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The Rainbow Bridge

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18 January 2010 - 11:08 am
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We said goodnight to a hero yesterday, strong magnificent Max who lived for nearly fourteen months past his bone cancer diagnosis. His stunning blue eyes, his enthusiasm and his stoic pawsonality put smiles on the faces of everyone he met. Max will never, ever be forgotten.

In the spirit of our courageous hero, we want to share these fun clips of him with you.

This movie was taken at our Tripawds get together in Santa Barbara last December. You can see here that not even lung mets could stop this boy from having a good time with the other pups.

Here’s a flashback video starring Max, taken when we met him in February 2008, not long after his amputation and diagnosis.

And here’s a few photos of Max will always put smiles on our faces.

Run free Max, go get ’em!

It's better to hop on three legs than to limp on four.™
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Lots of tears watching this.  Thank you for such a nice tribute to one who has been here for so many of us.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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18 January 2010 - 12:29 pm
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jerry said:

And here's a few photos of Max will always put smiles on our faces.

You are right about that one Jerry.  Max had a real zeal for life and both the Santa Barbara and Mill Valley demonstrated that. We will always celebrate the life of such great heroes even now as sorrow overwhelms us. We were truly lucky to have met you Max and all your family.

Spirit Cherry's Family

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The hot dog picture especially puts a smile on my face and in my heart!

Debra & Angel Emily

Debra & Emily, a five year old doberman mix, who was diagnosed with an osteosaecoma. She had a right rear leg amputation on May 19, 2009. On November 10, 2009 she earned her wings and regained her fourth leg.

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I'm so sad to hear about Max… His story and his piercing blue eyes… He will never be forgotten!!

RIP sweet Max!!!Superstar

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!

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My heart aches for you. I am so sorry for your loss 🙁

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I am so sorry for your loss, the pictures are beautiful and the one with the hot dog you can't help but smile.

Jo Ann & Tasha

Tasha 8 years old, First cancer diagnosis 6/26/09, Last cancer diagnosis 9/26/09, Amputation 10/01/09, Loving our girl moment by moment.

Tasha lost her battle and became my Angel on May 4 2011. Forever in my heart….

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We are so sorry to hear about Max.  We feel honored to have met this wonderful guy.  We will always remember the wonderful day we spent at the beach playing together…….

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