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It's National "Kick Your Husband//Wife Out of Bed and Sleep With Your Dog Day" !!
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1 September 2014 - 8:22 am
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So I don't have any of Jasper Lily since she has peed in my bed (more than once) so she's on a bed ban ... and it's odd, I don't really want her up there. Shelby was my snuggle-saurus! And Jasper has no real interest in  being in the bed, yet.

But Shelby, from DAY one, thought it was HER bed. No matter where we went, she was on the bed ... and when I had a boyfriend, she was still in the bed... usually right in the middle! 🙂 

New Orleans ... feather boa queen! 

Toys in the bed (and fluff) 

Even on vacation, she was on the bed!

Even on vacation, she thought it was her bed. 

The caption on this last photo from my FB page was: Flipping psycho! "Bat dog" brought a dozen toys into bed tonight. Is it a full moon too? The earlier crashing was short-lived. If I didn't know better, I would swear she had a Red Bull today.

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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1 September 2014 - 10:09 am
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OUR DEAR SWEET SHELBY!!! You rule bedtime girl!!!

There's something sooo adorable about dogs and their toys and how they like to have them with them at night-night time. And Shelby adds a cuteness fact off the charts to bedtime!!!

We miss her too Allison. Thank you for continuingnto share her with us!

Love you both AND Little Jasper Lily Pee Pee Pants too!!!

Sally and 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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1 September 2014 - 9:54 pm
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Tonight, Miss Adelaide is right next to me with 2 toys and Aissa is at my feet. Only one cat, Morrigan, is up here so far. I never sleep alone and I wouldn't change it. May be why there aren't any other humans sleeping with me. :P
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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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 You can read their stories at http://adelaide.tripawds.com and http://brendol.tripawds.com
Virginia




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1 September 2014 - 10:40 pm
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Now that's how ya' have sweet dreams!!

Clearly there is only room for one human in this bed ......looks like everyone got it right as to which human they would allow in "their" bed!!winker
Good choice guys!!
Made my night! Thanks Karma and crew!

Zzzzzzzz...zzzzzz

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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2 September 2014 - 11:02 pm
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All 5 tonight guys. I did my best to get pics but the lighting is low and 4 of the 5 fuzz butts are black.
From my left side around to the right...
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Night all!

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.

PitaPata - Personal picturePitaPata Dog tickers

 You can read their stories at http://adelaide.tripawds.com and http://brendol.tripawds.com
Virginia




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2 September 2014 - 11:21 pm
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AWWWWW......and. AWWWWWWWW a hundred times over!

You clearly transport to Nirvana when you go to bed! Is this Paradise or what?

You REALLY do have to sleep like a pretzel! But its well worth it!!!

LOVE THIS!!!!! Thanks for the great good night my friends!

LOVE!
Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and My Pal 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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3 September 2014 - 10:02 am
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Very sweet! I am SO jealous!

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3 September 2014 - 8:23 pm
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Awww I thought it was bad with 2 Rotties in bed.  How do you even how sleep like a pretzel lol

 

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Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
sassysugarbear.tripawds.com
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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4 September 2014 - 9:49 am
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Well, well, well.... look who got to sleep w/her madre last night?!? After a rough day at daycare in which 'someone' may or may not have gotten her a$$ handed to her, I put her up in my bed and she fell right to sleep... and thankfully, no pee pee this a.m. the alarm went off and she shot up like a bat out of hell! :-)

I'm sure the little scratch on her face (you can see it, it's red right where the corner of her mouth meets) is nothing... and she's feeling/acting 100% fine so I'm trying not to be all 'crazy mom' about it! As Karma told me last night... kids play, kids get scratches ... kids heal! 🙂 

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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4 September 2014 - 10:29 am
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Awww poor Jasper.  Maybe start out just on Daycare days and add a day here & there to see if she can handle sleeping with you.  She does look pretty comfy. 

Yeah Doggies play.  🙂  You are doing fine

 

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Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
sassysugarbear.tripawds.com
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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