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Whaaat day is it?? It's Tuesday! And that's Puppy Latte Day in Merry Myrtle's world!!!
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11 March 2015 - 1:01 pm
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Sally - I sent the Myrtle drool picture to my daughter this morning. She just sent me a note to say that a Myrtle fix was just what she needed to counteract what started out as a crappy day. So...double thank you from us.

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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Thanks for the extra sweetness Sally!  I needed to see this today.  :)

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Really great pics of M.M. and close they are, and seem to totally love one another.....The drool is so funny, I can't stop laughing! You take fabulous pictures!

Bonnie, Angel Polly, and new crew

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smileyI agree , I think Tuesday's here should be Merry Myrtle days too! Why should Petco have her all to themselves. 

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 LOVE you guys!!! YOU make ME smile!!

Its sort of a double whammy "warm fuzzy"....seeing Merry Myrtle makes me smile....seeing Merry Myrtle make you smile makes me smile...and reading your sweet comments makes me smiles.....and all this smiling warms my heart because Happy Hannah knew EXACTLY what she was doing when she picked Merry Myrtle for me...for all of us!

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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These pics were GREAT!!!!  big-grinbig-grin

I think my favorite was the 2nd one where Miss Myrtle has a big smile on her face and her eyes are closed....she's probably thinking "lord this is truly some good stuff!"

And her and Frankie cuddling is just precious!!  I'm so glad they have become so bonded!!

Hey...just had a thought...Miss Myrtle would probably lick up the remnants of her latte mess off the side of your car.  She was already starting on the window...winker


Sahana and her Angel 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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Ran your idea by Myrtle Sahana...she loves it! I'll get video!

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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