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Merry Myrtle, Frankie & "the hand"' bring you some smiles, some awws & eeww
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16 December 2016 - 11:26 am
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Yeah, we sure could use something to make us smile and make us say awww.......And even something to make us say ewwww

Merry Myrtle happily, and somewhat oblivious, wearing her Santa Hat as she pulls up for her Starbucks Puppy Latte

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And now for some Awww.........

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And the ewww....yuck....ugh!!

Merry Myrtle slimes the Starbucks hand: https://youtu.b.....e_ijAojThk

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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16 December 2016 - 12:32 pm
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Awwww this totally made us smile, the perfect way to kick off Friday, thanks!

Nice collar Myrtle 😉

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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16 December 2016 - 1:46 pm
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They are so cute!  I hope you gave a BIG tip to the Starbucks hand!

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.

Livermore, CA

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16 December 2016 - 5:11 pm
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I love that M keeps her focus.....what hat?

I so miss how Maggie and Tani used to sleep in a pile like Myrtle and Frankie do, brings a smile every time I see them!

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010


              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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16 December 2016 - 5:34 pm
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Oh, that poor guy!  lol

I do love your dogs, Sally!  heartheartheart


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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STOP with the cuteness!!!! OMG >.... CUDDLES.... SNUGGLES.... Lattes!!! Oh my!!!! I cannot even with these two. So stinking cute!!! I just love them both SO much!!! And you !!! 

Thank you for making my friday!!!
alison with spirit shelby 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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Your pups are so cute. I wish my dogs would cuddle like that but if Hank even thinks about putting one paw on Blink she starts growling. She's a little uptight. Love MM's hat.

Penny, Blink, Hank and Angel Maggie

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Okay, they are just too perfect together. I love how they have the same shade of brown. How did you plan that Sally or did you paint them? They obviously love each other. heartheart I always say tripawds make good cuddlers because there's no extra leg to get in the way.

I'm surprised MM didn't eat the pompom off her Santa tuque. 

Lots of fun, thanks for sharing.


London, UK

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OMD! This makes my heart smile. Just wonderful. Merry Myrtle's expression, and the way they cuddle, and just the whole love of it. Fabulous! I want to come back as one of your dogs. End of.

Meg, 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


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17 December 2016 - 8:41 am
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Too cute! 😍

Merry Myrtle commercial for Puppy Latte's smiley 

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17 December 2016 - 8:59 am
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Awe looks like those two have really bonded to each other.  Wonder if their "expeditions" together had anything to do with that?  Myrtle and Frankie always bring a smile to my face I just love those two!  Thanks for sharing with all of us Sally!  

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I love it.  I went and got a starbucks tea today and didn't get Snickers anything and she wasn't very happy.  I loved the video  and all the wonderful pictures.  🙂  

Hugs to you and the fur kids


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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Sally these dawgs of yours are sooooo cute 💗💗💗💗💗💗 they are irresistibly cute 💗💗💗💗💗💗

And they obviously love each other 💘 

What a wonderful happy family 💘💘💘

Wish I could hug them in the flesh 💕💕💕

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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20 December 2016 - 10:23 pm
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Thank you, each of you, so much for your fun and loving replies!!! I have so much fun reading them!way-cool

Lots of love!heart

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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21 December 2016 - 10:27 pm
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How on earth did I miss this thread??? This is just PERFECT! Those two would warm your heart on the coldest day. Love seeing them all gathered up in their own private "dogpile"


PS. Sally, I hooe you appreciate the perfection in the spelling of dogpile. I had to correct it FIVE times before it was spelled correctly.

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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