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six days after rear leg amp and getting worse--update: VERY HAPPY-GREAT DECISION
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17 May 2013 - 1:48 pm
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WOOO HOO!!!! CONGRATS TO HAPPY HANNAH!!!  Salt, you bring such wonderful spirit to this community, I just love reading every single one of your posts.  And LOOK AT THAT FACE ON YOUR GIRL!  What a happy girl.  She is truly fighting this thing with all her might. 

 

So proud of you and Happy Hannah, you make a GREAT  team and are an inspawration for tripawds everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

All our love,

Erica & Jill

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 http://jillsjou.....ipawds.com. xoxo

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Hannah and Sally,

We are sooooo happy for you both. I am glad that in the beginning you hung in there. Now you can be an advocate and voice for those in doubt and who experience a bumpy recovery. Hannah is BEAUtiFul. What more could you ask for than more time with your girl. I wish you much more time together. Now breathe, shake it all off, let yalls hair loose and pawty!
Best wishes
Maricela and spirit Bruno
Ps. Can I have your email? I was thinking of taking Hannah's pic and wanted to do a little photoshop magic to it and send it back to you when I'm done. If that's okay?

Maricela and Spirit Bruno

http://bruiserb.....pawds.com/

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17 May 2013 - 9:46 pm
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Thanks Jill and Erica:-) :-)

Your words really made me feel good....that was very nice!

Now you have to do something to help Happy Salt and Happy Hannah continue to celebrate...............

Pick up a mirror.....look into it.......and everything you said to me...say back to YOU because that's EXACTLY how we feel about you and Jill:-) :-) of course, you have to replace "Salt" with Erica and Hannah with Jill:-) :-) (every time I see you call me Salt, I laugh out loud!!!:-) :-)

Let us know how the antibiotics are working for Jill. Talks about a strong team......you two really do go together like salt and pepper:-) :-) :-)

Much love back to ya' Hapy Salt 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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17 May 2013 - 9:57 pm
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OH MY GOSH!! Hannah is just beautiful! You can just melt in her eyes. I am so glad every thing is going good. Both of you deserve it.

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.

http://shooter......ipawds.com

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Thanks Maricela and the always present Spirit Bruno:-)

Yeah, we hung in there alright...and continue to do so because of the tremendous support from people like you:-) :-) :-) If I can maintain half the fortitude and commitment you' and others like you who have been on this site for a lot longer than I, then I will feel like I've made a difference in some small way!! You "stick - to witness" is commendable:-) :-)

Are you kidding me?? Heck yeah--I would be thrilled and honored to have you do anything you want with my Happy Hannah's photo:-) :-) :-) I get sooooooo excited every time I see her mug on here....I feel like she's a famous movie star, rock star and fashion model all in one chunky body:-) :-) :-) :-)
Well, maybe the fashion model is pushing it a little:-) :-)

salholladay55@gmail.com
I can't wait to see what you do.......I feel like I'm dealing with Picaso...you are such an artist in everything you do....your words...your photos...everything:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
Can you post it here as well as email me???? The crowd roars.........WE WANT TO SEE MORE HAPPY HANNAH TOO:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) clap...clap...clap...

Lots of love to ya'll(yeah, I got it:-) :-) :-) ). 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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Hey Luanne and Shooter! Thanks for celebrating with us! Here you've got your own challenges and you're still out here supporting others. I think one would call that "being angels on earth". Yep, that's what we're Calling Shooter and Luanne:-) :-)

Continuing to send healing strength to the dynamic Shooter:-) :-)

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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And now, for a beautiful picture that Maricela, Bruiser Bruno's Mom, made just for Sally and Happy Hannah (who will tell you more in just a bit!).

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Oh my goodness! When I make it really big, I see so many nifty things! What an affirmation of all things good and special and heartwarming!
Awesome, Cela! clap
Shari

From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

Dakota's thoughtful and erudite blog is at http://shari.tr.....pawds.com/

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How awesome!!!!  What a very special gift and talent.  LOVELY!

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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Yeah Katy and Shari, I couldn't agree more..it IS such a special gift and it IS an affirmation of all this good.....!!

The kindness of Maricela....reaching out to us a sharing her talented gift with us........happy:-) :-) :-) ....happy:-) :-) :-) :-) soooooooo hapy:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

You HAVE to Blow The picture up to "get it"......and she sent me a couple more too:-) :-) :-)

Soooooo, I've been wanting to add to this Thread" with how happy I am with my decision.....yet....keeping the part addressing how very scared I was at first....how very of Bible things she med at first. Reason being, because of the feedback of others, when they've been scared about a slow recovery, or the decision itself, they found this thread helpful..It's helpful because they saw my sheer suffocating fear and they saw the reassuring and knowledgeable responses from this community. They saw how you gave me strength and courage. They saw how you were there for me every second of the way

So if reading through this thread, the ups, the down and then the sheer bliss of celebrating every single breath my Happy Hannah takes, every single beat of her heart.....well, that's a good thing.

