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I'm thinking and praying for everyone...
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20 March 2016 - 2:21 pm
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I just wanted to tell every single parent/Tripawd/Angels and Heroes that you are constantly on my mind.

I pray continuously and I wish I can take away the pain we sometimes all feel. Alot of us have great days and I PRAY they continue.

We are at different stages/treatments/outcomes/faiths/geography; yet we are all the same.

I stayed on the site after Zeus died because of the constant support, love and friendship you all have given me, Belle and Angel Zeus.

Sometimes we forget to tell the people we love how we feel; I love you guys, I love your Tripawds/Angels/Heroes and I will continue to read, post and pray!


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Thank you!!!  This is a wonderful community, and has been so helpful to me.  I really appreciate those of you who have stayed connected and offered support, even after your companion’s journey has ended.

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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Thank you Deb  🙂  You are a very special person.  I know Zeusy is watching out for you


Michelle & Angel Sassy


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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Hugs to you Deb!!! You are good people!!!! 🙂 

This place is a special and safe place for many of us … we keep coming back after a loss since we are supported here … no matter if it’s 2 months or (almost) 2 years… no limit on grief. I 100% believe I would not have survived the loss of Shelby w/out the love and support of the amazing people here …. 

Much love to you! Zeus is always looking after you!

Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little jasper too)

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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Aww Deb, you are really thoughtful and so sweet. Love you too! Hugs back at ya, thanks for adding to the collective awesomeness of the Tripawds Nation!

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Thank you Deb. So very thoughtful and kind…because you are! And thank you Tess, we are all cheering for Otis.

With appreciation for being remembered with all at the Bridge

Sally and Happy Hannah

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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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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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