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I always forget to post things over here for those not on FB or those not reading the blogs, so if you’ve seen this I apologize….but I wanted to share some good news for those just starting their journey.
Yesterday, Charley celebrated his 33 Month Ampuversary (OS)! He was diagnosed with OS at age 2-1/2, so he now has lived over 1/2 of his life as a Tripawd Warrior!
I’ve posted lots of new pictures of him (graying muzzle and everything) in his blog post from yesterday! You’ll have to see the pictures of his beautiful amber eyes!
I’m sending hugs to all of you and positive thoughts and prayers to all of your pups that are on this unwanted journey.
25 January 2013
Amazing! Congrats to you and Charley! Beautiful boy. I have 2 chocolate labs and their eyes make me melt. Charley is an inspawration!
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
18 December 2011
Awesome job Charley!! Wishing you many more ampuversaries. Keep inspiring and showing us how to beat this crappy disease.
Tasha was a German ShepherdBorder Collie mix who was diagnosed with OSA at age 8. On December 29, 2011 she had her front right leg amputated and received 4 rounds of chemo. Sadly and suddenly Tasha became sick and we discovered she had liver cancer that had spread to her lung. After almost 19 months, Tasha earned her wings on July 17, 2013. No regrets and never forgotten.
25 April 2007
Ohmigosh never apologize for sharing GREAT NEWS LIKE THIS!!! Post as many times as you like, seriously.
Go Charley, Go! You have kicked cancer’s butt and are a beacon of hope for countless other Tripawds. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your life and celebrations, it’s an honor.
Pawty on Charley! xoxo
30 July 2010
Thats so wonderful Charlie! Soo close to the 3 year mark, can’t wait for that momentous celebration!!
Chloe became a rear amp tripawd on 7-29-10. Another tumor was removed on front leg 2-20-14. Found 3rd tumor on neck 2-2015, but she's still kicking cancer's butt at age 14. Chloe's blog
22 November 2012
high fiving.. or paw’ing… everyone!!!!!
Christine….. with Franklin in her heart ♥
Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012. Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013. Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack... You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!
28 November 2008
Way to go, Charley! You get more handsome and distinguished every month. Love that gray muzzle.
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.
Thanks everypawdy!!! TRIPAWDS RULE!!!!
28 November 2011
Awwwww, Sweet Charley Happy Ampuversary! You are so beautiful you should be on the cover of a book. Wait, YOU ARE!!!! Bahahahahaha! Love you precious boy, keep showing everyone how it’s done!!!
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...
10 December 2011
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