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MYRTLE!!! MERRY MYRTLE!! Have you been eating the deer's corn??
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22 February 2013
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7 December 2014 - 2:32 pm
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I put out corn for the deer everyday. Apparently Myrtle doesn't want to wait for it to recycle into the deer pup delicacy that all pups love!!

Even though shedenies it, I'm lretty sure she's been grazing at the deer's supper table.......and I have proof!!

Have you been eating the deer corn Merry Myrtle?:

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!

New Jersey
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7 December 2014 - 3:33 pm
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Oh Sally, She is sooooo adorable, and that cute look-"Who me?" Thanks so much for sharinglaughing

Joan and Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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7 December 2014 - 4:17 pm
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Oh no! Done in by "corn poop"!

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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7 December 2014 - 5:14 pm
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Oh Sally we can always count on you to make us laugh.  I would love to smooch up that beautiful Myrtle face.  Thanks for being you!

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7 December 2014 - 6:42 pm
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LOL, too funny.  I love her look on her face like "Not me mom".  The evidence is in the poop this time LOL



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."

Los Angeles, CA
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LOL!!!! Flipping hilarious!!!! Oh Myrtle.... your face is so adorable .... 

Thank you for sharing. .. 


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

Westminster, MD
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I am going to HAVE to see Merry Myrtle in person soon, because I want to hug and kiss that sweet, beautiful face of hers!!!!

This is so funny, and right about now, I need a good happy, laugh !! What a precious gem Happy Hannah has sent to you, Sally, an absolute gem !!

Much Love,
Bonnie and Angel Polly

Norene, TN
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8 December 2014 - 11:50 am
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OMG!!! I'm dying here!!!

That was a lot of corn!! LOL!!


Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

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