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Remember how HAPPY HANNAH used to love her Bark Box!
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10 February 2015 - 12:02 pm
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Not gonna share her Bark Box with cats thoug! VID_20140224_155718.3gp:


Itsq not a Bark Box, but it's one of her favorite "toys"......


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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Hi Sally

I remember how much she loved her Bark Box....and carrying her dish....and the kitties....and all the other wonderful things she had in her life :)

Many happy memories of the beautiful little Miss Happy Hannah!

Love and hugs

Linda and Tucker

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LOVE these, such precious memories!!!!

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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I love love love each one of these memories.  Thank you for sharing Hannah with us.



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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Oh my goodness what a sweet girl! Thank you for sharing these videos. She really was a beautiful, Happy Hannah.

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A Hannah Flashback to cap off our day. Love it!!!

How did you train her to carry the bowl? Or did you?!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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Getting to see Hannah makes it a happy day!
Thanks for sharing memories of your special girl!

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Beautiful videos ! she was really a very Happy Hannah.

And yes, I am also curious if she learned to carry the bowl all by herself.  I had a cocker spaniel that would push the water bowl around when it was empty, so I knew she needed water.


Daniela & Johnnie

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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