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Caira Sue Rocks!
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East Bay, CA
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11 November 2009 - 12:55 am
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Just a little note to say that Caira Sue has passed the 4 month mark since her amputation and she's still doing awesome. Ok, so we heard rumor of a tiny met in her lung--but we aren't letting it slow us down. She hasn't noticed a thing. We keep living it up day by day. Thanks everyone for being out there as a great support!

Mary and Caira Sue

May 2001-Jan 21, 2010.....I'm a dog and I'm AWESOME!..... Always.

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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11 November 2009 - 2:27 am
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Pawsome news!  Four months is a great milestone.  Time for a celebration and a great 'special' meal.

I never get tired of seeing that face on your Avatar.  Caira Sue Rocks!

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.

Linden, MI
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11 November 2009 - 5:45 am
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Whoooo hoooo!  Congratuations on your milestone.  Time for some treats and some lovin'!

Sue and Nova

Dane Mom Sue at and Mom to Beautiful Great Dane Queen Nova, a Blind Tripawd, who kicked cancer's butt from 11/08-03/13. The Queen is Spirit Nova now, but her legacy lives on here at Tripawds!

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11 November 2009 - 7:36 am
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Yay, that's wonderful 4 months, its wonderful she is so happy and so feeling good. Tasha says keep it up.

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

Kirkland, WA
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11 November 2009 - 8:14 am
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WOOO HOOOOO!!!!! 4 months is super!  You are adorable miss CS, and are not letting a little thing like missing a leg getcha down, so GOLD STAR FOR YOU Superstar  Also, we hope that silly lung met is a rumor that doesn't spread... (get it?!?  I made a joke!!!  *sigh...*)

<3 Laura

Caira Sue~

You are still hawt.


Captain Jack

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Congratulations, Caira Sue!  We wish you many, many more!  

Debra & Angel Emil

P.S.  I love your joke, Capt.Jack.

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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Mary and Caira Sue

That cheering you hear from just over the Dublin Grade is our entire family celebrating.  Each and every day is very special, but reaching such a wonder milestone as 4 months is worthy of an extra special celebration.  So we will be toasting tonight, having special meals, extra hugs, and for Cherry a ride in the truck (we all know that for her that is the best celebration) all in our jubilation that our warrior/clown Caira Sue has reached another great ampuversary.  One thing though - KEEP ON ROCKING!!!

With great anticipation of many more Ampuversaries for Caira Sue,

Bob & Cherry

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11 November 2009 - 9:22 am
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Caira Sue

Congratulations. While the one year club celebrates their many upcoming anniversaries, we can form the four month club (I hit the mark later this week - Nov 15). But I was sure you came on board after me. Are you truly a four-monther? Did your amp precede your arrival at tripawds? Apparently the human memory starts to wane when the dog has cancer.

In any case, let's live it up this week!

Tazzie 2

(ha ha ha, met rumour spread, ha ha

11 November 2009 - 10:15 am
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Congrats Caira Sue, you definitely RockCool! Happy Four Month Ampuversary!  


Stacy & Angel Lulu

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11 November 2009 - 12:35 pm
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Most excellent Caira Sue! Keep up the good work. Thanks for sharing.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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11 November 2009 - 12:55 pm
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Caira Sue!! What a great milestone - u rock girl!! Keep it up!


Shilo & her pet human mom Alisa

Shilo diagnosed with osteosarcoma 9/4/2009, amputation 9/9/2009. ShiloAnne lost her battle 11/23/2009 where she regained her fourth leg and is patiently waiting for her parents to join her. We will always love you baby girl.

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11 November 2009 - 4:00 pm
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Way to go Caira Sue! 4 months is great news!

Did you do anything exciting to celebrate?

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11 November 2009 - 7:18 pm
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Congratulations!!! You go girl!!!

We'll pawty this weekend!!!

Shelby, AKA, PP

Livermore CA
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11 November 2009 - 9:27 pm
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Caira Sue -- I can't imagine that you'd let anything get you down, ever.  A long chuck-it tennis ball to you!!  Congratulations!!

Love, Cemil

Cemil and mom Mary, Mujde and Radzi….appreciating and enjoying Today

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11 November 2009 - 10:30 pm
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Right on you superstar you!!! Hoppy Ampuversary! May there be many, many more.

Thanks for sharing the great news with us, we sure need it around here right now!

Keep on keepin on. SuperstarSuperstar

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