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Hoppy FIVE month ampuversary Jill!
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New York, NY
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12 May 2013 - 3:34 pm
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Today is Jilly Bean's five month ampuversary! I am really at a loss for words at the continued amount of luck I feel as to how well she is doing and the way she inspires me and continues to fight this thing with a sense of bravery and courage I myself would never be able to have. I feel truly blessed that our journey has, thus far, been for the most part smooth sailing with the exception of a few chemo postponements for low white blood cells, but I barely even count that, those were more like small hiccups in the road.
Once again I have to thank this community for all of your support and advice. Jill and I would surely have had a much more difficult journey if not for you all. And now for some recent pictures:

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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12 May 2013 - 3:58 pm
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Hoppy Ampuversary, Jill! You are the CUTEST!

And Hoppy Mother's Day to you, Erica!

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12 May 2013 - 4:41 pm
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Happy 5 month ampuversary...that's awesome!!clap

On The Road

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12 May 2013 - 5:13 pm
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What a great Mothers Day present! Hoppy Ampuversary Jill! You are one brave kitty who's here to show all of us how to handle life's challenges. We are grateful to you for being here and teaching us all so many important lessons.

Thanks for all you do too Erica, that one year mark will be here before you know it.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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12 May 2013 - 6:28 pm
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Hoppy Ampuversary, Jill!! Such a beautiful girl; we're so happy that she is doing so wellclap Keep kicking cancer's butt, Jill!


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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12 May 2013 - 6:57 pm
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Hoppy Ampuversary Jill & Erica.  Its been a fast 5 months.  Are you sure?  It sure seems like yesterday you were joining us in chat and we all started hanging out together.  Give her extra scratchies for us. 


Rene is right that year will be here before you know it. 


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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12 May 2013 - 7:28 pm
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Happy ampuversary! If it's possible, you get prettier everyday. I'm still working on your Montana postcard!

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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12 May 2013 - 7:58 pm
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Happy Ampuversay pretty Jilly-bean!

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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 You can read their stories at and

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12 May 2013 - 8:20 pm
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Jill, you are on a history making journey for kitty cats with one whisker and HUGE paws The camera doesn't lie...Jill has prehistoric mammoth paws. And you know why Erica? Because she uses those paws to bat away any stupid old disease like she's batting away a nat:-) BOOM:-) :-) Say 'bye, bye gnat'---you just got served your marching papers by THE Fighting Machine JILL!!

Make no. Mistake about it Erica--the bond you two have is giving g her the strength and courage to do what she needs to do to get many, many more birthday cakes:-) :-) She can just cup her paws (did I mention HUGE?) and put a few scoops of ice cream in each:-)

More pictures.....especially dressed up!!:-) :-)

Happy Hannah and I are celebrating by dancing to........ROCKY.......Jill's feeling strong now~~~~~~

Love how your two catssleep together!! They are sleeping.....right??:-)

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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13 May 2013 - 8:00 am
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Hoppy ampuversary Jillybean!! Kermit says he hates to admit it, but he thinks Jill is a pretty good role model despite being feline. big-grin big-grin big-grin


She is so cute!  I LOVE the minimalist whiskers! 

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13 May 2013 - 8:15 am
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Yay  Jill.

I am so glad she is doing so well. You are a great mama to Jill and  she is such a wonderful girl


I want to smoosh her face

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13 May 2013 - 1:48 pm
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I missed the pawty yesterday!  Happy, hoppy ampuversary Jillybean!  Good gosh, 5 months?  "Smooth sailing"...that's what we like!  March on Winter Warrior Jill!


Amy and Liberty (Libby)

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

13 May 2013 - 5:52 pm
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Happy  5 months Jill!!!

There is a tuxedo cat living a couple doors down from me- every time I see her I think of Jill big-grin.




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13 May 2013 - 9:13 pm
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Hoppy 5 months Jilly the kitty!!! Great to see more cats around here!

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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Hoppy 5 month ampuversary Jill! What beautiful green eyes you have! You have a great mom and you both have helped so many of us newcomers to Tripawds, thanks for being here!

Patricia & Atlas

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