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The Sassy and Dakota Memorial Tripawd meet-n-greet
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In your heart, where I belong.
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14 September 2013 - 9:15 pm
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We all know August was awful here. It wasn’t so hot for me personally, either, as I had a difficult advocacy case that overwhelmed me emotionally and literally kept me up at night. Once I moved the case out of crisis mode, I started thinking of how to de-stress and decompress. What better way than to create an excuse for a road trip? And what better kind of road trip than one to meet up with another Tripawds member?

I hopped (hopped–get it? rasberry) in the car Friday morning and by Friday evening I was having dinner with Michelle, guardian and caretaker of tripawd angel Sassy Sugar Bear. Because Michelle and I now share the bond of loving spirit tripawds, it seemed a great opportunity to invent the “memorial tripawd meet-n-greet,” or something like that, anyway. You call it what you want. I will call it that.

Michelle and I have one more day to enjoy here before I head back home. She is helping me de-stress from my hard month. I have no idea if I’m helping her with anything, but we’re having fun and enjoying this time together. 

Maybe we should make this an annual thing. I propose to do this next year in Hawaii. Who’s game?

Shari

 

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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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14 September 2013 - 9:23 pm
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Having a great time and yes she is helping me.  We had Dq tonight (which is where we took the picture) in memory of Sassy.  And me ( a person who doesn’t drink very often) had a drink at dinner.  My way to celebrate Sassy’s 10 month ampuversary.   Oh and she got to meet Sassy’s “brother” Bosch.

 

We had a great day, Shari’s is one awesome person. 

Thanks for helping me  :)

 

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
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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."

Virginia




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14 September 2013 - 9:31 pm
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You two! Way to go! Now where do you each live? Hang tight and if it’s close enough I’ll drive over after work toorrow! Got a feeling it’s nowhere near Virgi ia though!

I know Jill is in New York, Liz in Conn. ( I think) Jessica/Athena in Virginia…and maybe Barret and Atlas i Georgia? So are you two close to any of us?

Pers aly, I like the idea of Hawaii! Actually, it’s funny….-I’ve thought if I could EVER afford a vacation again (not in the cards anytime soon), I would love meeting up somewhere with all my tripawd family. I realy have thought that

Have fun girls! And WHAT does your tee shirt say Michelle?

Party on girls!! I just ordered my grass skirt from Amazon and can’t wait to get a lay! !clapclown

Love you both!

Aloha!

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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14 September 2013 - 9:37 pm
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Sally,

My shirt said “My dog wasn’t growling at you it was me.”

 

Shari lives in Colorado & I am in Iowa.  But we can always do a meet up with everyone it would be fun

 

Hugs

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
sassysugarbear.tripawds.com
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."

Virginia




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14 September 2013 - 9:58 pm
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the shirt!! Sooooo glad you both had such a good tome…..well deserved on both ends!

I reallh like the concept you two have started…let’s keep it going. I’m like you Michelle, it’s just myself and my dogs, and I actually dn’t even take a _vacation” where I go anywhere…..I’m perfectly happy just being home with the pups. Now, I do sciba dive….any scuba divers out there? Hawaii would be a locvely spot for that!

Really do like this idea girls….I thin kI already said that though, huh? Shari, you could bring George top!

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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14 September 2013 - 10:07 pm
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Sally, George is a technical (deep and mixed gases) and cave diver and instructor. He just returned from 3 weeks diving in a mountain lake in Peru at 16,000 feet, doing an exploration to confirm underwater Inca ruins. So he’d be just fine with a meetup by the water! Although he prefers cold water to warm. I’d rather be warm, personally.

We could certainly plan for a traveling meetup show next summer. We’d need to go ahead and start reserving the clown cars and padded rooms, I imagine. I think we’ll a lot of those. oh-my

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/

Virginia




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14 September 2013 - 10:43 pm
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OH WOW! WOW! DOUBLE WOW FOR GEORGE! The stuff ne’s doing “ain’t for sissies”!

