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Tripawd Frankie & Blind Merry Myrtle welcome Tripawd Cash & semi-Blind Hank to furever home
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Green Bay, WI


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26 April 2022 - 11:07 am
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So sorry to hear this! I know you didn't have as much time as you'd have liked, but you made his last memories so full of love, compassion and security! Every dog deserves that, though so many never find it. You set out what you started to do - made his last days happy and "wanted"....it hurts that those days didn't last longer, but he KNEW he was loved. Hugs, my friend, until we meet in a couple of weeks.

Paula

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"

http://nitro.tripawds.com

"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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26 April 2022 - 11:53 am
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Oh Sally! I'm soooooo sorry to see this today. Jim and I are both deeply saddened, and send our condolences to all of you. 

I know there is nothing you wouldn't do for your dogs, for any creature. You did everything humanly possible and with all that you have going on in your life, that wasn't easy at all. What a blessing you were to him at a time when he really needed that level of comfort and care! And courage. You made that decision for him and it is never, never easy.

Hank found his forever home, and in that discovery, he found the love that he had been searching for. There is a real reason why you came along and brought him home when you did. You gave him the gift he deserved, right up until his last breath. That is such a blessing, and so special for a dog who had a very hard life until he met you.

May he stay close to the pack and keep all of you surrounded with his loving spirit.  We are keeping you in our hearts and thoughts. 

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26 April 2022 - 12:28 pm
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Oh, Dear Sally, we are so EXTREMELY sorry to read this. GUTTED!!!

Make no mistake about it (your words;) The time Hank had with you was the BEST BEST BEST life he could have ever asked fur and never imagined pawsible! You gifted him YOU, LOADS OF LOVE, HIS FUREVER HOME, and FURMILY! HOLD onto that! 

I am sure Cash is absolutely lost !!! Our heart breaks for you all! We all wish we had the words, and we all know there is nothing to ease this time. We are ALL surrounding you and the furmily in light, a massive amount of love, and giving you massive hugs.

This was yesterday Sally. Not one but two!

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Run free, Sweet Hank! 

Our deepest condolences!

LOVE YOU 

Holly, Mark, Purrkins & Saxton💝💝💝

(((((((HUGS)))))

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26 April 2022 - 3:35 pm
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Oh Sally I’m so sorry!  We never get enough time with them do we?  Knowing Hank got to experience “Sally love” even for the short time he was with you though makes me smile a bit. I know that boy knew love in his short life with you. And I know Cash will now get a double serving of that love as he learns to navigate his new normal. Sending love to you and the entire furfaces clan. Fly free new Angel ❤️🌈

Love, Linda



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26 April 2022 - 4:06 pm
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I am so sorry Sally, I know this is heartbreaking for you and the pups.sp_hearticon2 Hank and Cash were sent to you for a reason. They desperately needed love, and they finally got that love that so many never do. Cash will be lost for a while, but it would be so much worse for him if you weren't in his life. Frankie and Myrtle are not Hank, but they will also bring him comfort. I am so glad those two found you. You are their hope, their unconditional love, and the haven they never thought they would know. Hank was truly in his home and loved when he crossed over. You cannot ask for more than that. 

Sending hugs and so much love your way. My thoughts are with you and the pups. 

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Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Phoebe, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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Virginia




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26 April 2022 - 5:53 pm
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Yes Michelle, so true. In spite of the broken hearts every time our beloved companions  go to the  Bridge, we still do it over and over.  The joy of habing them in our loves transcends the pain of losing  them

Remember he knows love and we choose tears.  As many times as we can

And hest Donna!  Hank absolutely knew th bliss of having a full belly!  He never had to worry about starving or going hungry ever again! 

He knew love, warmth and a full belly -

Yes Paula, you're right, the mission was indeed accomplished

You set out what you started to do - made his last days happy and "wanted"...

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!

Virginia




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26 April 2022 - 6:05 pm
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Yes Jerry, so much comfort in knowing this was soooo guided, meant to be.

There is a real reason why you came along and brought him home when you did. You gave him the gift he deserved,

Uour right Holly, Hank really couldn't have imagined how good his life good be.  I'm soooo honored nto be the one to give him love.

The time Hank had with you was the BEST BEST BEST life he could have ever asked fur and never imagined pawsible

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!

Virginia




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26 April 2022 - 6:21 pm
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Hahaha......I like that concept Linda🥰  Yeah, Hank certainly got a good dose of

Sally love

I need to always remeber that.  Thank you Jackie

Hank and Cash were sent to you for a reason. They desperately needed love, and they finally got that love that so many never do.

Thank you everyone.   So glad you got to know Hank and reinforced to him, as did I, that his life matters.

We've all been on the side of receiving love and support during times like this.  We've all been on the side of givong love and support during times like these, but we always feel like our words are inadequate.   Trust me.....they mean the world and they DO help and they DO bring comfort 

I DO feel like Hank "knew"  Cash would be okay in time.  Had this happened at the shelter, Cash would have shut down completely.  Hank could leave in peace knowing Cash has his own home, his own person and an extended dog family he has merged with.

Thank you for celebraring Hank (and Cash) with me.  His life mattered, and each of you validated that.

With love, true sincere love, to each of you♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

PS...Loooove the rainbows Holly!!!!  Yep, good sign......

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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26 April 2022 - 9:46 pm
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Aw Sally, I'm so sorry.

Remember that since dogs live in the moment Hank never knew his time with you was short, he only knew that every day with you and the pack was his very best day.

As usual, we are left to carry the pain and grief. You are a woman with a huge heart and amazing soul, you love hard and so the pain is so much more.

Sending strength and peace to you and the whole pack.  Extra love for Cash who will be missing Hank the most.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

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

1999 to 2010

 

              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

Virginia




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27 April 2022 - 9:15 am
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Thanks Karen.  Appreciate the reminder of Hank's perception....so true.

Hank never knew his time with you was short, he only knew that every day with you and the pack was his very best day.

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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27 April 2022 - 7:44 pm
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Sally I am so sorry. Even though your time was short with Hank I know it was his best days ever. You can tell by the pics how much he loved and appreciated you!  Reading this brought tears to my eyes.

As you know I am not able to get on the site much working two jobs. I received an email notification but this was the last thing I expected to read. But I do know Hank is ok and I will tell you why. I was on this forum at the bottom of page 8. For some reason I couldn't get to page 9. So I scrolled up and there it was. Brownies banner. It was like Brownie saying "tell Aunt Sally Hank is fine. We are all together."

Sending lots of hugs❤️❤️❤️

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!

Brownie Bubba Bell

04/01/2007 - 03/05/2020

"March Saint"

Virginia




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27 April 2022 - 8:35 pm
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Just beautiful Nancy.  Very comforting.   Thank you...and thank you  Btownie♥️

  It was like Brownie saying "tell Aunt Sally Hank is fine. We are all together

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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