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Elsie Pie: the Movie
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25 February 2018 - 12:55 pm
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Now on general release…

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 

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Commented on your blog so I won’t repeat my thoughts here too but just wanted to reiterate the brilliant job done on Pie: The Movie.  And yes Clare I noticed and thank you for that! ❤️  Made me feel extra special, close to Pie, and warmed my heart!  My connection to this girl will be forever!  Love you my friend!

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Sweet Pie is dearly missed


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.

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Wait? Am I missing something? I think Miss Pie was part kitty. Cause she sure sounded like one here.

Thank you Clare, this chased my blues away today. Well done and Simply adorable.

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I really, really, really don’t know how you do it Clare.  Your grief is still so raw, you are so gutted and broken still, and yet you are svle to transcend your heartbreak and “step into the essesnce of Pie”! 


You alao captured a bit of smugness that came shining through periodically because she new she was cute as a button and she knew she had you wrapped around her paw.  Some of my favorite parts of Elsie Pie the Movie are when she sits up and waves her paws at you.  And when she talks back to you with such sass…..yeah….every single second of Pie’s movie is my favorite!

Clare, your “oneness” with Elsie Pie (and Meg too) and your uncanny ihsight into who she is as a “Being” has been portrayed so beautifully in her movie.

I always wanted people to remember Happy Hannah with a smile.  Whether that is a wish of yours or not, it is impossible not to smile when thinking of Elsie Pie!!   The Pie gave us soooooo much joy and sooooo much fun and laughter, the smiles on our faces as we remember her can never, ever be erased.   clap

I so hope you’ll continue to add to the chapters of Elsie Pie’s life with more wonderful “movies” and photos…and commentary that is all pure Pie!

We all love you so dearly Clare.  You, Elsie Pie and Meg-a-Star will ALWAYS have a permanent safe place in our heartsheart

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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You can’t help but smile when you see the Pie.


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

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Posted on the blog too 🙂 We can never get enough of Miss Pie.

Your productions 🎥 🎬are always the🏆 BEST! 

Love to you & Meg & we miss you Pie!


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Clare, Clare, Clare 😄

You made my day, girl!

What a great video and a wonderful, joyful tribute to our most beloved Elsie Pie 💕🐾💕

She was one of a kind, a real clown and a clearly deliriously happy dawg 💗

You made it happen, sweetie, you are the best Mom to your girls 🐾🐾

I’m sure popcorn is flowing at the bridge where all Angles are looking at Elsie’s video💓🕊🕊🕊💓

Sendjng you a huge hug and tons of cuddles to Meg 😘😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 

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