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3 month ampuversary Happy Valentines Day Sassy
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14 February 2013 - 5:40 pm
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Hard to believe 3 long months ago we started the ampuversary celebrations.  I am so glad that Sassy & I found this wonderful "family".  If it wasn't for this site and many of you who have taken us under your wing and given advice,  talked this crazy mom off a a cliff many times I don't know where we would be today.   So  THANK YOU from the bottom of Sassy & my hearts and please on this wonderful Valentine's day help us celebrate 3 months. 


Hugs to everyone and their fur babies. 

Happy Valentines Day


Michelle & Sassy 



Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

Fort Wayne, IN
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14 February 2013 - 5:45 pm
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Hugs right back to you and Sassy!  You make a great team :)  Congrats on the 3 month ampuversary!

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

San Diego, CA
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14 February 2013 - 6:28 pm
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Wow - the 3 month ampuversary is a special one since 3's such an awesome number. Lots of treats for everyone to celebrate!

And Happy V-Day too Sassy! Here's to many more celebrations in your future!

Jackie, Angel Abby's mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

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14 February 2013 - 6:31 pm
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Congrats on your 3 month ampuversary. I agree, this is a wonderful site that helps people through their journeys in a way that no other support network can.


Hugs to you and Sassy


Karen and Spirit Magnum

Magnum: 30th May 2002 to 5th May 2012. Lost her back left leg to osteosarcoma on 5th Sep 2011. Lung mets found on 20th Mar 2012 but it was bone mets in the hip that ended her brave battle. Magnum's motto - "Dream as if you'll live for ever, live as if you'll die today" (James Dean). Loyal, loving, courageous and spirited to the end. My beloved heart dog, see her memoirs from Rainbow Bridge ......

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Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo

New Haven, CT
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14 February 2013 - 6:47 pm
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Yey, Sassy!  Hoppy 3rd ampuversary!  Wow, 3 months!  Look how far you've come.  It's amazing.  I'm proud to be part of your family.  Woot woot, Sassy!

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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14 February 2013 - 10:01 pm
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Awww you two, congratulations! Three is SUCH a lucky number, we are really, really hoppy to see how much progress you've made on this journey. You've tackled the amputation ordeal like nopawdy's business and now you're here helping so many people. Thank YOU for becoming a part of this community.

Hoppy Hoppy Ampuversary Sassy Sugar Bear. We love you!

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15 February 2013 - 9:29 am
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I did celebrate for you yesterday, Sassy! We had way too many treats here. Evelyn had some bacon, then some smoked salmon. I'm not sure she could hear me over the gobbling noises, but I reminded her it was your day. Next month at this time we'll do it again! Keep hopping along and doing such a great job!


From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

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15 February 2013 - 4:30 pm
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Happy 3 months Sassy!


Orange County, CA
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15 February 2013 - 5:55 pm
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I'm a little late to the party, but:  Congratulations and Happy 3 Month Ampuversary Sassy!!  I hope you had a wonderful day filled with lots of yummy treats!!

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15 February 2013 - 6:23 pm
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Happy 3 month Sassy.  I cant believe its been 3 months already.  Mom must be very proud of you.  Keep on fighting the fight Sassy.  Sending lots of hugs and kisses your way. 

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera

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15 February 2013 - 7:18 pm
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Lots of chicken as that is all she likes to eat after her chemo.  But she is doing great :)  


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

New Jersey
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15 February 2013 - 7:29 pm
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Happy 3 month ampuversary, Sassy!!! You go girlclap So happy to celebrate with you--plenty of chicken treats (Lily loves them too)

Joan and Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

16 February 2013 - 9:25 am
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Happy Ampuversary Sassy! You and your mom, Michelle are the best. Thank you for sharing your journey!


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