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Brave Warrior Tripawd Samson - is now an Angel
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 November 2011 - 3:13 pm
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Our deepest condolences to Samson “Super Sammy”'s family for his loss.  The tripawd community mourns his loss today.


“So to the boy with a heart of a lion, run free Sammy, run free!  We’ll see you another day good boy!”




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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 November 2011 - 3:18 pm
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Thank you for sharing this Comet, we just read the news.

Our hearts are broken and we are so sad that his fight is over. But What an honor to be a part of this incredible boy’s life. His journey was filled with so much happiness! It’s those good times that we will remember with each tear that falls.

Sammy, we will miss you so much.

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23 November 2011 - 3:30 pm
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We are so sorry! Sending you healing thoughts and heartfelt sympathy.

Bob, Julie, Samson and Lady

Spirit Samson was Spirit Tripawd Daisys four legged "brother" and ruled as the self proclaimed head of the Monkeybutt Federations East Coast Division. Lady Chunky Monkey stayed from Oct 2011 and left for the bridge in Apr 2012. Miss Perdy is left and has some big pawprints to fill.
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Plainfield, Illinois
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23 November 2011 - 4:17 pm
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Run free and out of pain, Sammy!  You were a true warrior!


Jenna & Spirit Chili Dawg

Diagnosed with OSA: 5/2/2011 Ampuversary: 5/11/2011 OSA returned in hip: 8/26/2011
Chili Dawg crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 8/30/2011 & is now pain free. He was my heart dog, and I miss him every day.

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23 November 2011 - 4:22 pm
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Samson, you will live in our hearts forever.

RIP sweet Samson. Run free at Rainbow Bridge .

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.

23 November 2011 - 5:01 pm
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Godspeed, you beautiful boy……………………….

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23 November 2011 - 5:20 pm
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Samson was definitely a warrior. We very much admire him and his family and how you all faced this cancer demon so bravely.

Run free, Samson. I bet you look even more beautiful with your wings!


Jackie, Abby's mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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23 November 2011 - 8:18 pm
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Thank you so much for posting this – we’re so touched! I love the pictures – hard to believe I took them only 4 days ago! Such a great day and such great memories.

The outpouring of love and support is simply overwhelming. All we can say right now is thank you!

We’re surprisingly ok – while I don’t think anyone is ever prepared for the end, we were as ready as possible. Sam’s mets were so aggressive, we always knew (although didn’t discuss it) that it was highly likely to be elsewhere in his body. We just feel blessed that we had so much quality time and it didn’t manifest itself in a painful way. He had a great life and we believe he was happy to be set free.

Right now, our heads (happy Sam is at peace and proud of ourselves for making our decision) are at odds with our hearts (sad at our loss) which is leaving us hollow. We know it will pass but we just feel empty right now.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to this wonderful community. I’m so happy Sam touched so many others as he did us – he was just a cool dude! We will do our best to carry on the lessons he has taught us….we’ll make him proud.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We will be giving thanks for all the amazingly kind people that have supported us on this journey. Bless you all – and bless Sam! Xo

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23 November 2011 - 9:45 pm
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He was a beautiful boy, and we’ll miss him so very much!

Micki and Rio

the Woo

~ ~ Rio ~ ~
Forever in my heart...

April 2000 – January 20, 2012
Diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer in June 2007. Left rear leg amputated Feb. 8, 2011.
Mets discovered Aug. 31, 2011. Read more of Rio's story here.

Sebastopol, CA
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23 November 2011 - 9:53 pm
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I'm so, so sorry to hear about your beautiful boy.

What amazing photos on the beach only 4 days ago. He was such a happy boy.

Sending huggs to you all

Joanne & Lylee

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23 November 2011 - 10:08 pm
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Sending heart healing wishes until you meet again!

The pics are wonderful…what a smile on such a handsome boy!

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23 November 2011 - 10:58 pm
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Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”


Our souls are alive, because we loved you Sam-Sam!


Rest in peace best bud,

-Kristin & Tristan xoxo

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Dearest Sam-Sam:


Our hearts are void.  We feel so sad.  Where did you go sweet boy?  Is it beautiful in heaven?  Beautiful like you?

We want you to know how much you touched our lives … cause YOU DID!  We always felt such a close connection to you … you were a remarkable creature – a simply extraordinary pup!


We hope you know just how much we love you.  We hope we showed you enough love … we hope you felt it!  Cause the hairs on our arms and necks would stand up at the very thought of seeing you when we could!  The car rides to Boston were filled with excitement!  … and pulling up in the driveway, and seeing your face —– WELL … that was simply the best!  


You were so brave — such an incredible spirit —  and these past 9 months displayed just what a trooper you were!  

This THANKSGIVING, we feel gratitude to have been a part of your life … and we feel so blessed to have had the immense joy of loving you! 


You are pure love.  Thanks for bringing so much joy to those around you.  You will never be forgotten.  You will forever remain in our hearts.


We LOVE you always,

Kristin & Tristan xoxoxxo


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23 November 2011 - 11:54 pm
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So sorry for your loss.  RIP sweet Sam, what a handsome angel.

I'm Crystal, but you can call me Katymom.  :)  I'm Triproud of my Tripawd!

Katy Sue Sarcopski – born approx 2/03, found "the lump" 9/7/11, suspected soft tissue sarcoma (most likely liposarcoma) 10/11, became a Tripawd 11/1/11, official diagnosis of infiltrating lipoma 11/23/11

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24 November 2011 - 6:40 am
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So sorry to read of Samsons passing, our thoughts are with you, Spirit Gus and Dan

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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