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26 months and counting!
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New York, NY
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12 February 2015 - 9:15 am
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Today is Jilly's 26 month ampuversary.  26 months cancer free....been fighting for 32 months total!

I honestly forgot about month 25 and I really think that's a bit of a good thing.  Not that I shouldn't be celebrating every single moment I have with her and thanking my lucky stars that we are one of the lucky ones, but it took me a while to get to this place where I didn't worry about every little noise or move she made.  Now I just celebrate her by snuggling her, playing with her and of course giving her treats.  I truly think I can see a difference in her personality now that I don't hover over her constantly and worry over every little thing she does!  Everyday with her is a gift and a bonus.

So anyway....happy 26 months my little girl.  I love you love you love you.

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo


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12 February 2015 - 9:33 am
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That Jill....sooooo sweet! We all love her!!

And the PICTURES!!! OMC! She's bigger than Belle!! I love that they all are best pals! The way Jilly Bean holds her laws....that's a well deserved...Awwww.....!

Your attitude about ampuveraries is a real healthy one! You both are getting on with enjoying life to the fullest worry free. You two are celebrating every m o me t and that's what it's all about!!

HAPPY AMPUVERSARY JILL!! You are one incredible kitty cat...and so is your mom (an I credible human...not a kitty kat)!

YAAAAAAAAAY FOR JILL!!!!!!!clapclapclapclapclap

Salt and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle 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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12 February 2015 - 9:46 am
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Happy 26th month Ampuversary.  Way to kick some major butt Jill.  :)   We are very proud of you

Love all the pictures.  Good attitude about the ampuversary. 



Michelle & Angel Sassy


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

Los Angeles, CA
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YAY!!!! Happy news and happy day!!!! clapclapclapclapclap

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

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12 February 2015 - 10:03 am
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Whoop! Whoop! PAWESOME!!! Congratulations you guys, knocking down another ampuversary means you're kicking BUTT against cancer and we LOVE IT!

Haha you bet it took you a while to get to this place. To hear your new attitude is so awesome, you should be very very proud of yourself. Now you know how to Be More Cat, now you are truly living life as Jill and Jack are too (and Belle of course!). Jill is so proud of you, I don't doubt she is more relaxed these days, now she doesn't have to worry about you like before. YAY!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Livermore, CA

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Happy 26 Jilly bean!!

Erica- you are both in a really good place...being more cat!


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

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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22 November 2012
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I love reading these kind of posts!!   wooot wooot!!!  High fives Jilly Beany!!!!   clapclapclapclap

It must be such a relief to you as well. not having to hover.. and worry about every little sound, sneeze, etc... 


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!

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