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28 May 2015 - 3:16 am
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Helo evreyone, hows everyone doing?, been ages since ive been on here, so busy with new doggie.. hes finally settling in and kind of doing as his told lol

Gilda is doing just great, shes adjusted well to life on 3 legs, first agility Monday eveining with her new friend Domino, thought youd like to see them both in action.  big-grin

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28 May 2015 - 8:14 am
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What a great video! Gilda is a wonder dog. She is such an example to people who think that a three legged dog can't do the things a four legged dog can do. Such joy!!!

Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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That's truly amazing!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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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28 May 2015 - 9:27 am
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Tears of joy over here!!!!!!!clap

FUN!!! HAPPY!!!! Way to go Gilda!!!!! Talk about living life to the fullest! The joy and happiness just jump off the screen!!!clap

Gilda and Domino are doing great in their agility course! And having fun!

This just has me grinning ear to ear...REALLY!!! Thank you so much for sharing!clap

I love the clip at the end where she just takes off running in a state of sheer glee and joy! THAT is a very happy dog!

Love and hugs!

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 DOG Gilda! Look at you just rockin and rollin like nobody's business! It's wonderful to see you loving life, share more videos with us OK? More people need to see what Tripawds can do, you are a magnificent example of that.

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That's great!  Thanks for sharing!  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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I'm with Sally on this one!!! Just tears of joy. So much more welcome than the grief stricken tears of late.


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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