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Oh yeah! It's STEAK time!! One year PLUS one month PLUS one week AMPUVERSARY for HAPPY HANNAH
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22 February 2013
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28 March 2014 - 1:08 pm
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So of course...that means steak!! Shhhhh.....I thre in a little broccoli! After her steak digests, I think we shall share a dish of chocolate ice cream.....yeah, now that's a pawty!! I coiuld listen to those delightful slurping sounds all day! ,

As always, Hapy Hannah and I celebrate in honor of all the brave heros who have crossed over. They will NEVER be forgotten!

Love to all.

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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28 March 2014 - 2:17 pm
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Nothin' wrong with that little ldy's appetite!

Kathi and Murphy

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!

Fort Wayne, IN
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Good to the last drop!  Such a sweetie pie.  Congrats Happy Hannah.  Your momma is taking such good care of you.  You make us all proud.


Amy & Spirit Libby

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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18 September 2013
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28 March 2014 - 3:00 pm
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Celebrations....we love celebrations.....congrats Sally and little Miss Happy Hannah!

Many hugs

Linda and Tucker :)


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28 March 2014 - 3:15 pm
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Now that's some fine dining!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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28 March 2014 - 3:28 pm
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These videos just always make me smile :) happy every day to you miss Hannah!

New Jersey
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28 March 2014 - 5:00 pm
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Love you, Happy Hannah!! Happy, happy one year plus one month plus one week ampuversary to one beautiful furbaby!!

Lily and I send lots of ear scratchieslaughing

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.

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28 March 2014 - 5:10 pm
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Way to go Hannah.  Love it.  I love these videos.  Now Sassy would have never ate broccoli.  🙂  Happy Ampuversary



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."

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Yay Happy Hannah clapclapclap Happy 1-1-1 !!!!!!!

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  


New Haven, CT
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Happy 13.1 Happy Hannah!  HAPPIEST!

Steak and broc.  NOM NOM NOM!

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

Los Angeles, CA
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28 March 2014 - 5:37 pm
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happy celebrations Hannah!!!! You deserve it! 



Alison & Shelby! 

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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Woop, Woop, Hannah, you go girl!! 1yr-1mo-1wk, yippee ki yee. And a well rounded meal to boot. Your mama knows how to celebrate. Hope for many more.

Penny, Hank, Blink and Spirit Maggie


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Love it! And happy Hannah sure does! Cheers to milestones and enjoying every last bite!

Deb and Angel Lexie* Diagnosed at age 13. Tried radiation first; wish we had amputated upon diagnosis (even with lung mets). Joined Club Tripawd April 2014 & Lexie loved life on 3 legs! Advice: Start physical therapy as soon as your vet clears it, especially hydrotherapy if available :-) See Lexie pics here.  

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way to go Happy Hannah! Enjoy that steak baby girl, you deserve it!


Cody and Family 

Cody is our 7 year old Australian Heeler mix boy. Diagnosed on 2/20/14 and became a tripawd 2/21/14! We chose a homeopathic approach and he is being treated by Dr. Loops our of NC.

New York, NY
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ah! How did I miss this!? LOVE this!  Happy Hannah you are lookin great girl!!!!!!!!

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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