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Happy33 month Ampuversary to Lily!!
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16 September 2014 - 4:37 am
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Today is Lily’s 33 month Ampuversaryclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap

We have been so blessed to be here with all of you amazing people and fur babies!!!!!!! Thank you again for all your support through all the ups and downs. 

Lily is celebrating by being a couch potato (she’s a greyhound laughing) She’ll be served some of her favorites-peanut butter and her chicken chips. Ear scratchies all around!! She is my sweet girl, and I love her so much.

We are beyond grateful to still have her-thanks so much to all of you for your supportlaughinglaughing

Love to all,

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.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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16 September 2014 - 8:05 am
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Congratulations to Lily !  You deserve to celebrate – and I do agree with the “beyond grateful”.  We all rejoice and give thanks for Lily’s life.

Daniela & Johnnie

Our awesome Golden Boy was diagnosed for OSA in April 2014 in the proximal humerus, front-leg amp on 05/20/2014. Finished chemo (Carbo6) on 07/10/2014. Ongoing treatment: acupuncture + K-9 Immunity Plus ( 3chews) and home-cooked no-grain diet.   Stopped Apocaps because of liver issues.   Liver issues: controlling altered enzymes with SAM-e and Milk Thistle.  October 17:  started having seizures.  Taking fenobarbital for seizures.  April 18: started prednisone.

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16 September 2014 - 8:12 am
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Way to go Lily!!!!  big-grinclapbig-grinclapbig-grinclap

Congrats on your 33 month Ampuversary….that is a definite milestone that needs celebrating!! 

Wishing you many, many more Ampuversaries AND Birthdays!!

 

Sahana and her Angel Leland

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Leland

November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014

May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

Los Angeles, CA
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16 September 2014 - 9:17 am
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Way to go!!!! CONGRATS!!!! clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap

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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16 September 2014 - 9:39 am
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OH SWEET LILY AND SWEET JOAN……YOU HAVE ME JUST BEAMING OVER HERE!!!!!!!laughingbig-grinbig-grin

You give hope to so many on this journey, and that’s the best medicine available!! way-cool

MAYBE….JUST MAAAAAYBEEEE….your human will post some pictures of you today!!! That would be a real treat for all of us!!! PLEASE JOAN…PLEASE!!!!! We love this lretty girl and would be thrilled to see more of her!!!

Lily, you enjoy all your treats today and make sure you get extra tummy rubs while being a couch potato!!!! Oh, and top that peanut butter and chicken chip thing off with a scoop of ice cream!!! Can’t have celebrations of this magnitude without ice cream!!

You keep on keeping on Sweet Lily! WE ARE ALL CHEERING FOR YOU AND WE ALL LOVE YOU AND YOUR MOM A WHOLE LOT!!!!! I happen to knoq that all your special Guardians at the Bridge are celebrating too! Everypawdy loves Lily!!!

LOVE AND HUGS!!!!

Sally 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!

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16 September 2014 - 9:52 am
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Lucky 33! No two numbers ever looked better side by side.

Ear scratches, belly rubs and lots and lots of treats for every Tripawd in the universe! All in honor of amazing LOVELY LILY! WOOHOO! clap

Lily, you are such a role model for all that is possible during this journey. It’s an honor to be invited to your pawty. 

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16 September 2014 - 10:43 am
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Yea for Lily!!!  Three three, whoopee!!!

And my pugs are pros at the couch potato thing- we will ‘watch TV’ tonight in Lily’s honor big-grin.

And some snacks of course too.

 

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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16 September 2014 - 7:36 pm
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Yay Happy Ampuversary.  33 months.  Keep kicking butt.  Nothing wrong being a couch potato.   Extra treats

 

Hugs

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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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."

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16 September 2014 - 7:49 pm
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Thank you all so very, very much!!! Sally, I will post some pictures this week-end-hopefully I remember howwinker

I don’t know how I would have done it without all of you–here’s to 33clapclap

Thanks for everything,

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.

Westminster, MD
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16 September 2014 - 8:24 pm
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Wow, 33 months……. so very happy for sweet Lily, and hoping she has many happy, healthy days ahead! Time to celebrate!

Love,

Bonnie & Angel Polly 

Orange County, CA
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16 September 2014 - 8:58 pm
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Lily, you are AMAZING & AWESOME!!!!  Congratulations on this totally amazing ampuversary!!!  Keep ’em comin’!!

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17 September 2014 - 3:10 am
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Hi Joan and beautiful Lily,

Happy hoppy 33rd ampuversary!  What a wonderful milestone :)

Many hugs

Linda and Tucker clapclapclapclap

New Jersey
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17 September 2014 - 6:12 am
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Congrats! 33 months, what a tremendous anniversary! Enjoy and celebrate like crazy!

 

Esther and her. Angel Snoop

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17 September 2014 - 6:55 am
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Many of us here have lost our sweet boys and girls… and I know for a fact we all wish that we could have had a post like this…. 

Although they are physically gone.. and forever in our hearts and souls.. I can’t tell you how big of a grin I get when I read things like Lily’s ampuversary!!!!!!!

We love to share in the joy and pride and love you have when you announce those ampuversaries!!!

woot woot Lily!!!!!  Good girlie.. you keep it up girlie girl!!!  couch time and special treats all around!!!!

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Christine….. with Franklin in her heart♥

Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

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19 September 2014 - 7:13 am
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Happy Day Lily!! Enjoy it to the fullest!

 

Luanne & Spirit Shooter

Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old. 

Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.

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