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Adopting a friend for Daisy - Maybe?
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Columbia, MO
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17 August 2014 - 12:50 pm
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Hey everyone!  It’s been awhile since I have posted in the forums and hope everyone is well.  Last Thursday I put in an application to the local animal shelter for a little guy named Tyke.  There are several applications for him so I am still waiting to see if I will be the one bringing him home.  They said his stitches had just come out so he would not be placed till the end of this week.  Here’s his story and some pics from the shelter’s website:

“Tyke came into the shelter with a rope wrapped around his rear leg. Because of this, poor Tyke lost his leg. We’ll never know what caused this to happen, but we do know that he’s one sweet guy that has every intention to stay on the sunny side of life! He loves attention and is very happy. Despite his missing leg, he still gets around well, and can keep up with the best of them! He does well around other dogs of all sizes, cats, and kids. Tyke is small–he’s only 12.5 lbs. Tyke also likes his crate, and he’s housebroken too! Tyke is a well mannered little man who absolutely loves people. It won’t take long for him to burrow his way into your heart!”

I’ve been waiting to find the right friend for Daisy since her best buddy Splash has moved across town and we only get to see him once every week or two.  Daisy just loves little dogs so I think they will get along.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

Love to all-

Marla and Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

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17 August 2014 - 1:31 pm
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Keeping ours crossed for you, too. It’s so good to hear that Daisy is doing well and looking forward to a new buddy.

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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17 August 2014 - 1:42 pm
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Oh YAY, what a cute little guy!! Fingers crossed here for you too!! 

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”  

      

Virginia




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17 August 2014 - 4:30 pm
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GOSH DARN CUTE HE IS!!!!! Tyke.would.be.soooooo.lucky.to.have.his forever home.with you and.Daisy!!!

Would petitions.from.the.entire.Tripawd.Universe.help? It aonly.seems.right that.his forever.homenis.with.someone.who knows how to prepare for.allnhis.specialness! I.mean, these “other” people.don’t.know.how.to deal.with recovery…they don’t.k m ow.about.tra c ti i n…they don’t.know.about.strengthening.his core muscles!. Ohhhh.I know we all want.to write.a.letter.of recommendation.soo badly!!!!

Keeping all paws croseed!!!!!

Love.and.hugs!

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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17 August 2014 - 5:36 pm
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Fingers & Paws (my dogs) are crossed for you.  Good luck

 

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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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17 August 2014 - 8:22 pm
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Marla,

He is adorable, 12.5 lbs of love. I bet Daisy will love him. I’m with Sally, I say we bombard them with emails stating you would be the best momma!!laughing

Penny

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17 August 2014 - 8:55 pm
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Ohhhh Marla and Daisy, it’s GREAT to hear from you!!! And even more wonderful that Tyke might come into your life too! What an adorable guy, I know they will make a great duo, Daisy is so sweet. If you need any referrals for the rescue don’t hesitate to holler, we are happy to tell them how pawesome you are.

How is Daisy doing these days? Sounds like life is good?

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18 August 2014 - 2:59 pm
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WOO-HOO!  Just found out a little while ago that I have been approved for Tyke’s adoption.  The “meet and greet” is this Friday at noon and I’ll be bringing him home after that.

All those crossed fingers & paws must have done the trick smiley

Marla and Daisy (and soon Tyke, too)

 

Now I have to think of a better name for him…

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18 August 2014 - 4:09 pm
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Yay,  Congrats.  So happy to hear you are adopting him.  🙂  Welcome to the family Tyke (until we know his new name).

Such good news

 

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Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
sassysugarbear.tripawds.com
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."

Virginia
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18 August 2014 - 4:27 pm
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WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! Great news!! Ohhhhh, can’t wait for pics! 

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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18 August 2014 - 4:36 pm
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GREAT NEWS! We are so happy for you and for Daisy (and that little Tyke, too). Can’t wait to see those double Tripawd pix.

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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18 August 2014 - 4:55 pm
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Congrats!!!! 

 

Alison with the Spirit of Shelby Fur-ever 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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18 August 2014 - 5:04 pm
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What an adorable little pup !! Congratulations on your newly adopted Tyke, I’m sure he will add a heaping helping of additional “unconditional” love in your life !!

Bonnie & Angel Polly

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18 August 2014 - 5:34 pm
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Congrats!
Nothing like a new family member to welcome into the fold.

Esther and her Angel Snoop

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19 August 2014 - 6:31 am
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Marla,

Yipee!  So happy for you and Daisy! Keep us posted.

Laurie

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