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15 December 2015
Happy One Year Ampuversary, sweetest Eurydice! What a splendid celebration you enjoyed, a splendid celebration for a splendiferous girl. We love you Eurydice, and your Mum. We love your joy, your humour and your insuppressible spirit. I know you no longer live here, but you should know that London remembers you with great affection. There were fireworks across the city yesterday in your honour, and everyone came out and partied in the streets. God bless Eurydice, they sang. God bless, beloved Miss Cow!
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
25 April 2007
Bravo! Applawse! You are SUCH A SUPERSTAR Eurydice, we are OVER THE MOON about your big milestone! The entire Tripawds Universe celebrates right along with you, rejoicing in how you BEAT THE ODDS!!!!
Thank you Teresa and Eurydice,
for showing the world what big dogs can do on three legs.
Thank you for defying the doubters, for doing what you do best.
You inspire us silly humans to live life to the fullest no matter what happens.
Thank you for making ever day count.
For showing the entire community that no matter what the lab reports, scans or the vet says, you will let nothing get in your way of embracing the day in front of you.
We love love love you and are grateful beyond words that you are part of this family. Congratulations to you both!
23 April 2016
Hoppy one year ampuversary, beautiful, miraculous Eurydice!
On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly. His canine sister also succumbed to cancer on March 1, 2019 - we lavished her with our love in the interim, but life was never quite the same without her only real canine friend. Cliff kitty had to leave us, too, suddenly, in August 2019. Lucia kitty grieved all these losses, but helped us welcome two new Lurchers into our home and our lives, Shae and Barley.
27 July 2014
What a day Eurydice. Your mama Teresa knows how to make the day special with your friends at the magical forest, with Evelyne and her treats (that you are saving for later) and your party guests Papa, Justine, Frankie and Reilly.
Both Justine and Reilly are very good penguin players. I like how they play with you (Justine is especially creative) while Frankie hangs back and sips on his wine. He’s very French isn’t he?
Teresa and Eurydice have shown us how to live each and every moment. Although it may be hard work and a bit tiring for Eurydice her spirit is strong. Teresa, I hope that the appreciation from your tripawd friend world-wide gives you the strength to keep enjoying your time with Miss Cow.
I got a huge laugh out of the video giving Frankie a chicken liver then turning the camera to Eurydice who has a penguin in her mouth! She is so darn cute. What? If it’s not food, it’s a toy in her mouth? So sweet and funny. I’m happy to hear she prefers cooked chicken liver and doesn’t eat her penguins. She is such a love.
The Northern Lights were celebrating with you! Love from Auntie Kerren, Eli, and Miss Mona who dreams of cuddling with you and the Pedros.
22 February 2013
THE WHOLE TRIPAWD UNIVERSE IS CELEBRATING WITH YOU TODAY EURYDICE!!! And you have a few friends of Pedro’s celebrating wildly too!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
What an absolitr privilege to be by your side on this journey!! 🙂 The hapiness, the joy, the love that you bring to us, and to every single person you meet, is truly from a divine source within you. There really are no words to describe all the different ways you jave ruched sooo many people. Anyone in your presence immediately lights up from within! All worries of the day fade away thesecond they see you! Thesmikes….all the smiles are different yet the same!! Everyone jas that gift ofa smile that only veing in yiur presence can generate. Your energy is so empowering to everyone!
And as far as having a HAPPY ONE YEAR AMPUVERSARY celebration.WOW!!! Talk about over the top!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 From your day in the Enchanted Forest with Honey, to your adorable friendship with your Pedros (ALL your Pedros!), to your fun evening with Frankie and Reily and Justin….WOW!!! 🙂
I LOOOOVEwatchin your interaction with Justine and Reilly and cutie pie Frankie! And to see Eurydice so genuinely excited ro be with them is so much fun to watch!!
And we get to meet yiur wonderful friendsand travel to the most beautiful places in the world because we are lucky enough to benyiur friend..yiur family!! 🙂
I really am amazed at yiur stamina Miss Cow! You are such a stong, strong gal!! And I agree with everyr who spends rime with yiu, yiu look spectact fit!! 🙂 I get tired just WATCHING allmof the activities of yiur day! 🙂
Oh…and the video where you are trying to decide whether you shoukd drop Pedron from your mouth so you coukd eat! ADORABLE!! 🙂 And ohhhh myyyy goodness,what a feast you had!!! And that beautiful cake with the sparkles and the waynyiu were watching whike being sung to…HUGE GRIN on my face over here!! 🙂 🙂
This truly is a magical milestone.and I have no doubt more are to come! 🙂
THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS GLORIOUS DAY WITH US! 🙂 🙂
Lots and lots of love and hugs andcuddles and slobbery kisses! 🙂
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!
21 May 2016
Hi sweet, sweet, sweet friends
Mom was over the moon (and so was I) with your wonderful words
From fireworks in London, to calling me a superstar (sorry, Meg, you are sharing the title with me now), to saying I am miraculous … and also have a strong spirit … and last but not least the penguins card
I am SO glad to be able to share my exciting, happy life with you all … and if I can show others how much fun life can be on three, even better!
It is surprising but, yes!
Everybody adores me but truth is I adore everybody back!
Mom has some other news she is going to publish on the Treatment, Oncology and Recovery forum.
Mickey has moved in with us YAY and Mom’s saying I should go play with him whilst she publishes this new post.
Let me just say me and Mommy ADORE YOU ALL and wish the absolute best for your three legged friends.
And, if they are no longer here, I send them a “spiritual” woof !
Sending you an avalanche of slobbery kisses and a zillion hugs from Mom xxx
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 :-)
11 July 2016
HAPPY ONE YEAR ampuversary Eurydice!!🎉🎉🎆🎆🎂🍗🥂
You had such a grand party! Fireworks on your cake too!
You are a one Special Miracle dog! Thank you for inviting us to the party! For taking us on all your travels!
We all knew we would get to celebrate your one year party!
Teresa you are one tough lady! Good for you for stopping the brain & celebrating each and every day!
We all know how hard it is to stop the thinking and looking forward!
I read your other post first , I wish I saw this post first!
There are no words, no words to make this better, my heart hurts for you and the tears flow.
I have followed Miss Cow and adore her! Everyone loves Eurydice! You have done a amazing job with her. You have given her a wonderful life! I am glad you took her in, at least now your can alleviate the labored breathing!
She has made it this far with mets! With the meds she very well might keep going past what they are saying. Try not listening to the time stamp.
Stay as strong as humanly possible! Follow Miss Cows lead.
Hop into to each day as she does!
Please know we are sending you massive amounts of our strength, pawsitive energy and prayers!
Your in our thoughts! We are with you with heavy hearts!
Give Miss Cow the biggest of hugs and cuddles from us!
We are sending you a massive Cyber hug!! Please feel it!
Holly & Purrkins
16 September 2015
Once more, I must shield Izzy’s eyes from the screen, otherwise she will demand a trip to Europe to visit all of Eurydice’s friends and a 4 course meal to boot!
Such a lovely, wonderful day and evening. Thank you for sharing and making us part of the pawty, as usual! LOVE LOVE LOVE
Momma to the world's most beautiful American Bulldog, Izzy!! Lost her front leg to OSA 9/18/15. Diagnosed w MCT in June 2016. Celebrated her 1 year ampuversary with knee surgery on 9/18/16! MCT recurrence in Dec 2016. Happy & hungry til nearly 14, earning her wings on 7/31/17.
16 October 2012
Hoppy 1 year ampuverary. Keep kicking butt. It looks like you had a great celebration 🙂
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."
13 August 2015