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22 June 2013 - 10:19 am
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We can at least communicate through emails while our "computer doctors" are still treating the injured website, right?

We could still update each other, answer questions or just lend support and HUGS!

And throw in a smiley face or two:-) :-)

Love to all-------and especially Jim and Rene who probably need. more hugs......and/or alcohol.......than anybody right ow!

Hope all is well with everyone,

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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22 June 2013 - 10:31 am
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Thanks Sally.  If anyone has any questions or anything I would be happy to help on my email  or find me on face book Michelle Doner. I has Sassy's Portrait on it as the profile picture.  


I agree Rene & Jim need a case of good wine or their favorite "adult beverage" as Shari says :)




Michelle & 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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22 June 2013 - 1:09 pm
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Sounds good -

Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old. 

Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.

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22 June 2013 - 7:42 pm
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Awww you are all really so sweet.

Yes, major hugs and some tasty beverages are greatly needed right about now. Admin and I are on the verge of tears at least once an hour. Admin is looking at working on these issues into next week, and hopefully making more progress. We miss all of you incredibly. Thank you so much for your friendship and community spirit, it helps so much during this stressful time.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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23 June 2013 - 12:18 pm
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Sure thing, contact me at :)

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on and read my column on That Pet Blog

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