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Thinking of Buddy (Goodbye Sweet Boy)
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23 June 2010 - 6:13 pm
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Tripawds Forum fans who don't follow the blogs may have missed the latest update from Buddy the Rott. Buddy was diagnosed with osteosarcoma shortly after is pack mate Nikki had an amputation for the same. He's undergoing a treatment of radiation and bisphosphonates at Colorado State University, and is now having kidney issues.

We met up with Buddy and Niki at the Tripawds party in Colorado Springs a while back ... meet the pack:

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

23 June 2010 - 7:01 pm
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 I'm so sorry. What a handsome boy! RIP sweet Buddy.

My thoughts and prayers,


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23 June 2010 - 7:31 pm
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Poor Buddy...what a beautiful boy. I just saw their latest blog update - Run Free, sweet boy.

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23 June 2010 - 8:41 pm
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So many dogs leaving us right now.  What a beautiful boy Buddy was.  Buddy's family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Amputation on 11/10/09, due to Histiocytic Sarcoma in left elbow. Angel Harley earned his wings on 06/24/10.

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23 June 2010 - 8:58 pm
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Oh Buddy. We're going to miss you.

It's so weird that Admin Guy posted this at about the same time you left us. Were you whispering in his ear?

You'll always be a hero to us Buddy, rest in peace.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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24 June 2010 - 8:52 pm
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I’m so, so sorry. You gave him such wonderful life that he wouldn’t have had without you.  It was too very short.  I know for the both of you, he was a blessing. 
I was hoping for a miracle on him – he had one coming.  But maybe his miracle was being rescued by you and giving him a happy life for several months.
I’m so sorry.

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.

Portage Lake, Maine
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25 June 2010 - 6:04 am
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I'm so sorry for your loss of Buddy.  You did good by him in both his care and letting him go.

RIP Buddy.....

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


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25 June 2010 - 6:46 am
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We are sorry to hear about the loss of Buddy. 

It sounds like you did everything possible to help him overcome this terrible disease; both of Rusty's Dr.'s are associated with CSU and spend time there lecturing and they say it is the best canine cancer facility in the nation.


Chuck & Rusty

Rusty is a Labradoodle who was diagnosed with level 3 Fibrosarcoma on January 16th, 2010 and had his left hind leg amputated on January 25th, 2010 five days before his 18 month birthday. Please see Rusty's blog  He is putting up one heck of a fight against this terrible disease.

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