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Hopalong Harley
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24 June 2010 - 2:05 pm
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Harley, who was my Baby Dog, became an Angel Dog this morning.

Thank you to everyone here for your support throughout this journey.

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

Portage Lake, Maine
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24 June 2010 - 2:13 pm
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Oh Gwen,

I don't know what to say....I didn't expect this at all, not at all....not just yet.

Never long enough for our furry kids.... Hugs to you during this time of mourning for your "Baby Dog".

Tracy & Maggie, who very much appreciates the bag of Glycoflex III you sent her this week! 

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13

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24 June 2010 - 2:35 pm
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Gwen, we are deeply sorry, this is a very sad day. Try to take comfort in the wonderful life you gave your biker baby dawg, and the memories you shared. His life was too short but his spirit will burn brightly forever.

Long may you run, Angel Harley.

I'm waiting at Bear's Lodge. See you there.

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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24 June 2010 - 2:45 pm
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oh my, we are so sorry to hear this.  our hearts go out to you, during this truly sad time.  we have been following harley since we started this path, as our challenges were similar.  he remains a reminder of how wonderful our tripawds are and how much they give us.  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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24 June 2010 - 2:50 pm
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R. I. P. beautiful Harley you gave it one heck of a fight!

 

Darlene

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24 June 2010 - 2:51 pm
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 I am just so very sorry to read that Harley lost his battle with this terrible disease. May you find peace in all the good times and I pray that soon the wonderful memories with bring smiles to your face and help to fill the big hole in your heart.

 

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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24 June 2010 - 3:33 pm
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Oh, this is awful; simply too too sad. I am so utterly sorry for your loss.

Carmen (Catie and Riley's mom)

Catie -

Birthday – November 4 2003

Amputation – January 13 2010

Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011

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24 June 2010 - 3:35 pm
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Gwen, thank you for taking such wonderful care of Harley and thank you for setting him free.

We wish you peace and wonderful memories.

Shelby, the P.P.

The chauffeur said, "thanks for letting me name my motorcycle after your dog."

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24 June 2010 - 3:53 pm
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Hop along heavenly Harley, we're honored to have known you. Albeit for far to short a time. Peace.

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24 June 2010 - 4:16 pm
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Oh no!!  I am so sorry and so sad reading this news. cry  Harley was such a sweet boy!  My heart goes out to you. 

R.I.P. Angel  Harley 

 

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24 June 2010 - 4:56 pm
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Gwen, I am so sorry for your loss.  It is always a sad day on Tripawds when I see a new loss.  Each tripawd touches me in a special way and I mourn their passing.  I can only hope the sweet memories will soon fill the hole in your heart. 

RIP sweet Harley.  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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24 June 2010 - 5:08 pm
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Gwen:

 

We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and Harley.  As others have said this disease really sucks!

 

Chuck & Rusty

Rusty is a Labradoodle who was diagnosed with level 3 Fibrosarcoma on January 16th, 2010 and had his left hind leg amputated on January 25th, 2010 five days before his 18 month birthday. Please see Rusty's blog @rusty.tripawds.com.  He is putting up one heck of a fight against this terrible disease.

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24 June 2010 - 5:09 pm
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Gwen, I am so sorry to hear about Harley.  I'll keep you in my heart.  You and Harley have been such an inspiration to us.  Please know we are all here for you.

Sending hugs,

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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24 June 2010 - 6:35 pm
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Gwen,

I am so sorry for your loss.  Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.  Harley was a beauty.

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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24 June 2010 - 8:08 pm
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This is such a heartbreak.  I was hoping to bring Nova to the next Tripawd pawty in July and hoping to meet Harley there.  Damn this stupid cancer.  Lots of love, licks and leans coming your way from Queen Nova tonight.

Sue and Nova

Dane Mom Sue at nova.tripawds.com 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!

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