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Tripawds 2014 Calendar Project Update
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The Rainbow Bridge

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13 October 2013 - 1:53 pm
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Many thanks to everyone who submitted a photo for the 2014 Tripawds Calendar Project! By Friday’s deadline we received 61 fantastic photo entries from Tripawds members around the world.

But we have a problem:


There’s only 12 months in a year!

Originally, voting to select the 12 best calendar photos was going to occur via the Tripawds Facebook Page. Unfortunately we didn’t think this through before we wrote the rules. We learned this voting process would exclude some Tripawds members who aren’t on Facebook. We don’t think this is fair. We also really want everyone to be included.

So, we hope you don’t mind, but in order to make sure everyone is part of this year-long celebration of Tripawd Power we decided to scrap the voting process altogether.

Instead . . .

Everyone who submitted a photo by last Friday’s deadline WILL get into some kind of 2014 Tripawds calendar!

Whether it’s a month-by-month, a calendar poster or a weekly planner, all photo entries will be included in one version or another.

Tripawds Admin Guy is working hard to lay out the different calendar designs. Yes, you will be able to know which calendar features your own Tripawd hero.

We’re sorry for any confusion, and we hope you think this is a good idea. Since 2006 we’ve struggled with choosing which photos to include in our annual calendar. So far, this seems like the fairest way to make sure everyone who took the time to submit a photo is included. We hope you agree.

Stay tuned for more details about The Tripawds Calendar Project!

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YAAAAAAAAAAY for scraping the voting process!!!!!!

YAAAAAAAAAAY for ncludng everybody!!

If I had access to all the little emotico s Admin has……I’d be putting those happy little dancing guys all over the place!



Very knd and thoughtful of you! THANK YOU!!

My heart gets excited about things like this and I get that little “catch” in my throat…….and I love it!!


YO! Jim! If you need any computer help with this project…just let me know!clown

We’re dancing like crazy emoticons over here!!

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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Sooooo, the other day I said, “Happy Hannah, who do you thnk the winner of the calendar contest will be?”

She said, “Let me gaze into my crystal ball and see…..”

And she just showed me the results!!

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Can you believe it? Crazy’ right?!

Congratulatins to all!

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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Murphy’s dad looked at all of these and said, “oh, Murphy…you are going to be in the swimsuit edition!”

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!

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13 October 2013 - 7:18 pm
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I love it, I think that’s the best idea ever!  Can’t wait to order my 2014 Tripawd calendars!!

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Happy Hannah is adorable!  Love the crystal ball!! I also love that all our tri-pawd heroes made the calendar!  

Rene, I submitted three photos of Nesta (oops sorry, got a little photo happy).  So please just pick the one you think will look best.  I am so excited to see these!

missing my boy everyday…

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Oh no! I’m almost in tears!

I just checked Tripawds a few weeks ago and didn’t see anything about the calenders and now I missed last Friday’s deadline to submit a photo of Charley for the Tripawds calendar….and the worst part is that Charley is only 15 days away from celebrating his 3 Year Ampuversary!

If there is anyway I can still submit a photo of Charley, it would be greatly appreciated. I always buy lots of the calendars to give for Christmas presents. If not, I understand.

Sad and heartbroken,
Ellen (and Charley….who still sends his chocolate Labby kisses)


DOB: 3-29-08, male chocolate lab  
Dx: OSA L proximal humerus 10-19-10

Amputation: L front leg & scapula 10-28-10

Chemo: 5 rounds of Carboplatin

Video (12 weeks post amp):Tripaw Charley Playing

♥♥♥ Lots of supplements and love!!! ♥♥♥

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13 October 2013 - 8:40 pm
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Thank you and I will look forward to ordering my calendars



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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That’s so fantastic. “Jerry” and “Admin” are amazing. I was feeling so bad that only 12 dogs could be picked. Yay! Now all the wonderful, fantastic, and amazing tripawds will get there chance at fame.

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Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! I was planning on giving everyone calendars no matter what so this will make them even more special!! All the beautiful warriors and angels are winners!

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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I didn’t submit a pic but will definitely buy one. 


Now TJ has a goal.. make it till the 2015 calendar contest :D

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WOW…   I am just overwhelmed with the giving that this group gives.. 

gawd.. I’m tearing up here… lol   Yea.. I know.. I AM a softie at times.. and that is such a great idea of including everyone that submitted.. 

Can’t wait to see them… 

Can’t wait to order them…..

Can’t wait to get them!!

Christine….. with Franklin in her heart♥

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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Great idea, except we didn’t submit because we don’t do Facebook.

Esther and her Snoop

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A weekly planner is a good idea.. but will quintuple the number of pages to print… so cost may be a factor.


Maybe a primary photo with 2-3 smaller insets for photos that are not composed well enough to take a full page.



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Great!  I was getting nervous and worried about how I’d vote among all the submissions.  Every picture is perfect and every furbaby is precious.  Can’t wait!

~ Katy & Jackson

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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