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the moments to yourself where you enjoy peace & quiet…

and who is lurking in the background there?😊

Guardian of Manni the Wonderdog. -Or was it the other way around?
Osteo and amputation in Dec 2015. Second, inoperable, primary osteosarcoma found in June 2017.
The end of our adventures came Dec 10, 2017. 2 years to the day.

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Too cute! smiley Novak Loves his MOM 😍  Mom even plays with me when she is in the Tub🛁

Lucky Novak and ditto who is the sweet one in the doorway? 

That’s what the door is for😉


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CUTENESS ALERT!!! :-):-)This is ADORABLE!!! 🙂 And boy has he figured out how to get your attention 🙂 🙂 🙂 Such a smart boy,! 🙂 🙂 You can see in his eyes how delighted he is with his smart self! 🙂

And his buddy un the background has to have a thought bubble of “I am NOT going to be tricked into a bath and I am NOT coming any closer!! 🙂 🙂

Thanks for the smiles!!! Such a fun video!!! 🙂

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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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OOOOOMMMMMDDDDDD! He certainly has the sparkly google eyes of being ever so clever to find you, to play and NOT get wet and to post his LOOK OUT BUDDY at the door! Soooooooo cute!!! ( Also, am quite impressed there was no dropping of the phone in water;) he certainly looks fantastic but more than that WHAT A HAPPY BOY!!! Thank you for putting a smile on all of our faces!

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Bhahahaha! Now there’s a way to get your attention. Novak is just so darn cute.

But I see that he didn’t jump in for his own bath. What a smart boy!

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I assure you that If I ask him to jump in the bath, he will! He love water and don’t mind to be cleaned. That boy is glue to my hip! My other 3 dogs are not LOL, they are usually sleeping elsewhere. Sully is the one in the door and he’s beginning to lose hearing and he’s just goofy. He’s like his mind has bubbles sometime LOL

Before I had so many dogs, my cats were the one beside my tub! I know, I could close the door, but I dont mind having Novak there, hes funny. After that ball episode, he slept on the floor quietly.

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We have 3 dogs & 3 cats and I long ago gave up closing the door!  lol  If I do try to close it, someone will get the door open.  Our door have the lever handles, not knobs, and our one cat Rascal is able to reach them ..thoink!  laughingOr if the door isn’t quite clicked all the way … bang! open it goes!  I think it’s because you’re a captive audience and you will always reach down to pet them when they come in.  Cassie is known for coming in to “help” dry our legs when we get out of the shower.  Although her favorite thing is to groom our hair when it’s wet.  She’ll even reach into the tub when the grandchildren are in there to get their hair.


Donna, Glenn & Murphy

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old.  He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  


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