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My big baby, Petra
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18 October 2021 - 1:06 pm
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I lost my best girl a few weeks ago. Petra had been struggling with mobility over the summer and then one day in September, she could not stand on her own anymore, and I knew it was time. She went peacefully at home, getting liver treats right up to the end. I am heartbroken; she was one of a kind. Thankful for the many good years we had and especially thankful for all the support and resources here when she had her amputation.

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18 October 2021 - 8:20 pm
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I'm so sorry Jill. This just broke my heart when I saw the news. I can only imagine how hard it was for you to share, and we are deeply grateful you found the strength to let us know. When we lose a warrior like Petra, we all feel the heartache. Yes, she was one of a kind, and will be greatly missed by everyone she touched. 

Your girl fought so hard to enjoy her best life, and she did! Oh my gosh her TPLO recovery was legendary and will always give hope to others facing a remaining leg surgery with their Tripawd. We see it more often these days, and so please know that Petra's recovery story, (which has been added to this article about remaining leg surgeries for Tripawds), will be an inspawration to others when they need it most. We cannot thank you enough for sharing that experience with us.

Petra will continue putting smiles on peoples faces even as she lights up the Rainbow Bridge. She is a legend, and getting to know you and her was such an honor for the community.

Thank you so very much. I hope that your heart can feel comfort from all of the happier times you shared together. And that Petra leaves you some signs to reassure you that she is an eternally hoppy spirit, whole and free, with our heroes at the Bridge.

If you'd like to share more photos or video we would love to see them.

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18 October 2021 - 8:48 pm
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Thank you so much for the message and photo! It really helps to know that Petra’s legacy will live on here and her experience will benefit others so thank you for reminding me of that.sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

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