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RIP my sweet Paris
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9 January 2010 - 9:48 pm
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three legged cancer dog hero paris

How could we help but cry? Bittersweet tears of course, because we join you in celebrating the wonderful life you gave Paris. Thank you for sharing her with us. We are privileged to have met her – and you, of course – and honored to include her photo in the random header images throughout the Tripawds community.

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Here and Now

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Ginny & Randy, I'm so sorry to hear about Paris.  Your sweet girl fought a brave battle.  You and Randy are in our thoughts tonight.

Di & John, Max & Linda

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Dear Ginny,

I am so very sorry to hear of you dearest and lovable Paris leaving you.  Big black dogs are wonderful.  Your baby was great and all the way to end.  I'm so sad for you and your husband.  I hope you find some comfort with our group knowing how we feel your pain.  It's hard not to cry for you.

Best wishes in your recovery with grief,

Comet's mommy

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.

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9 January 2010 - 11:52 pm
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Ginny -

I am so sorry to hear about Paris... I know Shilo was there waiting with all the others to greet her as she came.

Always....Shilo's Mom

Shilo diagnosed with osteosarcoma 9/4/2009, amputation 9/9/2009. ShiloAnne lost her battle 11/23/2009 where she regained her fourth leg and is patiently waiting for her parents to join her. We will always love you baby girl.

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10 January 2010 - 12:48 am
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Ginny...I too wish you peace.  I'm so sorry to hear about Paris; she was a survivor and a heroine.  I hope the good memories will help to fill in the giant hole that's in your life right now.


Mary and Cemil

Cemil and mom Mary, Mujde and Radzi….appreciating and enjoying Today

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10 January 2010 - 7:37 am
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Ginny and Randy,

I'm so sorry to hear about Paris... My tears are flowing while I read your post.Cry It sounded like she was doing so well at her 1yr ampuversary... Damn this cancer!!!Mad 

My thoughts and prayers are with you Ginny and Randy... I know the next couple of weeks, months... will be so very difficult and sad... but Paris is no longer in any pain... and is running free with all the other tripawds heros. I'm sure that they all greeted her when she arrived...

Rest in peace sweet Paris... We will never forget you...

Angel Jake's Mom

Jake, 10yr old golden retriever (fractured his front right leg on 9/1, bone biopsy revealed osteosarcoma on 9/10, amputation on 9/17) and his family Marguerite, Jacques and Wolfie, 5yr old german shepherd and the newest addition to the family, Nala, a 7mth old Bengal mix kittie. Jake lost his battle on 11/9/2009, almost 8 weeks after his surgery. We will never forget our sweet golden angel… ….. CANCER SUCKS!

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I am so so sorry about your beautiful Paris. I know you asked us not to cry but I can't help it.  My heart felt sympathy is being sent to you.  I know you will miss her but please take comfort in that you love her enough to let her go.

Debra & Angel Emily

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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10 January 2010 - 8:29 am
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Sorry to hear so sad news Ginnie.

May all the good memories overcome your sadness.


Cecilia & Spirit Hori

Spirit Horacia, Castaño, Olympia + human family Cecilia, Georg and Julia - - - Hori first diagnosed 8/6/09, ampu 8/12/09, run over the bridge 9/10/09 – We miss you every day dear girl!

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10 January 2010 - 8:33 am
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Goodby sweet Paris, you will be missed. ((Hugs)) to you and your family.

I have a soft spot for labs, thanks for sharing your's with us. I can tell she was a sweet heart. Smile


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I wanted to say THANK YOU from the depths of my heart to all of you that have sent messages.  It is amazing how it makes a difference to read your kind words.  I tried to watch the video from October that Jim & Rene did, too soon but I know I can see her when I am ready living her life to the fullest.

Thanks again to all my wonderful friends at Tripawds,

Ginny & Angel Paris

Grateful for every moment we had with Paris… regrets!

Honoring her life by opening our hearts & home to Addy!

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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Oh, Ginny!  Just got home and started to catch up and discovered this.  I am so sorry for your loss, and so shocked it came so quickly.  I know you miss her dearly, and I hope your happy memories help get you through this terrible loss.

Trouble and I are honored to share the 2010 calendar page with Paris and you.  She will be missed, but never forgotten.

RIP sweet Paris.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge .

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.

10 January 2010 - 6:55 pm
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I am so sad to hear this news... Her one year ampuversary was such a huge milestone. My thoughts are with you this week and wish you the best in this hard time
Erin and Jack

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Dear Ginny and Randy,

Please accept my deepest condolences at your loss of Paris. She was a very beautiful girl. I watched Jim and Rene's film clip from your Fall (October) Colorado Tripawds outing and Paris was so full of life and energy. I was amazed just watching her running the whole time. Paris is now running free at the Rainbow Bridge pain free and with all of her new Tripawds friends. My heart goes out to you and Randy ' class='wp-smiley' /> and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Mary and Guardian Angel Angus

11 January 2010 - 7:47 am
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I am so sorry for your loss.  Paris is such an inspiration to us, it is almost like she willed herself to make it to her one year mark.  She was blessed to have you and your husband as parents.  Thoughts and prayers are with you.


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