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Koda's 12 month ampuversary celebrated in style!!!
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15 July 2010 - 5:51 am
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Hi everyone,

Wahoooiieeeeeyyyyy!!!!!!  12 pawesome months!!!!!   Well we made it back from our 4.5 week holiday just in time for Koda's 12 month ampuversary celebrations and boy did he get spoilt today.  Dinner included an organic porterhouse steak and a chicken leg and plenty of cuddles, oh and a chicken leg for breakfast too!  And we are looking forward to this weekend to continue the celebrations with a car ride and spending some time at the park socialising with other dogs!!!

So while I was away I skyped Koda twice and both times he ran towards the front door and then my housemate had to call him back to the computer.  She pointed to the screen and then he tried to jump up and get to the screen so I am thinking that he knew it was me and that I was there.  As I was talking to him he started barking and he was so adorable.  When my housemate and I continued on with our coversation he sat at her feet listening in.  So I would have to say that Skype was a success and I know it sure made my trip a lot easier.

The joy I felt when I got home though and got to give my boy massive cuddles was priceless!!!  He has been very clingy and has come and sat right beside my foot and lent on my leg twice now.  It is so adorable because then he just looks up at me while basically sitting on my foot.  He never did this before we went away so maybe he is trying to stop me from leaving again 🙂  Both times he has melted my heart.  I think I have been clingy too as I can't walk past him without giving him a big pat.

How lucky I am to have him in my life!!! 


P.S.  We are just over 12 months post diagnosis (diagnosis and amputation happened within 10 days for us)!!! 

Scottsburg, IN
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15 July 2010 - 7:13 am
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Congrats Koda!!  Sounds like you had a great celebration.  rasberry  The clinginess is adorable.  Makes you feel so loved.  He sure missed you!  Storm, you are so blessed to have your friend with you this long after the diagnosis.  I hope more of us have such good fortune! 


Leslie, Roxy's Mom

Los Angeles
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15 July 2010 - 7:51 am
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Happy 12 month ampuversary Koda!! So pawesome!! This is cause for a huge celebration with lots of hugs, steaks and chicken. And what a great idea to set up skype when you're on vacation. 

Here's to many, many more ampuversaries and celebrations! laugh

Kami, Mackenzie & Kobe

My sweet golden Mackenzie.  She became my angel on Dec 29, 2010 at the age of 8 1/2  although she was always my angel from the time we brought her home.  She was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in Sept 2009 and officially became a tripawd (front leg) on Nov 5, 2009.  She will be forever in my heart and now she's running free with all of our other tripawd heroes.  I love you Mackenzie!

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15 July 2010 - 8:20 am
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Congratulations on this great milestone!  I need to try skyping with Boomie, although I have to say it would be more for my benefit than his! 

Cindy and Boomie

Boomie's leg was amputated due to osteosarcoma on May 15, 2008.  He enjoyed over two and a half years of life after that, one day at a time.  He died on Feb. 21, 2011.

15 July 2010 - 9:27 am
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Awesome Koda!!! Congrats on twelve months. 


A YEAR superstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstar WOW!!!


Dinner and breakfast sounded great but what about the ICE CREAM!!!!!


Today is my new pug boy Obie's 4th birthday- so in your honor I will introduce him to ice cream.


Karen and the pugs


Oh- and welcome back from Holiday Storm- 4.5 weeks sounds GREAT!



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15 July 2010 - 10:10 am
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YESSSSS!!!!! Congratulations Koda!!!

Storm, we had been thinking about you and wondering how the trip went, thank you for the update. What a beautiful thing to know that life is treating you both well. Thank you for sharing the joy of this momentous occasion.

Cheers to Koda! Cheers to you! Cheers to our Cancer Warriors!


Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Portage Lake, Maine
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15 July 2010 - 1:36 pm
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Congratulations Koda!!!!!!!!!!! superstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstarsuperstar

BIG Party you had with your Mom!

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13


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15 July 2010 - 3:45 pm
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Congratulations!  I love to read celebrations.

Debra & Angel Emily

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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15 July 2010 - 3:55 pm
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superstarHoppy ONE YEAR Ampuversary, Koda!!  WOO-HOO!!superstar

(Hope you had a nice trip, Storm.)

Amputation on 11/10/09, due to Histiocytic Sarcoma in left elbow. Angel Harley earned his wings on 06/24/10.

Cleveland, OH
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15 July 2010 - 4:24 pm
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YAY - Happy 1 Year!!

~~~~ Denali ~~~~

June 9, 2010 OSA suspected

June 17, 2010, July 14, 2010 Clear X-rays – no mets

July 1, 2010 Amputation

July 9, 2010 OSA Confirmed

November 23, 2010 Cancer took you from me - Never forgotten, Always Loved - Forever

Supporting the Fighters, Admiring the Survivors, Honoring the Taken, And never, ever giving up Hope

My heart lives at Rainbow Bridge
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15 July 2010 - 7:04 pm
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Roooorooooroo!  Twelve months is the point where you can start to thumb your nose at statistics. Great job, Koda - hope you have many, many more ampuversaries to celebrate.

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.

Kirkland, WA
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15 July 2010 - 11:31 pm
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Hooray!  Congratulations!!  12 months is SUPER DUPER and I'm so glad you got such delicious treats!  Maybe your mommy took some pictures?!?!?  Again, congratulations to one GOLD STAR DOG!!!!!superstar


<3 Laura and SleepyJack

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16 July 2010 - 12:01 am
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That's super duper news!  Oh, how exciting for you and for Koda!  SEE!- you didn't have to worry!  I hope you had a grand time on your trip (even here in Vegas)!


Let the good times roll....

with some....♥chicken legs♥ (and ice cream)!    

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

western Washington
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16 July 2010 - 12:48 am
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YEA  Koda!!!


Way to go !!!

And lots of yummies!!!

Storm, I'm thinking that Koda isn't going to let you out of sight for some time!!!







Kona turned 9yrs on April 16, 2010.
Kona was diagnosed Memorial Weekend 2010 with osteosarcoma.
Right rear leg amputated on June 4th. First chemo June 18th 2010
Second chemo July 9th, 2010      Third and final (yea !!!) chemo July 30th, 2010
ONE TOUGH GIRL this Australian Cattledog !

***Kona's journey/fight ended late in the evening of December 22, 2010***

                               We Love you so much Kona….always   

  Bella 9yrs, albino lab/aussie shep/pit?(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind (from birth) in one eye limited vision in other.(laid back, ok lazy 73 lbs)

Cotton, 5yrs, albino hound/terrier of somesort/???(abandoned in mts as a puppy) deaf & blind in one eye(from birth), excellent vision in seeing eye. (ball addict…destroyer of Kong balls…yes,etc), high energy 55lbs knots of muscle)

Kona Kai's pup brother and sister as well as her buddy and playmate cat, Shaymous 12yrs (like Seamus), miss her terribly.

knoxville, tn
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16 July 2010 - 7:49 am
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koda and storm we are so VERY happy for you!!! a year is quite the accomplishment, lets go for two or three or maybe the sky is the limit!!!  ice cream all around!!

gayle & charon

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends


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