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Liberty (Libby) is 10 Today!
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Fort Wayne, IN
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21 April 2013 - 1:11 pm
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(I don't know if I have this in the appropriate forum, so feel free to move it if needed)

Happy Birthday to our totally pawesome Libby!!

I remember talking to our vet on the day of her diagnosis, 1-22-13 and him telling us she had a couple of months to live if we treated the pain only.  I remember thinking...'but her birthday isn't until April!'.  She became a tripawd on January 31st and we haven't looked back! Our first goal was to get her to her 10th birthday. Check. Our 2nd goal is to get her through a wonderful summer of swimming (I'm confident she can do it!).

We made her day special.  We took her and Sammie to a pond near our home. She suited up in her Ruffwear Float Coat and in she went...her first real swim of the season!  She was so excited. She just came alive swimming after sticks.  It's a good thing her Float Coat has a handle because she didn't want to come out on her own. She would still be in there if we let her. We weren't sure how long she should stay in the cold water but it didn't seem to phase her.  It actually seemed to energize her.  She has a special cupcake waiting for her after dinner too. :)  I'm going to attempt to post a few pics.....IMG_2013.jpg

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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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21 April 2013 - 1:20 pm
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Happy birthday, Libby!  She looks so happy -- sounds like a great birthday!

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21 April 2013 - 1:36 pm
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Thank you!  Yes, she's having a great day doing her 2nd favorite thing now....dropping the ball in front of Daddy's lawn mower so he has to stop and play. laughing

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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21 April 2013 - 2:01 pm
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Happy Birthday, Miss Libby! That looks like one happy Lab!!!

I have such a weakness for gray faced doggies... it just melts my heart. Makes them so much more dignified!

Right hind limb amputated 7/3/12 for OSA, started on alternating cycles of Carboplatin and Doxorubicin and oral Palladia. Single lung met 9/1. Met in the neck muscle removed 9/30. Large mass in sublumbar lymph node 10/2. Rescue chemo with ifosfamide 10/6. Mets to the rib and axillary lymph node 10/21. Started Leukeran and Pred 10/25. Wookie left this Earth for a far better place on 12/4/12. I miss you, Boo, you were my heart.

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21 April 2013 - 2:21 pm
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Thanks, Wookie!  Yep, she's earned every one of those gray hairs and given me my share too, heh.

Last night I saw Wookie's pics on the banner at the top of the page. So adorable!  I showed my husband and we were both saying,"Awwwww"  🙂  Libby thanks you both for the birthday wishes. 

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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21 April 2013 - 3:01 pm
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Happy Birthday Libby. You are looking great.  Keepig kicking cancer's butt.  and keep making your daddy stop mowing to play with you.  Enjoy your day & extra treats & scratchies from Sassy & I

 

 

Michelle & 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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21 April 2013 - 3:14 pm
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Thank you Michelle & Sassy!  You all are such an inspiration to me and Libby.   She is pooped already but I think I see a smile on her face. :)

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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21 April 2013 - 4:06 pm
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Happy Birthday Libby!  Looks like you had an awesome time shwimming!!!!

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21 April 2013 - 4:17 pm
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WAY TO GO LIBBY:-) :-) SENDING YOU OCEANS FULL OF HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES:-) :-) You are one ecstatically joyful girl! Yes indeed, there is joy in "mud ville" today!

Didn'i realize my Happy Hannah and Libby had their surgeries around same time
. So that means Hannah gets to eat a special treat tonight to honor Sweet Libby's birthday!

The photos really do capture the essence of how happy a dog can be just being dog and enjoying the present full steam ahead:-)

You are giving Libby so much love and devotion and she's lapping up every second. Applause to you for giving her a life that would be the navy of any four-legged dog!

Enjoy your cupcake LIBBY! You deserve it:-)

Looking forward to many more celebrations, 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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21 April 2013 - 5:16 pm
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Happy Birthday Libby! You're doing great! 

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21 April 2013 - 5:31 pm
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Happy Birthday to you!! What a fun day  - getting to do all your favorite things. If this is any indication I think you might not dry off all summer!!!

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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21 April 2013 - 6:17 pm
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Happy birthday Libby! We are so jealous you got to go swimming already! What kind of cupcake didja get? Yum!

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21 April 2013 - 6:21 pm
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIBBY!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A WONDERFUL DAY TO CELEBRATE! YOU LOOK WONDERFUL! 

 

XOXO,

Erica & Jill

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 http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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21 April 2013 - 6:27 pm
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Happy birthday, Libby. And thanks for the inspiration!

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21 April 2013 - 6:49 pm
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Happy Birthday Libby.  It looks like you had a great day in the water.  You are such a beautiful pup.  Wishing you many, many more birthdays to come.  You keep telling that cancer where to go. 

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring--it was peace.” ― Milan Kundera

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