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Virginia
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9 June 2015 - 5:19 am
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I just want to say that sometimes when you login to Tripawds, it can be a little disheartening especially when we are all reeling in grief from the loss of one of our own. It may seem discouraging when you see a dog like Charley, Nixon or Jackson, who have been beating cancer for quite awhile earn their wings. There are even days, like this week, when I don't want to log on because of the sadness I feel. I just wanted to tell all of you, the ones STILL fighting and the one's who haven't found us yet that may read this in the future that every dog has their own fight and please do not get discouraged by our grief. We love hard here and we grieve hard, but our grief ALWAYS remains bound by hope. HUGS to all of you. 

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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9 June 2015 - 8:31 am
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I agree with Elizabeth.  I also want to add there are many of us who have lost our babies but choose to still be here to help you out.  I am one of those.  I grieve with all my "family" if they lose their babies but I also celebrate all those wonderful milestones that everyone has too.  Sassy brought me here and I stay in her memory to help others. 

So if you see those sad posts remember there are happy ones from others around the corner.  Do not be afraid to post about those milestones or if you have something to talk about because of someone losing their baby.  We are here for you. 

 

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."

Westminster, MD
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9 June 2015 - 8:42 am
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Very nice, Elizabeth, and I whole-heartedly agree with you. Sometimes we let the sadness and grief over-take our emotions, and we lose sight of the fact  that there are SOOOOOOO many true success stories here. Just being brave enough to face this terrible journey with absolute confidence is a success story. Whether it be a human fight, or a pet fight, confidence and determination can definitely be the difference. 

Even as we greatly mourn the loss of Charley and Nixon this past week, we must keep in mind their overall story, and what they both beat in their lifetime. Even as devastated as I was to lose my Polly after only 4 months of her becoming a Tripawd, she still beat ugly hemangiosarcoma for 13+ months, and that completely blows her 3-5 month statistics to pieces....Always look for the positive.

And yes, HOPE, our grief does remain bound by hope. Hope is what we ALL have, that changes the direction of this unwanted journey....we are all success stories here, and the fact that we all can and will bring new pups into our lives proves that beyond a shadow of a doubt. We can feel destroyed emotionally and physically by this journey, and then open our hearts and life to love again.

Your amazing ability to lift everyone up, (as well as a few other here do too!) brings such joy to my life, I could never imagine my life without all of you in it......What a great feeling to be part of such a wonderful community, with fantastic friends.

Much Love to you always, 

Bonnie, Angel Polly, Pearl, and Zuzu

Virginia




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9 June 2015 - 10:08 am
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ELIZABETH! What a thoughtful thread to ppst! Yes Elizabeth, we are always bound by hope! Well said!

The insight shared by YOU, by BONNIE , by MICHELLE is soooo guided and so spot on! DITTO to every single heartfelt word from each of you and BRAVO to each of you!

We are a family who understands like no others can. We laugh together, we celebrat together,we love together and we grieve together!
We have a soul deep connection from another realm cemented forever by this journey.

Compliment that spirit of hope by living in the moment, living in the now, living in the present, Be More Dog !! Let nothing rob you of your time together! Install this "lifestyle" in your being NOW and you are victorious!!

Oh, another important aspect..SPOIL, SPOIL, SPOIL and give a scoop of ice cream every now and then! My Happy Hannah had me convinced that was a "nutritional supplement"!

With love to all!

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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9 June 2015 - 10:16 am
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elizabeth said
...every dog has their own fight and please do not get discouraged by our grief. We love hard here and we grieve hard, but our grief ALWAYS remains bound by hope. HUGS to all of you. 

Beautifully put, thank you!!!

This is exactly why it is important for others to share their good news too. Some members have expressed guilt by doing so, or chosen not to share triumphs in times when others are grieving loss. That's why we published this reminder in the Tripawds News blog a few years ago...

Does Good News Make You Feel Guilty?

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
tripawds.com | tripawds.org | bemoredog.net | triday.pet

Virginia




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9 June 2015 - 10:24 am
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Clicked onto that link....PERFECT!! We humans are so silly indeed! The perspective of our dogs is all that matters!!

Love!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

PS....Admin Guy....angst? ...back in 2009??? way-cool WOW! That word just hit Viriginia last year!! (You may have visited California once too often!!)winker

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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9 June 2015 - 10:40 am
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Thank you for posting this , Elizabeth. Beautifully said as always ... and I hope the newbies do read it! This journey is personal and individual but as a community we ALL always come together to share the good, the bad and the ugly! We grieve hard because we love hard. But we also know how to CELEBRATE!!!

I am forever grateful for the 8 months I had beating statistics with Shelby ... and I am grateful for every moment I can come back here and give back one tenth of help that I received during my journey ... that is my gift and my calling and why I keep coming back.

Does my heart sink when I hear about a new diagnosis? Of course ... but then it is filled with hope for the pooch (or kitty) and the new warrior status he/she will earn. Because we are ALL warriors ... 

Much love!

Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little Jasper 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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10 June 2015 - 6:41 am
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Beautifully said Elizabeth, thank you so much.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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Norene, TN
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12 June 2015 - 12:05 pm
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Love this thread. I needed this today. <3

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

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