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Millie - Journey's End
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My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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29 April 2011 - 8:27 am
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I didn’t want anyone to miss this.  I’ve copied Glenn’s post from another topic this morning. I extend my deepest condolences to Glenn and his family. Millie will forever live in our hearts.

Millie – Journey’s End.
Millie’s battle with osteosarcoma has ended today. The last few days she has become weaker and weaker and her mobility has all but gone. She has also given up on food and to watch her was unbearably sad and heartbreaking.  We could have carried on until nature took its’ course but it was Millie who had to come first and to have kept her alive with an ever diminishing quality of life was totally unfair to a dog who was active and fun loving.

It is nearly 8 months since her first clinical signs and 5 months since her operation. It is a privilege to have been her nurse, her chef, her carer and her carrier.  These last few months have been so special and I can be thankful that at least we have had this extra time together of which i have treasured every moment. From her first post op poop, to running in the snow on 3 legs, running away from me on the beach, chasing pigeons and throwing rubber chickens round the garden.

Can I thank the world of Tripawds for all your support during the last 5 months. You are all truly amazing for the work you do. I will try, in time, transfer my journal to blog format.

In the meantime, I have Sid to look after as we have to adjust to life without Millie.


Glenn and Sid

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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29 April 2011 - 8:33 am
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Glenn, I'm so sorry to hear of Millie's passing.  Your family is in our thoughts.

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29 April 2011 - 8:46 am
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Glenn so sorry to hear Mille passed, our thoughts are with you, Spirit Gus and Dan

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

Chicago, IL
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29 April 2011 - 9:12 am
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Glenn, we are so sorry for your loss.  I so much appreciate your attitude – because it is a privilege to care for these special creatures.  Bless you as you heal.

August 16, 2006 to November 28, 2011
TATE ~ Forever in our hearts.

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29 April 2011 - 10:41 am
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Thanks Shanna! Our most sincere condolences go out to Millie’s pack.

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Heart healing wished to you and yours! Millie was indeed a special girl! Still Is!

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Glenn, we are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Im glad you have Sid to help you during this time. We are sending warm thoughts your way and hopes of peace in your heart during this time.



Coopsdad/ Kenneth Blackburn

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 I am so sorry to read that Millie's journey has come to an end. My thoughts are with you, please accept my deepest condolences.


 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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so sorry,  prayers & peace

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So sorry for your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to you today and in the days ahead.

Grieving with you – Amanda & Boo  

Boo became a Tripawd Warrior Princess on Sept 8, 2009. She crossed over the Rainbow Bridge 2.7 years later on April 29, 2012. Run free Angel Boo!

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29 April 2011 - 12:38 pm
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I am very saddened to read that Millie's journey has come to an end. By not letting her suffer anymore, you truly showed her how much you love her. May all the wonderful memories ease the pain that you are feeling now. Sending you lots of golden hugs!


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I am very sorry to hear about Millie.  It is very hard to loose those closest to you. In time the memories of all the fun things you guys did together will help with her passing. Just remember she will always be with you.

Lynn, Patrick, and Munchkin

29 April 2011 - 1:39 pm
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I'm so sorry for your loss.  I'm sure you made every last day of Millies life the best it could have possibly been.  My thoughts are with you through this tough time.


Kelly and Jake

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My deepest condolences to you and your family.  I'm just so very sorry.

I know the following days, weeks and months are going to be very painful.  It's an emptiness that can be unbearable at times.  So, please know you have us to lean on if you need it.

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.

Northeastern PA
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29 April 2011 - 2:56 pm
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I’m sorry to hear about Millie’s passing. Take comfort in the fact that you enjoyed her life while she was with you.

Our thoughts are with you.

Zack, King of Dogs, 1996 to 2010

Zack lived a full 14 years, even to the end.

The joy and memories he provided us will last a lifetime.

Surviving him is his sister, Izzy, a 12-year-old boxer mix quadpawd.
And the latest addition, Zula, an 11-month-old pit bull mix tripawd.

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