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Tripawd Frankie & Blind Merry Myrtle welcome Tripawd Cash & semi-Blind Hank to furever home
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Okay, here's the backstory of bonded brothers and I think you'll see why these two hounds have been pulling at my heartstrings♥️

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Been following these two for months.  Originally they posted age at ten because  they looked old and scraggly and in awful health.    Hank appeared to be blind but after treatment has some sight.  Cash had a dangling stub that they amputated at the shelter.  After meeting them in person today, I do think they are closer to ten than thr adjust six. Cash is not very strong on his front leg at all  and probably already quite arthritic.
Haven't  finalized there transport date, have a few things to do around here to prepare.  
Here are some pictures from today and a quick video.  I asked the Volunteer what they would need from me to secure the adoption  until we can get a few things ironed  out.  He kind of smiled and sort of sheepishly  said, "No worries, it's not like we've had a lot of interest in these two".  He said I was the ONLY inquiry  since they arrived last November.  Go figure😉
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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 my DOG...or should I say DOGSSSSSSS? smiley_clap They are so so so cute! Of course they were meant to be with you, Frankie and Myrtle. They kinda look like Frankie's distant cousin 😉  And that smile on YOUR face says it all!

The descriptions of each one on the website are so detailed and thoughtful. You can tell that the folks who run the sanctuary are as in-tune with animals as you are. Clearly, they care a lot about who adopts their animals. And I'll bet they knew YOU were "the one" from the moment you arrived to meet Cash and Hank.

SUPER BIG CONGRATULATIONS! Sally, you have such a generous, loving heart. These doggies won the lotto! We can't wait to follow along with their adventures in Sallyland!

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Cash and Hank do not yet know it, but they have just hit the mega jackpot! They are such an adorable pair and are going to have the very best life together with you, Sally.  You have a heart of gold and I can't wait to read about all the adventure you will have when these brothers join your family.  Sending you and them so much love! sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

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Thanks Jerry and Stacy!!!♥️♥️  And yes Rene, it's a very nice "rural shelter" No clanging  cages and echoing concrete walls.  Lots of large open space for each dogs and lots of space inbetween.   Each has their own outside shelter with open space views.  

It's official!!!!  Have a few things to do around here to make things ready for these two hounds.  Have to coordinate  some days off ina row, etc so hope to have them here in about two weeks

I'll be bombarding  you with pictures and the "greeting"with Murtle and Frankie.  I'm sure it will be full of shrill hound dawg howls and Murtle's deep woof. wooof.   For now Cash and Hank will be in one yard and share a common  fence line with Myrtle and Frankie in their yard. 

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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WHEEE! Of course they said yes, you are AMAZING and it shows from the moment you meet a human OR an animal.

I'm so happy for you Sally! This will be fun fun fun to watch the pack make themselves at home. 

Are you keeping their names or have you thought up new ones? I personally love the names!

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Hahah.I love the little caricatures you posted.. So cute...and thoughtful♥️

Sort of would like to give them a "furever home" name, but would have to sound similar  to their names now so as not to confuse them.  Not sure how "tuned into" the name of Cash and Hank they are anyway.

But I DO like their shelter names.  Hound dogs with sort of a (Johnny) Cash name and a Hank (Williams) fits them.

Okay.........stay tuned

PS.....Stacy, sending an extra dose of love your way.  Gracie's time with you was short, but NO ONE could have given her better care and love and fun♥️

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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Yeah I think they make great music together! Keep the names, those are two of my favorite artists.

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Sally!!!

They are beautiful just like you! Those two definitely hit gold. Four dogs! You have now passed me up but if anyone can do it, it is you!

Congratulations!

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My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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By the way, I justt told Kenzie she has two new cousins! She is very excited!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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I was excited when I got your email and saw your video.  Today I came here and when I got to this forum guess who's banner came up?  Murphy!!!  <3  My sweet boy must be giving his blessing to your newest additions!  We're so very happy for you Sally!

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Hey Donna! I'm guessing that all the Tripawds angels helped make this happen, and Murphy led the effort!

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Yes indeedy Nancy,  your Miss Kenzie has more cousins  to add to her family album 👍  She certainly  hit the jackpot with you👏

Thanks Donna!  Love that Murphy's banner showed up to remind us of the power our Bridge Angel's have when it comes to bringing  more dogs our way to love.  Thanks for your paw of approval Murph!😊😎

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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I hadn't post on here yet.  I also got an email and video and gave my Congrats to Sally privately.  But happy for her and her new babies.  <3 <3 <3sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

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I saw this a couple days ago but had to save and wait.  I'd like to say congrats Sally,  but congratulating the lucky pups might be more in my mindframe❤❤❤

I can't wait to follow your story.  Those pups hit the jackpot for a pawrent!

Please take photos/ videos of Frankie and Myrtle and their new siblings and share.  My heart is full for all of your love and devotion. 

XOXOXOXOXO 

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Tripawd Cash and partially blind Hank are HOME!!!!!  Made my re-introductions, loaded them up and headed home!

   

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Hank and Cash having  their first Frosty Paws

 

 

Frankie and Myrtle aren't  thrilled about these "intruders", so everybody still separated.  .  I've  "introduced" them through a shared fence line....Hank and Cash very chill and just walked away.  Frankie and Myrtle quite vocal about their displeasure.  It'll work out in time  though.  For now everybody 's happy having their own space and their own routine and their own individual  time with me.  

Cash and Hank settled in very quickly  as far as lots of wagging, tails held high,  coming to me for pets, etc.  ing dogs 

Lotta' love and happiness  going on over here♥️♥️♥️

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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