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This will make you say "Awwwww", when you see MERRY MYRTLE trying to make friends
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7 July 2014 - 10:14 am
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Awwww…..Little Myrtle trying tomplag “sticks” with a cat! JILL, come over and play with Myrtle!!!

Myrtle, cat, stick: http://youtu.be…..iVRHRRy1qA

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!

Los Angeles, CA
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7 July 2014 - 12:52 pm
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Awww!!!! Myrtle needs another friend! :-) Is that your kitty, Sally? She’s pretty and fearless …. 

I love how loopy Myrtle is when she walks …she’s definitely got the “puppy swagger” going for her! 🙂 

XOXO

Alison & her Shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little Jasper Lily too) 

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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7 July 2014 - 1:11 pm
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Sally,

She’s so cute! I’m so happy that the two of you have each other!

xoxo
Carol

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7 July 2014 - 1:30 pm
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Sally your kitties are magical! Wow, what a good little feline. As for Myrtle…awwwwwww! She needs a K9 friend!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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7 July 2014 - 5:10 pm
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How awesome.  🙂  I love the fact that Myrtle just leaves the kitties alone :)

Keep playing Myrtle.  I know Hannah is guiding you

 

Hugs

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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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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7 July 2014 - 5:46 pm
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Lol! Myrtle and miss kitty are becoming such good friends:)

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7 July 2014 - 7:11 pm
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awww myrtle you’re so precious! Playing so kind around the kitties.. and that stick is bigger than you! 

Cody is our 7 year old Australian Heeler mix boy. Diagnosed on 2/20/14 and became a tripawd 2/21/14! We chose a homeopathic approach and he is being treated by Dr. Loops our of NC.

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7 July 2014 - 8:05 pm
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Oh my, Sally, this video is SO cute !!! This kitty looks just like my Goober, but Goober is much less brave than your kitty. Myrtle is precious beyond words, and I believe her and my pup Pearl would get along extremely well ! Except they would probably both want the same stick, lol !!

Much Love,
Bonnie & Angel Polly

Idaho
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7 July 2014 - 9:07 pm
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I guess all I need to say is a repeat of AWWWW!

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!

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8 July 2014 - 10:02 am
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Aww…how cute is the lovely Merry Myrtle.

That kitty is very patient with her :)

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Linda and Tucker

Atlanta, GA
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8 July 2014 - 8:28 pm
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Miss Myrtle Mae, you are so precious.  Don’t know why that darn kitty won’t grab the other end of that stick and start pulling.  Cats are silly.  Anyways baby girl, you are plum squishable.

Karma, Addy and the crew, and our forever angel Brendol

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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 You can read their stories at http://adelaide.tripawds.com and http://brendol.tripawds.com
New Haven, CT
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9 July 2014 - 7:45 am
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LOVE HER PUPPY BUTT!!!!!

~ 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!

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