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Today we said goodbye to Tazzie
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Michigan
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19 October 2009 - 4:08 am
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Pam and family,

I am shocked and saddened that Tazzie is gone. She was a big, beautiful, strong girl who was an inspiration to all tripawds large and small.

You did right by her – you let her go when she was ready. I admire that.

Take care, and give Kona a big hug,

Michelle

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19 October 2009 - 8:11 am
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Pam, Tazzie, and Family,

Tears started as soon as I say the title of the post and if I were not a touch typist this would be shear gibberish because I really cannot see the screen.  This is just a goofy way of saying that Tazzie touched so much of our lives and the lives of so many here in this community.  Tazzie's courageous battle provided the inspiration that allowed us to fight as well.  Heroes seems like such a inadequate word to describe Tazzie, Pam and all the family.  We admire, respect, and love you and would like to extend our arms and paws in an embrace of that love.

Two very important things:  First, I have often worried that my desire to hold onto Cherry may be unfair and I worry how I will be able to find the strength to let go when that time comes.  Here too you have provided the iteal map.  The fight that has inspired so many of us shows that the love of life is there in spite of the cancer and that same love will find the strength to let go when that becomes necessary.  Secondly, I know that there is now a canyon of a hole in your life but Tazzie is still with you now for the gifts that Tazzie gave you will live with you forever.  There are gifts that Tazzie's story has given to this community will also live with us forever.

Bless all your family at this moment and forward,

Bob & Cherry

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19 October 2009 - 9:40 am
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Pam–

I am so, so, so sorry.  I can't even get my head around it right now.  Even words seem inadequate.

Love to you and your family, I'm thinking of you.

–Kim and Tika

Kim and Spirit Tika http://www.tika.....ogspot.com

Cordoba, Argentina
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19 October 2009 - 10:04 am
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It's so sad when one of our “heroes” go…

I hope all the happy/hoppy memories you collected in the last 14 months make up for the sadness you must be feeling.

Thank you for sharing Tazzie and your wisdom with us.

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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19 October 2009 - 10:33 am
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Dear Pam & Family, 

There's that lump in my throat again & those tears that flow so freely when another one of our angels leaves us.  I am so sorry, I wish I could offer words of comfort, but I can't find the words.  You and Tazzie have been an amazing support and resource to this community. Our thoughts are with you and yours. 

Best,

Stacy & Lulu

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19 October 2009 - 10:36 am
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Pam,

Like so many before me I want to tell you how very sorry and shocked I was when I saw your post.  Tazzie was so beautiful and was such a joy.  Making the decision to let her go was heart wrenching, I am sure.  I'm glad she let you know it was time.  Like Bob, I am afraid I won't know.

Fourteen months in good but not enough.  I mourn with you.

Debra & 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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19 October 2009 - 11:48 am
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I am so soooo sorry to hear about Tazzie.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.

Kristin and Toto

And Toto, Too – fighting the good fight against hemangiosarcoma   http://tootswee.....pawds.com/      Amputation - 9/21/09      Earned his wings - 7/09/10

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19 October 2009 - 4:22 pm
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We've been thinking about Pam and Tazzie today, and fondly remembering the day we met these two heroes, almost exactly a year ago.

Here is a video from the blog post where we introduced this special Tripawd girl.

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19 October 2009 - 5:31 pm
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Oh Pam,

I just read your post and couldn't believe it! Tazzie had been doing so well, for so long… One of my many inspirations to go ahead with Jake's amputation. I am so sorry that Tazzie finally lost her battle with this horrible disease! I'm glad that she was able to go peacefully, with her loving parents and buddy by her side… Even though she hung on for 14 months… it is never enough… Cry

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family right now… Tazzie is finally free and running with all the other tripawds that have gone before her. I know that they will welcome her with love…

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… http://jakesjou.....ipawds.com ….. CANCER SUCKS!

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19 October 2009 - 7:15 pm
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What an awesome video!  I love seeing our babies in action 🙂  We'll miss you Tazzi – you chose one cuuuute doggie for your physical form 🙂

Mesa, AZ
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19 October 2009 - 7:41 pm
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Pam,  We are so sorry to hear of your loss.  Tazzie was an inspiration to all of us here.  We will always remember Tazzie and will pray for her as she crosses the Rainbow Bridge

Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers,

Chuy & Eleanor

Chuy, showing everyone that Tripawds do everything 3 times better than regular dogs!

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19 October 2009 - 8:11 pm
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Dear Pam and Family: So heartbreaking to see the title of this post. Like so many others
I just started crying and when I said “oh no!” Romeo jumped off the bed and came running.

We are so deeply sorry for your loss. And we know all the love that’s in your house—
that’s clear from your descriptions of Tazzie and all the generosity and warmth you
show all of us.

We feel so attached to all the dogs on this site. We just fell in love with Tazzie
when we saw her birthday pictures with her tiara. Such a big beautiful girl!

It’s good Tazzie was able to go at home with her family. What a love Kona must be.
Hope he will be ok. I’m sure he is missing her.
Love to all of you and run free sweet girl, Eve, Romeo, and family

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19 October 2009 - 9:04 pm
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Pam-

I am so sorry to hear about Tazzie.  You both have been a huge support and inspiration for so many on this site.  I know that your experinces have helped us, and I always look forward to hearing about Tazzie.  Please know that you are in our thoughts.

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20 October 2009 - 9:50 am
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Pam

I am so sorry to hear about Tazzie. You have both been an inspiration to all of us on going thru our journies. Tazzie was lucky to have such a wonderful pack. I am heartbroken for you. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers

Heidi and her Angel Titan

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22 October 2009 - 10:03 pm
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So sad to hear of this.   That big, sweet face always gives me a smile.  Hugs to you and your family.

Mel

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