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MERRY MYRTLE, her bag of goodies from the Halloween contest, and mastering the art of "WAIT"!!!
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21 November 2014 - 11:13 am
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A couple of short clips of My Pal Merry Myrtle Mae as she "opens" her Halloween contest reward. Through the computer screen, she is sharing her bag of goodies with every single entry...ALL WINNERS!!

We're still working on "wait". I know, "wait" is not letting her be all dog, but she doesr seem to mind appeasing me in this one area!

Merry Myrtle "patiently" checking out her presents:

Merry Myrtle enjoying her Halloween Bounty!!:

Merry Myrtle! Masters the Art of Waiting!!!:

Love to all!

Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and My Pal Merry Myrtle Mae!

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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21 November 2014 - 11:38 am
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I love it.  She makes me smile.  Way to go Ms Myrtle.    Sally her legs look like they are straightening out.



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."

Martinsburg, WV
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21 November 2014 - 1:56 pm
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Oh Myrtle you are just the cutest!!!  I just want to kiss that beautiful face of yours. 

I love the "waiting" video clip...her facial expression is just precious.

And she is one determined pup to get into her goody bag that's for sure!


Hugs to you both!

Sahana and her Angel Leland


November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014

May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

Los Angeles, CA
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21 November 2014 - 4:01 pm
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OMG ... Loved the first one where she jumped at the screen. Didn't expect that and to have that much dog coming at you! LOL ... too funny! She's a gentle giant for sure but motivated. 


Love these!!! Myrtle ... you know how to make us all smile (especially your mama),.... enjoy your treats special girl. You deserve them all! 

Much love,

alison with the spirit of shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little jasper 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

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21 November 2014 - 8:51 pm
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Oh how I love that beautiful slobbery sweet face!! The video of her being a very good girl waaaaiiiiittttttiiiinnnngggggg for her treats was priceless !! I agree with Alison, M.M. Is a gentle giant for sure.......!! Her initials are M&M !! That's what she was looking for in the goodie bag !!

Merry Myrtle always brightens my day.......... : )

Much Love,

Bonnie & Angel Polly

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21 November 2014 - 10:57 pm
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I don't know how I could look at that face and tell her she has to wait.  She just has the MOST expressive face ever.  And she takes it so very gently!  Myrtle, you take first prize in more than just the Halloween contest.

Kathi and Murphy

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!

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22 November 2014 - 5:54 am
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Perfect- I love Merry Myrtle Mae!! XXOO

Atlanta, GA
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We love Miss Myrtle May.  She is absolutely adorable.  Smoooooooshes!!

Karma, Adelaide and the crew, and our always angel Brendol

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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22 November 2014 - 1:13 pm
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WOW! I thought she was going to jump out of my screen and eat me!

Too funny, glad she liked her prezzies! Thanks for sharing.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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23 November 2014 - 9:03 pm
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Dang if that Ms Myrtle isn't the cutest thing ever. And she says "hey I waited with my prize winning costume and I ain't waiting no more" "Give me that cookie and no one will get hurt"  She's too cute, love those pics.

Penny, Hank (Myrtle's secret lover), Blink and Spirit Maggie

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