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Pawrents threw me a PAWESOME one year ampuversary pawty!
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18 August 2012 - 11:27 am
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Mom and Dad really know how to throw pawsome human parties. When it came time for mine, I knew I would not be disappointed. Mom said that a milestone like this deserves a big celebration. She put pawprints all over the wall, gave me special dog icecream and even dressed me up as the tripawd diva princess that I am.  We pawtied, but boy was I pooped after. Then the following day I pawtied at the Whalon Dog Park in Naperville with my tripawd buddies and little brufer. It was a dog's weekend! Here are some photos:

Oh...P.S. Little Brufer had to get all rowdy and pull my ear while we tried to take a photo together


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Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

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18 August 2012 - 1:30 pm
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Wow!!! Tripawd pups have the most amazing pawrents on earth. What a pawty!!! Cadence, I wish we couldda been there in pawson but we were definitely there in spirit, cheering you on. One year post diagnosis is a HUGE deal and we are all so, so proud that you have beaten the odds! 

Take THAT bone cancer!!!!

Love ya princess, you look mahvelous!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Orange County, CA
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18 August 2012 - 1:45 pm
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Wow Cadence, what a party!!  You are one lucky pooch to have such a great family (even including that little brufer of yours)!  Happy One Year Ampuversary!!  Here's to many many more!!!!

In your heart, where I belong.
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18 August 2012 - 4:40 pm
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Oh my goodness, what a pawty! Cadence, you are divine! So so so happy you are here doing this right now! Congratulations! I can't wait to see the shindig your folks throw for you next year!


From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

Dakota's thoughtful and erudite blog is at

Caledonia MI
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18 August 2012 - 8:40 pm
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Looks like "little brufer" isnt so little anymore! Congrats on your 1 year!

Levi was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma 7-7-11
Ampuversary 10-14-11
Lung Mets Discovered 1-4-12. Chemo seemed to not be working so we switched to Artemisinin and other supplements. In May, Levi developed a sinus infection and started having seizures. The cancer had moved to his brain. We let him go 6-26-12.

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18 August 2012 - 9:04 pm
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Totally Pawsome party and you totally deserve it!

Wishing you many more!

San Diego, CA
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18 August 2012 - 10:56 pm
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Wow, you look pawesome in that crown! You might wanna consider wearing it all the time. (Plus it will remind that little pesky brother of yours who calls the shots!!)

Looks like a fab party! Happy 1 year! That's definitely a party-worthy event!
Jackie, Angel Abby's mom

Abby: Aug 1, 2009 – Jan 10, 2012. Our beautiful rescue pup lived LARGE with osteosarcoma for 15 months – half her way-too-short life. I think our "halflistic" approach (mixing traditional meds + supplements) helped her thrive. (PM me for details. I'm happy to help.) She had lung mets for over a year. They took her from us in the end, but they cannot take her spirit! She will live forever in our hearts. She loved the beach and giving kisses and going to In-N-Out for a Flying Dutchman. Tripawds blog, and a more detailed blog here. Please also check out my novel, What the Dog Ate. Now also in paperback! Purchase it at Amazon via Tripawds and help support Tripawds!

Edmond, Oklahoma
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19 August 2012 - 6:37 am
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Congratulations Cadence!!!!  That is one fantastic party-- you look fabulous!!!!!

Scout: January 31, 2002 to November 7, 2011

Scout's diagnosis was "poorly differentiated sarcoma"; amputation 1/11/2011.  Scout enjoyed 9 fantastic years on 4 legs and 9 glorious months on 3 legs.  If love alone could have saved you…

19 August 2012 - 8:35 am
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Happy one year!  That is an awesome milestone.

And what a party! 


Karen and the pugapalooza

New Jersey
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19 August 2012 - 10:37 am
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What a celebration--one year!!! Keep kicking cancer's butt, Cadence! You are such an inspiration to all of uslaughing Looks like it was the best party ever, and Cadence, you look divine:)


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.

New Jersey
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19 August 2012 - 11:52 am
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Looks like a fun pawty! Congratulations on one year!

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