of how irresistibly cute he is 😍

I line up with Kerren, we should work on a Tripawd calendar soon ! 

Happy Hannah's drawing is just great I see you keep a little shrine for her just like I do for Kinky ✨✨✨

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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