Caring for a Three Legged Dog or Cat
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16 August 2010
Well Jersey[Image Can Not Be Found] May is no longer in pain. 8:30am 9/16/2010 she was freed from the awful beast in her body, She was in our arms at home while she went to sleep whith us and her brothe Mr. Red with her. I know it was the right thing to do and the right time but boy does it hurt. She was such a trooper her whole life and overcame everything . She finally meet one she couldn't beat but she gave that cancer a hell of a try. It may have been the hardest thing for me to do. I spent her final hours trying to console her but in reality she was consoling me , letting me know its ok. I know time will help but God it hurts. My life will never be the same. She was truely a blessing and an inspiration to my life.
I cant write anymore I am crying too much. Just wanted you all to know since you have been so kind to us.
Jon , Mr.Red and the spirit of Jersey May
My Sweet Jersey May. Lost her back left leg in 2001 at 1 year old. diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the remaining right rear leg May 2010 Left our world September 2010.
We miss you Pea Pie
1 January 2010
I'm so sorry. I wish I could help ease the pain. Your girl will continue to be an inspawration to others who fight this battle, and I hope that gives you a little comfort. We're sending lots of hugs your way...
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!
8 December 2009
Hugs to you Jon,
I'm crying too for you and your loss of Jersey May. My thoughts are with you in the coming days so you can heal. Like you said, Jersey May is no longer in pain.
Tracy, Maggie's Mom
Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09
Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13
I'm in tears too. It is the hardest thing to do, but it's also the most selfless thing we can do for our fur babies. Jersey May is no longer in pain, and she knows how much her 2 dads loved her.
I told Skyler to go find her, and show her around. Sending lots of hugs!
11 January 2010
So sorry, Jon, so very sorry. I was thinking of you and Jersey May yesterday. You're in such pain right now but, and, man, words seem trite, but you'll find the strength to embrace the memories of blessings she shared with you. Your life will be different; but it will still be better for having known her.
Sending many, many hugs.
Birthday – November 4 2003
Amputation – January 13 2010
Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011
30 July 2010
Now Jersey May and my other dog Bonnie (passed from lymphoma) will have lots of fun together! Chloe and I will be glad to have Spirit Jersey May with us on our K9 Cancer Walk next month. We will be thinking of you and her and sending our thoughts out to you.
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
28 September 2009
I am so very sorry that Jersey May has crossed over, that her battle has come to end. I hope in the coming days your hearts can be filled with all the wonderful times you shared together to help with the terrible pain you are in at this time.
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….
5 February 2010
It's so hard, but you had the strength to do the most selfless thing possible. Not only is Jersey May an inspiration, but you are too. You had the strength to carry through with the impossible task of giving her relief. Her love for you continues.
Sending you, Jersey May's other Dad, and Mr. Red all the strength I have.
12 February 2010
jon, we are so sorry for your pain. remember that you were brave, brave like jersey may, in that you gave her a final gift. you let her move on to her next adventures, free from pain. our thoughts and blessings are with you -- 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
4 September 2010
25 April 2007
Jon, we are deeply sorry.
This is one of the hardest things to do, and one of the greatest gifts at the same time. Jersey May is out of pain, and her spirit is soaring through the universe. Her physical body may be gone but your bond will never, ever be broken.
You're so right right, our lives are never the same, because of the gifts these beautiful dogs leave with us. Learning to face adversity with a wag and a smile, living with forgiveness in our hearts and always seeing the best in people are just some of them.
The Tripawds community wraps its collective arms around you today, and always. We are here if you want to talk OK?
22 December 2009
14 June 2010