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Chili Dawg's appointment with doggie heaven...
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Plainfield, Illinois
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30 August 2011 - 4:21 pm
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It is with a broken heart that I share with you that Chili Dawg's appointment with doggie heaven came tonight.  Ryan and I made the painful decision late last night- he was unable to walk anymore, and while he continued to smile and wag his tail, you could see in his eyes that the pain medicines were no longer working.  My faithful companion and best friend is now pain free and whole again. 


My mom took this picture of Chili and I together on Saturday- his last good day, and I wanted to share it with you.  Chili Dawg, I will miss you and I love you so much.  Run free of pain my special friend.


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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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10 February 2011
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30 August 2011 - 4:29 pm
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Crying with you! My sincere condolences and healing heart wishes until you meet again!

It takes much strength and love to let them go!

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30 August 2011 - 5:24 pm
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Jenna, I don't even know what to say. We are so sorry and are sending comforting thoughts your way. I'll write more when I can compose myself... RIP Chili Dawg. 

On The Road

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30 August 2011 - 5:24 pm
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Oh Chili, our hearts are shattering tonight, we are so very sorry.

What a gift it has been to know you, thank you for sharing your journey with us, we will never forget it.

Much love coming your way Jenna. As much as it hurts, you did right by your boy. {{{{{hugs}}}}

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

In your heart, where I belong.
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30 August 2011 - 5:27 pm
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Jenna and Ryan, I'm so, so sorry. You all fought the hard, brave fight with Chili. You rescued him from people who were bored and disinterested in his brightness. You gave him a best buddy in Finchy, and you gave him a job with those babies to protect. Chili found his true heart home, and he had a purpose. He healed some broken things and in return, you healed him when he needed it.

This is so sad because Chili had such spirit, but he did his job, didn't he? He put on the wings he was born with. I'm grateful you could make the hard decision and not make him linger. As we said the other day, "Well done, good and faithful servant."

Shari, Dakota and Evelyn

From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

Dakota's thoughtful and erudite blog is at

knoxville, tn
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30 August 2011 - 5:34 pm
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we are so sad to hear of chili's passing.  you gave him a final, selfless gift, by helping him to the bridge.  hopefully time will help replace your tears with memories of the love you shared.  love never ends.

charon & gayle

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends


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30 August 2011 - 5:51 pm
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I am so sorry to hear of Chili Dawgs passing, you guys are in our thoughts and prayers, 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

Chicago, IL
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30 August 2011 - 6:03 pm
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Can't stop the tears.  I'm so sad for you all.  Sending hugs.

August 16, 2006 to November 28, 2011
TATE ~ Forever in our hearts.

Linden, MI
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30 August 2011 - 6:04 pm
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So sorry to hear about ChiliDawg.  Bless you for having the strength to release him from his pain.  You are in my thoughts...


Sue and Queen Nova

Dane Mom Sue at and Mom to Beautiful Great Dane Queen Nova, a Blind Tripawd, who kicked cancer's butt from 11/08-03/13. The Queen is Spirit Nova now, but her legacy lives on here at Tripawds!

Mount Pleasant, Ia
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30 August 2011 - 6:11 pm
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Jenna, I truly know the emptiness and ache within your heart right now. We are sending positive thoughts and prayers your way...



Coopsdad/ Kenneth Blackburn

the monkeydogs only THINK they have invaded the tripawd state

Cape Vincent, NY
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30 August 2011 - 6:21 pm
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I am so sorry Chili Dawg. Ted will help you find your way. Run free of pain, run with Ted!!! My heart goes out for your family!!!

30 August 2011 - 6:30 pm
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Oh Jenna, tears are just running down my cheek.  I'm so sorry.  I know that Chili was greeted by so many at the Bridge and I've asked my gaggle o'goldens (plus a labbie with a boo boo foot and a couple of kitties to keep them in line) to look him up and to run fast and play hard until you are together again.

Shelby and I will do our best to continue the fight........

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30 August 2011 - 6:50 pm
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I can't stop crying for you. What a wonderful picture to have to remember your doggie soul mate. My sincere condolences.

Las Vegas, Nevada
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30 August 2011 - 6:59 pm
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I'm so saddened.  Chili Dawg was a special boy. Losing him is only in body form, his love will remain in your heart forever. 

I know your painful heart will ease from the grief in the distant future but for now, please know we are here for you to lean on during this very sad time. 

My sincerest condolences.

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.

Orange County, CA
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30 August 2011 - 7:31 pm
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I'm so sorry to hear of Chili's passing.  It's hard to let our best friends go, no matter how long or short their time with us was.  Our thoughts are with you and your family. 

Diane & John

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