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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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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!


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!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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This is wonderful … thank you for sharing! 

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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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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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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