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Team Tripawds Does it Again! Thank You
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On The Road

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24 September 2009
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26 April 2010 - 3:28 pm
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Team Tripawds made history again this weekend for the Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk in Elk Grove California. We exceeded our $300 goal and raised $485, which contributed to the amazing total of $61,476 raised for this walk.

In the last two years, the three Canine Cancer Walks that the Morris Animal Foundation has organized have raised over $100,000 for canine cancer research. Together, we are all making a huge difference which will some day eradicate canine cancer from the face of the earth.

Let's give a big round of applause to everyone who made Team Tripawds a great success! Thank you so much everypawdy, you are all so incredible.

2010 Team Tripawds Members, Elk Grove California

Spirit Jerry Dawg (Team Captain)

Emily Bailey

Robert Bailey

Jack Crowder

Diane Hollenbeck

Ralph Kanz

Mary Jaimes

Martha Lowe

Charlie Moulton

Elizabeth Moulton

Kenny Moulton

Seanne Moulton

Karen Riley

(Forgive us if we missed anypawdy on this list, the Morris website may have accidentally left some supporters off. Please let us know if your name isn't listed here).

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If anyone has other photos to share, please do! These were found on Emily Bailey's (Spirit Cherry's Mom's) Facebook page. Thanks Emily!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

26 April 2010 - 4:47 pm
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Mary was there with Cemil.  And Cindi was there, and Bob...

So far I have seen some pictures on Cemil's blog:

and some more on Travis Ray's blog:


I didn't take any pics this time, I have my hands full with both girls and the stroller.  We met two new tripawds and encouraged their people to check us out.  I talked to Ralph who's greyhound lost a front leg to OSA in February.  He said he had been on the site, maybe he will be back.

We also met Kathy (I think) who is fostering Simon, an Afghan who lost a left back leg.  See the pic of Simon laying behind the pug girls  in Travis Ray's blog.  Kathy had just lost her own dog earlier in the week and was having a tough time.  Jack spent some time talking with her, and me and the pug girls sat with them for awhile in the shade.  She was going to check us out.  I think she and Simon are in our Team Tripawds picture, taken as part of the event.  There is a web site to access later in the week to check out the pictures.

And thanks to the Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Kathy and Jana, for letting us 'camp' with them at their booth and share their chairs and shade.  They are the rescue organization that sponsored Shelby.

Hopefully someone can chime in on the talks.  I didn't go to any of them. 

Being at an event where so many people were walking 'in memory of' reminded me how fortunate I am to still have Maggie with me, especially after the last couple of months.  So I spread a blanked under a redwood tree and enjoyed a quiet picnic with the pug girls.  I haven't had a chance to do that for awhile.


Good friends, good cause, good weather.  All in all a very rewarding day.


Karen and the pug girls

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26 April 2010 - 5:19 pm
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It was great to see evryone who turned out on Saturday. We will do it again and the preliminary information about the October walk in Los Gatos is now posted: http://www.cani.....AWalk.html

Hope to put together another big Tripawds crew, and we will also be bringing along a bunch from German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California.



Portage Lake, Maine
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26 April 2010 - 7:23 pm
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Fantastic!!!!  Go Team Tripawd!  Karen, so glad you got to spend some time with your girls under the Redwood....:-)

I'd love to have been there in CA too!  Awesome work!

Tracy, Maggie's Mom

Maggie was amputated for soft tissue sarcoma 10-20-09

Maggie lost her battle with kidney disease on 8-24-13


On The Road

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26 April 2010 - 8:17 pm
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We are so honored to know all of you kind, generous pawrents and amazing Tripawds. Thank you for helping to end this tragic, awful disease. xoxo

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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26 April 2010 - 8:27 pm
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Whenever one decides to support a charity, no matter how lofty the sound of the name of the charity, we like to do our homework to determine how good that charity is do at fufilling the stated goals. Far too often, a charity is great at padding the salaries of the directors while neglecting the purpose of the charity. With that critical measure in hand, Emily decided to measure the Morris Annimal Foundation using Charity Navigator Ratings, which is "America's Largest Charity Evaluator". They measure exactly what percentage of the charity's funds are going to Fund Raising, Administrative Costs, and to Program Expenses (the stated purpose of the charity.)

It give us great please to state clearly that the "Morris Annimal Foundation" has a four star rating – the highest achievable. 78.2% of funds go to Program Expenses, 13.5% go to Fund Raising, and a mere 8.1% go to Adminstrative Expenses. This is the best of all the charities doing similar type of work, it was the highest rated of all charities doing similar work, and exceeds nearly every other charity that Emily and I support. This is definately a charity that one can be very proud to support with the full knowledge that your support is going where you would expect/hope.

Spirit Cherry's Dad



PS: It was a beautiful day, we enjoyed seeing all our TriPawd friends, meeting Simon (a TriPawd who will be joining this forum), and meeting Simon's mom (who was a good friend with Emily Sister). The only way that it could have been better would have been if Allie and Cherry could have been there in more than just spirit.cry

PPS: NorCal TriPawds know how to have a Pawrty. We feel sorry for those of you who could not be here, but each and every one was remembered. Emily and I did the full walk just to make sure that there was a step for each of them.

On The Road

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26 April 2010 - 9:24 pm
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Thanks for doing your homework, Bob! It's great to hear the MAF's practices are as reputable as their cause. Wish we could have been there to walk with you all in person.

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 April 2010 - 11:07 pm
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Great work you guys!!!

Her Retired AvatarComet - 1999 to 2011

She departed us unexpectedly  January 23, 2011 at the age of 12 1/2.

She was born with a deformed front leg and a tripawd all of her life.

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