And to experience the humanity, the collective consciousness the selfless giving of so many when they are experiencing their own challenges or even tragic losses..

The random acts of kindness..the Maricela/Spirit Bruno---the Jessica/Athena offering to do sketches.....okay gotta stop naming names because it's about EACH of you. EACH OF YOU HAVE TOUCHED ME WITH YOUR LOVE, YOUR WONDERFUL WIT, YOUR CO PASSION:-)

And, of course for recognizing how veryBEAUTIFUL my HAPY HANNAH is!!:-) :-)

Wish I could remember who called her tripawds Plus-Size Model...a DIVA:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) LOVE THAT:-) :-) :-) :-) Was it you Shari? Jill? Sounds like one of you:-) :-)

Sooooooo in celebration of "updating" the thread, please enjoy the artwork of the wonderful Maricela.... really study it...she did an amazing creative piece of art!!

Because I don't have the computer savvy to do a blog, Jerry is kind e enough to let this thread be our blog.

Of course, all of the "good" we bring I to each others lives...all of the life affirming compassionate good we share with each other.... the selflessness, the devotion to "strangers" who have been sitting quietly in our hearts just waiting for us to call them into this great circle of love......all this is because Rene and Jim and Jerry lit the path for us to follow. They show us the way everyday:-) :-)

So on behalf of tripawds's plus size diva model--thak you for making a difference in our lives:-) :-) :-)

From our hearts to yours sending you golden "threads" of love for you to weave in and out of every soul you meet:-)

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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Sixth sentence down--:-)

....how very of bible things she med at first...........

Okay, to use a term I learned here from all of you....apparently a computer speak term....

WTF. WTF. WTF

think I was trying to say something about how suffocatingly fearful I was at first.

You would not believe how slowly I was typing and how careful I was not to screw up.....HA! So much for that:-)

Soooooo tripawd pals....what does WTF. mean anyway?? It must seemed li,e a really good term to use right now:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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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Erm. It means "What the f-word?"!! Surely, you knew that and you were testing to see who would take the bait? Anyway, there you have it! I rely on my kids to de-code these anacronyms...

In response to your lovely post above, I would like to thank you for your constant reassurance of me! You have been so gentle and kind when I have been feeling really unsure about this whole trip. It's been wonderful to jump on the forum and read all the great replies to my posts, yours are always so positive and bright, thank you again and again.

This is a great reservoir of wisdom and strenth. How lucky we are to be here!

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Sally, we need to have a talk, girl. You have said several times you are not a youngster...neither am I. And neither am I doddering. But we both know that you do NOT use terms you do not understand or you may hear gasps in public places and parents will quickly put their hands over their kids' ears!

Indeed, it means "what the f***." I doubt you want to be saying that. Of course, it can very nicely express the confusion, frustration and anger when one's auto-correct types "how very of Bible things she med at first." And maybe I even said it reading that sentence because I really didn't know what you meant, but I was busting up just the same.
I don't think I said Hannah was a diva. I may have said someone's dog was, but I am too old (not doddering, remember) to remember what I said to who yesterday, let alone last week.

Ok Sally, time to retire this thread and start a new one. A happily named one. Didn't you say you have a nephew or some younger person hanging around? Ask them to help you start a blog. Once it's set up, writing in it is a piece of cake. If not, then keep on posting here and confounding the hell out of us with your delightful auto-corrects!

Shari

From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

Dakota's thoughtful and erudite blog is at http://shari.tr.....pawds.com/

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Sweet Victoria...thank you for letting me know in some way I was helpful.....it's only because we've all been there and we all understand all too well almost each od emotion everyone is feeling. I really do want to give back as others have given to me, so thank you again. But look at you ....here you are worried out of this world about your sweet Doty and your going around offering support to everyone else!! You are a gem and we all appreciate your being here.

Shari and Victoria......yeeeeeees I say somewhat sheepishly, I do know what "those" three Ietters re....you know, the "W", the "T", the...............yeah, that letter. See, ow that the gig is up, I can't hide behind massive stupid any more o I dare not use it again...might get kicked off!

Okay doddering Shari, I'm 462 in dog years as forgetful as a bat, but if I had some "younger person hang in around d me", surely I would remember that? Gonna a go check the closet ow, maybe I locked him up for safe keeping. If I'm not back in three seconds I've found him......now if I could only remember what I got him for in the first place.....

One, housed and one......one thousand and two............oh each, I remember now.......see ya'll later...........

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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Well Salty Sally, I must be misremembering. I thought you had some family member build Hannah's ramp and that is who I was thinking of. I hope you aren't holding some poor kid hostage in a closet. If you are, that's a different type of blog altogether!

Shari

 

From abandoned puppy to Tripawd Warrior Dude, Dakota became one of the 2011 February Furballs due to STS. Our incredibly sweet friend lived with grace and dignity till he impulsively raced over the Bridge on 12-15-12.

Dakota's thoughtful and erudite blog is at http://shari.tr.....pawds.com/

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