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Been awhile since a post

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Well, it has been awhile since I posted anything on Sassy’s blog.  The 20th of this month it will be 2 1/2 years since Sassy & Brendol crossed to the Rainbow Bridge.  Since that time we had a lot of furbabies joining her.  She told me that they were all ok and waiting for the day that we can all join them.  Don’t get me wrong since I am not posting on every Angelversary or ampuversary anymore I remember them privately.  I know everyone was getting tired of those posts and I just didn’t want my girl forgotten  🙂

So here is our update in our house.    Snickers is just her wonderful ornery self and loving as usual.   Jasmine has been fighting an injury on her left rear since end of Sept/early Oct.  We did x-rays etc because the first place my mind went was to Osteoscaroma.  Dr Truax (who did Sassy’s amputation) and now our vet since Dr Boyer left said he never saw anything on the x-rays and it was more in her hock area.  So we did more rest and rimadyl.  Well, I decided to let her play with Snickers and run of course she sure didn’t limp when she was playing  but come in and rest and couldn’t hardly put any weight on it. I had taken her in multiple times.  So this continued on til Feb when I asked Dr Truax if we could consider acupuncture or something.  He said he wasn’t against it.  So I consulted our naturalpathic Dr.,  Dr Hebel (she is the one I attended the food seminar on for dogs with cancer).  We saw her and she did a chiropractic adjustment, evaluation, acupuncture & laser treatment then 10 days later we did a 2nd one.  Oh the evaluation she came up with was a possible cruciate tear.  So between the 1st and 2nd treatment the swelling had gone down and I have seen some improvement.  Dr Hebel wanted us to consult with a surgeon.    So on March 10th we consulted DR Chris Horstman who came from Las Vegas and a big Oncology/surgical center out there.

So Dr Chris said in his evaluation that he didn’t feel that is was Jasmine’s knee it was more down in the hock area where Dr T thought it was.  So he gave us 3 options : continue what we were doing and rest (no horse play with Snickers or running), cast/splint and last resort being surgery.  So we are continuing our plan with DR H.   She will keep in contact with Dr Chris and let him know and if we don’t see improvement then cast/splint and so forth.  I am going to have them keep Dr T in the loop.

Bosch is good.  He had a few benign eye tumors removed.  One had been there since before Sassy crossed the Bridge.  It just started growing and was really starting to bother him.  I then noticed 2 smalls ones on the inside of the eye and those were removed as well.  So Bosch spent 14 wonderful days in a cone.  (haha not)   He figured out if he went out the back door and ran into the door jam it popped the cone open.  so spent more time snapping it closed.  Had I used a cone from the vet it would have been broken within 10 minutes getting home because those are so rigged and my dogs run into everything getting them off.

 

 

My baby girl Sassy       This was on her last birthday 07/26/2013 a few weeks before crossing to the Bridge on Aug 20,2013                                              Bosch & Sassy

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Fight Song

Friday, January 8th, 2016

I heard this song today.  I fell in love with it.  The song is titled Fight Song.  When I look back at Sassy and my journey of her Osteoscaroma this fit her so well.  The words I have a lot of fight left in me.  That is what our babies do they fight and fight.  So this song is to them.  I made this video I hope you all like it.

 

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

Losing friends and I’m chasing sleep
Everybody’s worried about me
In too deep
Say I’m in too deep (in too deep)
And it’s been two years
I miss my home
But there’s a fire burning in my bones
Still believe
Yeah, I still believe

And all those things I didn’t say
Wrecking balls inside my brain
I will scream them loud tonight
Can you hear my voice this time?

This is my fight song
Take back my life song
Prove I’m alright song
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

A lot of fight left in me

Like a small boat
On the ocean
Sending big waves
Into motion
Like how a single word
Can make a heart open
I might only have one match
But I can make an explosion

This is my fight song (Hey!)
Take back my life song (Hey!)
Prove I’m alright song (Hey!)
My power’s turned on
Starting right now I’ll be strong (I’ll be strong)
I’ll play my fight song
And I don’t really care if nobody else believes
‘Cause I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

No I’ve still got a lot of fight left in me

 

 

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Our Santa Paws Experience

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Our Santa Paws experience today quite the site.  Lets just say we will be doing individuals from now on LOL.  The day started off fun.  We got there.  Snickers decided she literally had to be the 1st one out of the car.  Thank goodness I left the leash on her.  Up and over me and out the door she went.  Of course it has been raining non stop and by rain I mean pouring rain since last night about 6 pm. (Even thunderstorms in the middle of December in Iowa if you have heard of it crazy).  But back to the story at hand.  We get them in.  Get them into the waiting room to see Santa the girls are going crazy.  I can’t even sign in to let them know who we are and what clowns I have with me LOL.  We get in to see Santa.  NO one will sit not even Bosch.  Poor Santa is about to pull his hair out so we had to get an elf in there to help out.

They acted so crazy they made Frankie & Merry Myrtle look like Angels.  Thank goodness no video unless someone secretly did it lol.  I had a few pictures that turned out but I can’t wait to see what our client service manager’s Marys turn out like but without further hesitation here are Bosch, Snickers, Jazz & Santa PawsIMG_0073

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This is my Favorite

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Who knows what Snickers was thinking

 

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Jazz looking at Santa.  The Elf trying to fix Bosch hat.

