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Maya Makes A Splash
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Carpentersville, IL
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5 August 2015 - 8:17 am
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This past Saturday the clinic where Maya and all our fur kids go had a picnic to raise funds for cancer (human cancer) in honor of the head vet who recently lost a relative to cancer. Maya, being a favorite of the staff went to enjoy the nice weather and to have some fun. Here are a few pictures of Maya enjoying herself…


Maya showing people hopping on 3 legs isn’t so bad once you get used to it:Image Enlarger

Hopping is fun but it’s nice to be chauffeured around too.Image Enlarger

The highlight of the day was when the head vet (Maya’s doctor) was in the dunk tank.  It’s hard for a tripawd to throw a ball so Maya got a little help from her favorite vet tech! Image Enlarger

Mission accomplished.  Image Enlarger

Owned by Maya the Basset Hound

Norene, TN
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Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey


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AYA!! YOU ARE SOOOOOOO CUTE!!! Can’t stop smilinglaughing

I KNOW you captured the hearts of everyone there! Way to represent!!! A lot of “awareness” was raised that day on many levels.

I love your snazzy wheels! You really know how to travel in style!

And I love how you were able to “dunk” your vet! Good job Maya!!!!

This was a wonderful day for all….but I KNOW Maya was the real Rock Star there! Thank you so much for sharing the fun…and smiles!!


Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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OH MY GOODNESS! MAYA! YAY! these are some of the sweetest pictures I’ve ever seen!!! That picture of her in her lil wagon ride! Oh my goodness I can’t handle the cute today it is too early for this!!!! 

clapclap <3 I love seeing such happy tripawds! 

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Oh how fun! Isn’t it great showing the world what a Tripawd can do?

Go Maya! clap

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Go Maya!  clap

Donna, Glenn & Murphy

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old.  He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  


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Way to Go Maya…you totally rock in your pics!!!  I especially like the “chauffeuring” picture…those brown eyes are just beautiful!

Sahana and her Angel Leland and Lucian too


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May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

Carpentersville, IL
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leland4 said
those brown eyes are just beautiful!

Sahana and her Angel Leland and Lucian too

Bassets know how to use their eyes to get what they want. 

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