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MY BELOVED BROWNIE
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Ok, I have to brag a little. I was outside with Kenzie, and she decided it was time to go in. She figured out how to use the doggie door all by herself. She went up, push the flap and went in. She is only 13 weeks! She is running around, barking, and hates being in quartine. She doesn't wine, she screams!!!

Kerren,  Thanks for Sharring the article. Haven't had time to read the whole thing chasing this pup, but I plan on it tonight. 

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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i guess you have to be careful what i say to angel dogssmiley2 Roane knew i wasn't ready for another dog so instead she got me a pig that acts like a dog! i posted a little blurp about it in anything goes. shes a riot!

Kenzie sounds like shes settling in so well. talk about smart with the dog door, shes going to be a wonderful addition to your family! Brownie did such a good job picking her out ❤

         Hugs ❤ Bev, nurse Moe cat, Autumn's Angel Roane & Angel dog Gypsy 🐾

My sweet soulmate Roane was diagnosed with osteo in June of 2019. Had a rear leg amp on July 2nd & crossed the rainbow bridge to be with her sister Gypsy on the first day of Autumn Sept 23 2019.

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You really have your hands full!!  OMD!!!  A puppy!  A strong willed puppy!!  A very  smart puppy (the term "smart Cookie" comes to mind😉😎)!!  

She is EXACTLY what you needed!  But Brownie and Kenzie already knew that😉

 We MUST have video!!!!

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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Kerren, Very interesting article. It never occurred to me that people would adopt on a whim, because they are working from home. I pray the shelters don't get full when people go back to work. Here in Texas you have to make an appt to see an animal at a shelter. 

Thank you for sharing.  It really makes you think. That Beatrice is a beauty!

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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Six months ago today Brownie and I said Goodbye.  Sometimes it seems like yesterday, and sometimes it feels like so long ago.  I think the ones who have been through this journey know exactly what I mean.  Even though Brownie’s last day was heartbreaking, I did feel a sense of relief.  A sense of relief, because I knew he would never be in pain again.  A few hours before Brownie crossed over, he hopped up to me, looked me right in the eye and wagged his tail.  I was feeling guilty that maybe we said goodbye too soon.  Then Sally, who is always right, said it is better to have a good memory then a bad one.  Well, I have been doing a lot of reading, and have read that our pets know when they are going to pass over, and will leave us a memory moment.  Something they have not done before, or have not done in awhile.  Brownie had not hopped up to me like that in over a week, but he used to do that several times a day.   I now know that Brownie was giving me a memory moment.  He was telling me “Mom I know it’s time, but it’s going to be ok.  I will still be with you”.  I can not get that picture out of my mind.  On March 5, 2019 I did not let my feelings show, because this day was about Brownie, not me.  After he crossed over I didn’t cry much.  I thought “what’s wrong with you?”  It turns out, even though I was with him when he crossed over, I was in denial.  I kept waiting for him to hop around the corner.  I would constantly get up to go look for him.  I even found myself in the toy aisle picking out  a new toy.  When the day came to collect Brownie’s remains, I was excited.  Brownie is coming home!   But when they brought out a bag of  his remains, foot print, and fur clipping, It hit me hard! I lost it right in the middle of the vet’s office.  At that moment I realized Brownie is not coming home.

I could not pack up Brownie’s things and throw them in a closet.  So I made a nook.  I would like to thank the ones that contributed to Brownie’s nook.

Jim (Admin Guy) The popular Brownie Banner that always pops up when I need to see it the most.  My heart skips a beat every time I see it.

Rene (Jerry) I have one of my beautiful Tripawd Necklaces hanging over Brownie’s urn, and another piece you sent me hanging over one of his pictures.

Sally – The beautiful cardinal dish, and the note that you wrote I keep inside the dish. I am continuing to search for the cardinal.  Aso, the card “Sunshine”.  The song I always sung to Brownie, “You are My Sunshine”.

Jackie – The card you made of Brownie and Grizzly.  It reminds me of such good times!  I remember when I use to say to Brownie “Go Get Grizzly”.  Brownie would run up to Grizzly’s door, bark as if he was telling him to come out and play.

