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12 July 2015 - 5:46 pm
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Even when you know you are giving a gift of release and you know it is a gift that Charlie knew he could count on from you when needed...the heartache is debilitating.

We all fell in love with Charlie and we are crying with you. He could melt the coldest heart with those beautiful eyes...he and JoJo both turn us all to mush everytime we would see their pictures.

I'm going ttry and "paste/copy" something you wrote last month.

I moved through all my fear and wariness about the end coming near and have made my way to enjoying the privilege of caring for my guys as they need me now to guide them to their very last day... I'll be here for every moment with a loving spirit and caring touch...I realize they have both blessed us unconditionally for the last 12-13 years and now its our turn

You lived those words Mia! You were true to your commitment to your Charlie. What a tribute to the strength ofnyour love...the depth of your love.

As Elizabeth said, she saw a huge RAINBOW the other day...a wide open huge RAINBOW welcoming so many who have been running excitedly to the Bridge recently. I guess they figured if a bunch of them arrived at once, the welcoming feast would be over the top and the celebration pawty woukd last non stop for days! It must feel so good to be free of earthly bodies that no longer served them. And I DO believe with all my heart that their Souls do exit when their mission is complete. It's an exit they understand completely and welcome it with the pride that accompanies a job well done!

Mia, we know all too well the void you are facing....they days that get harder before they get better. As Rene always reminds us, those last days were just a blink of an eye compared to the thousands of gloriously happy days Charlie shared with you....and that what he wants you to remember!!

And he wants you to remember the couch belongs to Charlie and JoJo!! They just allow you to sit n it sometimes!

We are here for you...we have been from day one...and we still are.

Sending you all the love in the world...

Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle

PS...I want to thank our Earth Angel Bonnie for alerting me to Charlie's transition. I had not seen the post. She knew that if I hadn't acknowledged the loss of ohr beloved family member...it was only because I didn't know.

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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12 July 2015 - 7:33 pm
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Bless Bless you all- for such loving, caring and uplifting messages- I've cried and cried some more, read every post at least 3 times each. You have lifted me up and helped me feel like you know better than I unfortunately of this pain and devastation.  Elizabeth, I'm so sorry that I didn't know about Rosco, I should have sent a message and supported you as you've done for me- maybe Rosco and helped my Charlie to cross over.  

*Bonnie and Jerry- you both are such wonderful communicators and just touch my heart with every word- Thank you for being responsive, encouraging and supportive in my absolute mix of emotion and sorrow.

*Sally- your spirit light shines right through black and white text- it's amazing to me. I can't thank you enough for your post and for reminding me of my own words from just a month ago- How beautiful you are for taking the time and  genuine thoughtfulness to write such a loving post. 

Some pics down memory lane of my lovely boy- Charlie ( puppy/big boy/last day)

Much Love to you and God Bless you all and the spirits of all your lovely fur babies that helped to greet Charlie.

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13 July 2015 - 8:08 am
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So sorry to read the news about Charlie. Know that my heart breaks with yours.

xoxo

pam

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

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13 July 2015 - 9:03 pm
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So sorry to hear about Charlie. You gave him so much love and care. He knew how much. You loved him and he loved you right back. Watch for those pennies! He will let you know he is still with you. In your memories, your tears, eventually your smiles and laughter, but most of all tucked safely within your heart. Lori, TY &Gang

TY GUY, Best Black Lab ever! Diagnosed  and had amp in January, 2014. Kicked MRSA's butt. Earned his angel wings on April 16, 2014. Run Free my boy and don't forget a shoe. Ty is a proud member of the " April Angels". Ty sent us Daryl, a Tripawd rescue in Sept. of 2016. Daryl is 5 +or -. We are also Pawrents to Chandler, a Border Collie mix who is 15 and 1/2, Lucy, a Corgi who is 7, 2 minis, 2 horses, and a feisty cat named Zoe. Zoe had a non skeletal Osteosarcoma removed in July 2015. No Chemo, she was at least 16. She is going strong although she is now completely blind. She is now close to 20 and her hobbies are eating and sleeping in front of her personal heater. 

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16 November 2015 - 6:42 pm
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Friends- did you think I fell off the face of the earth!  It's been about 3 months since i've posted and life has been a whirlwind... I thought I should post an update about my sweet sweet Jojo.  About 3 weeks ago we had our routine check up at UCD-Joe is on a 3 month routine these days and he is still on a fantastic journey of remission clap- No signs of cancer spreading, no signs of his tumor site's re-growing or re-forming, no signs of new tumor growth and blood cells are steady and stable. He is my precious little miracle, and he knows that he has beaten Cancer's Ass!  We have all settled into a new routine with just the 3 of us and Jojo enjoys his new position in the family. There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you all and for ALL the support you have provided me through my journey's with Joe and my loss of Charlie.  

