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Happity Hippity Hoppity 15 Month Ampuversary Jilly!
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New York, NY
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12 March 2014 - 8:33 am
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Today is Jill's 15 Month Ampuversary!  Where has the time gone?  I count each day additional bonus time with her and a gift.  When we got the diagnosis almost 21 months ago, I really had no idea how much time I would have left with her and my mother told me "every day you have with her now is an added bonus" and nothing could be farther from the truth.

She continues to amaze me and is doing great!

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 March 2014 - 8:51 am
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Hoppy ampuversary, Jilly Bean. We are so happy to see your beautiful face this morning with your wonderful news. Here's hoping for many, many, many more of these adorable pictures and way more of these happy celebrations.

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

Fort Wayne, IN
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25 January 2013
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12 March 2014 - 9:09 am
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Hoppy Ampuversary Jilly!  Way to go sweet kitty.  You keep showing cancer who's boss!  We are all so proud of you.

Amy & Libby

Liberty (Libby) was diagnosed with OSA on 1-22-13.  Right front amputation on 1-31-13. No IV Chemo. Metronomic Therapy started 2-19-13 along with supplements and some home cooking. Lungs clear until 1-06-14.  She's still her happy, hoppy, bossy self.  Living the dog life to the fullest and a proud Winter Warrior. :) RIP my Libby 4-21-03 to 3-19-14

Los Angeles, CA
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12 March 2014 - 9:13 am
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Yay, yay, yay!!!! I'm not a 'cat' person but I LOVE, love, love Jill and all her pretty outfits!!! Here's to many more anniversaries!



Alison and Shelby 

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 March 2014 - 9:52 am
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Oh Miss Jill, Hoppy Hoppy Ampuversary gorgeous! I don't know where the time went either but I do know that since you've been here, a whole lotta laughter and love has come into our community! We are so fortunate to be a part of your journey, and send you all our best for a long, hoppy life ahead! xoxo

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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12 March 2014 - 10:11 am
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YAY Jill!!! big-grinbig-grinbig-grin


Wishing you many more ampuversaries!!


Cody and Family 

Cody is our 7 year old Australian Heeler mix boy. Diagnosed on 2/20/14 and became a tripawd 2/21/14! We chose a homeopathic approach and he is being treated by Dr. Loops our of NC.


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12 March 2014 - 10:54 am
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Okay, that mug deserves a big smooooooch!! Several actually!

JILL, we could not be happier for you.--could not be more proud!!! You keep on rockin' swett Jily Bean! You are our Miracle Kitty and we will ALWAYS be cheeringformyou!!

Oh yeah, Happy Hannah made you a card.....

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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Go Jill!! What is it you like to say? Oh, thats right, "(bleep) cancer"! You sure are showing it who's boss! 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  


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12 March 2014 - 5:40 pm
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Happy hoppy fifteen month ampuversary, Jill .....and Erica too!


Many hugs


Linda and Tucker :)

Brick, NJ (Central NJ)
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12 March 2014 - 6:05 pm
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Hoppy 15 month ampuversary, Jill!! How wonderful! Wishing you many more happy and healthy celebrations to come.

Our tripawd is Meeko. Four and a half year old male Leonberger. Certified therapy dog with his CGC. Diagnosed with grade 1 chondrosarcoma 9-16-12. Right rear leg amputated 10-1-12. We also had Casper who was an 8 year old Great Pyrenees diagnosed with osteosarcoma. We sent him to the Rainbow Bridge 10-29-11.

New Jersey
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12 March 2014 - 6:06 pm
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Happy, Happy 15 month ampuversary to one beautiful kittyclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap

Lily and I wish you many, many more!!


Have fun celebrating,

Joan and Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

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12 March 2014 - 9:03 pm
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Jill and Erica,

That is wonderful to hear. She is the cutest cat ever! Wishing you many more.

Penny, Hank, Blink and Spirit Maggie

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12 March 2014 - 9:43 pm
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Happy Ampuversary Jill! You and your mom are amazing!


Livermore, CA

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12 March 2014 - 10:14 pm
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Happy Ampuversary Jill! You and your mom are quite a team and an inspiration for Tripawds near and far.


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

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