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Jazz

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Happy 3 year Ampuversary in Heaven Sassy

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Sassy,

It is hard to believe today would have been your 3 year Ampuversary.  A little less than a month of joining this group you had your amputation.  I sure wish you would be here to celebrate it but I thought of you and shared your story today 🙂  So you weren’t forgotten at all.  I had lots of complements on your necklace today too.  You just are an amazing girl.

Thank you for leaving a legacy to tell others about and share you with.

I love you my sweet sweet girl.  I sure hope you are having a great time with all of your friends up on the Bridge.

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Snickers at Canine in Costumes

Monday, October 19th, 2015

I am so very very proud of my Snickersdoodle Bear.   I know Sassy was with us because while we were there I found a quarter 🙂 .    What Canine in Costumes is a “parade” of dogs in costumes and an event to raise money for our humane society.  This is the first year that I participated.  I should have taken Sassy and Bosch but never did.  It was a good time.  Snickers minded her manners, never jumped on anyone and got along with all the dogs.  She was more scared of them.   I didn’t take Jasmine because the girls feed off each other’s energy plus I didn’t have anyone to help me.  It was good for them to do something by themselves.

We did paw prints, had our picture taken, listen to a pet behavorist, just walked around letting Snickers sniff different scents and being petted.

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She went as a Pumpkin.  Next year I think I am going to try to make her costume 🙂

xoxxxoxox

Michelle & Angel Sassy & Snickers

 

 

Seems like a long time to post

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Wow, the last time I posted on Sassy’s blog was her 2 year Angelversary.  It doesn’t mean I have forgotten her at all or those ampuversaries or Angelversaries.  I still remember.  I think we all do if we have lost our babies.  Just time moves on.

I know we have lost a few more of our heroes which I don’t like and a few more of our 4 legged furbabies have joined others at the Bridge.

I guess I don’t know what I wanted to say except that I miss you Sassy.  Other than that our pack is doing well.  We have had a few bumps with trips to the vet for owies but over all everyone is healthy **knocking on wood***

 

so I thought I would share some pictures  of course Sassy

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18 month Ampuversary

 

Snickers & Jazz

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August 20, 2015 Two years as an Angel

Friday, August 21st, 2015

My sweet Sassy Sugar Bear, I can’t believe 2 years ago I said til we see you again.  It seems impossible.  It actually seems some days as yesterday.  Yes, the grief has lessened it still hurt probably always will but I know you sent Snickers to help with that pain.  It doesn’t mean I love you any less in fact some days I couldn’t love you more.  I know over the past 2 years that many of our friends have left this world and are up on the bridge with you.  I hope you showed them the ropes.  ( I know you probably did that was the kind of dog you were).  My love & my heart.

Sassy, I know you have been watching over us.  I keep finding the pennies & dimes you are leaving.  I know you are here.  Some days I need you more as I wish you were still here to hug and snuggle with.  Please keep a good watch over Grace and Gabe.

 

 

 

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Brendol also crossed the Bridge the same day that Sassy did.  I am always thinking of Karma and her loss of Brendol when I remember Sassy.

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One thing I know without Tripawds and our family Sassy and I wouldn’t have made it through our journey and I still wouldn’t be here to help others in my girl’s memory.  Whatever you do and where ever you are in your journey remember there are people here to help you.  It may be discouraging and disheartening if you just get the diagnosis of cancer, or your baby loses their leg to an accident we are here for you and there are others who have done this journey too

 

xoxxoxox

Michelle & Angel Sassy

 

August 19th Jasmine & Snickers 2 year old

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Happy Birthday girls.  I can’t believe you are 2 years old already.  Amazing girls you have given me love when I needed it most.  Sometimes I know I haven’t been the best mom to you in my grief.  I try though.  You love me unconditionally.  Happy Birthday.  No party hats this year, we have had some family issues so I didn’t get to the store to get any but I will share a couple baby pictures and current pictures of them.

Bosch, Snickers & Jazz week before birthday

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Snickers (she reminds me of Sassy sleeping here)

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Jasmine

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Happy 2nd Birthday I love you girls

xoxoxo

mom

Happy 9th Birthday in Heaven Sassy

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Today 9 years ago my sweet Angel Sassy Sugar Bear was born.  Hard to believe 2 years ago we celebrated her 7th birthday here on Earth.  There isn’t a day that I don’t think about you.  I know that you have met lots of friends over the last year and have made welcome some of our Heroes.   Sassy, I miss you so much some days and today is one of those days.  I wanted to be celebrating this birthday with you and every one too.  I found a penny yesterday so I know you are with me and thinking of me.

Happy Birthday in Heaven Sassy

 

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Happy 7th Birthday Sassy

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Happy Birthday 7th

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The day we brought Sassy home

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Love you Sweet Angel.

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Mom

Yesterday would have been our Ampuversary

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Yesterday July 14, 2015  would have been our 32 month ampuversary if I am figuring right.  Sassy’s Amputation was Nov 14, 2012.  Math was/is my worst thing I do.  LOL.   I know I didn’t mention her ampuversary yesterday I didn’t forget it I just was busy.

So a few pictures of our past Ampuversarys since Sassy is at the Bridge.

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this was our 8th ampuversary

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just a couple of them.  🙂

xoxoxo

Michelle