I wanted to let you know that we are still trucking along and Joe is doing great- he's enjoying our daily routine and loving e very moment.

Thank you all again and I'll keep posting as we often as I can... I'll be heading to London for work in about 2 weeks, but willchcek in with you again upon my return.

Much Much Lovekiss

Mia and Jojo

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16 November 2015 - 8:45 pm
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So great to hear from you, Mia, and so very happy to see that sweet Jojo is doing so fantastically !! Yes, he is a miracle, and kicked cancer's ugly a$$ right into the gutter!! I also think of your precious Angel Charlie, amd I know he left a terrible void in all your lives...... I am betting Jojo misses him a lot, but they sometimes know things before we do, and seem to understand and adjust to it much better than we do..... Aaaahhhhhh, the life of a wonderful dog........ 😘

Thanks so much for thinking of us and letting us know how great Jojo is doing, it is always so immeasurably joyful to read such happy, happy news !!

Love to you, your hubby, and of course handsome Charlie...... ❤️
Bonnie, Angel Polly, Pearl, and Zuzu

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17 November 2015 - 12:09 pm
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Mia that is GREAT! Wow I can't believe it's been three months, time goes way too fast but it's so wonderful that Jojo has been thriving and doing great. THANK YOU for remembering to update and giving everyone in this community HOPE that it is possible to beat cancer.  HE DID IT! YAAAAY!!!! clap

Have fun in London!

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1 December 2015 - 6:19 pm
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So great to hear from you, Mia, and so very happy to see that sweet Jojo is doing so fantastically !! Yes, he is a miracle, and kicked cancer's ugly a$$ right into the gutter!! I also think of your precious Angel Charlie, amd I know he left a terrible void in all your lives...... I am betting Jojo misses him a lot, but they sometimes know things before we do, and seem to understand and adjust to it much better than we do..... Aaaahhhhhh, the life of a wonderful dog........ 😘

Thanks so much for thinking of us and letting us know how great Jojo is doing, it is always so immeasurably joyful to read such happy, happy news !!

Love to you, your hubby, and of course handsome Charlie...... ❤️
Bonnie, Angel Polly, Pearl, and Zuzu

Oh Mia, I just realized I put Charlie's name instead of JoJo's....... But Charlie was definitely on my mind just as much as JoJo when I posted this..... I will always have and keep both your boys in my heart.....❤️🐾

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29 December 2015 - 5:53 pm
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Friends- I made it home from London finally!  I was gone far too long from my guys.  However, john and Jojo came to pick me up from the airport on Dec 7th at 1am- Jojo came all the way into baggage claim and was so excited to see me his tail wagged until his feet came right out from under him on the slick floor.  The joy of seeing my guys was priceless- we all enjoyed some wonderful "in and Out" burgers on the drive home.  A couple days after being home I noticed that Joe seemed a bit sluggish, and looked what I thought was a little bloated. I asked John to make a  check up apt. at UCD- I knew he wasn't due for another appointment until Jan, but I just wanted to get him cheeked out.  My worst fears- after a 4 hour check up with blood work, the usual ultra sounds, the x-rays etc.  the Dr.. came out with tear filled eyes and said " I'm so sorry- the cancer is back with a vengeance- it has completely infiltrated his stomach and abdominal organs"  WTF! You have got to be kidding me!- the Dr. proceeds- at this point we can only offer you pain management, we are looking at weeks at best!
So here I sit- 15 days from that last visit and we have just laid our sweet sweet boy to rest- the interest in food... gone! the ability to take anymore pian meds..gone! the pain too much to bare- I looked at him and said "joe- tell me today is not the day?"- he wagged his tail, licked my face and said "yes- today is the day"- we rushed him to the vet and asked them to please sedate him first so that we could say our goodbye's.  I can barley catch my breath!  What the hell!

I've literally thought of you all every single day for the last year- You've lifted me up, created a safe place for me to say anything that was on my mind, shared the precious spirits of your pet's with me... How will I ever thank you enough! 

