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Snoop surgery this afternoon
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We’re having our surgery today, and all on pins and needles and an awful feeling of panic. I am more worried and stressed for him then I was for my surgery a few years ago. I have to keep reminding myself through my recovery he was there for me being strong, loving, my friend.

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Hey Snoop, we send our best wishes for a quick surgery and easy recovery!

Hang in there Esther, you will be amazed at how well he does. Please let us know how things go OK? We are thinking of you!

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Thinking happy thoughts for Snoop. We are here for you!

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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Oh yeah….we ALL can relate!! Just remember, Snoop’s gonna be high as a kite on all his drugs and, in his own mind, will be eating treats and wagfingmhis tail on-stop while he’s being bathed in non toxic chocolate:-) :-) You, on the other hand——–well, that chocolate thing may not be a bad idea!!

Surgery will go just fine—-he’s in great hands and you will be so thrilled when they call.

Standing by your side the whole way and: holding your hand when needed……..Dog knows, I’m still holding on to this site as my lifelinend have no intention of letting go (they’ve tried to cut the rope sometimes in the dark of the night.but I have my duct tape with me at all times:-) :-)
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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!

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Wonderful thoughts coming your way from your neighbor in NYC!  Snoop will do just GREAT as a Tripawd!!!  Please keep us updated and let us know whatever you need!


Lots of warm hugs and positive thoughts,

Erica & Tripawd Kitty 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

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