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So sorry Kim, my heart breaks for you! Sending you hugs!

Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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I am so so sorry.  My heart is breaking for you.  You gave him the greatest gift we can give.  I know how you feel and it sucks big time.  Know that Jersey will be there to greet him along with all of our Angels.   As you know this time is the hardest part and we are all here for you. 

Sending love hug and prayers


Michelle & Angels Sassy & Bosch


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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Heartbreaking tears for you and with you.  NO ONE COULD HAVE DONE MORE FOR EMERSON.  Sadly though, , we are powerless over so many crappy things that take our pets from us and medical help can only go so far. 

You were able to give Emerson some good extended  quality  time where you created more sacred memories.  He defied the odds, that’s  for sure.  And when he told you he was done and ready to be set free from his failing  earthly form, you gave him the selfless gift of release.

And yes, JerseyBoy was at the head of the line to welcome Emerson back home to the Rainbow Bridge .  If I recall, and  my memory  may be off, JerseyBoy liked to swim.  Don’t  know if Emerson ever took to the water. but if he did, the two are swimming  in pristine  cool waters having a ball.  

One thing for sure, he is eating heartily  noew and filling up on all sorts of junk food never allowed while in his earth clothes.  And chocolate  and ice cream are at the the top of the list!  And dogs at the  ridge get to roll in the stinkiest, smelly things you could ever imagine  and never have to take a bath afterwards!

Kim, stay connected and share more with Emerson  when you can.  We know, as you do, the next weeks are going to be really rough.  We understand  like no others can.   Pay attention for signs.  Emerson will let you know he’s okay and still with you in energy forn.  Promise.  I’m  just so very sorry.

Surrounding  you with memories  of tail wags and wiggling butt,

Sally and My Chunky Spiritual Being Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

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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Ohhhhhhhh! I am just shellshocked. Woah. Kim, my heart breaks for you. It just sounded like he would bounce back.

Please call the Tripawds Helpline if you feel like talking, and you know how to reach me via PM. Admin and I are so truly sorry.

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