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Livermore, CA

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6 August 2020 - 1:34 pm
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I'm so sorry that Hazel's earthy journey with you has come to an end, no matter how long they are with us here it is never enough time.

The special ones like Hazel never really leave us though, she will live on in your heart and so will always be by your side.

Karen and Spirit Maggie

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010


              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo


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We all love your sweet Hazel ao much❤   Ahe jumped into our hearts from day one.  To witness the bond you had, to witness the care and devotion  you gave her.....beautiful  to behold.   Yes, she is your heart dog and uou are her heart hooman.  And we have proof

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I remember  being so struck by the picture below.  I felt like the light surrounding  Hazel  was"not of this world".  It seemed to lay out a path that was leading up to a brightness that was directly above was a Divine light.  She was wrapped up in an eternal light like a protective  bubble that would lead her "home" when the time came.  I hope you fund comfort  in that.  I was so touched  by that photo.  It just spoke volumes on so many levels.

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And I have no doubt when Hazel was greeted by all the Angel's at the Rainbow  Bridge, she had a wheelbarrow  full of Whimzzes for her .  She saw them as she ran free and got closer and closer to the Bridge.  I'm  sure this was the expression on her face as slobber started dripping  from her jowls

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Surrounding you with Hazel's eternal  light❤

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie 

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

New York, NY
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Oh Nyoom - I'm so sorry to hear that Hazel has crossed the Rainbow Bridge .  All of us could tell how much you adored each other and I know that she will continue to look out for you from above just as you will always carry her in your heart.  Sending much love and peace to you!  sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2 Stacy

Griffin lived an amazing life for 11 years! Diagnosed with osteosarcoma on March 17, 2020, Griffin's right forelimb was amputated on April 2, 2020. Ten days later he was running and playing fetch! Lung metastasis discovered in July 2020 did not slow down Griffin and he lived joyfully for the next 7 months, passing peacefully at home on February 11, 2021.

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