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Just sharing some "award-winning" pics of HAPPY HANNAH...on a tablet with very little pixles!!!
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22 February 2013
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25 February 2014 - 9:55 am
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Prtty sure we'll be getting a call from National Geographic or Life Magazine to put these on the cover!! Yeah, we're looking at "artsy cratsy" stuff!!

Thank you for indulging us...again! Just want to make sure I have forever memories...I love her with all my heart and soul.

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Love to all!

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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And we have to have a video of her doing her favorite thing..."stealing" a bag of treats out of her "Bark Box" and ripping it the sou ds she makes!

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 - 10:21 am
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Awww, you can indulge us as much as you'd like!

I think the last photo is definitely the cover girl pose!

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25 February 2014 - 11:15 am
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Hello - have you met me? I totally OVER-indulge with the Shelby photos!~ Be glad you don't follow me on Instagram or Facebook - you would probably hide me! LOL 


These are beautiful! What a beautiful face she has.... I LOVE the 2nd one in the top ---side shot. With the sun hitting her face just so! 


We love you both too!



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

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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25 February 2014 - 11:17 am
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loooooooooooooooooooooove the pictures...  ok.. don't love the drool... ok I love the drool... nah.. yea.. well.. you know.. lol

Hannah has gusto when she knows she is getting those treats!!! yumm yummm yumm!!!

Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Christine.... with Franklin in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

New York, NY
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omg the drool the droooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i cant stand it i JUST CANT!!!!!!!!!! You know Jill is a drooler too!? Yep.  Maybe they are sistahs?

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 - 4:11 pm
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The lovely Miss Happy Hannah's Canadian BF was delighted with her photo shoot!

And he loves the video too :)


Many hugs

Linda and Tucker :)

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25 February 2014 - 8:25 pm
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I love all these pictures.  I think they are all cover girl worthy.  Keep going Hannah. 



Michelle & Angel 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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Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

Los Angeles
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26 February 2014 - 1:09 am
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She IS beautiful and as loving, gentle and positive as you are! You know what they say, a dog's personality reflects his owner's. Just curious, is the drool an 'all the time thing' or is it from the treats? Hitch only drools when he smells human food. It's like a little faucet, so embarrassing!!


Fort Wayne, IN
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26 February 2014 - 9:14 am
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Oh my dawg! So cute.  The drool is a familiar sight to this house.  I'm sure when she is drooling and shakes her head it makes a nice ornament across her snout!  Her flappy lips remind me of my English variety of chocolate lab, Sammie.  Keep 'em comin'!

Amy & 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

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