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Charley aka "Superman Cancer Warrior" is going to battle!
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St. Louis, MO
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27 October 2013 - 7:05 pm
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Sally and Happy Hannah suggested that I post on the forums also, since I had only posted in his blog. So here it is… :)


Charley’s Halloween costume is “Superman Cancer Warrior”.  It’s amazing how white electrical tape and a lot of cutting can transform an off the shelf costume into something wonderful!

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We took Charley to a local pet boutique, Treats Unleashed, and he won 1st place in their costume contest.  Here’s some pictures of Charley sporting his costume!  We felt that a family portrait was in order since it was a special day for all of us!Charley was so proud of his 1st place prize!

We had planned to have Charley’s 3 Year Ampuvesary Party and my mom’s Birthday Party together yesterday, but instead we had a change of plans and we only celebrated my mom’s birthday yesterday.  Monday, October 28th, which is Charley’s actual 3 Year ampuversary is when we decided to celebrate his special day.  Monday is also the day we should get the pathology report back on the aspirate from his new cancer “lump”, so we thought we’d celebrate his 3 Year Ampuversary and “Cancer Warrior” status that day regardless of the results!

This Thursday, October 31st, Charley’s has surgery scheduled to remove his new cancer lump (pending the path results).  We thought since Thursday is Halloween, he’d wear his “Superman Cancer Warrior” costume into the surgery center that morning as a “pawsitive” omen…and to show that he is going to battle!!!

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We’re still praying that Charley has an operable soft tissue sarcoma so he can continue on his journey of hope inspiring others and proving that OS doesn’t have to be a death sentence and that you can live happily with cancer!!!

Thank you for all of your prayers, positive thoughts, hugs, and kisses.  It is greatly appreciated and we can’t thank you enough for all of your support!

♥  Hugs from me and chocolate Labby kisses from Charley!  xoxo 


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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27 October 2013 - 7:26 pm
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Those are some awesome pictures and Charley is a cancer warrior true to the meaning of those words.  We are all pulling for you Charley.  Prayers & hugs. 


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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Aww thanks for doing that! Sally you are such a blessing.

LOVE these pics. Your smiles say it all. Charley is LOVE spelled CHARLEY.

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Best wishes for Charley; a true warrior indeed (not to mention extremely handsome and very well-dressed).  More prayers and hugs coming your way from another corner of Tripawds Nation.


xoxoxoxo  -Liz and Angel Roxie


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And it’s jst as heartwarmng and goose bumply to see these posted here as the blog! Cannot get enough f this guy…….and then add the costume..POW…..WOW……and BAM!!!!!!!!!! It just does not get any cuter!,

You rock Charley! You WILL get steak Monday, right? Pictures of proof please!

it’s a good tingyou did post over here…..the blog has already disappeared!

Going to get ice cream for te steak!

Love and hugs!

Sally aand 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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27 October 2013 - 10:03 pm
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and whipped cream.

on the ice cream.

on the steak.


that should do it.  big-blink

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Love Charley’s costume…..easy to see why he was the winner!

Tuck and I are sending pawsitive chocolate lab vibes for Charley and you for his appointment today!




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I love love LOVE this costume! 

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on and read my column on That Pet Blog

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28 October 2013 - 8:15 am
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I LOVE that costume…. and Charley.. you wear it well buddy!!!!  And most definitely, you need to wear that costume on Oct 31 when you have that surgery.. no doubt about it!!!  Good for you!!  You look mightly handsome in that cape I might add!!  How could not NOT win???  geesh…   laughing

Crossing all things crossable that things work out for the best…. 

Thank you for the smiles… and we look forward to pawsitive updates!!!

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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I LOVE this costume!  Thinking good thoughts for you today!!! xoxo

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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Charley is a true Superman….ER….Superdog! Good luck today.

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!

28 October 2013 - 12:48 pm
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Hoping for the best possible news today.


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It is just PERFECT!  Oh how I love this!  It’s quite a celebration FOR SURE!  The HAPPIEST of 3 YEARS!!!  Oh, if only ALL OF US HERE were this lucky.  Charley, you are a hero, an inspiration, and a dream.  Live it up today, buddy.  We’re thinking of YOU today and hoping for the best with the path results.  We’ll also have you on our mind on Thurs, esp now that we know you’ll be strutting in there with this epic cape.  Rock on, buddy!  Happy three years!  It’s truly awesome.

~ 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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Hoppy Ampuversary Charley.  I hope it was a good day buddy thinking of you.



Michelle & Angel Sassy


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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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