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Yes, we do u derstand like no others possibly  can.  This joir ey forges a bond deeper than anyone could ever imagine  exists.

I know one thing for certain, Patches would not have changed one single thing as long as he had you as his hooman.  He experienced  more love and care than most dogs ever get to experience.  And I'm pretty sure that, as o e of the cutest dogs ever, he knew how to use that CUTENESS to get anything  he wanted a time he wanted!

Your tribute photo is just lovely.  His photos melt my heart everytime and all that cuteness  always makes me smile too.

Thank you for staying connected.  Patches touched us all♥️

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Awwww look at that sweet face. I love the memorial.

Of course we get it. It's OK to feel the way you do. Patches was your heart and soul. Feeling grief is to be expected and there is no timeline for healing. Take whatever time you need and allow yourself to feel the sadness, it's the only way to get through the grief.

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So decided on the one Tripawd Angel pic of Wally.  

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It's not the best post amp pic I have of him, but it's probably my favorite as it was such a good day.  1/14/21 which was two days after being released from most of his post op restrictions and Wally was getting around and feeling fine.  It was unseasonably warm for Jan. and he spent a good amount of time soaking up the sun in the back yard as he had done quite a bit over the past year or so.  Look at how relaxed and happy he is smiley4.  Really wish I could go back to that day!!

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First of all, no "rule"  about how many pictures you can post....especially  when they are as cute as Wally!!!  

And in a way, you have gone back to that day on a level beyond an earthly presence.  Wally gave you that day so you could recall as vividly as you have here.   He really, really does look sooo relaxed and happy.   

Next time uou feel the warmth of the sun on upir face. think of this day and you will feel Wally's presence with you.

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Awww that is so beautiful. Wally does look very comfortable and happy! It's like the Universe made that special, rare warm day happen just for you two.

What a sweet memory you have of that moment in time. You can always go back in your mind, any time any day! Thanks for sharing.

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Well, unfortunately we didn't get to be a part of the tripawds community long. Marley's handled life on 3 legs like a champ but the osteosarcoma was incredibly aggressive despite trying chemo. She was only 3 years old but any time spent with her was worth it.

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I'm so very sorry. She was such a beautiful pup. Thank you for including us in her life if only for a little while. Your beautiful angel will never be forgotten.

How are you doing? If you'd like to update us, please do so. We are here for you.

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Hi there, new to the community here. So sorry to hear about your pup, she was a beaut. We're in a similar boat--4 yr old just diagnosed with osteosarcoma. At the moment we are debating amputation without chemo. Do you feel like amputation was the best option despite losing Marley far too soon? My wife is unsure about amputation so came to this community to see how others' experiences were. 

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Sorry for the late reply. I don't come here very often anymore. 

I don't regret the amputation at all. She thrived as a tripawd and it didn't slow her at all. She was on odd presenting case which took a while to diagnose and it's a painful cancer so I'm glad she at least got some painfree time before she went, even if it was short. My wife was unsure of amputation as well but I had a tripawd as a kid so I was more comfortable with it. After we did it and she saw how well Marley adapted she said all her reservations about amputation were gone and she agreed we made the right decision.

Best of luck with your pup.

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