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A day or so early...(so what?!).....HAPPY HANNAH'S celebrating 14 MONTH AMPUVERSARY!!! YAAAAAY my girl! YAAAAAY!!
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14 April 2014 - 11:13 pm
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Oh caught me singing. Big Rocky fan here teehee!!

Hoppy Ampuversary Happy Hannah!! Not just from Amy and Steve but from Yorrick, Saxon, Spyder, and Jay!

Right rear leg amp due to injury from unknown cause (but don't tell her she's missing her spare...yes HER!)

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14 April 2014 - 11:16 pm
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Hannah....swweeeettt girl...happy days to you! You make me smile so big! Celebrate good times baby girl!!! Love to you!
Lori and the crew

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14 April 2014 - 11:16 pm
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Happy 14 months Happy Hannah! You are amazing!


Fort Wayne, IN
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25 January 2013
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15 April 2014 - 6:40 am
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Hoppy 14 months you beautiful girl.  I enjoy her videos so much.  What a sweetheart.  Keep up the good fight you two.


Amy & Spirit Libby

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

Westminster, MD
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15 April 2014 - 7:16 am
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Very happy 14 month anniversary, keep doing great sweet Happy Hannah and Sally....<3

Much love....
Bonnie & Angel Polly

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15 April 2014 - 7:35 am
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Hoppy ampuversary, Miss Hannah! You sure show us how it's done. Would you come over and show Murphy how to get to the top of the stairs? He always stops at two or three and then goes back down.

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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Happy happy!!!

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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15 April 2014 - 9:43 am
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Way to go Happy Hannah! We just love seeing your videos and watching you take life by the horns! Keep living sweet girl and keep showing the world what tripawds are made ofclapclapclapclap


Happy ampuversary!



Cody and Family 

Cody is our 7 year old Australian Heeler mix boy. Diagnosed on 2/20/14 and became a tripawd 2/21/14! We chose a homeopathic approach and he is being treated by Dr. Loops our of NC.

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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15 April 2014 - 9:47 am
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yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Hannah girlie!!!!   woot woot!!!  clapclapclap

Did you hear me sing?  or was that when you had that painful look on your face????

sending lots of big-grin's and ♥'s your way!!!


Christine... with Franklin in her heart♥


Franklin, he was the Happiest Dog on Three Legs! Diagnosed 09/26/2012 with Osteosarcoma, amputated 12/4/2012.  Had a wonderful 5 1/2 months painfree until he ran for the Bridge on 5/15/2013.  Always in my heart, and always a guardian angel of my pack...   You can follow his Tripawd Adventures, before and after, in my blog, Frank'n'Farter!

Atlanta, GA
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15 April 2014 - 5:29 pm
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I just love you guys.  Hannah's so darn cute.  I love love love her fluffed out cheeks and sad eyes hanging on to her baby.  Just wanna give her squishes.  And her carrying around her bowl ready for dinner is one of my favorites.

Karma, Adelaide and the crew and our special angel Brendol

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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