I will take some time to mourn my boys and then will log back on to pay it forward- to help another couple, owner who is just starting this struggle-

We- myself, John, Charlie and JoJo send you MUCH MUCH Love and Thanks

I'll be gone a short while and then will come back on line

Thank you again

Mia

The Boys

Virginia




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29 December 2015 - 6:31 pm
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Oh Mia, Mia and John, our tears flow again for you and with you. Our hearts are broken.

Nothing about this piece of crap disease is "fair". It's a brutal, cut throat disease. For both your precious Charlie and precious JoJo to succumb to this in auch a short time is incomprehensible.

As with Charlie, you kept your promise to guide JoJo with love and care to his last day (their last earthly day) it was a day JoJo greeted with his wagging tail and kisses to your face. He knew you would give him this selfless act of love when he asked you. He asked you for the gift and you loved him enough to honor that. Charlie was there with you. Charlie was there to being JoJo to the Bridge as a healthy vibrant pup ready tomplay full out and eat lots of ice cream!! They have a special couch now where the Angels fluff the cushions for them as they snuggle together.

I'm soooooo glad you were able to come home and have that special greeting he gave you at the airport as a forever treasure. A joyous forever treasure that JoJo wants you to alwayx remember!! As Jerry always reminds us, the end of this journey is just a blink of an eye compared to the thousands and thousands of days of happy memories.

When you can...and take your time...do come back with pictures and some of the memories that make you smile.

I'm just so very, very sorry. My heart literally aches for you. Too much grief, just too much too close together. We are here to help you in anyway we can, but you know that.

Sending love to you and John,

Sally and My Eternal Light Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie

I remind you again of the words you wrote just a short time agao. And I remind you of the courage and selfless love you showed to honor those words.

"I moved through all my fear and wariness about the end coming near and have made my way to enjoying the privilege of caring for my guys as they need me now to guide them to their very last day... I'll be here for every moment with a loving spirit and caring touch...I realize they have both blessed us unconditionally for the last 12-13 years and now its our turn"

JoJo and Charlie will be sending you messages they are very much still with you.

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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29 December 2015 - 11:47 pm
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Mia, I'm so very very sorry. I had to read your post twice to make sure that it was really what I was seeing. I can't believe it, JoJo has kicked cancer's butt for such a long time, it's hard to believe that that nasty disease came back in a big way. All of us are heartbroken here and we are sending you lots of hugs and condolences during this ruff time.

What a trooper he was to hold out for so long and not show any signs. It's clear that he waited until your return, to know that the whole pack is together again and a strong unit. JoJo's work here might be done but it'll never, ever be forgotten. You and he did so much to make a difference in this community with your inspiring story of beating cancer, and in that sense, cancer never, ever wins. Your amazing JoJo will always be such a beacon of hope, we cannot thank you enough for all you've done to spread that light among us all.

Please know that we are here for you whenever you want to come back OK? If you want to talk, vent, share JoJo's story, you name it, you can lean on us.

Much, much love coming back your way from all of us.

P.S. I'm unable to see your photo. If you'd like me to post it just email OK? xoxo

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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30 December 2015 - 8:47 am
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Mia, my heart hurts with yours. I went back and re-read every single post from the beginning, reliving your pains, your victories and your sorrows.

I read about your absolute understanding of our time versus their time. I read about your unconditional devotion. But lastly, the grace and resolve you showed through out your journey is an inspiration to the rest of us.

Bless you my friend.

{{{hugs}}}

pam

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

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30 December 2015 - 9:36 am
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Mia and John,

I'm so very sorry. This is the part that hurts the worst---saying goodbye and realizing they are gone much too soon. I'm so glad JoJo was able to great you on your return. And I think he must have wanted to hold on until he saw you again and be able to say goodbye. So perhaps that is a little comfort to you. Take time and let yourselves heal.

Denise, Bill and Angel Ellie.

Active 10+ Pyr mix suddenly came up lame with ACL tear in left rear leg. Scheduled for a TPLO but final pre-op x-rays indicated a small suspicious area, possibly OSA, which could have caused the ACL tear. Surgeon opened the knee for TPLO but found soft bone. Biopsy came back positive for OSA. Became a Tripawd 9/18/14. Carbo6 with Cerenia and Fluids. Pain free and living in the moment. Crossed the Bridge on 7/12/15 after probable spread of cancer to her cervical spine. A whole lifetime of memories squeezed into 10 months. Here's her story: Eloise

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Sweet Jojo...

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5 January 2016 - 2:43 pm
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The Bridge got a cuteness overload when JoJo and Charlie showed up as young and vibrant puppies all over againsuperstar

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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