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Thank you, Auntie Linda!
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London, UK

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 

Schofield, WI
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LOL here!  Love these two.  Elsie Pie I’ll work on it!  May have to win a small lottery first!  Maybe someday I’ll get to meet you two in person.  Enjoy your new cuddle friends and sending you both all my love.  You too Clare I miss you! It truly was a magical weekend!  And Meg and Elsie Pie you made my day!

Love from Auntie Linda

Schofield, WI
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OMD I think it just really hit me!  I just got my very own special video from Elsie Pie to treasure forever!  I’m her special Auntie!  It says so right on Facebook!  Me! Little ole me from Central WI!  I’m truly humbled and feel so special!!

Los Angeles, CA
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OMG!!! How lucky is Auntie Linda?!? Her own special message from the one and the only Elsie Pie (and I presume Meg is camera shy today?). So adorable!!!

And how lucky were Meg and Elsie to get special toys from Auntie Linda since they couldn’t join at the party! 

Hugs and love!!! 

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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OOOOOMMM.MDDDDD!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m laughing so jard Im crying!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 ”True belly laughs wit a bit of s orting thrown in!!!! ELSIE PIE!!!! You are cracking me up.over here!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 LMAO!!! 🙂

You articulated your feelings very, very well!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

And yes!! Linda has her own special message from Elsie Pie!!! Linda is the envy of the entire community!!

And the little presents are so adorable!! 🙂

Loooove this!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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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That is so awesome Linda.  Your own special message and thank you 🙂

She is so adorable Clare.  Miss you


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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I was told by Teri I must go back and read EVERYTHING in the “anything goes” thread, so here I am. Hahaha, and this is Hysterical!!! I played that and now I have 3 dogs in my house barking like mad…(Tanner, Milo and their friend Ty all in a chorus!). 

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”  


Durham, NC
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That video is PRICELESS! hahahahaha

Clare, you’ve outdone yourself.clap

Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.


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OMC Miss Elsie Pie another talking video, She is just one of kind Pie!

Elsie Pie & Meg got presents from the states. See girls I told you Mum would be bringing gifts home! How sweet of Auntie Linda!!

Elsie says a lot with her little eyes too OMC We can never get enough of these two girls! 


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