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Shooter celebrating SIX month ampuversary!!
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22 February 2013
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29 July 2013 - 3:18 pm
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I nope Luanne doesn’t mind Happy Hannah and Iposting this here, but Shooter’s blog announcing this great six mo th (and still cou ting) VICTORY seemed to only be up a really snort time and then…POOF… it was gone!!

AND IT’S SUCH A GREAT CELEBRATION! Shooter is really out there making his own rules and his own statistics! You rock Shooter:-) :-) And keep on rocking!

You all probaly already know how to do this….I’m sure……but just in case there is one other comouter illiterate out there so ewhere…..hit “home” and then “recent blogs”…..I think!

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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29 July 2013 - 3:34 pm
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Congratulations Shooter, happy anniversary! Keep up the great work. Tripawds rule!clapbig-grinwinkerway-coolaw-shuckssuperstarclapclap

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29 July 2013 - 3:53 pm
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Yay Shooter.  Hoppy Ampuversary.  I missed your blog post on the 1st updated page.  I actually hate work days on Monday too busy. 

Hope you have a wonderful Ampuversary and have many many more to come.  With extra treats & scratchies



Michelle & 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."

29 July 2013 - 6:00 pm
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Here is Shooter’s blog post.


Happy Ampuversary Shooter!  Keep up the good work.

I may wander your way in late summer- probably pugless though.



Fort Wayne, IN
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29 July 2013 - 7:04 pm
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Way to go Shooter! clap

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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29 July 2013 - 7:33 pm
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Thanks Sally – you always take care of us and make me smile. Hannah’s is coming up soon so prepare for a big pawty!!!

Thanks everyone! Karen I sure hope we get together although I will be sad to not meet the pug family!

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.

New York, NY
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29 July 2013 - 7:43 pm
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HOPPY AMPUVERSARY SHOOTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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 xoxo

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30 July 2013 - 7:35 am
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Whoop! Whoop! Yay to Shooter, you have come such a very long way!!! Hoppy Hoppy Ampuversary!

Thanks for mentioning this Sally, and for sharing the link to Luanne’s post, Karen. I wish there was a way to keep the blog posts up longer, or scrolling through in a side bar or something like that, without causing our site to crash! For now, anyone who wants to catch up on Tripawds blog can go to the Tripawds Blogs Page.

There is also the option to us a RSS Reader, which is what I use to keep up on my favorite blogs, but unless you want a tutorial in that right now I’ll hold off on making you heads explode with more tech tips!

Again, hoppy ampuversary Shooter! Thanks for all you and your Momma do for this community, you are pawesome!


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Twin Cities, Minnesota
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30 July 2013 - 8:03 am
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Half a year! Woo Hoo! Congrats, Shooter <3

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Rock Hill, SC
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28 November 2011
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30 July 2013 - 6:39 pm
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Yay Shooter!  Happy Ampuversary!!!!


Zeus was a Husky mix diagnosed with Osteosarcoma at age 11.  A visible lung met and suspicious spot on his liver meant a poor prognosis-six weeks was our vet's best guess. We decided to fight for our boy and his right front leg was amputated on 12/1/11. We did six rounds of chemo, changed his diet and spoiled him completely rotten. We were blessed with 10 great months after diagnosis. Against the odds, the lung met remained a single met and grew very little over those months. A wonderful furbaby with the most gentle spirit, he fought with a strength that we never imagined he possessed. We have no regrets...

Columbia, MO
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30 July 2013 - 6:41 pm
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Woot-woot.  Time for a PAWTY!!  Congrats on this milestone Shooter.

Marla and Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy

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1 August 2013 - 3:56 pm
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Yeah Shooter!  You and Libby just sailed past the six month mark.  Whoo Hoo!  Inspiring all the tripawds of 2013!

Celebratory ice cream for all!


Patricia & Mighty Atlas

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