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Happy Gotcha Day Jilly!!!!
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New York, NY
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3 December 2012
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17 October 2014 - 10:16 am
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Ten years ago today I reluctantly went to meet a 7 week old kitten to see if I was interested in adopting her.  I had been told by my mother's friend (who had been fostering her and bottle raised her since she was 2 days old) that she was the sweetest kitty she had ever fostered.

I did not want another cat.  Jack was PLENTY kitty for me and my 500 square foot apartment.  But Jack was lonely.  He was ripping out all the fur on his arms and the vet told me that he wanted a friend.

So off I went to Long Island to meet this little kitten who was named "Sweet Pea" on petfinder and, truth be told, didn't look that cute in the one small picture they had of her on the website.  But then, she was handed to me.....and the purring hasn't stopped since.  She curled right up and nuzzled right into my neck and gave me one of her hugs.  She was home.

So thank you Jack for being a neurotic, anxious son of a......and thank you Jill for curing Jack of his anxiety (he stopped ripping out his fur almost immediately).  Happy gotcha day Jill - thank you for loving me, thank you for letting me love you and take care of you. 

Here is a picture of her sitting on my lap the day I got her and one of her and Jack about 2 weeks after.

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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17 October 2014 - 10:39 am
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Melting my heart over here!! And've always had a special corner of my heart, but it just got bigger!!!! No silly boy! Not because you got bigger...but because you brought Jill into your family and love her so!!

HAPPY GOTCHA DAY JILLY BEAN! Shudder to think if you had ended up in someone else's home....ugh!!

A match meant to be, that's for sure!!!

Love to all!

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!

Los Angeles, CA
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13 June 2013
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17 October 2014 - 6:30 pm
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OMG ... baby jilly.... toooooooo cute for words!!!! I always forget Jill came after Jack! 


We are so happy Jill found her fur-ever home with you!v 


Alison with the Spirit of Shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little Jasper too) 

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

Westminster, MD
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Oh, my......what a precious tiny bundle of black and white fur!! I am a dog person first and foremost, but I also have a few kitties now that have made my life so much better.....I don't think I could ever NOT have a kitty in my house......

Jill, you have a very special place in your mama's heart, and all of ours as well.....hoping for many more happy gotcha days, and many more happy everything days ahead! 


Bonnie & Angel Polly

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17 October 2014 - 7:43 pm
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I so love her little baby pictures.  Happy Gotcha Day Jilly.  You knew where you were meant to be and who was meant to be your mommy. 



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."

On The Road

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24 September 2009
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18 October 2014 - 10:33 am
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Love love love those pics!

Jack knew all along that his neuroses would get him the best buddy ever, he had you all figured out ;)

CONGRATS JILL! Talk about winning the kitty lotto.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Livermore, CA

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18 October 2014 - 10:46 am
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Happy day Jilly Bean! Good for you, good for Jack, and good for your mama!



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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19 October 2014 - 4:55 pm
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Happy happy gotcha day Jilly!

A beautiful kitty inside and out from seven weeks of age....and Jack is adorable too.


Linda and Tucker

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