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Debo, We Will Miss You
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The Rainbow Bridge

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Big, handsome Debo has earned his wings last weekend. He left us far too soon.


Run free Debo, may your handsome mane fly in the wind. You will be missed.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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26 August 2010 - 10:05 am
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Debo, have a great time as you continue on your journey! You are one very handsome pup!


Hugs and belly rubs...

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26 August 2010 - 11:08 am
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RIP sweet Debo.  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.

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26 August 2010 - 11:11 am
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I am so sorry to read that we lost another of our heroes.

Rest in Peace Debo


Jo Ann & Tasha

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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26 August 2010 - 1:11 pm
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I am so sorry.  He looks like a big beautiful boy. 

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10


I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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26 August 2010 - 1:33 pm
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Peace to you Debo and to your family.

JD's mom


One Tough Girl


-Diagnosed with osteosarcoma of her left front leg –

-Amputation July 23 2010 –

-The cancer didn't get her, but she is gone-

-She fought the cancer and loved life till bloat brought her down August 29th, 2010-

Now she watches over her mom and two new sisters, the Quad-Paws Serena and Maya

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26 August 2010 - 1:38 pm
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our thoughts are with you guys during this sad time.  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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26 August 2010 - 5:00 pm
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Debo, you brought much joy to others during your life and you were an inspiration to your friends here.


To Debo's family, our thoughts and orayers are with you at this time.


-Ginger, Annie and Brian

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26 August 2010 - 7:59 pm
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What a sweet Boy.

I am so sorry for your loss.

May you find some peace in knowing that you did all you could and he loves you completely and forever.

 It's always too soon.



Kona turned 9yrs on April 16, 2010.
Kona was diagnosed Memorial Weekend 2010 with osteosarcoma.
Right rear leg amputated on June 4th. First chemo June 18th 2010
Second chemo July 9th, 2010      Third and final (yea !!!) chemo July 30th, 2010
ONE TOUGH GIRL this Australian Cattledog !

***Kona's journey/fight ended late in the evening of December 22, 2010***

                               We Love you so much Kona….always   

  Bella 9yrs, albino lab/aussie shep/pit?(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind (from birth) in one eye limited vision in other.(laid back, ok lazy 73 lbs)

Cotton, 5yrs, albino hound/terrier of somesort/???(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind in one eye(from birth), excellent vision in seeing eye. (ball addict…destroyer of Kong balls…yes,etc), high energy 55lbs knots of muscle)

Kona Kai's pup brother and sister as well as her buddy and playmate cat, Shaymous 12yrs (like Seamus), miss her terribly.

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27 August 2010 - 7:27 pm
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What a sweet and beautiful face......I would like to think that Jerry and Cherry and Paris and all the others that have gone before met you Debo and you are running free.

Hugs to your family,

Ginny, Addy and Angel Paris

Grateful for every moment we had with Paris… regrets!

Honoring her life by opening our hearts & home to Addy!

27 August 2010 - 7:31 pm
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Godspeed sweet Debo.  Ruthie will greet you with lots of sloppy
kisses and tail wags.

Angel Ruthie's Mom

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31 August 2010 - 5:56 pm
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I am so sorry you lost your sweet Debo.  He was such a beautiful boy.  My prayers are with you.

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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