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We just received a very sweet gift from Angel Nemo’s people. It’s a brand new, extra small Webmaster Plus in Red.
Sadly, Nemo never got to wear it, but we hope there is a new Tripawd in need who can.
Please PM us if interested. Thanks.
He wasn’t a Tripawd very long, but Nemo will always be our hero. His mom Carol wrote to share his journey with us.
“First: Right after he came home from the hospital with only 3 legs…he was doing great.
Second: After the surgery we purchased a pet stroller and we would take him for walks everyday; he loved it.
Third: Saying goodbye at the vets office.
The vet was so surprised that he just kept declining, all his blood work was great. We would have done anything to keep him around comfortable and pain free for another 6 months. It just wasn’t going to happen. So quiet around here without our puppy, he was so much apart of our daily routine, we even purchased a motor home so we could take him on vacation with us. I’m glad some other puppy will get to use the harness.”
21 July 2016
I don’t need the harness, just wanted to tell you that I’m so sorry for your loss.
Nemo was BEAUTIFUL! And obviously extremely happy. You gave him the life that puppies dream about.
God bless you.
Mikey, 2/14/16, came to us as a foster the end of June, 2wks after rear left amp. Now, at 6mo, he's doing awesome! Perfect, except for wanting to play with 9yo kitty Pumpkin, who isn't interested. At all.
Love to all! Jo, Mikey and, reluctantly, Pumpkin.
22 February 2013
Oh gosh, this is breaking my heart. I’m so very, very sorry Nemo had to go to the Bridge. I can tell hirw very loved he was AND how very happy he was being spoiled!! He is absolutely adorable!
We are here for you. We are family. We understand the coid like no ithers can. We understand the commitment to do everything possible for our pups. Sometimes the script is already written. We can take solace in knowing we tried. At least we tried.
When you can, PLEASE share more about Nemo with us.
Sending lots of love
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie
P.S….Its so kind of you to offer the harness. That’s a lovely way to pay tribute to Nemo.
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!
13 June 2013
I don’t need the harness either but want to send my love out to Nemo’s pack …. I hope they read this. Know how loved Nemo was by ALL of us! I fell in love with him with that first photo!!! His little face is just so happy! And in your arms … pure love and bliss and he felt safe and loved when he passed. I am so sorry for your loss. … hugs and love !
alison with spirit shelby in her heart (and little jasper too)
Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.
October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014
Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife