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Is this THE happiest mug you've ever seen, or what?! Pure unbridled JOY written all over her face!!
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22 February 2013
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13 August 2015 - 10:33 am
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Merry Myrtle waiting for her Puppy Latte! She's soooo excited she can hardly stand it!!

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BUT WAIT! That's not THE happiest mug ever.....perhaps it's this one as she anticipates her Puppy Latte.......


Okay...surely this is the picture of the happiest mug ever...with drool!!

Merry Myrtle slurping puppy latte:

Goodness gracious! That's not it either!!
I FOUND IT! HERE IT IS FOR REAL!! The happiest mug ever!!

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Yep, that was the first time I met our ADMIN GUY!! Was I happy or what??! I just saw this picture on the "random photos" and just had ro share that moment of joy!!! Joy foe me anyway!! See how tightly I'm holding on to the Admin Guy? It may have been a tad too tight and about an hour too long!!! Looks like he might be gasping for air and trying to run away!

Love to all!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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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Sally, you are the best and a bright light within this community!!  I love the pic of you and Admin Guy!!  Your smile is infectious and has me smiling too...big-grin

And who doesn't smile at Myrtle's sweet mug!!!  I just want to give her BIG smooches!! kisskiss


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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13 August 2015 - 3:14 pm
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omg!  I need a towel!   lol

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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13 August 2015 - 3:19 pm
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I would smooch Merry Myrtle too - just not on the lips.

Happiness all-round in the Sally household!

Thanks for the smiles,


Kerren and Tripawd Mona 

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13 August 2015 - 3:54 pm
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The secret to a hoppy life:

  1. Puppy Lattes
  2. Myrtle mug shots
  3. Big, giant Sally hugs!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |


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15 August 2015 - 9:45 am
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Sahana, Donna, Jerry and Kerren!! Thanks for sharing the "Joy of Happy Mugs!" with us!!way-confusedway-cool

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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Wow, I almost missed this post!! So glad I didn't !! Sally these are so great, love them all as usual !! That slobbery face of Myrtle is just too precious for words, and the pic of you and "Admin guy" is priceless!! 

I love checking into our community and seeing this awesome stuff !! And your pics and videos always make my days very happy !!

Much Love,

Bonnie, Angel Polly, and girls

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Ok, that's it. I have GOT to take Tanner to get a puppy latte.  

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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Thanks Bonnie!! Would love to see Pearl with a puppy latte too! I thin the puppy is too young for a latte!

Elizabeth...Cannot wait to see Tanner slurping a puppy latte!! Will be looking for it...oh yes we will!!

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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I love this picture also. I had seen it somewhere before, maybe on our picnic photo shoot. Loved it then, love it now. Sally, you always make us smile. And Myrtle, well she is just about the cutest pup I have ever seen. 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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Oh how I love this post!!!! I almost missed it 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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