Bev – I have the two beautiful stones sitting in a dish from Italy.  They are just beautiful!  I am still researching them, and will use them to connect with Brownie.

Lana – Thank you for the gift book “Every Dog An Angel”.  I have read it several times, and it brings me comfort.

Paula – The beautiful card you posted when Brownie passed sits next to his urn.  I have not taken the necklace off since I received it.  I will always carry Brownie’s heart in mine, as you do for Nitro.

Karen – The first post you wrote “I would take hate the vet into consideration”.  I am so happy we did, and was happy that someone else understood the reason I made the decision I did.  I have a copy of the post in a Memory Book that is filled with letters and poems I wrote to Brownie when we started this Journey.

Ava’s Mom – The post you wrote about Brownie’s journey thanking him for helping you through your own journey .  That means so much!

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Today is bittersweet.  Today is Brownie’s six month Angelversary, but also the day Kenzie comes out of quarantine due to the mange.  I think Brownie knew I would be sad today, and wanted me to have something to celebrate.  That is just who Brownie was/is.  Always thinking of Mom. Some of you say I have a heart like no other, and I really didn’t get it.  But now I know. Brownie is not in my heart, He is my heart!  He is the one that has a heart like no other!  Years ago I bought a plaque that reads “I want to be the person my dog thinks I am”.  I hope I was the mom that Brownie wanted, and so deserved!  Brownie made me a better person!

My Dear Beloved Brownie, You rescued me in so many ways! I am so sorry I was unable to rescue you…

I loved you yesterday, I love you today, and I will love you always! 

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

Brownie Bubba Bell

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Oh goodness, I am sobbing here.  That is so beautiful.  The video is beautiful.  My heart feels for you today.  

I don't think it's a mistake.  The way this all came together is larger than any of us.  It is angelic.  Thank you Brownie.  Your mama needed this.  

Sending you love across the miles.  Close your eyes and feel that hug.  

Little Kenzie is beautiful.  And she needed you as much as you need her.  I look forward to watching her grow up❤

Hugs,

Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Phoebe, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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"Six months ago today Brownie and I said Goodbye.  Sometimes it seems like yesterday, and sometimes it feels like so long..."

  

I'm so sorry to hear about your Brownie's passing! I love the memorial nook you made. That is such a nice way to keep Brownie's spirit alive in your home. I may be borrowing this idea when it's time for my Tigerlilly to go.

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What a beautiful tribute to your heart dog! I believe we need to accept there are powerful, unseen forces at work....especially where our once-in-a-lifetime pets are concerned. There is no other way to explain the circumstances that led you to today - coincidence just doesn't cut it. 

Bravo Brownie! By the way, have you bumped into a handsome black Dobie named Nitro? Tell him to be good, his mama loves him!

Paula and Warrior Angel 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"

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

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Brownie is not in my heart, He is my heart! 

You said it! Nancy, I do believe that everything Brownie has been trying to teach you then and now is so beautifully summed up in that sentence. It's almost as if you've graduated to the place that our dogs hope we will arrive at after they gain their wings. I know he is so, so proud of you! 

The video is incredible! You picked the perfect song (and there aren't enough tissues on the planet to get through it without bawling our eyes out!). Watching Brownie's life captured in photos and videos is the most precious tribute to a dog who won the lotto the day he won your heart. Thank you for premiering it with the Tripawds community.

And the big reveal of the Brownie nook is so cool to see too. You put so much heart into it, six months worth of labor and a lifetime of love and it shows. It's such an honor to be part of a beautiful corner in your home. Thank you so much.

I see you just posted in his blog too! Can't wait to go read it. 

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PS.....  And the way you celebrated Brownie with all the special photos and treasures you so lovi put together on his nook......well done Nancy!❤

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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Sending you and the pups extra hugs ❤ Brownies memorial is just beautiful! I know he's sitting there admiring your beautiful work, his heart full of love and pride, thinking "i have the best mama in the whole world!"

I know its hard today but hopefully tomorrow brings you a smile. Brownie sent little angel kenzie to make a new place in your heart and help fill it with love. Nothing coincidental about how and when she showed up. That loving thoughtful boy wanted to make sure you were ok and sent you a bright, beautiful little soul. 

Good boy Brownie ❤🐾 tell the other angels we send our love!

