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30 January 2017 - 4:56 pm
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So……  Yellow to Black.  We rescued this little guy yesterday from the Humane Society of Fairfax County.  Supposedly black lab/rottie/shepherd/shar pei mixed in him and the other 5 pups.  He is 8 weeks old…and a handful.  But pretty darn sweet..  More later.

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OMG !!!! SO CUTE!!! I love puppies!!!! What is his name????

I went from blond to a black & tan 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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30 January 2017 - 5:19 pm
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Wanda!!!! I’m so happy for you! Yes, we need details and more pics!

paula and nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

http://nitro.tripawds.com

"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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30 January 2017 - 5:21 pm
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Squeee!  So darn cute!  Congratulations, Wanda.  I cannot wait to hear more.  So happy for you that you have given this lucky little boy a home!

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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.

Blog: Pofi, Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Amputation

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Oh Wanda!! I’ve been seeing our Sweet Ted’s banner soooo many times today! And then I just now saw yiur title right after seeing his banner yet again!!

I got goose bumps all.over and started getting a little teary eyed just looking at the title….hoping….hoping….

YES!!! YES!!!!! Ted sent you an ADORABLE puppy!!! OMD!!! Soooo cute!!

Got some tears of joy flowing over here!!!

Does he have puppy breath? That soft, soft baby tummy, puppy kisses,soooo much to snuggle with!!

I’m so happg for you and for us too!! Many of us here k kw what it’s like to have joy back in your heart again and laughter baxk in yiur day because our Bridge pals send us a other dog or cat to love and to be loved back!!

Cannot wait for more pics!!! And the name???’

Sooooo happy!!!

Love!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

PS…..you could do like Michelle when she went to get one puppy…..And came home with TWO bundles of joy!!

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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30 January 2017 - 5:35 pm
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An eight week old puppy…are you insane!?!?!?!?

Of course you are! Just like the rest of us! 

Congratulations on your new boy- can’t wait to see more.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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30 January 2017 - 6:27 pm
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OMGosh soooo cute!  Congrats, he will keep you hopping!

More pix please :))

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30 January 2017 - 6:49 pm
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We went from black to yellow!

What is the new little guy’s name? It looks as if he will definitely NOT be a little guy for too long. Ahhhh…puppy breath and those toes that smell like crackers!

Congratulations!

Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel…and the Labradork

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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30 January 2017 - 7:09 pm
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So we struggled with the name — he is SO BLACK. It’s hard to get a good picture!  BLACK fur, black nails, black nose.  We went with Joe (like a cup of black coffee “joe”).  He and his siblings were about ~3-4 weeks old in the middle of a yard out in the cold long enough that the Nelson County animal control came and took them.  So, they were fed formula for a little while and then soft food.  They really didn’t have a momma to socialize (read: correct) them so they were pretty wild playing and growling with each other when we went to check them out.  Joe was the most mellow of the three males, and the cutest… 🙂  So, he has had all of us to himself and we have been loving and snuggling and playing with him for the last 24+ hours.  He’s pretty sweet.. and YES, puppy breath, frito smelling toes, and very very sharp little teeth.  He’s also a little heater – he’s been napping on my chest and is 12 pounds of dead weight and heat!  Can you tell my joy meter is a little higher today?  🙂  Thank you all for your excitement and good wishes!

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30 January 2017 - 7:55 pm
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That is so super duper puppy awesome Wanda!  He sounds so cute.  And I so miss the snuggles of puppies.  (My girls aren’t big snugglers).  We can’t wait to see more pics and hear about all his puppy antics.

Congrats on the new addition,

Karma, Adelaide and the pack, and always with our 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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 You can read their stories at http://adelaide.tripawds.com and http://brendol.tripawds.com
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30 January 2017 - 8:01 pm
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Yes! Puppy toes smell like Fritos! Thought I was the only one who thought that! I can’t stop smiling , I’m so happy for you! Where are you located again?  You could bring him to the east coast Tripawd party Memorial Day weekend

Paula and Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

http://nitro.tripawds.com

"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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30 January 2017 - 8:17 pm
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Good luck with the pictures- I’ve had 4 solid black dogs in a row before Elly.  I don’t think I got a good picture until they aged some and got some white on their faces!

Welcome Joe!

Karen

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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So excited for you!  He is a sweetie!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.



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30 January 2017 - 9:54 pm
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Congratulations on the new addition to your family. He is a cutie and looks very smart. Have fun!!

Kerren and Tripawd Kitty Mona

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OMD . . . he’s beautiful!!!!! Can’t wait for more pics!!! heart

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

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