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3rd Annual Virgina (Tripawd) Family Reunion
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Another fantastic week with my Tripawd Family in Virginia. 7 of us got together over Memorial Day week to visit Sally (Benny55) and what a great week it was! We traveled from Germany (!), New Mexico, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and Georgia for this reunion. There were some glitches with airlines, both coming and going, but the end result was so worth it. It always blows me away how faceless individuals in an online chat could end up being close family members who truly love each other and spending time together.

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the shirts Michelle had for us says it all

We had a great visit with Sally, saw how extraordinarily well both Myrtle and Frankie are doing….they’ve come a long way since we saw them last year. Some of us went to Virginia Beach for the day, as well as other sight seeing and wine tasting. But the greatest part was just spending time with each other and catching up. Not a day went by that we weren’t remembering and reminiscing about our Tripawd Angels that brought us together; memories of the whole tripawd journey from beginning to end. Laughing till we cried, crying until we smiled, remembering and making memories…..healing.

We enjoyed playing Cards Against Humanity some evenings…..Elizabeth’s poor daughter will probably be scarred for life!

It was the best week ever, with the best “family” ever; it was hard saying good-bye, so we said “until we meet again”. I leave you a small glimpse of our week:

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our backyard for the week

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aforementioned card game

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Sally, Myrtle and Frankie

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Fitting road name on the way to the rental house

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Me, Linda, Sally and Michelle

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the whole gang

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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Paula says it so well.  We had a great time.  I wanted to add this all stemmed from a party 3 years ago.  The Epic Virginia Tripawd party.  From that we have started going on Vacation every year.  That party was a two day event.  We all clicked, we cemented those bonds and have made them even stronger.

You don’t have to plan a week vacation even a one day get together in your area can lead to close friends.   Please consider having a party.  Just set up a date say hey we are getting together at such and such a place.  Any Tripawds in the area want to meet up. 

Michelle, Angels Sassy & Bosch

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05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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What smiles! LOVE this! That looks like an epic time and I can’t thank you enough for sharing with the community.

New Tripawds members and others, just a head’s up; this wasn’t an “official” Tripawds.com gathering of any sort, the kind we try to help promote like the upcoming Tripawds Party in Texas. Nope, it was some great friends getting together for a vacation, all who happened to meet here first. Isn’t that crazy and cool?

For the backstory on how these women became BFFs, check out

You’ll Love How Tripawds Parties It Up in Virginia

You just never know what will happen when you plan a Tripawds Party where you live!

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Paula said it so well!!❤❤

The friendship, the bond, the connection,  the like values…..all there BEFORE we even meet.  And all because our dogs and cats brought us all together  here, here on this journey we all travel  as one.  And here is where life lessons abound and are shared,   happiness, sadness, hope, despair,  celebrations…all shared through cyberspace without ever “knowing” each other, yet “knowing ” each other on a Soul level.

And THEN…..AND THEN…. when we meet in person OMD!!!  It’s  like reuniting with an old friend with whom you’ve shared a lifetime of experiences that only you understand.  The INSTANT COMFORT LEVEL is like nothing else you could ever experience!  As Paula said, it blows our minds how faceless individuals  TRULY love each other and actually ENJOY spending  time together!  Yes, we are family without the baggage of dysfunction!  

No, this was NOT a tripawd pawty.  It was, however the added bonus RESULTS one can have  when participating  in a REAL Tripwad sanctioned pawty!  Those are the pawties where we bring our tripawds and fourpawds.  This was a reunion, a continuation of love that we all on the site develop for each other that never stops, but merely grows.💖  As Paula said, remembering the old memories and making new memories😎

Frankie and Merry Myrtle did, however provide plenty  of snuggles and slobber as dog fill ins until they got back home😎

Paul and Tina,  Merry Murtle anticipating prepawty Starbucks, Michelle’s arm slimed while trying  to keep her out of front seat, Linda and Myrtle conversing, Michelle ‘s smile lights us all up!

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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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Frankie making the rounds getting snuggles from  Elizabeth , Teri and Kaylee and Myrtle getting butts rubs from Tina, and Murtle lostening yo Teri while waiting for the “cookie” word.  Frankie literally went from one person then the other to get a anuggle.

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Had to “archive a little from last year.  Donna, and Paula too, are very adapted at getting picture taken.

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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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Tina and Frankie…a very special connection 💖   Love this picture a

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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 Clare, Alison, Lisa and Amy were going to try and come.  We missed them but they, like ALL OUR TRIPAWD FAMILY here on the site, were in our hearts❤❤❤

And a special shout out to Karen and Pug Maggie, who have been doing actual Tripawd Paties for uears!! 😎

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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 last, but not least, Lisa and Sam!  Sam picked out that glorious house for us.  It was like a five star resort!

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Thanks Sally for the additional pictures!

Paula

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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How FUN! Oh my gosh the pictures get better and better, thanks Sally. I see you’ve been playing with a photo collage app? Did you gals have Tech Training inbetween Cards Against Humanity? Look at YOU super Techie! Great job!!

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