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Chicago, IL
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19 July 2011 - 7:43 pm
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So we took Tate and Sam to the beach, and Tate likes to chase whatever ball or toy is being thrown in the water no matter who throws it.  So he ran and swam and grabbed someone's ball.  And that dog's mom chastised him, "You got beat out by a three legged dog!"

August 16, 2006 to November 28, 2011
TATE ~ Forever in our hearts.

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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19 July 2011 - 7:49 pm
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I love that!  Gave me a very much needed smile today.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

Mount Pleasant, Ia
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19 July 2011 - 9:25 pm
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way to go Tate!! Beating out a monkeybutt dog at catch! Hey Monkeybuttbunnyvampire pirate wannabee  .... you hear that??? Tate beat out a monkeydog!!! bwhahahahahahahaaaa!!! 


Sooper Dooper Webtoed Cooper

Coopsdad/ Kenneth Blackburn

the monkeydogs only THINK they have invaded the tripawd state

19 July 2011 - 9:29 pm
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Totally awesome.  🙂  I hope that I have someone tells me something like that about our old man Capone!   He seems to have one speed the last couple of days when outside, turbo speed.  I'm still keeping him on a leash to restrict his movement a bit and assist if needed since we're only 12 days post left front leg amputation due to OSA.  Tonight after getting back from a walk with my husband... Capone was in his gated off area in our living room standing up with a toy in his mouth wagging his tail like crazy.  I then took him outside and he insisted on going walking (hopping) up our short driveway to the sidewalk.  I guess he wanted to eat some grass from another area.  These are the moments that are keeping me going.  He is so pooped when he comes inside and will require a few hour power nap from that adventure.  I'm just hoping that I can get him up again before I go to bed around midnight.  I really don't want to set my alarm for the crack of dawn to get up for a potty break.  However, I'll do anything for my sweet angel. 

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20 July 2011 - 6:35 am
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Hey monkeyidiot, did you hear that, what do you have to say  for yourself, whats that, I can't heeeeaaaarrrr yooouuuuu

Way to go Tate, show em whose boss

My buddy Gus had a left front amputation on April 7, 2010 and lived a great life until July 26,2010

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20 July 2011 - 12:14 pm
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Monkeybuttbunnyvampire pirate wannabee  …. you hear that??? Tate beat out a monkeydog!!! bwhahahahahahahaaaa!!!


First off - It's all hearsay! 


Secondly - Tripawds are thieves!!!

New Jersey
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20 July 2011 - 12:39 pm
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Tate...How cool are you? Super cool! cool

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20 July 2011 - 4:30 pm
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Tate - you rock! 


Greater Western Washington area
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20 July 2011 - 5:58 pm
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Tate, the dog, the myth, the legend!  Way to show em you good boy 🙂


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Elizabeth and Sammy

Diagnosed with osteosarcoma in the right front leg 8/23/10,

leg fractured 8/27/10,

leg amputated 8/30/10


I couldn't begin to say how special Sammy is to us.  Living and laughing with and loving this wonderful boy is priceless.

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20 July 2011 - 7:10 pm
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Doesn't  get much better than that Tate! Pawsome!

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