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5 May 2018 - 11:37 pm
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Ruby 21 BLESSED mths since her amp

So I know this site can often bring so much heart ache so I wanted to post a photo of my Grand pup Ruby almost 2 years free from her cancer (see our blogs). She’s dill not hiking 14we’d but then neither or we. But life is good. I wanted to Thank the regiulars onthos site who hear the same bad news over and over and show Ruby’s sweet smile as a sign of hope thank you everyone for all TJ encouragement and prayers in those weeks after. What an awesome group of people. 


Lisa, Kacy and Ruby !!!i

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6 May 2018 - 11:12 am
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WONDERFUL! Oh my gosh this is fantastic  news, congratulations! It is soooo good to hear from you again. Please give Ruby a big smooch from us, we are so hoppy!

Here's pretty Ruby and this is her blog.

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6 May 2018 - 12:03 pm
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Oh Ruby I am SO delighted to hear these fantastic news 😃

It is absolutely marvellous to see your beautiful face, sweet girl 💗

I remember so well when you joined us and how lost you all felt with her diagnosis ...

Well, Ruby is here, she is happy and strong and life is great 🤩

What a great joy for all of us !

Sending you the biggest avalanche of kisses ever recorded and a tornado of cuddles to your gorgeous girl 😘😘😘🐮💫✨🌟🌹

Eurydice 77kg/170lb Great Dane limping end of April 2016, amputation (right front leg/osteosarcoma) 4 May 2016 6 courses of carboplatin followed by metronomic therapy, lung mets found 30 Nov 2016. 3 courses of doxorubicin, PET scan 26 Jan 2017 showed more mets so stopped chemo. Holistic route April 2017. Lung X-ray 5 May 2017 showed several tennis ball size mets, started cortisone and diuretics. Miss Cow earned her XXL silver wings 12 June 2017, 13 months and 1 week after amputation and 6 1/2 months after lung mets, she was the goofiest dawg ever and is now happily flying from cloud to cloud woof woofing away :-) 


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10 May 2018 - 9:01 am
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WOW!!!!! I Know the beginning  was rough and you and Kacy had doubts  and fears (like all of us!)  Riby never did though!  She just stayed determined and figured  out her new lifestyle  with such grit!  Her story is sooooo inspirational !

Thank you sooooooo much for updating  us on our beautiful  Ruby!!  I've  got a huge grin on my face and it won't  go away anytime soon!!

Love and hugs!

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

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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14 May 2018 - 6:46 pm
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What a super wonderful incredible update! Could not be more delighted to hear this, recalling the tough times early on and the worry!  Rock on Ruby!!!


Lisa, Minneapolis

On October 27, 2016, nearly 6 months after amputation, and 18 months since his cancer likely started, we lost Pofi to a recurrence of Soft Tissue Sarcoma in his spine quite suddenly.  His canine sister also succumbed to cancer on March 1, 2019 - we lavished her with our love in the interim, but life was never quite the same without her only real canine friend. Cliff kitty had to leave us, too, suddenly, in August 2019. Lucia kitty grieved all these losses, but helped us welcome two new Lurchers into our home and our lives, Shae and Barley.

Blog: Pofi, Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumor Amputation

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