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Good Bye our boy Riley R.I.P.
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4 September 2010 - 7:26 pm
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Today our boy Riley lost his battle. He was a solider to the end.  He was much sicker than he lead on to be.  2 days ago he was running up and down the stairs like a puppy then his body could not lie anymore and he passed this morning due to multiple issues caused by the cancer.  We will miss him deeply. 

I wanted to thank everyone on tripawds for all the valuable information and unbelieveable support.


Thank you all from our hearts,





and Riley (1998-2010)

Wesley Chapel, FL
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4 September 2010 - 8:21 pm
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I'm so sorry to hear about Riley...crying 

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers... Rest in peace sweet angel Riley...

Angel Jake and Wolfie's Mom

Jake, 10yr old golden retriever (fractured his front right leg on 9/1, bone biopsy revealed osteosarcoma on 9/10, amputation on 9/17) and his family Marguerite, Jacques and Wolfie, 5yr old german shepherd and the newest addition to the family, Nala, a 7mth old Bengal mix kittie. Jake lost his battle on 11/9/2009, almost 8 weeks after his surgery. We will never forget our sweet golden angel… ….. CANCER SUCKS!

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cry  It is heartbreaking news to hear, especially since I remember you posting updates about how well he was doing before... I would love to honor Riley by adding his name to the back of my shirt I will be wearing for a K9 Cancer Walk in October. Chloe and I will be participating in this walk as a way to celebrate her recovery and to walk for dogs who will not be there, whether it be because they live far away or because they have passed. For example we will be walking for our dog Bonnie who lost her battle to lymphoma many years ago.

Here is a link to page 3 of my forum which shows the progress on my shirt (scroll to see front). Page 4 and 5 show the updated shirt back with the names. Ignore the posts about the "deadline" since that pertained to an online version of the shirt. I am still adding names to my shirt since I write them all in by hand...

-Chloe's mom

Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog

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4 September 2010 - 11:30 pm
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Oh I'm so very, very sorry you lost your Riley.

It's so heartbreaking.  We all understand but that isn't much comfort we know.  Just please know we are here to help in anyway.  It's our love of our dogs that brings us all here whether they are in the 'now' or in the 'spirit'.

My deepest condolences to your family.  Sending many, many virtual hugs.

Comet's mom

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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I am sorry for your loss.  Sending good thoughts to you and hoping the wonderful memories you shared will soon replace the sadness you feel today. Riley was loved and will forever live in the tripawd hearts.

RIP sweet Riley.  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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We're so sorry to read this post.  We're holding you all in our hearts, and hope all the wonderful memories you have of Riley will be some comfort to you.

Sending lots of hugs,

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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I too am so sorry.  I love the name Riley.  He sounds like he was doing really good up until the end so I hope it is of comfort to you that he didn't have prolonged pain and suffering.  He was with his family who loved him.  Our family will include yours in our prayers,

Rest In Peace Riley,

Elizabeth and Sammy and crew

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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we too are sorry to hear riley lost his fight against cancer.  he showed bravery and 'love of life' as long as he was able - lessons for all of us.  our thoughts are with you during this sad time.  remember, 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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I am so sorry for your loss.  This is truly heartbreaking. What a special boy and fighter he was.   Please take comfort in knowing that he's still with you and will be forever in your heart.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Our deepest condolences.

Kami, Mackenzie & Kobe

My sweet golden Mackenzie.  She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2  although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009.  She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes.  I love you Mackenzie!

5 September 2010 - 10:53 am
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I'm so sorry that you have had to say goodbye to your boy Riley. Out of love and courage our friends do seem to shelter us at times.

Please except my deepest condolences.

RIP sweet Riley,


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John, Tina, Chris, Jensen, and Spirit Riley,

We are very sorry to hear that Riley's battle has come to an end, and hope that you can accept our deepest sympathy at this time. The manner that he battled so very hard and ignored just how sick he really was, is a testimony to the quality of his bond with his family and the love that you shared. Please find some comfort in this love and remember that you will never be totaly without Riley because the gift that he gave you will be with you forever.

Spirit Cherry's Dad

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5 September 2010 - 11:03 am
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Oh we are so deeply sorry to hear this. This cancer thing is so unfair, his battle was far too short. We hope you can take some comfort in knowing that you did everything you pawsibly could for him, and that his last remaining days were spent pain-free and loving life. 

Our Triley the Rock Star will always be remembered here. May his spirit soar with the Tripawds community forever.

Many hugs coming your way.

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I am so sorry to hear about Riley.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.  I hope it's comforting to know that Riley is now comfortable and pain-free and I truly hope your sadness turns to smiles when thinking of all the wonderful memories of your beloved Riley.  Trust me, each day will get a little easier.

Dhiannon (Zeke's Mom) & Zeke, a 7 year old male Bullmastiff, front left leg amputated on 7-12-2010 due to a joint tumor.  Zeke earned his wings on 8-13-2010, we will miss our big boy forever!  We love you Zeke!!

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Please accept my condolences on the loss of Riley.  May your many memories of him warm your heart.

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.

5 September 2010 - 2:47 pm
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What a brave boy!  I'm so sorry to hear he lost the battle.

Godspeed Riley,

Pat & Angel Ruthie

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