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Merry Myrtle & Frankie celebrating"gotcha" & birthday..a bit late
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9 February 2017 - 9:58 am
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Oh i lovvvve those flashbacks! Wow. Can't believe so much time has passed.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Los Angeles, CA
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9 February 2017 - 10:42 am
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I LOVE flashbacks.. they always give me warm fuzzies for the good memories!! What a great moment(s) to relive. What love and joy in those pups eyes!!! 

I do recall when you got Myrtle ... it gave me hope that I could move forward as well and get Jasper Lily... Jasper came to me about 2 months after Shelby passed too. I remember thinking ... well, if Sally... one of the kindest, most lovingst people I "know" can do it, then so can I. And without judgement or guilt (even though we all know I had lots of guilt around little JL)... but thank you! You gave me the courage to move forward a little bit too!!!! And  happy birthday to MM! 

And Frankie ... oy... you've brought so much fun and joy and laughter into ALL our lives ... your hound song makes me smile each time! I cannot wait to meet you!


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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22 February 2013
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9 February 2017 - 12:59 pm
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Oh goodness, thank you...EACH OF YOU for....well....for EVERYTHING!!!

Yes Alison, we all knew Shelby picked Jasper for you, so we KNEW it woukd work out...we just KNEW!! You and Shelby AND Jasper Lily made it bappen!!

AND DaBears and Da crack me up!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 And our typing is similar....except I type stone cold sober....not sure about DaBears though! They might be sniffing some glue or spiking their water with Vodka with their humans aren't looking 🙂 🙂

Love you all!

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!

Santa Fe, NM

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9 February 2017 - 1:58 pm
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Oh happy birthday Merriest of Myrtles! and even happier gotchaversary to Sir Frankie!

so cool to see this and even better to follow the links and see Myrtle and Frankie's beginnings! I have long wanted to know their stories!

oh happy day to you Sally, for having these two in your life - gotta keep you on your toes!



Right rear leg amp 7/12/16 due to OSA. Metastatic lesion on her right front leg, January 2017. Joined the Winter Warriors January 19, 2017. Run free my sweet girl.

Schofield, WI
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10 February 2017 - 1:09 pm
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Just loving this whole post!  We've got a Birthday and Gotcha celebration, and then a walk down memory lane to see how it all played out.  It's like watching a movie!  So looking forward to May and being able to meet you and your sweeties face to face!

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13 February 2017 - 8:59 pm
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Happy Birthday and Happy Gotcha Day. We would all be bored to tears without the adventures (and misadventures) of your pups. We  appreciate your kind advice and gentle wisdom. Hannah did good by sending you those two. More cupcakes, steak and lattes for all.

Penny, Hank, Blink and Spirit Maggie

Palmer, Alaska
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17 March 2017 - 4:49 pm
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Oh Sally, I just loved reading all these posts and seeing the celebrations! You've been such a beacon of light to me during Boone's journey and it warmed my heart to see Frankie and Merry Myrtle 🙂

I have hope now, too, that Boone will send a fur kid our way when it's time.

Thank you for being such a kind spirit heart

Jeanette & Angel Boone


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17 March 2017 - 10:33 pm
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Awww Jeannette, how very kind of you to post while you are in the midst of missing your boy. I know it's hard, but I'm glad you are comforted knowing thst Boone definitely will be sending you a dog he has picked out just for you.

Teri, Isa also will be sending you a dog when she has decided in the best choice.

Maggie sent sweet Penny Hank.

Linda is now a Grandma again to a Shepard puppy.

Sassy sent Michelle TWO puppies , yes puppies, at once!

And you know what Jerry sent his humans!

Pug Maggie sent Karen Elly

Sweet Harmony sent Pam Meesha get the point!

ANYWAY, you can bet Boone will send you the PERFECT pup...based on his definition of perfect, not yours!

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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18 March 2017 - 4:47 am
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Dont forget Gator!  

And yes, everything you buy at Whole Foods is healthy.  That is why it costs so much more - the guarantee of "won't make me fat."  Happy birthday and gotchday!!!!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.


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18 March 2017 - 10:44 am
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Oh my goodness! I woukd NEVER forget the UNFORGETTABLE GATOR!!! (I was just mentioning the pups of the people who had replied to the post)

And the circumstances surrounding the timing of how Gator came to you, all truly guided initially by Otis, and then cemented when Tess joined him in their plan to send you Gator.

You went through such an awful tragedy. I think Gator is the ONLY way you could ever start sloooowly healing. He was your saving grace and you were his.

The critters may not see it that way!

No, I coukd never forget Gator! 🙂 🙂


Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 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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18 March 2017 - 9:55 pm
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Sorry I haven't seen this post before tonight, Sally! 

Happy Gotcha Day Frankie! big-grin

Happy Birthday Myrtle! smiley

I do love seeing your celebration!  It looks like it was yummy!


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  
Read about Murphy's Life on Three Legs


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