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Levi's Last Chemo!
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12 January 2016 - 9:10 am
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Yesterday was Levi's 6th and final chemo treatment - yay!

He is still so very much himself, so we are confident that we've made the right decisions. Here's a vid of him just a few days ago:


He is still getting ImYunity and eating better than us (currently Honest Kitchen meals). Happy Boy!

(more on Levi, if anybody wants to read it: http://tripawds.....awd-to-be/)

Levi was diagnosed w/likely osteosarcoma at 7.5 years old in 7/2015 and became a Tripawd on 9/11/15. Loved life until he broke one of his front legs on 2/12/17. As x-rays showed clean bone, we decided to repair the leg. He recovered well, but in June of 2017, started to limp on the same leg. X-Rays showed return of OSA in the front leg. Levi crossed the rainbow bridge on 7/20/17, after over 22 months as a happy Tripawd. 

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12 January 2016 - 9:28 am
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CONGRATS!!! this is an amazing milestone!!! Way to go Levi! Keep kicking booty!


Alison with Spirit Shelby in her heart (and little Jasper too) 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

Livermore, CA

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12 January 2016 - 10:01 am
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He looks great!  And congrats on finishing chemo too, wonderful to get that done.

and eating better than us (currently Honest Kitchen meals). Happy Boy!

Same deal here! I cook chicken, eggs and burger and mix it with HK for my pups, meanwhile we enjoyed a bag of pre-prepared something out of the freezer for dinner.

Karen and the well fed pug(gle)s.

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

Green Bay, WI

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12 January 2016 - 10:36 pm
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he DOES look great! what a relief to have sailed through Levi can carry on with his life, pain-free and happy. Congrats to you all. 

Paula and Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

"Be good, mama loves you" free my beautiful Warrior


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12 January 2016 - 11:07 pm
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That video says it all! Levi is looking great and doing greatclap

And look at that mig! Is that a happy boy or what?! He's telling the world, "Watch me! I'm javing a ball just being Dog!! This just makes me soooo haply to see him living life to the fullest! That's why we do this journey.

CONGRATULATIONS LEVI!!! Steak a d ice cream for everyone!


Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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!

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13 January 2016 - 2:03 pm
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Suhweeeeet! That's a big milestone, we're doing the hoppy dance right along with you and Levi!!

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