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Prayers for Kaiserin
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7 October 2020 - 7:43 pm
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I'm am sorry to hear this news. Kaiserin was such a fighter, and such a sweet girl. I remember when Brownie and I first joined tripawds you and Kaiserin were one of the first to greet us. I remember I posted that Brownie hadn't barked. You posted "do you know how to make my stop"? I will always remember that post, and how that gesture made me feel so much better.

As your pain is just beginning please rejoice that Kaiserin will never be in pain again, and is running free on four. When Brownie passed people would tell me he is still with you. I thought they were saying that just to make me feel better. But I do feel Brownie with me! And I know the love you had for Kaiserin, and she you, She is definitely still with you. Nothing ever will break that bond!

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

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7 October 2020 - 9:45 pm
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This news is just unbelievable, it took our breath away when we found out. Kaiserin won our hearts and brought so much joy to our community, we cannot believe our beautiful, talented hero got her wings. 

Natasha, please know that you and Schultz are in our hearts. All the Tripawds Nation mourns for your sweet girl, she will be deeply missed. We are so very, very sorry.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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8 October 2020 - 4:05 am
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I am so sorry. I could not see my screen through the tears last night. I had to compose myself before I could come back. I know this must have been a shock after Kaiserin rallied back so well. 

You gave Kaiserin the best life a dog could wish for. Watching she and her brother Schultz's photos in their outfits sharing and celebrating each national "day" has been a highlight in each of my days. You have a way of bringing out the very best talents in your pups and they just shine with love and happiness.

I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I know Kaiserin is whole again and pain free. She will live in your hearts forever. I imagine as an Angel she will shine just as brightly as she did here in her earth clothes. And I have no doubt she will watch over you and her bestest brother. She will give you a sign that she made it over the Bridge just fine and is probably giving our Angels painting lessons after they throw the biggest pawty for her. 

My deepest condolences go out to you and your family right now. #teamkaiserin will be in my heart forever. We are here for you if you need anything.

Much love,

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Jackie, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Phoebe, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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8 October 2020 - 9:41 am
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You did the right thing for Kaiserin, you always have. Kaiserin  knew you would.  

But to know this Warrior who fought so hard had to head to the Bridge still hits us all like a ton of bricks. 

Kaiserin  is a Legend around here and a legends stay with us furever.  Yoir love and devotion  to her are legendary, and her gifts of inspiration  and hope are legendary. 

I can honestly  say Kaiserin  has the "Soul of an Artist".  Artists are able to speak to our  hearts, speak to our Souls, with their work.  Kaiserin  has certainly  done thst.  And she clearly had fun showing off her artistic  gifts!

We talk about our Tripawds living a life of ,meaning.  Of course that's because they do.  Their lessons taught cannot be found anywhere else.  Kaiserin  took her purpose to a whole never level.  She jas gifted this community  and touched our hearts on levels that had never been seen here before.   

Kaiserin  has left us with so many gifts. that DO live on eternally!  Make no mistake about that!   Ahe will still be teaching  her lessons through her artwork.  Her tripawd story will be to0ld over and over everytime some sees her work.  Hearts will be warmed and Kaiserin  will continue  to enlighten💖

We are here for you.  We know the only way through this is one minute at a time. It's hard.  It hurts, and it takes a long time before the tears stop.  Even years later, tears will hit you out of the blue.  Your happy memories  and all the glorious times you shared will be what sustains you.  That is what Kaiserin  wants.

I can only imagine  how happy the  Angels at the Bridge will be watc6i g Kaiserin  giving art lessons to all the sogs and cats.  All their works of art will be hung on the clouds and the stars and we celebrate  Kai amd her extra earth life.

With love

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

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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8 October 2020 - 6:34 pm
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Words cannot express the love and sympathy we are all sending you from Tripawds HQ. sp_hearticon2

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We are still in shock over here, and I struggle to find the right words. Every Tripawd who ever joins our community is so special, that is for sure. There was just something about Kaiserin that caused us to fall head over heels in love with her and this loss is a real gut punch.

Natasha, you are such a terrific dog mom. Kaiserin and her brother Schultz shine brightly no doubt because of all the time and love you've invested in their care. From their trick dog training to their public service announcements and adorable Instagram photos that we looked forward to every day (and still will, Schultz, promise), it's hard to believe that half of your dynamic duo has flown to a higher calling. Some day we will get to meet her, but for now, know that we are sending lots of love to you and your family so that you may find comfort and peace knowing you gave 110% to helping her fight cancer and thrive. 

Your sweet angel will always be part of us.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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