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Just shy of 8 month amp.--HAPPY HANNAH climbs UP porch stairs!! UP!!
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17 October 2013 - 1:22 pm
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CANNOT BELIEVE IT!! Days away from eight month ampuversary and Happh Hannah climbs UP the porch stairs for FIRST time!!! clap Actually, she didit one time before maybe two months or so ago.....a kitten on theporch was the motivator that time.

Impatience and smelliing food was ner moivator this time!! Sooooo, I let her out....she goes down like always and then goes to the other side of the house to use er ramp to come up to the door. Well, I'm hearing her with this "pupph-like barking/yelping".....very, veey insistent and impatient.....demanding that I come out right now! And there she is!! TWO STEPS AWAY FROM THE TOP!! She's getting kind of scared and "stuck".

I immediately go get the chicken and green beans (yeah, green beans hiding in there) I'm xooling down for her......and the video shows the rest!

I WAS SOOOOOOO HAPPY AND SOOOOOO PROUD OF HER I WAS IN TEARS!! Good girl Happy Hannah! Good girl!! You make my heart burst with pride with every breath you take.....but I almost exploded with joyover this one!!

FAT DOGS ROCK THE WORLD...and the stairs!!! Don't need no stinkin' ramp!!

THANKS FOR WATCHING!!! And keep in mind, this tavlet has no have topoint the screen at the sbubject without seeng what your taking a picture

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!

New York, NY
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17 October 2013 - 1:32 pm
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WOW WAY TO GO HANNAH!!!!!!!!!!! What a great accomplishment! clapclapclap

And look at all those Jills in the background cheering you on!!!!!


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

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17 October 2013 - 1:35 pm
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WOOHOO! Go Hannah!!!

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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(insert big grin here ====================>>  big-grin

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!

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17 October 2013 - 2:54 pm
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Alllll riiiiiight, Hannah!!!!!  You rock!


Murphy (who refuses to go upstairs, too.  Can you come show him?)

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!

New Jersey
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17 October 2013 - 5:10 pm
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You go girlclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap

Looking great, Happy Hannah!! So proud of youbig-grin


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.

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17 October 2013 - 5:43 pm
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Good girl, Hannah!

What an exciting day :)

Linda and Tucker



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17 October 2013 - 7:13 pm
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Yay Hannah so proud of you keep it up



Michelle & Angel Sassy


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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17 October 2013 - 7:32 pm
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I hear it...ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ROOOOOOOOOOOOOO  from above; Angel Roxie cheering on her e-friend Hannah!!!!  You go, girl!


xoxoxoxo  Liz and Angel Roo

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17 October 2013 - 10:32 pm
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Oh Hannah - that brought tears to my eyes!!! Way to go you wonder dog you!!!! I just love that face - I want to smoosh it!!

Luanne & Spirit Shooter

Spirit Shooter was a Miniature Australian Shepherd who was diagnosed with a MCT and had a LF amp 1/28/13 at 13-1/2 years old. 

Shooter crossed the Bridge on 8/28/13, his 7 month ampuversary and two weeks from his 14th birthday.

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17 October 2013 - 10:54 pm
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benny55 said

What can we say? jumps_single.gif


Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

17 October 2013 - 10:59 pm
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Yahoooo! Up stairs is hard for rear amps, way to go Hannah!

And that barking in the background is Obie in the kitchen looking for the intruder! I forget I had the volume up : )



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18 October 2013 - 11:08 am
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JILL! Those cats arent cheering her....I'm pretty sure they're laughing their kitty butts off!

MICA! Thanks for thr praise! I love every time I see Roxy's banner come up!

TUCKER! See, sometimes big dogs just take a while longer! But I think you're way ahead of the curve!

CHRISTINE! Yeah, I can't stop grinning either! But one of the main reasons is because everytime I see that big grin o Frankl n' farters I break into a huge smile!!

JOAN! Yeah, I'm sooooooooo proud too!! With Lily as an inspiration, we can do anything!

MURPHY! I bet it fyour mom plants a green bean patch at the top of the stairs you'll sail over 'em!!

SHOOTER!! Thanks Luanne.....that stair climb was for Team Shooter!

MICHELLE! Yeah, with Ange Sassy watching over al of us we have to do things to make her proud!! She..and you... sure make us proud!

HRH ROXIE ROO ROOOO! Heck yeah, if Happy Hannah can master stairs, we can master emails and computers! Then..again.....maybe not!! Thanks Liz and Roxie!

KAREN AND OBIE!! I jump everytime I play it back too (yeah, I watchit a lot!blush) Thanks to you and Spirit Maggie for always being here for all of usminso many ways!!!

ADMIN! ADMIN!! could watchthose happy dancing chunky emoticons ALL day!! (yeah, i need to Get a life")!! Just be glad I haven't figured out how touse'em yet!! Thanks for the cheers!!


Saly and Hapoy Hannah (she wants to try Mt. Everest next)

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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18 October 2013 - 5:34 pm
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OHhhhhhhh! How did I miss this yesterday!

Hannah, that was pretty sweet watching you try so darn hard, and you DID IT!!!! You put such a big smile on my face today!

There's nothing like Mom's home cooking to motivate you to try your hardest eh? WOOOHOO!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Rock Hill, SC
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18 October 2013 - 7:50 pm
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Oh Hannah!!!!  Love this!!!!!  Good Girl - you are so brave!

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...

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