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We Said Goodbye To Libby Last Night
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29 March 2014 - 11:45 am
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It's bittersweet to see the banner but it makes me smile - it really does. Libby was such a special soul... I know she watches over all our Tripawds here and is running free and holding court above.

Sending you continued love and healing energy and support!

XO

Alison & Shelby 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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29 March 2014 - 5:23 pm
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Kathi, it really does make me proud.  I feel like I've left a little piece of her here with everybody.

Thank you Alison.  It's been tough.  We miss her so very, very much.  It's really a big adjustment and some days are better than others.

We have her ashes back now and maybe this sounds odd, but it is comforting to have her back under our roof.  A neighbor works at the cremation company (it's called Paws & Remember) and she took it upon herself to make an imprint of Libby's paw in plaster for us as well as giving us a lock of Libby's hair in a nice card.  She also brought her to us personally instead of us having to pick her ashes up at our vet's office.  I was a puddle.

Hugs, 

Amy & Spirit Libby

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

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29 March 2014 - 8:03 pm
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That is such a hard step to go through but I know what you mean, it does feel like the family is together again doesn't it? {{{{hugs}}}}

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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