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Time for Treats Again
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Columbia, MO
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10 February 2012 - 6:14 am
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Since we are always looking for a reason to have more treats, Daisy would like everyone to celebrate her two month ampuversary with her!

Everyone grab some fries, jerky treats or flying dutchmans and have a pawty!

Marla and Daisy

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10 February 2012 - 7:18 am
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oooh, we LOVE a reason to celebrate and have treats!!!  daisy, congrats on your two month ampuversary, so glad you are doing well!!!!!


charon & spirit gayle

sbs & fm

Life is good, so very, very good!!! Gayle enjoyed each and every moment of each and every wonderful day (naps included).  She left this world December 12, 2011 – off on a new adventure.

Love Never Ends


Rock Hill, SC
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10 February 2012 - 7:22 am
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Congratulations Daisy!!!  Zeus loves you for throwing in fries as an option!!! winker

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...

San Diego, CA
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10 February 2012 - 8:02 am
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And here's to the flying Dutchman option!! Hooray Daisy! Happy hoppy ampuversary!

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!

Orange County, CA
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10 February 2012 - 9:00 am
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Congratulations Daisy!! Have a great day with lots of yummy treats!!

10 February 2012 - 9:19 am
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Congrats Daisy!!

I'm afraid we are going with green bean treats for the pugs- but it's OK- they LOVE them!


Karen and the pugapalooza

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10 February 2012 - 11:58 am
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Yay Daisy!!! definately extra treats in our house today!!!

Sarah, Kayla and Sarge

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10 February 2012 - 12:43 pm
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What a great day to pawty! Yipeee Daisy!!!

Green beans and chicken for everypawdy!

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10 February 2012 - 1:59 pm
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Mmmmm... Fries!!! I can just smell them! Happy 2 months ampuversary DAISEY!!!!! It's wonderful to hear that you are doing so well!! Wishing you many many more!!  superstarsuperstar

Las Vegas, Nevada
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Way to show 'em Daisy!  We'll pass a treat to the Monkeybutt boy in your honor tonight! 

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.

Edmond, Oklahoma
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10 February 2012 - 2:45 pm
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Congratulations Daisy-- two months-- the amputation recovery is behind you now and it's time to enjoy life and PARTY!!!!!!  As we don't have a dog, my 3 furless bipawds will enjoy treats tonight in your honor!

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…

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10 February 2012 - 11:16 pm
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Mazel Tov Daisy!  Baby and Toby are enjoying a treat in your honor.  Keep on hoppin' !


Judy and Baby

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11 February 2012 - 12:46 pm
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We will lift a cookie in celebration, even though we're late!!!

Hoppy two months!

Rio's momma

the Woo

~ ~ Rio ~ ~
Forever in my heart...

April 2000 – January 20, 2012
Diagnosed with Mast Cell Cancer in June 2007. Left rear leg amputated Feb. 8, 2011.
Mets discovered Aug. 31, 2011. Read more of Rio's story here.

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13 February 2012 - 1:24 pm
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Happy 2 months...keep going strong!

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