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Sharing my dinner with HAPPY HANNAH...but she's hogging her Bark Box!!!
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3 March 2014 - 6:45 pm
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I think 99% of her videos and pictures involve EATING...and all the slurping noises that go with it!! But look at that mug!!!!!! I LOVE THAT MUG!!

(All these are just rhis was sixty degrees on Sunday...and gonna be nineteen tonight!)

KISS THE MUG!! You know you want to! She loves mug kisses!


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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18 September 2013
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3 March 2014 - 6:51 pm
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What a delicate lady eating her food with a fork :)

Very happy to see this video of her enjoying her food.....the spark seems to be returning!

Many hugs

Linda and Tucker



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3 March 2014 - 6:53 pm
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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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3 March 2014 - 7:02 pm
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Happy Hannah always makes me smile! Snuggle up and stay warm Sally and Happy Hannah!


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3 March 2014 - 7:27 pm
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Awww Hannah, you have done something Sassy never did, eat off of a fork.  You eat so dainty.  Love that you are feeling better.  Looks like you are enjoying that Bark Box. 



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."

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3 March 2014 - 8:10 pm
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Oh my gosh Hannah you dine with manners that outshine the Queen of England. Did your Mum send you to finishing school? Sure looks like it to me!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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3 March 2014 - 8:32 pm
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WOW .... so Shelby asks me why she isn't fed like that?!? And she thinks she's a princess!!!!


Great videos. These make me so happy!!! 




Love you both! 

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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3 March 2014 - 8:35 pm
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Nothing wrong with that lady's appetite Hannah does have impeccable table manners, though. Not sure I can say as much for the way she devoured the goodies in her Bark Box.

Here is a new challenge for you, Hannah. We used to have a Golden called Sam who would eat artichokes. Now that you have mastered green beans and forks, we will have to teach you about those California veggies. BTW, Sam lived to be sixteen, so those 'chokes must have been good for hm.

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!

Sunny California
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Oh My Gosh. Hannah did you eat those treats bag and all? Maybe it's a good thing you don't have opposable thumbs. World domination wouldn't be far behind, surely. Happy scarfing big girl!!




Livermore, CA

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Oh Hannah, you HAVE to teach the pugs your table manners! You are eating off a fork...I'm happy if the pugs don't knock the bowl out of my hand when I'm putting it down!

Karen and the pug-ranhas

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

1999 to 2010


              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

Los Angeles
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OMD she's BACK, what a beautiful sight. I'm glad you got thru your cold okay, Miss Hannah. Now you'd better get back to your station at the stove, I think you've got more snow coming!

Claudia & Angel JG

New Haven, CT
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Hehehhe!  She makes that fork look so tiny.  What a dainty eater....I'll ignore her nomonomnom noises.

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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nom nom nom nom.... yup!!  Dainty Hannah!!!! I'm sure she took ettiquette lessons!!!!  

thank you for the videos... big smiles here!!!  big-grin

Christine... with Franklin in her heart♥


Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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