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TriPug Mutt Elly is Three!!! Video!
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30 December 2017 - 12:58 am
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With 5 minutes to spare I'm posting this video on Elly's birthday (at least in my time zone!)

Elly has come a long way this year- she passed her CGC and has passed her first step in Nose Work by getting her first ORT.  She has better meeting people and with her separation anxiety. She even went on her first overnight road trip with me.  She has made so much progress in being brave in this big scary world!

She has however developed a very weird obsession.   I do indulge her as you will see in the video.  Enjoy!


Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

1999 to 2010


              Maggie's Story                  Amputation and Chemo

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Happy Birthday Elly!!!!! She is absolutely adorableheartheartheart

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Elly, you are so cute. Get that feather, destroy that feather! I suspect the turkey no longer needs it.

Have a very happy birthday and congratulations on your nose work successes. superstarheart

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HOPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ELLY!!! clap Oh you do love those turkey feathers don’t you!!! you are soooo bloomin’ cute!

More cake and treats and turkey feathers are in order!!!

Ruv fromStewie and gang heartheartheart

On July 10/17 I became a Super Tripawd! You can find out more about my Pawrents Allensong but first Check out my 🎗 journey Super Stu Remember...“live in the moment!“  


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRECIOUS ELLY 🙂 🙂 🙂   And you are sooo precious!! 🙂   That are having a blast!!!     You sure know how to bring joy to us all! 🙂  Thank you for inviting us to your pawty! 🙂

Merry Myrtle and Frankie thought long and hard about what to get you for your birthday.   Sure enough, they both came up with the same idea at the same time!!  


Lots of love cutie pieheart

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

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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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Happy birthday beautiful Elly 💖🐶 and Happy New Year! 

She looks like a blast to be around, thank you for sharing!  🌷


Jackie, David, Bo, Andy, Oscar, Phoebe, and the coolest feral tripawd kitty Huckleberry

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Happy Birthday Miss Elly!  Perhaps that is what a high Wolfiness score leads you to.  Stalk and get that turkey girl!  Too cute!  I don't know how you can be 3 already???  Weren't you just 1 not too long ago????  You're a doll at any age!!

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Happy Birthday Elly.  Sounds like you are on the way to becoming a great CGC (canine good citizen).  I love how you can jump the way you do.  Great core muscles.  You are sure coming out of your shell 🙂


Michelle & Angel Sassy


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05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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Hoppy Birthday Elly! Lucky #3 is so much fun! 

And of COURSE you love turkey feathers. They smell like yummy turkey dinner right? Those critters better steer clear of you, I think you'd have one in your bowl in no time at all if you happened to catch one. Yum!

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