Thank you for sharing brownies life with us ❤ i know you've been there for so many of us and that means the world to this community. Sending you lots of love.

❤Bev, moe cat, autumn angel roane, angel dog Gypsy & little pig

         Hugs ❤ Bev, nurse Moe cat, Autumn's Angel Roane & Angel dog Gypsy 🐾

My sweet soulmate Roane was diagnosed with osteo in June of 2019. Had a rear leg amp on July 2nd & crossed the rainbow bridge to be with her sister Gypsy on the first day of Autumn Sept 23 2019.

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Thank you all for your beautiful replies.  Some of you may wonder why I continue to post even though Brownie has passed.  Well, we all think our pets our special, and we should!  But Brownie was my one in a million, ten times.  He had that little bit of something extra!

Brownie had an intuition like I have never seen before.  He would let me know when people were ok, and when they were not.  And he proved himself right so many times!  

My brother came over for Christmas, 2019.  It's the first time Brownie ever met my brother.  My brother does have some issues (long story).  When my brother came into the house he went and sat on the floor with his back to the couch.  Brownie put his nose in the air, and sniff, sniff sniff.  Then Brownie did something that I have never seen him do before. Brownie hopped over to my brother, and sat next to him as close as he could.  Brownie has never been that close to anyone, but me!  Brownie knew my brother needed that little bit of something extra...

So the reason I continue to post is because my biggest fear is that Brownie will be forgotten. And I just can't let that happen! Brownie is so much a part of me.  So I hope all of you understand, and I do appreciate each and everyone of you!sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

Now the new journey begins with Kenzie.  I know she is a puppy, and does puppy things, but so much of her reminds me of Brownie.  The way she wags her tail when she eats. When we are outside, and she really doesn't want to be, she will stay on the patio, but If I walk around the corner here she comes.  She doesn't want me out of her site.  Loves, loves, loves her cookies, and is very food motivated.  Part of me can't wait to see how beautiful she is going to be after she heals, but part of me wants her to stay a puppy.

So gain, thank you all for letting me to continue to post about Brownie.  I just don't want him to ever be forgotten!sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2sp_hearticon2

My Beautiful Beloved Brownie was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma on February 26, 2019.  With all odds against him he lived an additional one year and eight days with amputation, love, and prayer.  I was honored to be his mom, and I have never been so proud!  He will live forever in my Heart!

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Nancy, I'm honored that my little note is part of Brownie's Memory Book.

And FWIW- I don't think you failed to rescue Brownie, you couldn't have and you weren't meant to.  Brownie imparted all his wisdom to you and his journey here was finished and it was time for him to move on.  I firmly believe that these hard times and challenging journeys are meant to teach us and prepare us for things to come in our lives.

I don't know what that means for you but you will find out.  Just 6 weeks after Maggie passed from her 2 cancer battles I started putting the lessons I learned during our journey together to use.  Maggie has been gone for more than 10 years now but I think of her every day. Brownie will never leave your heart and so will always live.  And he is forever a part of the Tripawds family too, he will live on here.

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

 

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Absolutely  post about Brownie ANYTIME and furever!!  The only "reason needed" is that your Beloved Brownie is also our Beloved Brownie ; and his Beloved Nancy is also our Beloved Nancy!!!!

You BOTH are furever our family and furever belong here!

And zero worries everr about Brownie  being "forgotten" here!.  Not possible!.   He has been and continues to been an inspiration  on so many levels!  And besides, Brownie's beautiful  banner is furever part of the Triawds site!!

WE ALWAYS love hearing about anything and everything about Brownie.  And when you reply to newbies and share some of Brownie's experiences it is always so reassuring  for them to hear about his journey.

The story you just told about uiur brother and Brownie was that of a very enlightened and wise doggy Soul.  So sweet.💖💖

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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Nancy how could we ever forget your cookie-eating, tail-wagging, loving and sweet Brownie? Never ever ever! I promise you that his legacy will forever be here to inspire people, to show them that life doesn't stop when a leg has to go. And however many times you want to share more of his life with us, please do! We look forward to more stories so don't ever feel like you cannot share. Brownie, you, Max, Sassy and now Kenzie are part of our family. That will never change.

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