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So now that it’s Advent, I reckon it is officially not too early to share a Christmas card… Every year, I spend an absurd amount of time creating a dog-themed Christmas card, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one, so I thought it might be fun to share them here.

Wishing everyone at Tripawds.com a wonderful festive season and thanking you all for your friendship and support over the past twelve months (and it is twelve months; it is very nearly exactly a year, since my very first ‘Please help me, I don’t know what to do’ post…)

Lots of love and warmest wishes to you all,

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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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3 December 2016 - 10:04 am
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Awww…sweeeet! And very clever! Yes, the incorporation of Elsie Pie and Meg…BRILLIANT! clapclap

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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3 December 2016 - 10:56 am
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Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

If anypawdy is still looking for that perfect holiday card for Tripawds fans, don’t miss the huge selections of greeting cards, note cards, and ornaments in the…

Tripawds Hoppy Holidays Store

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3 December 2016 - 1:33 pm
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Every year, I spend an absurd amount of time creating a dog-themed Christmas card, and I’ll bet I’m not the only one

You are not alone big-grin

I have not done a card the last two years but I’m feeling like I might try and put one together this year.

Here are the Pug Christmas Cards I have done in the past.

Karen

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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Oh my goodness, these are just WONDERFUL!!!! What a collection. I love the girls tucked up in their beds on Christmas night. And Pugville.  I love ALL of them. Karen, you are definitely a woman after my own heart heart

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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
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Here’s a few from previous years… The second is a little over-subtle. I received complaints that the girls weren’t in it. They are, but not easy to spot.

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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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And here’s a composite of Angel Billie cards. She used to dress up for them, bless her. These two don’t know they’ve been born…

Alright. Enough now. Sorry, I got a little carried away…

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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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3 December 2016 - 4:43 pm
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Those are great Clare!

And you have given me a couple of ideas….hummm.

Karen

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

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3 December 2016 - 9:38 pm
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We are still working on Ollie’s Christmas card for this year, but it will be difficult to outdo Gus and Murphy’s card from two years ago. NO HATS !!!!

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Kathi and the Turbotail April Angel…and the Labradork

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!

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WOW!!! WOW!!!! And more WOW!! I’m on WOW OVERLOAD!

Clare and Karen…OMD…sooooo creative!!!

Clare, the ones of Angel Billie are such a treasure!!! The little sketch of Meg and Elsie is absolutely spot on!

And Karen, you Photoshopped Tani’s mug???? WOW! And the one with you and the Pugs as one year old…huge awwww going on over here! I love the way you honored Maggie in three ways in that I ewent card. I LOVE them all!!!

And then….And then….we have GUS AND MURPHY!!! LLLLLLMMMMMAAAAAOOOOO!!!!!laughing You captured a moment…the looks….absolutely PRICELESS!!!!laughing

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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3 December 2016 - 10:21 pm
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Great picture Kathi!

One of the reasons I had to Photoshop so much with the pug girls is that if I put any article of clothing on one of them the other one attacked and tore it off.  Always good for a laugh but I never got a picture like the one of Murphy and Gus.  Priceless!

Karen

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

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OMD Kathi!!! To capture that! Just amazing! 😂 😂 😂 Love it.

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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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LOVE this, thank you for starting this topic Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie. These cards are all so adorable.

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Not a huge fan of the holidays BUT the best was Santa Photos with Shelby … she was the BEST sport in the costumes and dresses … LOVED it! And bringing out her photos each year bring me joy… Jasper, of course, gets her photo w/Santa (this weekend) but no dresses for her.

This is the extent of my holiday decorating!All of Shelby’s photos and Jasper’s stocking and an advent calendar from my mom! 🙂 Happy Season everyone!! 

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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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That’s so sweet, Alison. Just lovely, overflowing with Shelby love. Bet Jasper can’t wait to discover what Santa will be leaving in her stocking…

Season’s Greetings!

Meg, Clare and Elsie Pie xxx

Meg, Mutt, aged around 13, 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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