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That Merry Myrtle is sooo spoiled!!! Look at the size of her supper bowl (It's me! HAPPY HANNAH) and look at mine!!
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Okay...this is my supper bowl! I thought is was ample sized for my ice cream and cupcakes so I was pretty contentx!!! Content until I saw how big that lanky, floppy Merry Myrtle's bowl is!! And she doesn't even know how to properly hold her bowl!

She's cute but she's not the brightest M&M in the bag!! Although, she did get a much bigger supper bowl than I did! Maybe she's not quite so daft after all!

Oh...and some of you may remember my buddy Bodie. It was nice to reunite with him at the bridge!


Happy Hannah's supper bowl:


Merry Myrtle's supper bowl!:

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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Oh little Miss Happy's so good to see that video of you again 🙂  Glad to hear that you and Bodie have met up at the Bridge.

Many hugs

Linda and Tucker

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How adorable!! Sure does put a smile on the face first thing this morning! Something tells me that plastic bowl is not going to last long with Merry Myrtle's powerful jaws!

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Awe ... how cute!!!! LOVE it! 

That is a very big bowl for miss Myrtle!!!! Needs more ice-cream! 


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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It's the super bowls of cuteness!

Aww Bodie, thinking of your sweet face brightened my morning.

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That is one huge bowl Ms Myrtle.  I think Myrtle needs more ice cream, cupcakes, steaks & food LOL.   I love Happy Hannah's bowl it was a great size. 

Hannah I am sure glad you met up with Bodie.  It makes your momma happy to know that you 2 are together and you playing and staying happy.



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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The size difference can be calculated in pugs.

Happy Hannah's bowl would hold one pug, Merry Myrtle's bowl will hold two pugs.




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

1999 to 2010


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Too cute! I love the pictures of Happy Hannah carrying her bowl around. Hey, Hannah, you know what? I think Myrtle's bowl will leak when Mom puts ice dream in it. I bet it has teeth holes in itbig-grinlove from, Lori and Ty

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 lobe them both. xoxo

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