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My beautiful Tripawd Warrior Princess Sassy Earned her wings today
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Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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20 August 2013 - 11:26 pm
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I know I already posted earlier but I just wanted to tell you that… How blessed you were to be “just going to the vets for routine bloodwork”. You didn’t have to walk in there knowing why you were there!! Does that make sense? You didnt havd to make that call!! Sassy made the call! I think when Sassy got to the vets she just said ” know what mum? I’m tired. I don’t want to do this anymore. I just want to go play!! Can I???” Yup. That sounds like the Sassy I’ve become to know through your stories and pictures!!

Thinking of you and everyone else on this sad day…
Christine….. With Franklin in her heart

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

Sydney, Australia
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21 August 2013 - 5:54 am
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I am so sorry Michelle.  Sassy was a huge inspiration (not to mention utterly adorable). 

This cancer journey brings us so much closer to our beloved dogs than we ever dreamed possible.  

I know your heart is breaking and I wish there was something I could do to stop the pain, but there isn’t.

My heart aches for you.  



Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ......

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21 August 2013 - 7:57 am
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This makes me so sad but like I said Michelle, you did the right thing and Sassy enjoyed life right until the end.

Sassy, I’m sure I can speak for everyone when I say that you have touched everyone’s heart here and we’ll never forget you. I know you’ll be watching over your mom, and we promise that we will too. Run free, dear Sassy.


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21 August 2013 - 9:14 am
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I thought for sure I was reading the post heading incorrectly.  But unfortunately, I was not.  As others have already said, it is hard for me to find any words right now.  Sassy was such a huge part of this community, providing inspiration to so many who were diagnosed after her.  Sassy was a true warrior, she fought a very brave battle.  I don’t kow if it’s any consolation right now, but please know that Sassy will live on here forever.  She will never be forgotten.  She touched so many lives, human and canine.  Sending healing thoughts to you.

21 August 2013 - 9:52 am
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I am so sorry Michelle.  Words are hard to find, but please know that I am holding you and your family in my heart today.

You have helped so many here, please let us help you now and share a little of the grief you are carrying.


Sassy will live on in your heart and so will always be by your side.


Karen and Spirit Maggie

Columbia, MO
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21 August 2013 - 1:12 pm
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I’m so sorry.  Wishing Sassy’s beautiful spirit a safe journey.  Till you meet again…

Marla and Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

New Jersey
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21 August 2013 - 4:09 pm
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I am so very sorry about the loss of your beloved Sassy. There are no words to ease your pain,; Sassy is a hero, and we all love her. You have been such a wonderful mom to her-she was so fortunate to have you. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. May you be blessed with many happy memories of your beautiful Sassy.


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.

Plainfield, Illinois
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21 August 2013 - 4:12 pm
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I am so sorry.  Sassy was a beautiful girl, and she was well loved.  I know how hard that decision was to make, and our pain begins as theirs ends.  I am sending you hugs.


Jenna & Spirits Chili Dawg & Finchy, and Monkeybutt Buster

Diagnosed with OSA: 5/2/2011 Ampuversary: 5/11/2011 OSA returned in hip: 8/26/2011
Chili Dawg crossed the Rainbow Bridge on 8/30/2011 & is now pain free. He was my heart dog, and I miss him every day.

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21 August 2013 - 7:35 pm
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I made the mistake of looking at the Tripawds site at work today and burst into tears when I read about Sassy. You and Sassy have been an inspiration to me. When she developed lung mets and kept on trucking, I thought “what a dog”. You are a great doggy Mom and Sassy was very lucky to have you and vice versa.

Penny, Blink and Maggie Over Yonder


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21 August 2013 - 9:54 pm
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Michelle, I just saw Sassy’s banner come up. It is soooooo Sassy! She is so pleased with the way Jerry made her rememberance banner! It’s an excellent “collage” that captures the sheer joy that sweet dog experienced every single day.

Hope yo’ve seen it! Sassy will be watching and will be so happy to see you smile.
She wants you to gaze a touch longer on her portrait…..she’s just so proud of her hapy self!


, Sally and Hapoy Hannah

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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21 August 2013 - 10:03 pm
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Sending love and prayers to you Michelle. You have no idea how your journey has touched and encouraged so many. My heart breaks for your loss.

Bear is a 7 year old Rottweiler. He became a Tripawd pup on April 1, 2013.

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22 August 2013 - 7:17 am
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Oh Michelle, I’m just so sorry to read this. I’m so sorry for the hurt that you’re feeling. You and Sassy helped us so much along our journey. Warrior Princess Sassy will live on forever here helping people and in our hearts forever. Please know we are here for you and sending you healing love.

Patricia & Mighty Atlas

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22 August 2013 - 8:37 am
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Thank you everyone.  Your words of encouragement mean everything to me.  I knew that this time was going to be hard.  I think Sassy’s death has been the hardest one I have ever had to go through.  This journey has made us even closer than we were before.  I just am lost right now.  But I know it will get better with time.  Bosch looks for his sister when he sings.  It was hard to hear him do that yesterday and her not being there with him. 


Thank you from the bottom of my heart (thats in a million pieces right now)


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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22 August 2013 - 10:03 am
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Give Bosch some love and let Bosch give you some love.

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I’m so so sorry to hear this.  Thinking of you and feeling your pain. 

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