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MERRY MYRTLE asked Santa Claus for her own Starbucks store on the porch...he didn't comply....she's REALLY ticked at Santa!
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9 January 2015 - 1:06 pm
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First thing she did on Christmas morning was go out to the porch and look for "MYrtle's Puppy Latte Starbucks"....wasn't there....Santa dropped the ball....Santa has to pay! And she also watched "BAD SANTA" with Billy Bob Thornton....if you've seen the movie....well.....she took this Bad Santa guy as somebody who needed a smack down!

Merry Myrtle doing a Santa "smack down":

Merry Myrtle still ticked at Santa!:

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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9 January 2015 - 1:45 pm
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OMG ... is that a decoration or a dog toy? I LOVE it!!!! Jasper Lily would love to get her jaws on that too! :-)  


Too cute ... and bad Santa ... always bring puppy lattes! 

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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9 January 2015 - 4:05 pm
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Myrtle, Myrtle, never cease to make me laugh!
Kathi and Murphy

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!

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I love it.  She made me laugh.  :)   Way to get Santa Myrtle.  You just amaze me how even though you are playing you didn't destroy



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! I too cannot believe there is not Santa stuffing everywhere. Always bring the Starbucks.... Bad Santa☕️

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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10 January 2015 - 7:33 am
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Sally and Myrtle as always you make my day!

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Hey Merry Myrtle, Santa thought it was more fun to actually go through the drive-through at Starbucks - that is part of the adventure. You'd miss that fun if Starbucks was on the porch. So leave Santa alone and ask for a driver's license and Starbucks gift card for next year. 

Hoping for a new playmate for Merry Myrtle soon.

Kerren and Missy Mona


ps. You are darn cute playing with Santa clap


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MONA! Merry Myrtle likes the idea of getting her own driver's license!!! LOL

LAURIE, LORI, MICHELLE, KATHI...Merry Myrtle LOVES knowing she can make you smilebig-grin

And yes Alison, that's a giant stuffed decoration Santa...NOT her toy....but she believes it is! Years ago I heard my husband come home with horn blowing as he pulled up the drive. Went outside...there was Santa sitting in the driver's seat with husband well hidden.big-blink Yeah, he was a good guy. As you can imagine, that Santa Claus is very sacred to me. I was carefully taking him to "storage" to put him away for another season, sat him down at the shed for a second to go get someting....and MM took over from there! Yeah, the "caring sacredness" was pushed aside for Myrtle's playing pleasure and my joy at watchingnher have funway-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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10 January 2015 - 11:56 am
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That's it Myrtle, keep that bad Santa in line! You are one brave doggie!

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