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Tanner and Roscoe
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28 March 2015 - 2:49 pm
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We've had Roscoe home for a week now, and while it is very obvious someone in his before life has not been very nice to him, he is settling in great. It's like he was always meant to be here, and even his bad manners of "spreading his love" have ceased! We still need to get his eyes checked out and discovered he has a terrible underbite but damn if it isn't adorable. We took him to Petco this morning and he wagged his little tail nub the whole time. I was waiting in the check out line and saw a pack of paw print came with SIX paw prints. How perfect is that?! Of course I bought them :)  



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Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  


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28 March 2015 - 2:55 pm
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He certainly doesn't have a care in the world now.  Good job!

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.


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28 March 2015 - 8:45 pm
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OHHHHH ELOZABETH, THIS MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!! It's like my heart is beating extra beats because it's so happy!!

Are you sure Roscoe isn't a PU PPY??? He's so little! I want to rub his little tummy! Such a cute tummy! He looks like a little tripawd stuffed toy!!

And Tanner in his froggy style position...I lpve our Tanner!! They really were meant tk be rogether...but Jake already knew that long before you did!

I CANNOT wait for our Tripawd PAWTY

Se ding love to all...all six paws!!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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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29 March 2015 - 10:43 am
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Wow that really is a perfect match! How cool that both dogs get along so great.

And a messed up eye, a terrible underbite and three legs...does the "Awwwww" factor get any bigger?!

We can't wait to meet all of you in May.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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I look at that adorable face and wonder how anyone could mistreat him. So darn cute! I want to smooch him. They are adorable together. So great that they get along so well. Mine were not quite so seamless. While Chandler did not really care either way, Lucy did not like being an older sibling. She is getting better.i am with Jerry ,cannot wait to meet them and you in May. Lori, Ty& the gang

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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30 March 2015 - 9:42 am
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Tanner and Roscoe are just precious!!!  It looks like they've spent a lifetime together even though it's only been a week.

I'm so glad that Roscoe is settling in with his new home...the little guy so deserves it!

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!

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