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17 December 2010 - 11:00 am
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bevf said:

I have a couple of pics of Ginny … Can someone tell me where to post them?

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Looking forward to hearing more about Ginny's recovery! smiley

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Thanks for rescuing this sweet girl – and welcome to tripawds! We're also here because of a rescued tripawd who stole our hearts the second we saw him! Can't wait to see pictures of her and hear about her new life with you guys!

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Sorry I'm coming in late!  Welcome Ginny and family!  

You are angels for adopting her!  I can't wait to hear of your adventures together!

(And may her ex-parents have nightmares every night for life for being terrible people! That's what I hope for! )

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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Welcome, Ginny and family!  What a beautiful girl!  We'll keep all fingers and paws crossed that her recovery goes really well, and that her homecoming is extra sweet!


Holly, Zuzu and Susan

Holly joined the world of tripawds on 12/29/2009. She has a big little sister, Zuzu, who idolizes Holly and tries to make all of her toys into tripawds in Holly's honor. And she's enjoying life one hop at a time!

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Hi Everyone!

Well, we made the trip and picked Ginny up on Saturday.  WHAT A BEAUTIFUL GIRL!  She is so sweet and loving.  Her previous owners may not have been able to deal with her the way she is now, but judging by the way she is so loving and well behaved, they obviously cared a great deal for her.  I don't understand how they could have given her up, but I'm sure glad they did or we wouldn't have had the chance to get to love her!

She has slid into our family as smoothly as a hot knife through butter!  Our two beagles have taken to her and she seems quite happy to have a couple of canine friends

She is such a sweet soul, and has adjusted amazingly well to the loss of her hind leg, that I am going to give her a chance to share that spirit and inspire others.  After the Christmas break, I'm going to enrol us in a Therapy Dog training program.  I think she'll be an incredible inspiration to kids at our local children's rehabilitation centre and to adults as well.




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