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Our BRAVE Heroes
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New York, NY
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3 December 2012
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1 January 2014 - 10:06 am
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As we role into a new year, I put together this tribute to celebrate our furry heroes.  I know for me, Jill has taught me the true meaning of being brave. 

I SINCERELY apologize that I couldn't get every one of our tripawd heroes in the video - I couldn't find a picture of everyone!

I hope you enjoy!!!

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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15 December 2012
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1 January 2014 - 10:37 am
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Wow Erica, that was a tearjerker! Especially when I saw Maggie. That was very sweet and considerate of you to make this video. Thanks for all your encouragement to all of us through this journeyrasberry

Penny, Blink and Spirit Maggie

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18 September 2013
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1 January 2014 - 11:50 am
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Beautiful video, Erika.

Thanks for the thoughtfulness you demonstrated while highlighting the pride we all show in our tripawd warriors and princesses!




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12 March 2013
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1 January 2014 - 12:04 pm
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That was amazing, Erica. I was surprised to see how many of our heroes I recognized by sight. So many of them in the last year (almost). Thank you so much for doing this for us.

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!

On The Road

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24 September 2009
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1 January 2014 - 1:46 pm
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Last night before midnight our time, I was brought tears by this incredible video. What an amazing, awesome way to end our year and start a new one. Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts, you moved us beyond words with this tribute.


Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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16 October 2012
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1 January 2014 - 2:22 pm
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A very beautiful video.  I am still crying over it.  There are a lot of awesome dogs & kitties in this video and a lot that aren't here anymore.  What a way to honor everyone.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for including Sassy. 


Hugs & love

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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1 January 2014 - 3:32 pm
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Thank you, thank you - it was beautiful and came from the heart (a very big heart!!). It was a perfect way to celebrate all our warriors. You had both me and my husband teary eyed.


Happy New Year!!!

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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22 February 2013
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1 January 2014 - 5:20 pm
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Sure hope everyone comes to view this...your blog is already down, but I responded over there.

Just want to add, as far as concerns for any you may have left out, each face on here represents the face of all tripawds, past, present and future. we are all one.

You did an absolutely stellar job Erica, just stellar. An incredible gift you have given. superstar

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!

Twin Cities, Minnesota
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2 January 2014 - 7:49 am
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Oh, Erica. What a beautiful thing. It's a good thing hardly anyone is here at work, since I'm now all weepy in my office <3 Thank you for making this.

"Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."
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