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On The Road

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24 September 2009
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25 December 2009 - 7:55 pm
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2009 Christmas Tripawd Dog

My people want to wish three legged dogs everywhere – and their people – a very Merry Christmas!

They especially want to thank all Tripawds members for the best gift of all – the ongoing gift of compassion and community they give every day here in their Tripawds Blogs and the Tripawd Discussion Forums.

Tripawds Team ejoys first Christmas with WyattImage Enlarger

They have there hands full this year, enjoying Wyatt’s first Christmas. But they look forward to hearing about all your three legged adventures. We feel for all of those who have lost their cancer heroes this year and offer everyone best wishes for great health and prosperity in 2010! Dog bless us, everyone.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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13 July 2009
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25 December 2009 - 8:18 pm
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Beautiful Card, and . . . Thank YOU for making all this possible!!

Spirit Tazzie and his earthbound human

Las Vegas, Nevada
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14 August 2009
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25 December 2009 - 10:58 pm
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Yes, thank you!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

Northern Indiana
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15 January 2009
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27 December 2009 - 2:22 pm
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Merry Christmas to the Tripawds first family,

I have been in Ohio at my Auntie Lori's house for Christmas….she is one of my favorite people!! I love being with all the people and getting lots of petting and treats. I haven't felt much like playing lately but I still got new toys.

Mommy is worried about me, I haven't been feeling good and it scares her. I am just doing the best I can do with this cancer….what can I say! We are going home to our house on Monday, but today I am still with my Aunties and my sister, Julie and my cousins……wonderful.

Mommy says I will have a pawty soon for my one year celebration after my leg went away……I bet I will have good things to eat!! By the way……..I got in trouble the week before Christmas….I ate a whole loaf of raisin bread!!!!!!………….it was real good and I spit out the plastic………………but my mommy was very upset with me!!

Our family loves all the Tripawd families and especially Wyatt Ray , Jim, Rene and Jerry too. Wyatt, you are looking so handsome and strong!

Love, Paris…….and my pawrents Ginny & Randy

Grateful for every moment we had with Paris… regrets!

Honoring her life by opening our hearts & home to Addy!

On The Road

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27 December 2009 - 3:11 pm
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Awww Paris, out of all of the Christmas goodies, you ate raisin bread? Silly girl! I'm glad you're OK but please don't do that again OK?

You are a brave, strong girl Paris, I know you won't let those mets get you down. Can't wait till your 1 year ampuversary!!

Hoppy New Year!!!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Wesley Chapel, FL
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27 December 2009 - 4:35 pm
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Great picture of the three of you!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Angel Jake's Mom

Jake, 10yr old golden retriever (fractured his front right leg on 9/1, bone biopsy revealed osteosarcoma on 9/10, amputation on 9/17) and his family Marguerite, Jacques and Wolfie, 5yr old german shepherd and the newest addition to the family, Nala, a 7mth old Bengal mix kittie. Jake lost his battle on 11/9/2009, almost 8 weeks after his surgery. We will never forget our sweet golden angel… ….. CANCER SUCKS!

Mesa, AZ
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27 April 2009
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27 December 2009 - 6:42 pm
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We say “THANK YOU!”  for making this all possible.  May everyone here have a healthy and prosperous New Year.

Licks, Wags & Hugs,

Chuy & Eleanor

Chuy, showing everyone that Tripawds do everything 3 times better than regular dogs!

Chuy's Short Stories

Livermore CA
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24 January 2009
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27 December 2009 - 9:21 pm
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Yes, the decision and aftermath would have been much more difficult without the community here.  Thank you, Jim and Rene, for making it possible, and thank you members for all the contributing.  Wishing all a healthy, loving, prosperous 2010.

Mary and Cemil, Radzi, Mujde and Alle

Cemil and mom Mary, Mujde and Radzi….appreciating and enjoying Today

Cemil's blog

New England
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17 September 2009
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27 December 2009 - 11:00 pm
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I still want to be a part of the community, even though I have lost my tripawd Peanut. It was never about me. It was always about our dogs. And that’s what makes this site so great.


From Melanie, spirit Peanut, and Bubba.

~*~*~ Peanut is strength, love, and happiness. ~*~*~ 11/30/03 – 12/26/09

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27 December 2009 - 11:11 pm
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brandnewkey said:

I still want to be a part of the community…

Then by all means, please do not leave us! The experience and support you have to share iw what makes the Tripawds Community what it is. Thank you.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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