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I lost my beautiful Lily yesterday :(
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Virginia




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3 April 2016 - 9:46 pm
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Joan, don’t worry about “replying”, okay? Right now just do whatever it takes to get from one moment to the next. That’s sll you can do right now.

I remember I wanted to respond to each post…I would come here and just sob too hard to begin to type the first word. I never reslly was able to respond very well. So, just saying, tske thst off your lost of things to do. We all understand.

Just focus on you and the wonderful memories you and Lily shared. Right nkw though, you can’t get past the last days. It’s just too raw and intense. As Jerry always reminds us, those last days ate just a blink of an eye compared to the thousands and thousands and thousands a gloriously happy days you and Lily shared. That’s what she wants you to focus on.

Here’s something that Pam, Harmoy’s mom, posted on another family member’s thread. It sounded like something Lily would want you to hear today…and to know it’s true.

” WHEN THE BODY BECOMES UNFIT FOR THE SOUL, THE SOUKD MOVES ON TO A HIGHER PLACE.”

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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4 April 2016 - 12:58 pm
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Bless your heart. I’m just now catching up on this thread and wanted to send you my heart-felt condolences for the loss of your sweet, sweet Lily (love that name).

Speaking of signs, I was one of those that had to be smacked up side the head to know Harmony was sending me signs. The one that hit me the hardest was a cookie jar I found on clearance with “Harmony” on it. Now every morning when I get up, the sun is rising and it shines on only one thing in the house; you guessed it, Harmony’s puppy-treats jar. She has been gone for nearly 18 months and yet she still stops playing at the Bridge long enough to send me signs.

Much love to you and your pack. xoxo – pam

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

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4 April 2016 - 1:21 pm
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joantroj said
Rene, could you send me the info about how to post pics again. I always had trouble with that.

Take your time Joan, there’s no rush. We’re not going anywhere.

Here’s a link about adding images to forum posts. If it’s easier, just email me and I’ll post them for you OK?

And yep, Jerry send us signs too. Be watchful, Lily is never far.

xoxo

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19 April 2016 - 5:44 am
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Oh, Joan, I am so very very sorry.  You know how much I love Lily. Maybe because our babies went through this together, she has always been so special to me. I agree that the guilt is part of the grief and I think we all struggle with it in some form (should have caught the cancer earlier, should have done chemo, should have not done chemo, wish I had more money to spend on treatment – you get the idea).  It is human nature. Please know that you are in my heart during this sad time. 

Much love and wishes for peace,

Lisa

Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...
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19 April 2016 - 10:36 pm
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Lisa,

Our furbabies went through this at the same time, and I’ve always felt that Zeus and Lily were warriors together. Thanks so much for your kind words. As you well know, it’s so hard to lose them and deal with the guilt feelings. It’s hard to realize that I can’t protect her anymore. I had this weird dream the other night that Lily and I were outside going for a walk and some big, mean dog was circling us and trying to attack her. I was doing karate kicks to try to protect her. When I woke up, I realized that was me trying to protect her from anything bad that could happen to her. I think that because she was such a shy greyhound that I very quickly got into the role of protector with her, even though she was my warrior princess and such a strong dog. Wow-I didn’t mean to get into all that. Thanks again for your kind words and thoughts, Lisa.

Sending hugs to you,

Joan and my angel, Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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21 April 2016 - 9:44 pm
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A d you know what? That dream was Lily showing you how safe and protected she felt with you. You did everything possible to keep her safe and she wants you to take comfort in that.

Good thing those karate kicks were just in your dream! I don’t think you shoukd be “busting a move” somsoon after yiur surgery!! Now Lily is enjoying the role of being your protector.

We know this is still sooo tough Joan. Stay connected. Share memories.

We love you!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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22 April 2016 - 6:46 pm
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Sally, 

Thanks so much; I never thought of the dream from that angle. My Lily-I miss her so much… No karate kicks in my waking momentslaughinglaughinglaughinglaughing Love you too!!

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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22 April 2016 - 8:53 pm
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When I logged onto the forums tonight I saw Lily’s banner- it’s beautiful!

I know how bittersweet it is, it’s wonderful to be remembered this way but it would be better if she wasn’t a memory….

Sending strength and peace for continued healing.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010

 

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22 April 2016 - 10:14 pm
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Karen, thanks so much for telling me about her banner. I knew that Rene was going to post it; it’s so perfect that she’ll be remembered on Tripawds-the place where we received so much support and love. It is bittersweet, but so beautiful. I just went to Forums and kept clicking till it came up-so very touching and I love the pictures. Is that where I will always access it?

I can’t thank you enough for your kindness. I miss her so much-I’d love to be able to kiss her and pet her velvety fur again.

Sending hugs,

Joan and her angel, Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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22 April 2016 - 10:33 pm
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Oh gosh! Can’t wait to see her! Yes, it will be bittersweet, but it just reminds us all of how present she will always be in all our lives

I remember “screaming through my tears and typos” and begging people here not to forget my Happy Hannah! My dpgs and I live pretty.much a hermit lifestyle and no one really got to know Hannah except our Tripawd family here. No one knew the depth of love except our Tripawd family. No one knew how much her life mattered except our Tripawd family. So yes, just like Happy Hannah, sweet, gentle Lily will be remembered on Tripawds by her tripawd family…the place that gave so much love and support…a d the place where we have had the true privilege of getting to know courageous Lily and her courageous human!!

So you kiss that banner a d you talk to the banner and KNOW that Lily is here with us FOREVER!!

A d hes, the banner is on the top of the forums.

Lots of love!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Oh Sally, we could never forget Happy Hannah and all her anticsclapclapclapclap She was incredible, and so are you! Happy Hannah brings a smile to my face every time I think about her. I know just how you feel. I thought that I would cry my eyes out when I saw Lily’s banner, but it gave me a peace that she is here on Tripawds, and she will always be remembered. For that I am so grateful. What a great family we have here.

Sending love and hugs

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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