Small, wmall world! My brother certified me several years ago….most people dn’t start in their late fidties so he had to be ighty
atient with me! But voy oh boy dis I get hooked! Talk about a “universe”!d, Becajse he does trips several times a year, has given me air miles, etc. to make it pos Sib for me to go sometimes “Been to Roatan Ho duras for most of my trips. Does George ever do recreational? . Next ro my dogs, scuba diving is definitelh a passion.. He’s done all sorts of criss crossing the world just ro g scuba diving…he does a lot lf hotography too…very, very humble but an incredible, incredible photographer in the “scuba world”
I just bow down to what George does…..that’s another whole ani al!

Didn’t mean to ramble on…..look wjat you’ve started Shari. Who on earth knows where our dogs are leading us with these “cyber friendships” we develop!

Sign meup! I’m coming to meet you, George, Michell and whoever else we can talk into going….wherever!! And yo are right avout the padded rooms! Can you imagine wht “others” would thi k? “So, what are you doing for vacstion?” Well, “We’re going to meet withpeiple we’ve never met who chop tneir dogs’ leg off!”

That picture of yo two lights up the whole site! Incredible, contagius smiles!!

We need to do this!! Can you imagine the commnalities we’ll discover avout eachother? Nothing avout this gathering would be “happenstance”!

lots of love,
Sallh and Happh 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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15 September 2013 - 8:15 am
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You guys have a great idea! Although we do take them, a non-horsey vacation is unusual for us (we are doing Boston for Xmas). Actually planning something non-horse and non-family would be fun (I’m sure my Sister would find a way to be there though!).

Luanne and Spirit Shooter

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.

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15 September 2013 - 12:33 pm
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Oh you gals, what an awesome thing! I’m so happy you both had this opportunity to meet up and finally chat in person. You are both two pawesome people and when good people like you come together, great things happen!

P.S. Hope you don’t mind I moved your post here, but I wanted new members to see that “parties” around here can happen in all sorts of different ways.

 

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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15 September 2013 - 2:49 pm
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You know Jerry, I first considered putting this under parties but just wasn’t sure. Thanks for verifying my first hunch was the best one!

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/

In your heart, where I belong.
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15 September 2013 - 9:01 pm
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I said goodbye to Michelle and her family tonight, as I will drive back home tomorrow. I took some pictures of Michelle and Bosch and wanted to share this one. It shows Bosch’s handsome profile and also his Tripawds guardian angel tag. You couldn’t ask for a more vigilant guardian angel than Sassy.

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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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15 September 2013 - 9:05 pm
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I had a great time.  Thank you for coming Shari.  We are going to have to do it again and I am glad Bosch was on his best behavior.  Love this picture. 

 

Hugs

 

Michelle & Angel Sassy

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Sassy is a proud member of the Winter Warriors. Live long, & strong Winter Warriors.
sassysugarbear.tripawds.com
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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15 September 2013 - 9:07 pm
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what a beautiful pic of michelle and bosch!!!!!!  I know Sassy is looking down upon both of them!

 

So jealous of your trip!  Wish i couldve been there!

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

Virginia




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15 September 2013 - 9:32 pm
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Oh that ks i deed a wo derful picture! Bosch is a big, big voh! I kow he has the same sweet ge tle spirit as Sassy, bt you jave a uilt-in ody guard with Bosch! Nobody’s gonna mess with yoj while that big boy is round!

Love the tee-shirt portrait Michelle! And your Jewelery from Rene…..nice.

When yo nave the Dakota Dawg/Sassy Memorial Meet and Greet, we expect tl see penty lf souveniers with pictures of Sassh and Dakota n them. And mahbe we’ll get t meet Bosch and Evely!

You both are very special, very’ very special!
Love and light,

Sall and Haph 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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15 September 2013 - 9:47 pm
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Awww that IS a beautiful photo!

It’s good to see your smiles, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of the get-together.

And yes, Shari, always go with your gut instinct! :0

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene
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