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Ohhhh how beauuuuuuutiful. Thank you everyone for sharing these lovely photos and thoughts, you really warmed my heart tonight. Been trying to get here all weekend but it’s been so crazy with family and then a huge computer issue today. But I just want to stay that you ALL make this community such a special, one-of-a-kind place in the universe. The love and compassion everyone shares with each other is beyond anything Admin or I ever could have imagined. We are truly blessed to have so many beautiful people and animals, past and present, in our life. Thank you so much. May the new year bring your pack much love, hope, joy and adventure. XOXO

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We jave good role models!!

And Wyatt! You’ve been framed!!! Tee…hee….

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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Such awesome pictures from everyone, thanks for sharing them 💜🐾

Merry (late) Christmas, and Happy New Year,

Bonnie, Angel Polly, Pearl, and Zuzu 🎄❤️

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Penny, I have had a few friends lose their horses of similar years and it is such a deep loss.  Horses are special creatures and the bond of so many years, well that is incredible.  Sorry for your loss.  He was so handsome and festive in his Santa hat.


Lisa, Minneapolis

On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His Daddy and I miss him terribly along with his canine sister, Mia, and two feline siblings, Lucia and Cliff.

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I’m late to the pawty as usual but wanted to say that I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and that 2017 is a good year for us all!

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.

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