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YO DEB!!!! Shhhh....don't tell anyone yet....ya' know those lovely reference letters people wrote and you were kind enough to PFD (or something)....well, I think Ive found a use
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31 December 2014 - 2:22 pm
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I sent this too.......2014-12-31-14-27-07_zpsyeow3cxz.jpgImage Enlarger

Thank eachnof you again for always so graciously sharing in our jous and celebrating in such a fun way!!!!!

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!

Norene, TN
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31 December 2014 - 2:23 pm
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I'm thinking you could call him Phranklen. LOL!!!

Harmony became a Tripawd on 10/21/14 (MCT). She left us way too soon on 11/1/14.

"We miss you so much; our love, our heart, our Harmony."

- Pam, Ron and Melody, Meesha, Doublestuff and Mariah Carey

Southwestern Ontario, Canada
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no.. No.....NO!!! do not change the spelling!!!!    because when I came to this thread to check back in.. and came to page 3... guess who's banner was at the top????????  that's right.... FRANKLINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!

It's a sign alright.. a sign from Frank'n'farter!!  spell it like it is...  that's what makes dogs named Franklin.. well.. Franklin!!  lol

Congrats Sally... I am sooooo happy for you..   you deserve snuggles and slobbers from both sides of the bed!!!

I notice he has a barking collar on in his picture... being a hound.. he's probably pretty vocal!!  lol

Christine.. with Franklin in her heart♥   .. and the other Franklin on his way to doggie heaven on earth!!

(no chocolate for Franklin!!!!)


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!

Martinsburg, WV
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31 December 2014 - 2:52 pm
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Oh My Goodness!!!!!!  I'm so happy for you that you've been approved to be Franklin's new and forever mom!!!big-grinbig-grinbig-grinbig-grinbig-grinbig-grinbig-grinbig-grin

And he is definitely one very handsome fella!!!

Congrats and I can't wait to hear and see more Franklin!!!


Sahana and her Angel Leland


November 17, 2009 - June 30, 2014

May you finally be healthy and running free at the Rainbow Bridge. Until we meet again my sweet boy!

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31 December 2014 - 3:27 pm
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OH MY GOSH, talk about ending 2014 on a GREAT note! I am just overjoyed!!! Welcome to the family Franklin! I agree with Christine, I think Franklin is a PERFECT name. I bet that picture of you and Myrtle with a space reserved for Franklin just melted all of the hearts at that rescue. 

Maybe the transport that is bringing Deb's little Fannie Mae up this weekend (paws crossed) can make a stop in NC and pick up Franklin too!!!! 

Mom to Tripawd Angels Jake (2001-2014) and Rosco (2012-2015) and Tripawd Tanner. “Whatever happens tomorrow, we had today; and I'll always remember it”  


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31 December 2014 - 3:35 pm
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Congratulations! Everything happens for a reason. The first adoption didn't come through because Franklin was waiting for you. So happy for you and the family. You'll be a fine new mom, and Franklin is getting a great new family.

Shanna & Spirit Trouble ~ Trouble gained her wings 3/16/2011, a 27 1/2 month cancer survivor, tail wagging. RIP sweetheart, you are my heart and soul.  Run free at Rainbow Bridge.
The November Five - Spirits Max, Cherry, Tika, Trouble & Nova. 11/2008 - 3/2013 An era ends as Queen Nova crossed the Bridge.

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31 December 2014 - 4:01 pm
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Congrats Sally.  I am so gald to hear that.  I hope you have a great New Year.



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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31 December 2014 - 4:58 pm
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This is great news!!!! The brightest way to end this challenging year ... so happy and cannot wait to meet Mr. Franklin! 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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31 December 2014 - 5:47 pm
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Congrats to you Sally - and Miss Merry Myrtle - and of course, the little Miss Happy Hannah....

Franklin has just "hit the jackpot" of loving homes!!!

Tuck and I are both so very happy for you :)

Happy New Year - what a way to ring in 2015!!!

Love and hugs

Linda and Tucker

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31 December 2014 - 6:36 pm
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Hip, hip, HOORAY,!! Franklin has in idea what a bed of roses he has fallen into. And, yes, Franklin it absolutely must br. Franklin Senior came up on my iPad, too.

Kathi and Murphy

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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31 December 2014 - 6:37 pm
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Yikes! I am even typing like Sally...ahem, Myrtle.

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!

Atlanta, GA
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31 December 2014 - 7:03 pm
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Oh my golly.  I haven't been in the forums in forever and the top topic was this one.  I've been reading through and catching up... and then I saw the good news.  Yippee...  he is darn cute.  How will you handle all the cuteness in that household between him and Miss Myrtle Mae?  And, IF you figure out skyping, you gotta let me know.  I'd be all for it.

So happy for you Sally.  Can't wait to hear more and see tons of wonderful pics.

Karma, Adelaide and the crew, and always our angel Brendol

Adelaide is a young tripawd Husky, from an injury.  Her amp was on 10/1/12.  She has 4 sisters, Aissa (a senior border collie/chow), Maggie May (a puppy Great Pyrenees), Mathilde and Morrigan and 1 baby brother, Bagheera.  We are all watched over by our angel Brendol, who was dx with OSA 1/30/13, amp on 2/6/13, and left us on 8/20/13.

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Westminster, MD
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31 December 2014 - 9:30 pm
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How do I always miss important things here??!!!

It is definitely a Happy New Year at your house, Sally, and I couldn't be happier for you !! Lovin' the name Franklin, and you and Merry Myrtle are gonna be a whole lot merrier!!
Here's to an awesome 2015 for all !!

Much Love to you, my friend,
Bonnie & Angel Polly, and my sweet Pearl, too

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1 January 2015 - 10:05 am
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Congratulations Sally and Myrtle for finding Franklin. It suddenly dawned on me that not only did you find Franklin but Sir John Franklin's ship the Erebus was recently found in the Canadian arctic (stuck in ice and sunk in 1846). You found your Franklin and Franklin will know he is the luckiest dog when he learns that he's found you!

All the best on your new "expedition" with your new addition, Sir Franklin.

Kerren and Mona

p.s. I expect Puppy Latte Tuesdays will be over the top now!

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1 January 2015 - 10:29 am
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OMG, a Coonhound! Like our Cooper! He looks like a Bluetick Coonhound with a bit of Treeing Walker Coonhound thrown in to the mix :)! The ears look more Coonhound than Foxhound but who knows... And who cares, he is gorgeous! And you are an amazing soul to adopt an already-tripawd :)!

Coonhound tripawds unite! We have all paws cossed for you here in Montreal! We are 'first time Coonhound owners and love the breed!

Kerren, thanks for the post on the New Years forum, I had missed this!!!

Love and hugs,

The Montreal Coons and Golden!


Hugs, the Tripawd Coons: Cooper (Redbone Coonhound) and Cinta (Maine Coon Cat) and the Quadripawd Colby (Golden Retriever).

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