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Celebrating 9 month ampuversary!!
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New Jersey
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17 September 2012 - 8:31 pm
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We celebrated my beautiful greyhound, Lily’s, 9 month ampuversary yesterday. I feel so blessed to have this time with her. She has always been extra, extra special to me because she is a shy greyhound, and she opened her heart to me and trusted me. When we went to adopt her, all the other adopters had their new greyhounds with them or close by. I asked where our greyhound was and why there was a pamphlet in front of me that said “Shy greyhounds will race their way into your heart”. The rescue group said,”There’s your greyhound.” I looked up and saw half a head peeking around the kitchen doorbig-grin 

Lily did race into my heart in such a special way. She was so scared for weeks. I would lie down next to her on the floor while she was shaking and tell her how much I loved her. Gradually, she trusted me with all her heart. I think that’s why I have been more protective of her than any dog I’ve ever had (I loved them all!). I would do anything to keep her safe and healthy. I am just so grateful to be celebrating this ampuversary with her.

Thanks to all of you who are always there.

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.

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17 September 2012 - 8:37 pm
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Oh Sweet Lily, Happy Ampuversary!!!  You are such a special girl and I hope you have so many more ampuversaries that we lose count!

Lisa and Angel Zeus

Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...

17 September 2012 - 9:35 pm
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Happy, happy Ampuversary Lily!
What a special day for a very special girl.

I’ll add Lily’s celebration to the treat list for the pug sitter.

Karen, currently away from the pugapalooza

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17 September 2012 - 9:49 pm
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Happy 9 Months Lily!!!  Hope you get lots of yummy treats!!

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Congrats on 9 months!  What a wonderful story of how you two came together.

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18 September 2012 - 6:45 am
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Happy Ampuversary, beautiful Lily! It’s a great day to celebrate!!!

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Happy 9 months!! That’s 3 X 3 so an extra special ampuversary!

Treats all around!

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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Nine months just flew by. Wow! Hoppy Ampuversary Lily, you’ve come such a long way. You’re a greyt dawg in our book! 

Treats for everypawdy!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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