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YO! HAPPY HANNAH here...been one of these Angel "things" for 6 months...and Merry Myrtle thinks that's HER woodstove!! NO WAY and I can prove it!!!
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I mean, I'm glad I sent Merry Myrtle and all that! But she's just getting a little too pushy with some of MY stuff! So I got with Miss Rene and Jerry and they made a little plaque for me to let Myrtle know EXACTLY who owns that woodstove! And what's really neat is she and Jerry made it at Jerryz's acres and they sent me a picture of a Moose out there! I loved that whole scenario!

Okay Myrtle, Just because I've been floating aroundnup here for six months doesn't mean you can have my stuff!!! WOW! Ho ever thought fluffy girls could flpat so effortlessly!!! And I'm doingnit without my wings too! I ate those CHOCOLATE ANGEL WINGS mom had custom made for me on the trip up here!

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AND YOU BETTER STAY OFF MY Big Barker Bed TOO!! I see how proudly you're wearingnthe medallion I sent you though....the one that says "Protect This Dog"...and has "Myrtle" on the can sleep on my bed, just don t drool all over it!!

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I LOVE YOU HAPPY HANNAH. I miss you more than words could EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER say..........
Thank you for being in my life, thank you, thank you............

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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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Lovely tribute!!!  HUG!

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6 MONTHS!!!!  My goodness the time does fly by doesn't it??  Love the plaque!!

And we are all proving, as time goes by, that we are strong dog and kitty pawrents.. that we are blessed and thankfulto have had those sweet boys and girls in our lives.. and that they helped us become the better pawrent for those in the future that will mark our hearts with their pawprints.... 

Sally, you, Hannah and Merry Myrtle are such a strong force here in the Tripawd land.   I don't think you realize how many smiles sporead across our faces when we read your posts and stories.

Keep on smiling Sally... even if your cheeks are wet with memories...   big-grin

and Myrtyle.. it's okay if you slobber just a little!!!  winker

Christine... with Franklin waggin' in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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Amazing! A lucky and loved girl that Happy Hannah!

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Wonderful tribute! Love it and you! You really are an irreplaceable, positive force here. Always making us smile. The stone thing with the dog paw in person's hand, I have one. It is in Ty's garden. I really like the plaque for her woodstove. Very cool. Hugs 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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Six months was a doozy for sure .... but I love the plaque!!! BEAUTIFUL! Hannah is such a sharing soul.... 


And did I spot a tiara?!?! If you hear little clickety-click at night, you know that is Miss Shelby visiting trying it on for size! 

Hugs and love always ...

Alison + Shelby + Jasper Lily! 

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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15 October 2014 - 4:43 pm
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Heee hee! Chocolate wings, tiaras and a pawsonalized wood stove. . . no angel could ever ask for more!

Too cute Sally, thanks for sharing.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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Six months? Wow....Sally, you sure handle everything with such grace and always make me smile (even during times I would otherwise be crying like right now over such a beautiful plaque for angel Happy Hannah!). I've been having a hard time posting responses to new people, I don't know why, but are the light that shines on this place. Just when I think I can't read another "my dog has cancer" story, there you are posting a video of Ms. Myrtle making me smile. 

Thanks for being here and thanks for being YOU. I love the beautiful plaque, it is so perfect. 

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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Can't believe it has been 6 months already, Sally......I can't help but think how much we have in common sometimes.....our woodstove areas are very, very similar in how they are completely decorated everything pup-related, Happy Hannah and crew for you, and Polly, Maggie, and Duchess for me. Plus, tomorrow will also be the 8 month angelversary for Polly.

I also have to agree with Elizabeth's ARE the light that shines on and in this place, and even through your own very strong pain, you are still able to help out everyone here......thank you for being you.....and thanks for sharing these wonderful pics of Happy Hannah and her eternal light, just love the awesome plaque, too !!

Much Love, 

Bonnie & Angel Polly

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Happy Angelversary Ms Happy Hannah.  Alright Alright I know you don't like that term but you will always be an Angel to me.  You brought yourself & momma here.  Sally, I am crying at your tribute.  I love it.  Its so so sweet.  You know Ms Hannah is laying there on that bed with Myrtle.  :)

I love love the special plaque.  :)



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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wow 6 months already...I cant believe that because it truly feels like she is still here, her spirit is felt by all of us each and every day!

That is a beautiful tribute you have there........I particularly like the ben and jerrys!!!!!!!!!!

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo

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What a beautiful tribute to your sweet Hannah. I bet she has her own personal woodstove, super plush bed and endless deer poop brought to her. And I bet she is smiling down on you knowing that Ms Myrtle is making her mommy smile as she makes all of us smile, thank you for that. superstarsuperstar

Penny, Hank, Blink and Maggie Over Yonder.

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As always everything has said everything I wanted to say a whole lot more eloquently than I.

Love the tribute, Sally, and I know your fluffy floating Happy Hannah does too! superstar

Hugs and love from us!

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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Happy 6 month Angelversary Miss Happy Hannah!!!

You're such a special soul and you continue to touch people and other Tripawds here on Earth through your wonderful mom!! 


You've created a beautiful tribute to Hannah and the plaque is just ADORABLE!!  Thank you for bringing smiles to this community and caring words when we need them.

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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THEO (Snaggletooth!)





And I thank EACH of you from the bottom of my heart for always remembering my girl with me! It IS life affirming and it DOES make her presence still loom large and fluffy here!!! To know she is still touching lives........sooooooo nice, so very, very nice!

Geez, and your lovely, lovely waaaaay too kind words......yeah, I'm mush!!! Thank you!

With love and gratitude for each of you,

Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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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