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HAPPY HANNAH is celebrating FIVE month anpuversary!!
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Lancaster, PA
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18 July 2013 - 1:04 pm
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YAYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Ampuversary Hannah!

Tell mom to fill that bowl up with some COOKIES and maybe a little cake and ice cream too!


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

Twin Cities, Minnesota
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18 July 2013 - 1:57 pm
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“No, Mini-Me! We DON’T gnaw on kitteh!” :p

"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."
-Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

"May I recommend serenity to you? A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment. Learn to be one with the joy of the moment."
-Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

Rock Hill, SC
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18 July 2013 - 7:16 pm
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Way to go Hannah!!!  I love ampuversaries!  Here’s hoping you have many many more and that you have wonderful dreams tonight of that kitty IN that bowl!  :)


Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...


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19 July 2013 - 12:38 pm
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Thanks everyne for celebrating with us! We love these opportunities to pawty with our friends!

MURPHY– FYI! With it being so hot now, Hannah’s skipping the 8 cup bra and just slinging ’em over her shoulder:-) :-) Quite the visual, huh? Best toyou and AMAZING Murphy!

JOAN AND SWEET LILY! You say the nicest things!! Thank you! And right back at ya’! Happy Hannah and I love celebrating with you two!

JILL AND PEPPER! NO! It’s not that kind of “coke” Hsnnah pours over her ice cream!…..although….I did come home the other night and she had opened a packsge Brudda sent her and she hsd flour all over her face!! Do you now why he would be sending her flour?

KAREN! “Living like a dog”? What’s that Karen girl talking about?? YEP!! …….there it was in black and white!!! Hey, I’m laughing right along with you when I go back and see whst I wrote…..versus what I “thought” I wrote!! I’m likng that “living like a dog” thing though! Happy Hannah wants to whisper something to your pug pups…….now don’t you listen…..okay pugs……I’m sending you some green ice cream Popsicle s in the shape of green beams! Yeah, your mom is going go you two at a time because she thi ks it’s good foryou! But we’ll know it’s ICE CREAM!! Thanks for celebrating with us and for all YOU DO and all YOUR consistent support!

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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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19 July 2013 - 1:19 pm
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PATRICIA AMD ATLAS! You are s right Patricia, Happy Hannah wiggle her entire chunk of a body when she wsgs! I’m ony HALF joking when I say that’s part of ner exercise routine! It’s quite a workout!! Thanks for your kind words. You are ALWAYS so thoughtful!

KATY AND JACKSON! Yeah! Can you believe it? Five month ampuversary! Happy Hannah and I are so grateful for the community support! So glad things are going well with Jackson!! You’ve taughtus all how to be great cheerleaders for our ups!! Thanks for pawtying withus!

SWEET MEGHAN AND STUBBORN SAM! We all just love you! If ya gotta be on this journey, it’s a privilege to be on it with you two! There seem to be a lot of us celebrating arou d this same time! Like the “power in numbers” thing oing on! Thanks for celebrating with us!

SHOOTER AND LUANNE! Wish you could see Happy Hannah puckering up tl smooch Shooter! She’s been practicing on her paws for days!! You kow we love you!!

MICHELLE AND SASSY! Yeah, what would we do without our “go to” team! You’ve been with us every step of the way! We love celebrating with you….and for you!! Thank you Michelle!

DARI AND SLOANE! Thank you for your good wishes and very kind words!. All of my “pawsitivity” comes from hanging around this wonderful community!!
YOU are a wonderful advocate foryour boy! Thank you for taking the time to celebrate with us while you are dealing with your own recovery!

LISA AND ZEUS! ‘”Old timers” like you and your beloved Zeus——–and I mean that as the highest compliment——showmus all how to stay strong and supportive for each other! You are always consistently here for us and I love that you join in alll of the celebrtions! You now ow I feel everytime I see Zeus’s goofy smile and what a tribute to that boy’s legacy…..still making us all smile! Thank you for enjoying our ice cream celebration!

BARRETT AND HEATHER! I know Barret’s not gonna miss an opportunity for ice cream!! Thank you for all you’ve dne for the com nity raising awarenesw AND “cutifying” (that’s a Sallyism” for Karen) the site with his pictures!!


A sincere “thank you” all for being nere for Happy Hannah and myself! If we can ever help anyone in even the slightest way, it’s because you showed us how!
I have no doubt that the reason Happy Hannah and I are able to maintain such a blissfully joyful energy is because of YOU!

WAGGING OUR WHOLE BODIES IN GRATITUDE over here …..AND……”living like a dog”!!:-) :-)

Love from our hearts to yours,

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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19 July 2013 - 9:19 pm
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And NO kitties were hurt in the making of those photos:-) :-)


Dinner…….errrrrrr…….Kitty! Signed Kitty

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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19 July 2013 - 9:20 pm
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Hahahhahaha!  Love this!  Oh, Sally and Hannah.  You’re quite a pair!

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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20 July 2013 - 1:33 pm
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Bahahahaha! Love these pics! Can’t stop laughing at everyone’s great comments……love the signed “dinner/kitty” Sally. Such a nice change to not be able to catch my breathe from laughing instead of from fear. Thanks Sally and Happy Hannah! Just what we all needed!!! Keep em coming!

Ps… kitty, run!

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