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5 February 2014
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25 February 2014 - 3:28 pm
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I just had to share with my Tripawds family!  Thank you for being so supportive.  This is something that was a challenge for her to do because she rolls it up and carries it around... now "Look Mom With One Paw!"

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What a difference two weeks make!


Bailey two weeks ago!Image Enlarger


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25 February 2014 - 3:47 pm
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BEAUTIFUL BAILEY!!! You rock! This is so great to see, thank you!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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25 February 2014 - 3:57 pm
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Thanks Jerry!  It made me so happy!  That's her favorite thing to do is carry her blankie outside and prance (and do her business!)  smiley

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25 February 2014 - 3:59 pm
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Bailey you look wonderful!

And clearly are adapting well to being a tripawd!

Hugs to all

Linda and Tucker :)

New York, NY
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25 February 2014 - 4:50 pm
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Way to go Bailey!!!!!!!!!!

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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25 February 2014 - 5:35 pm
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I AM GRINNING EAR TO EAR....and don't think I'll ever stop!! Isn't this THE most glorious thing to see a "sparkle" like this come back??

To see Bailey to be able to do so eting he loves...and to do it on three legs..WOOF!!! WOOF!!!

LOVE this update! Just love it! So happy for you! And it keeps getting better!!

Happy dancing over here! Celebrating with ice cream too!


Sally and Happy Hannah

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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25 February 2014 - 6:01 pm
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Thank you to everyone for the posts.  It makes me so happy to share my good news since I was always nervous Nelly prior to and after her amp.  We have an appointment this Thursday at 3:30 to see what are options may be.  Bailey didn't do so well with the surgery and just started eating and keeping food down this past Sunday.  Her surgery was the 7th of February.  Her last xray was on 2/16 when they thought she had fluids in her lungs.  So I'm on the fence... sigh...

But so enjoying my Bailey back.




Tracy and Bailey

New Jersey
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25 February 2014 - 6:03 pm
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You made our day!!! So happy to see how well Bailey is doingclapclapclapclapclap You go girl!!!!!

Joan and Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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25 February 2014 - 6:39 pm
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YAY!!!!!clapclapclapclapclap Bailey LOOKS great!!! So happy for you both!


Alison and Shelby 

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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