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Wonderful essay on partnership with 3 legged dog
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7 December 2016 - 4:12 pm
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The Three-Legged Dog Who Carried Me

I teared up and had to share.  Hope others enjoy!

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7 December 2016 - 5:39 pm
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That was a @ovely read. Such a beautiful journey these two had been on.

I love the last paragraph. The visual was so heartwarming and the man’s response…priceless!

Thanknyou sharing this!

Hugs!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 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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8 December 2016 - 1:13 pm
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Oh you beat me to it, thank you for sharing, it’s wonderful!

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8 December 2016 - 1:44 pm
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This is wonderful … thank you for sharing! 

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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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I read it this morning and was very excited to see a “tripawd story” in the news – and not any news, the NYTimes !  posted it on my Facebook page.   Here at home we are all convinced that sharing our lives with a 3-legged hero has made us better humans.  

Love to all from Daniela, Johnnie & Pepa

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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8 December 2016 - 5:25 pm
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A beautiful read.  Reduced me to tears.  Thank you for sharing this.

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That is beautiful!! Not often you see such a well-written, meaningful article amid all the rubbish online. Made my day.

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