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This "Magic" Moment for Diane
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 June 2010 - 2:13 pm
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I can't say any words that will take away the pain but I can give you a lasting memory...


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.

22 June 2010 - 2:23 pm
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Way to go Cometdog.  Very nice.



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22 June 2010 - 2:51 pm
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Cometdog you're the best.  VERY nice...

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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Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends


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i can't say anything...I can't say anything...omg, thank you Ge'Lena, what a beautiful beautiful thing you just did for me - I am drowning conehead with my tears

thank you seems kinda of will never know how this has touched me cuz I can't come up with any words that can say it right...God bless you.

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22 June 2010 - 3:09 pm
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Oh my gosh that was beautiful! Such a wonderful tribute to an amazing Tripawd.  

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22 June 2010 - 4:03 pm
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That is beautiful Cometdog!  Such a lovely tribute to Magic.  I especially enjoyed the pics of Magic and Ruthie.  So precious.

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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That is a great tribute to a great dog!  I loved seeing the pictures of Magic and Casper again.  How sweet.

Holly joined the world of tripawds on 12/29/2009. She has a big little sister, Zuzu, who idolizes Holly and tries to make all of her toys into tripawds in Holly's honor. And she's enjoying life one hop at a time!

22 June 2010 - 6:20 pm
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Ge'Lena you are one very special lady. That was absolutely "Magical" so kind of you.

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22 June 2010 - 6:51 pm
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That was lovely and touching, Ge'Lena. You are indeed a very special lady.

Those pictures of Magic, of Magic and Ruthie, all of it, are beautiful. 

Catie -

Birthday – November 4 2003

Amputation – January 13 2010

Crossed the Bridge – June 2 2011

 Catie Caitlin 

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22 June 2010 - 8:47 pm
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beautiful....wonderful....quite the tribute.....

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What a beautiful "Magic Moment"! Such sweet sweet photos - I loved seeing him cuddling with OJ and Casper and loved seeing him with  Ruthie.....he looked so happy and that's a tribute to you Diane for giving him the best life possible.  Great job Smarty Pants Production!



My sweet golden Mackenzie.  She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2  although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009.  She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes.  I love you Mackenzie!

Here and Now

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22 June 2010 - 9:38 pm
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"sweeter than wine... forever 'til the end of time"

Yesh! Thank you. Simply beautiful. smiley

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22 June 2010 - 9:51 pm
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A beautiful tribute to a beautiful wolf dog.

Ge'Lena, you are incredible. Thank you for this wonderful gift to Diane, and all of us too. We sure needed this today.

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That is so beautiful. I agree with Fortis' dad, Sadie and Athena are the only ones allowed here with me.

Sadie is my 9yr old Rott/Shepherd mix. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her right scapula 1/28/10. Our brave girl had her amputation 2/13/10 and her last chemotherapy on 6/6/10. Unfortunately, a tumor appeared in her back right leg and on 10/7/2010 Sadie's earthly journey came to an end.  On 10/24/2010 we adopted Ranger, a handsome Rott/Lab mix tripawd (got hit by a car) I think Sadie sent him to us.

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