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New York, NY
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Today is Jill's ONE YEAR Ampuversary! I am so proud of my little hero and cant express how thankful I am to this community for helping us get to this point.   I am pleased to say she had a wonderful check-up on Tuesday and remains cancer free!  It's been a long year with a few hiccups along the way, but what's most important is that she's happy and healthy and living life on three legs!

I hope you enjoy this tribute video I  made of her journey over the past year!

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 December 2013 - 8:49 am
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Yay Jill :)   I am so glad we all get to celebrate this day with you.  Thank you for sharing the memories and love the pictures of you :)



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."

Livermore, CA

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12 December 2013 - 8:57 am
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Happy one year Jilly Bean!

You and your mom are a wonderful part of our community, so we can also celebrate your year of contributions to Tripawds!

I just cooked up a chicken last night so the pugs will get green beans AND chicken gibbies to celebrate tonight.



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

Atlanta, GA
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12 February 2013
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12 December 2013 - 9:00 am
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Little Jilly-Bean... First, I must apologize for your mom as she keeps dressing you up and you just don't look amused.  She can't help herself. Second, WOOHOO.  You keep on keeping your mom on her toes little girl.  One year down and many more to go. 

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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11 November 2013
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12 December 2013 - 9:24 am
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WOW... Congratulations. What a cutie. clap

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12 December 2013 - 9:46 am
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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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12 December 2013 - 10:24 am
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What an honour to be part of this wondeful ampuversary celebration!

Love the video.....

Hugs to all


Linda and Tucker :)


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22 February 2013
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12 December 2013 - 12:03 pm
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PEEEEEEEPPER! You've got me in tears over here!! What a wnderful tribute!!

The first time she tried so hard to jump on the bed...and then made it...WOW!! I jumped up and applauded!!clap

And then each time she didi it better and faster and with no effort!

I think ONE of my favorite all time outfits.....and I have many......jas to be her "Rocky" fighting gear! She sure has boxed her way out of tight corners over this past year! Each time she's come out the champion of all time!!

Sooooooo hapy for this day!! And soooooo many more ampuversaries to come......heading her way to number two now! 'Better start the video now.....this will be hard to top!!

And the Award for "Best Videographer In a Documentary" goes to...........ERICA aka PEPPERclapclap

Thank you for being a friend to all of ussuperstar


Sally and Happy Hannah

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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12 December 2013 - 12:43 pm
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Oh my gosh the video is a masterpiece! I love love love it!

Congratulations Jill and Erica, a year is pretty remarkable and so important to celebrate. Who knew when you joined us that you would become such a great role model for current and future Tripawd kitties everywhere? At such a scary time, we can't thank you and your momma enough for joining us to share the ups and downs. Throughout it all you both have done so much to help out here in so many ways and especially to educate us about a feline's life on three legs. Your contribution is priceless. Thank you so so much.

I'm so hoppy that we can be present to celebrate this milestone with you! WOOO HOO! It's JILLY DAY!!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Fort Wayne, IN
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25 January 2013
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12 December 2013 - 3:57 pm
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So, so PAWESOME!  I'm so happy to celebrate this milestone with you both!  Congrats on a your 1 year ampuversary Jilly!  You look spectacular!

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

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9 December 2013
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12 December 2013 - 8:47 pm
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Happy ampuversary Jill kitty!!!

New Jersey
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25 May 2013
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13 December 2013 - 7:04 am
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Happy Ampuversary Jill and Erica!!!
What a wonderful celebration and marked by a fabulous video.
Enjoy, celebrate and bask in being a fighter and showing cancer!

Esther and her Snoopclap

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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22 November 2012
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13 December 2013 - 8:52 am
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I sang Hoppy Ampuversary to you on your Facebook page.. I hope you saw it!!!!

I'm honoured to be able to share the joy with everyone's ampuversaries... it is just pawsome!!

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!

Columbia, MO
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10 December 2011
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13 December 2013 - 6:02 pm
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WOO-HOO!  Hoppy ampuversary Jilly Bean.  Looking forward to the next one.  Keep kickin' cancers butt!

Marla and Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

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