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24 August 2013 - 11:20 am
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clap Yep! Over six months and continuing on (knockng on wood over here) YAAAAAY my precious chunk of love!! Stellar job!

Every sinle seco d of every single day has been filled with the deepest love …..the deepest joy…..the deepest happiness…..the deepest fun……..just more glorious bliss than I ever knew existed!! We just laugh and giggle with each other morning noon and night!!

Her joy for just being here in the moment takes me over the moon every day with happiness! I delight in her joy for just “being” I delight in her capacity to beg for food non-stop using every Cute” trick in the book! She knows that I think everything sne does is cute and she ALWAYS gets anything sne wants (I dn’t et her eat cat poop though, no matter what cute trick she uses!

The loving, caring souls on this site have been vy our side the whole way and Happy Hannah and I shall be forever grateul:big:clap You are our friends, you are you are our family. We would never be where we are today without your love, your patience, your knowledge, your compassion, your support……and your wonderful videos and pictures!!

As always, as we celebrate’ Happy Hannah and I honor all tripawd heroes, past present and future. Tripawds who have crossed over to the other side of life will remain alive in oir hearts forever and will NEVER be forgotten!

With love in our hearts for each of you,

Sally and Happy Hannah

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!

Columbia, MO
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24 August 2013 - 11:27 am
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Congratulations Happy Hannah!  6 months is awesome. laughing Keep up the good fight.  Lots of extra treaties at Daisy’s house tonight!

Marla and Daisy

My Two Tripawds...Biscuit and Spirit Daisy


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24 August 2013 - 11:31 am
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Ohhhhh year! Happy Six Month PHOTO -POSTING YOU-TUBING Masters Degree” to meeeee….YEAH, I did that! Another six mnths and I’ll be avle to blog!!

You poor souls!

These videos show how agile (shhhhh…she thinks she’s a dainty ballerina)…. how very agile a nine year old and counting 218 lb. (oops, she gained weightsad) three legged baby hippo chunk of love can be!…..3&o=4

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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24 August 2013 - 12:20 pm
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Hoppy Ampuversary Hannah.  You are doing awesome.  Keep fighting girl.  I am pulling for you and so is my Angel Sugar Bear.  Keep going.  Sally the utube posting is going great :)   




Michelle & Sassy Sugar Bear my angel


Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

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

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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24 August 2013 - 12:21 pm
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Happy ampuversary, Hannah! You show that lawnmower who’s boss :)

New Jersey
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24 August 2013 - 12:46 pm
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Happy, Happy Ampuversary to Hannahclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap Keep kicking cancer’s butt into outer space!! Sally, I love, love, love your posts-I think you need a radio or TV show-you put such a grin on my facelaughing Treats all around for Hannah!!!

Joan and Lily

Our beautiful Lily was diagnosed with osteosarcoma in her front leg on 12/14/11 at age 8 and had amp on 12/16/11. She completed 5 rounds of carbo. She was so brave and kicked cancer's butt daily! She lived life fully for 4 years, 3 months, and 15 days after her amp. My angel is a warrior princess. I miss her so much.

On The Road

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24 August 2013 - 12:50 pm
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WOW! Six months already? Oh my gosh you have come so, so far Sally and Hannah, congratulations on this momentous occasion! clap

When you started out here we held our collective breath that you would pull through, gain strength and go on to show the world what giant Tripawds can do. And lo and behold, not only have you done that, but your Mommy has become a computer whiz and digital artist too!

It must be me but I’m having trouble seeing your pix. Are these it?

I hope you get another watermelon to celebrate! We’ll be having some special treats just for you!



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New York, NY
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That is some bark ya got there Hannah!  That is not what I was expecting.  Woke Jill right up outta her nap!  


You keep on fightin girl, you are doing an amazing, awe inspiring job and so is your mama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Pepper & Jill

Jill is a 9-year-old tuxedo kitty. She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma in June 2012 on her toe in her right hind leg. Her leg was amputated on 12/12/12 and she completed four rounds of chemo (2 of Carbo, 2 of Doxy) in April 2013. "Like" Jill's facebook page: https://www.fac.....tty?ref=hl Proud member of the WINTER WARRIORS!!!! Her blog can be read at xoxo

24 August 2013 - 1:33 pm
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Happy 6 months Hannah!!!
Lawn mowers are evil and not to be trusted! I used to have to lock quad pug Tani in the house when I mowed because she would bite at the tires.
I might get some watermelon when I go shopping tomorrow and see how the pugs like it, but deffinitely some type of extra treat.


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24 August 2013 - 6:00 pm
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Hannah, Hannah, I am singing HAPPY AMPUVERSARY to you, but you are lucky you can’t hear it as your barking at the lawn mower is much more musical than my singing! What a joyful celebration.clap

Rock Hill, SC
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24 August 2013 - 6:48 pm
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Awww, Happy Ampuversary Happy Hannah!  Make your Mom give you French Fries – best celebratory treat of all!!!


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...

Atlanta, GA
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24 August 2013 - 7:25 pm
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Happy Happy Ampuversary Happy Hannah and Dear Sally!  Love the videos.  Hannah is a doll… and I can see her being a beautiful graceful ballerina if she wants to be! :D  Keep on giving that lawn mower heck.

Karma, the Pack, and 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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24 August 2013 - 7:52 pm
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Hoppy, hoppy day to you, Hannah. Six months already! We came on here at almost the same time. What a difference six months can make. Now you just have to get your mom to teach mine how to do that you tube thing,

Love, 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!

Tolland, CT
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24 August 2013 - 9:27 pm
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Hoppy hoppy Hannah; what a great and talented Mom you have!  Congratulations to yooooooooooooooooooo from Roxie Roooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!  I caught up on your videos; Okey Dokey Smokey says you can come woof at our lawn mower anytime; it never listens to him.  And he covets your duck.  Hope you had lots & lots of extra IC in honor of your latest milestone!!  And more tomorrow!!

you go, girl!!!!

xoxoxo  Liz and Roxie



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24 August 2013 - 9:29 pm
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Hoppy Hoppy Ampuversary, Happy Hannah!!! You are a superstar! superstar superstar superstar
Big hugs,
Jessica & Athena

04/09/13- OSA Diagnosis ~ 04/23/13- Left Forelimb Amputation ~ Carboplatin Chemo (6 total)


July 2006-November 18, 2013

I will always love you, Athena.

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