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Another angel in heaven... Etta passed away today
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My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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22 June 2010 - 6:45 pm
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djbockman said:

So sorry to hear about Etta, I know we keep hoping these guys are just hitting a bump in the road, I just wish it wasn't such a big bump. It sure is funny how even though most of us  never meet our tripawd family members we seem to know them so well, and how with every loss it seems we have experienced it seems to touch us all, this just sucks. For all of you who have lost there companion lately and everyone who is on this crappy road, we are so sorry, Gus and myself wouldn't have been able to handle this journey the way we have without each and every one of you,  and hope we can help you in some way the way you have helped us. Our sincere sympathy, Gus and Dan  


 

Awe, Dan.  That's so sweet.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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22 June 2010 - 6:50 pm
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I am so sorry to hear about Etta.  Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Debra & Angel Emily

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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22 June 2010 - 8:48 pm
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I'm so sorry to hear of Etta's passing.  The Tripawds community has lost too many Tripawd Heroes this week.  Our sincerest condolences to your family. 

Diane & John

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22 June 2010 - 9:02 pm
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Count me in among those who are saddened by Etta's passing. Her face looks so much like my Daisy, which means Etta was a beautiful girl.

Wishing you some measure of comfort and peace from having so many of us empathizing with you.

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22 June 2010 - 10:44 pm
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I think this is worth looking at again as a sweet reminder.

 

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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23 June 2010 - 8:27 am
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So sweet indeed. Thanks!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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23 June 2010 - 9:53 am
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cometdog said:

I think this is worth looking at again as a sweet reminder.

 


 

Thanks for posting the video again... That was her last good day.  I think she was whispering in my ear because as I saw her reach for her toys a voice in my head said "capture the good moments." 

I am going to try to step back into life today... although it feels more like life is going on around me at the moment.  One thing I didn't share before was that my partner is pregnant with twins....  We found out just a bit before we got Etta's diagnosis.  We so much wanted Etta to meet the babies and we had visions of "nanny" from peter pan for her!  It made us smile!  I know she will be taking care of all of us from above.  The cycle of life is always in motion, isn't it? 

Etta's cat "Chloe" who is in the picture above has been by my side non-stop... She was desperately in love with Etta and we often felt she thought we got Etta for her... 

I just want to thank all of you for your warm and kind words about my
gentle angel....  We are desperately heartbroken and being able to check
in here and read all the comments has helped make something so
unbearable a bit easier.  I hope I can remain a part of this wonderful site and make others walk on this horrible journey a bit easier....

 

julie

 

 

Our angel "Etta" amputation on 4-15-10 lost her front limb. initially dx'd with neurofibrosarcoma. However, after surgery they discovered histiocytic sarcoma a very aggressive cancer. After two full rounds of chemo our special angel lost her battle on 6-21-10. the sweetest and most gentle soul. Our lives are forever blessed for having known her...

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23 June 2010 - 10:06 am
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We're happy the Tripawds community provides a little peace during this difficult time. You are always welcome here.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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23 June 2010 - 10:45 am
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Julie, congrats on the upcoming human kids! Wow! Etta will definitely be keeping an eye on them for you. I'm sure she was well aware of her new family members and the duties she was going to be called to do.

I think the hardest part about grieving is knowing that life does go on. It's difficult to watch when grief is so new, and beautiful at the same time. While sometimes all we want is for the world to stop so that we can have a proper grieving period, it's not what our dogs would ever want for us. That's now how they live, and we will do well to follow their lead.

You are always, always welcome here. Many hugs to you, your partner, Chloe and the new kids. Keep us posted!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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23 June 2010 - 1:16 pm
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Julie,

Congrats on the new family members!!

 

I've been calling my other pug Tani the velcro dog- she did not let me out of her sight the first couple of weeks after we let Maggie go, and now three weeks later she still stays pretty close.

 

There is a reason for the timing of Etta's journey through your lives.  When the grief lessens you will realize the strenght you have gained from this experience. 

 

Karen and the pug girls

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23 June 2010 - 1:53 pm
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Congratulations on your twins.  They will have a very, very special Guardian Angel to watch over them.

 

Amputation on 11/10/09, due to Histiocytic Sarcoma in left elbow. Angel Harley earned his wings on 06/24/10.

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24 June 2010 - 12:46 pm
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My dearest condolences on the passing of your sweet Etta. I join you in the agony of losing a piece of your heart.

Our beautiful Chaser passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, two days after what appeared to be a successful surgery. The world has stopped. For now.

But instead of focusing on the things that are different and gut wrenching (the empty bowls, not hearing her thunder up/down the stairs or boof when the doorbell rings)...I instead concentrate my energies on the wonderful fact that we had her in our lives to begin with.

Because as difficult as it is to say goodbye...I will never EVER regret having said hello to that beautiful soul.

Congratulations on your new blessings. I'm sure you'll tell those babies all the wonderful stories of your dear Etta.

- Chaser's Mom

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24 June 2010 - 2:23 pm
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goldenluv said:

But instead of focusing on the things that are different and gut wrenching (the empty bowls, not hearing her thunder up/down the stairs or boof when the doorbell rings)...I instead concentrate my energies on the wonderful fact that we had her in our lives to begin with.


Chaser has taught you well!

But did she teach you how to catch three tennis balls in your mouth? Now THAT I've gotta see! 😉

Hugs all around. Thanks for such a thoughtful post.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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