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Finn visiting Grandma in the garden.
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Sorry I tried to post a video and it didnt work.

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We fixed that for you, the Faceborg doesn’t always make it simple to share videos and photos outside of Facebook.

Thanks for sharing!

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That looks like one happy boy!!!

Right hind limb amputated 7/3/12 for OSA, started on alternating cycles of Carboplatin and Doxorubicin and oral Palladia. Single lung met 9/1. Met in the neck muscle removed 9/30. Large mass in sublumbar lymph node 10/2. Rescue chemo with ifosfamide 10/6. Mets to the rib and axillary lymph node 10/21. Started Leukeran and Pred 10/25. Wookie left this Earth for a far better place on 12/4/12. I miss you, Boo, you were my heart.

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awww, look at his tail fly! He looks so hoppy to be outside and sniffing the fall air!

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Thanks for fixing it for me.  He is getting happier every day and it is such a blessing!  He is one of my lifes great joys and to see him coming back to himself is such a releif!!!

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Love it!! Way to go, Finn!!  Grandmas usually need someone to help them in the garden, and you’re doing an excellent job!! 

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Oh, Finn is gorgeous, I love the blond goldens.  And I had to laugh because he is just like Harley with carrots!  I pull out carrots for Harley every day and unfortunately he usually just helps himself to tomatoes and cukes.

I think Finn looks good and he sure looks happy.  He seems to move around pretty good. 

Harley is an 8 year old Golden Retriever. Amp surgery for an infiltrative lipoma canceled due to two masses in chest. A rescue, he found his forever home on 3/18/07 and left for his eternal home on 1/09/13. His story and medical history are at

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