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Asking for pawsitive thoughts for EmmaRose:)
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31 May 2017 - 5:32 pm
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EmmaRose is going in to the Vet School tomorrow for treatment. You ALL have lifted us up through thick and thin and it means the world to us here at DaBear HQ. Please keep the 90+ EmmaRose in your thoughts:) She would HATE being the center of attention or that I mentioned her age, but, heck, Ruby Roo made me type this…and we all know how bossy she is;) 

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31 May 2017 - 5:34 pm
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Thinking positive thoughts for EmmaRose heart Tell that gal that age is just a number!

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Izzy, Storm and I all have paws crossed for EmmaRose. Miss Iz was over at the NC State Vet school and everyone was so sweet to her … And impressed with her age! 

Keep us posted!

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.

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31 May 2017 - 7:06 pm
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Positive, warm and loving thoughts for EmmaRose.heart

Lisa, Minneapolis

On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His canine sister also succumbed to cancer on March 1, 2019 - we lavished her with our love in the interim, but life was never quite the same without her only real canine friend. Cliff kitty had to leave us, too, suddenly, in August 2019. Lucia kitty grieved all these losses, but helped us welcome two new Lurchers into our home and our lives, Shae and Barley.

Blog: Pofi, Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Amputation

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31 May 2017 - 7:27 pm
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WE ABSOLUTELY ARE WITH YOU AND SENDING ALL THE PAWSITIVE ENERGY OF EMMAROSE’S HUGE FAN CLUB!!! 🙂 And that’s a whole lotta’ fans sending a whole lotta’ pawsitive energy!!!

EmmaRose knows we all adore her so she won’t mind that you shared her age! We all should be so fit and cute at almost one hundred:-) 🙂

No matter what, ine thing we all knkw for sure, EmmaRose could nit have anh better care than what you give her…And give all your dogs!

Sending love and a couple extra hugs thrown in for good measure!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 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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31 May 2017 - 7:33 pm
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EMMA ROSE IS IN MY THOUGHTS. Sending you love and every positive wish to all at Da Bear HQ. Just about to board a plane. Positive energy is particularly powerful, I’ve heard, when jet propelled through the air. I will be thinking of you HARD! Please update us when you can. We will all be waiting to hear.

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 11, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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31 May 2017 - 9:47 pm
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Strongest and most positive thoughts for Emma Rose! 

I’ll be away from my computer all day tomorrow- but I’ll keep you guys in my thoughts and will be looking for an update tomorrow night.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

p.s. I put on my Maggie 3 paw necklace for luck!

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

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HUGE PyrPaw hugs from all of us to all of you who have held us up and in your hearts:):):) Starting morning chores and then off to meet our BFF The Head of Neuro who said he, too, was nervous…which is rather charming and speaks so very well of his character. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and you and you and you and well everyone for your pawsitivity and well wishes.

You are the best of the best. 

P.S. And to wear the Maggie 3 Paw Necklace for us, well, we are honored:) 

We will send updates and maybe a picture or two of the CharlieBear who is going along for moral support and a ” sneaky” top secret sssssssssshhhhhhhhhh ” perhaps will have a brief look as he is standing right in front of us ssshhhhhhhhhhhh you did not see us……ssshhhhhhhhhhh”. 

Ruby will be holding down the fort in our absence which may prove just as problematic…sigh…we think she knows how to work the locks…

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1 June 2017 - 5:14 am
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Pawsitive Energy & pawsitive thoughts & prayers for Miss EmmaRose❣️
Charliebear is going for moral support and so Is the Tripawd Nation!
Yes pictures will be required 😉
RubyRoo you be good! Don’t be locking everyone out again!

We are with you! EmmaRose you got this girl!

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Sending Emma Rose the most brightest energy and pawsitive thoughts the universe has to offer!  You’re taking every single one of us with you today!  Channel your inner Tom T Hall who knows the best things in this world are “old dogs, children and watermelon wine”.  Hugs to you all!

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Pictures coming from the HQ

EmmaRose & Charliebear at the University with their Summer hair do’s !

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Ruby holding down the fort in our absence;)

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The Dabear HQ are a  beautiful bunch!

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Show ’em how it’s done EmmaRose, knock this out of the ballpark and make a home run my dear! We know you can do it!

Can you hear the roar of the crowd? We’re all cheering you on!!! clap

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Incoming pictures from the HQ

Happy Dabears 

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Awwww love it!
Thanks for sharing these Holly, you are so sweet.

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