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One year + no mets = grateful pawrent
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27 August 2012 - 12:01 pm
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All: just wanted to announce we had Cadence x-rayed and a full blood work up including cbcs, thyroid, kidneys, etc (they call it "senior panel") and everything came back with good results and no sign of spread! We are so happy. Everyone treat your dog tonight in celebration. We are overjoyed.

Cadence's Mom

Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

Orange County, CA

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27 August 2012 - 12:21 pm
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SOOOOOOOO happy for you! That is the very best of news!!! Extra treats for everyone!!!

Right hind limb amputated 7/3/12 for OSA, started on alternating cycles of Carboplatin and Doxorubicin and oral Palladia. Single lung met 9/1. Met in the neck muscle removed 9/30. Large mass in sublumbar lymph node 10/2. Rescue chemo with ifosfamide 10/6. Mets to the rib and axillary lymph node 10/21. Started Leukeran and Pred 10/25. Wookie left this Earth for a far better place on 12/4/12. I miss you, Boo, you were my heart.

Edmond, Oklahoma
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27 August 2012 - 12:44 pm
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That's fantastic news!!! Well done Cadence; you have sailed through the first year like a true TWP-- go celebrate, you've earned it!


Scout: January 31, 2002 to November 7, 2011

Scout's diagnosis was "poorly differentiated sarcoma"; amputation 1/11/2011.  Scout enjoyed 9 fantastic years on 4 legs and 9 glorious months on 3 legs.  If love alone could have saved you…

San Diego, CA
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27 August 2012 - 12:50 pm
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Hooray for great news! Treats for everypawdy to celebrate!


Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

Orange County, CA
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27 August 2012 - 12:55 pm
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Great news Cadence!!  I will be sure to have a special treat for myself tonight (okay, maybe Linda & Bernie will get a little something too!)!!

New Jersey
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27 August 2012 - 3:38 pm
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Sooooo happy for CadenceclapWe are treating ourselves right now! What great news.


Happy one year one month anniversary,

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.

27 August 2012 - 3:39 pm
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Yea!  I know you have been holding your breath- these checkups can be nerve wracking.


The pugs thank you for your good news!


Karen and the pugapalooza

Sebastopol, CA
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27 August 2012 - 3:45 pm
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This fabulous news!!! So happy for Cadence and her family :) )

Lylee's already mega-treated out but she wont say no to more in honour of her fellow TWP!


joanne & lylee


Rock Hill, SC
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27 August 2012 - 6:14 pm
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That is fantastic!  I know how very nervous you were about this and I am so very happy for you guys!


Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...

Caledonia MI
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27 August 2012 - 6:30 pm
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Wow, that is awesome!

Levi was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 7-7-11
Ampuversary 10-14-11
Lung Mets Discovered 1-4-12. Chemo seemed to not be working so we switched to Artemisinin and other supplements. In May, Levi developed a sinus infection and started having seizures. The cancer had moved to his brain. We let him go 6-26-12.

Sydney, Australia
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27 August 2012 - 6:58 pm
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That's wondeful news!  Treats all round tonight, doggies and humans.


Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ......

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27 August 2012 - 7:56 pm
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Cadence, you just keep rockin' our world! This is pawesome, congratulations sweet thing!!!! Thanks for being here to give hope to so many.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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27 August 2012 - 9:32 pm
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Thank you guys. Your responses bring tears to my eyes. We realize how lucky we are that she has gotten to this point and we appreciate every day.

Cadence's Mom

Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

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27 August 2012 - 9:56 pm
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The waiting's the hardest part for sure. So happy you finally got the results back and that they are supremely awesome!

We are partying for you here. Evelyn had strawberries (her favoritest thing), I have a margarita, my husband has some unknown adult beverage, and he gave Dakota something special that he won't tell me about so it must be great ("I told him not to tell you 'cuz you'd just get mad.")

So keep on rockin' it, Cadence! I can't wait to hear what you have planned this time next year!


From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

Dakota's thoughtful and erudite blog is at

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27 August 2012 - 10:29 pm
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That's great news! You go girl!

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