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This is how it starts, MERRY MYRTLE "acts" like she wants to hold my hand......and then.......
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16 August 2014 - 10:26 am
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Isn't this the sweetes thing? Merry Myrtle nudges me until.I.give her my hand to hold...she kisses it gently, puts her hand in mine.....Awww...

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AND THEN............she converts my arm into her favorite tuggy chew toy!!!

MERRY MYRTLE using my arem as a chew toy!: http://youtu.be.....AkLES-BNZo...

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 August 2014 - 11:14 am
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AWE.... she loves you so much!!! Soooo cute!!! I love her pretty colors and face!

 

XOXO

Alison with the Spirit of 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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16 August 2014 - 1:24 pm
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Sally,

That Myrtle has the cutest face even trying to tear off your sleeve she is adorable. My Hank is a terrible chewer, worse I've ever had. He chews on my toes, I give him an appropriate toy. That lasts for 1 second then he's on my toes again or arm or pant leg. Poor Blink, he hangs off her like a barracuda. I can only hope time (not too much time) will resolve this. Meanwhile I'm just going to wear chainmail around him.

Penny and Hammerhead Hank

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16 August 2014 - 4:14 pm
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Bahahahahaha! Ms Myrtle, you little smart aleck you! Its a good thing she is REALLY stinkin adorable, it makes having your arm chewed on so much more bearable :))) 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  

      

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Myrtle, Myrtle, Myrtle.  You need to realize that if you hurt that hand, it won't be able to feed you!!  But you are so stinkin' cute that it would be next to impossible to tell you no.

Murphy had a thing for ears.  If they were down at his level, they were snack food.  He will still nibble on Garry's ears occasionally, but he knows he had better leave mine alone!

Kathi and Murphy

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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16 August 2014 - 5:05 pm
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Oh Sally!

Merry Myrtle is a beautiful girl - who really, really wants you to know how much she loves you :)

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16 August 2014 - 7:04 pm
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Myrtle silly girl don't tug on your mom's arm.  I think she wants that shirt.  Its fuzzy & soft.  You may have to give it up Sally LOL.  She is so cute.  I really love her color its getting deeper.

 

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Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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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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16 August 2014 - 7:21 pm
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Myrtle, you need a fleecy toy! They are so soft and chewy and it will save your Mamas arm. But, you are soooooo cute, I bet she does not mind. Love 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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16 August 2014 - 7:43 pm
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OMG Sally do you still have an arm? Eeeeek!

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Oh Merry Myrtle, you are a silly puppy!! I am just finishing up my Shark Week viewing on Discovery, and if I didn't know better.......LOL !!!!!! I can't resist that gorgeous face of hers!! And yes, those are puppy love-bites and tugs......she loves her mom for sure.

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16 August 2014 - 9:28 pm
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How sweet is that little girl(little?, not for long she's growing quick!) what a sweetie Sally, Hannah is smiling.

Esther and her Angel Snoop

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17 August 2014 - 12:00 pm
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I just love her face and the little wrinkles she gets on the top of her head!!  Just ADORABLE!!!  Thank goodness she's only tugging on your sleeve and not a hand/arm...ouch.

Precious!!

Sahana and her Angel Leland

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Leland

November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014

May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

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