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Honoring Happy Hannah 3 Years as an Angel

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Three years ago today a very special lady on this site, one of our biggest cheerleaders lost her heart & soul.  Those of us who know Sally knows she would give the shirt off her back to anyone one of us to cheer us up and make us feel good.  I know this isn’t a great memory to share but I think I needed to make sure to remember Hannah (not that I ever forgot her) on this day.  Sally doesn’t do blogs but you can read a lot of Happy Hannah’s journey here



We are thinking of you today Sally.  Hugs and lots of love we can’t wait to meet you in person.  It’s getting closer.  I know Sassy & Hannah have already met up it’s time for us.


Three 1/2 years at the Bridge

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

Today this video came across my facebook page.   For those of you who didn’t get to know my girl she was the most sweet and loving girl.  Those of you who are on the “grief journey” today is one of my days to totally break down and lose it.  I miss her.  I don’t have those days where I cry like this very often but I guess today is an emotional one for me.  I just wanted to share the video I made for her on her 6 months as an Angel.

I know it says Ampuversary (I labeled it when I was uploading it to utube)





Our one and only snow fall so far this year

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

We haven’t had much snowfall but the one we did have I did get to put the dog’s coats on them and take them out and let them play.  Sure do miss watching Sassy & Bosch play when they were young.   Snickers and Jazz have a blast.  Bosch is older and just watches now and sometimes will run a little but not much.


Jazz on top & Snickers




Jazz stalking Snickers (hiding behind tree)





Here are your snow pictures Sally

Plans are coming together

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

Plans are coming together to get to go meet all of our Tripawd friends on the East coast.  I really can’t wait.  This is something I have wanted to do after you crossed the Bridge Sassy.   The past 2 years it wasn’t in the cards.  This year it is.  Yay.  I know you will be with me as I travel in May and get to meet our friends.




Santa Paws

Saturday, December 17th, 2016

We got to see Santa Paws this year at Petsmart.   One of our vets Dr Campbell retired so our vets office didn’t have Santa Paws this year.  They had Dr Campbell’s retirement party.  We wish her the best in her retirement after 36 or 37 year of working there.


So I took the babies by myself one dog at at time to Petsmart.  Two on Saturday and then Snickers after her therapy dog class.   (Don’t have a big enough car to take them all at one time) plus no way could I take all 3 in there at the same time by myself.









That is one thing I always wanted to do with Sassy but here is a Christmas picture of her



Merry Christmas Everyone.  I hope it is a safe & Joyous holiday



Michelle, Angel Sassy, Bosch, Snickers & Princess Jasmine

November 26, 2016 My Friend Shanna

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

My dearest friend Shanna,

Today we lost you to this damn disease.  Our Tripawds brought us together and made us friends.  I know Trouble was there to greet you but I sure hope Sassy was there  to welcome you..  My heart is breaking.  It wasn’t supposed to be this way you were supposed to sail through these treatments.  I can’t believe you are gone.  I am so so shocked.  You always were so strong.  I know you are healthy now.  Please watch over Bob.  I am praying that you are 100% healthy again.  I don’t even know what I am feeling right now.

I am so glad I got to meet you.  I was hoping to get to see you again when you were up to it.   This crappy effing disease.     This is not good bye but until we meet again my friend.  I love you.



April 25,2015


These pictures on the bottom are from the 1st time I met Shanna & Bob.  The top is the 2nd time they were in town.

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Here she is talking about Trouble


I will miss you.





An update on our lives

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

Well, next Monday the 14th would have been Sassy’s 4 year ampuversary if she was here.  So we will start with my girl that brought us to this family.   Even though our journey wasn’t what I wanted ( I wanted a lot longer) I still love her and miss her.  This past 2 months have been rough.  We have lost a few of our Warriors.  We have more & more babies joining.  What I want more than anything (besides my girl back but that can’t happen) is for a cure for this effing disease.




So this is what is happening now.  We finally have Jazz on a great path after limping for a few month and chiropractic, acupuncture, laser & deep tissue massage we are finally coming to the end of her treatments.  One left on the 17th.   Then we will go 3-4 months to see how she does.  I am so glad I finally went that way.

Onto Bosch.  He had entropian surgery for his eyes at the end of July after fighting for 3-4 months of eye ulcers.  He got sick a few weeks ago and we did some x-rays to make sure nothing was going on with tummy, liver, spleen etc.  I am so happy to say nothing going on there.  He also had some back pain with it.  We weren’t sure if it was the straining of getting sick that caused it or something else going on there.  In the x-rays we saw that he had a little arthritis or spondalosis (not spelled right) going on from l4-L7.  So we are treating him with some chiropractic and laser as well with a supplement called Tryxin.  The Tryxin helps keep everything lubricated.


Snickers turn. She has been limping on her left front leg for a few weeks so we did the rest thing.  Doing a sedated x-ray.    I think I posted earlier in the summer about finding a small cyst on her back.  Well it is growing.  We had it aspirated the day after I found it.  That just said cyst cells no cancer cells.  We are having it removed tomorrow and will be doing pathology on it.   I said if they had to sedate her they might as well put her under anesthesia and take the cyst.


So that has been our life in a nutshell for awhile.


Bosch & Snickers




Four years ago today

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Today I had one of those wonderful Facebook memories (not really) although it brought me here where I have a great family.  Today would be 4 years when we thought Sassy had Osteoscaroma.  I wanted it to be a bad dream and an infection.  We started this journey with many tears and screams and ended it that way too.  I thank God every day this family and great friends here.

Sassy before her amputation  Oct 18, 2012 and before her first biopsy.  This is right around her 2nd opinion.  Do not be afraid to get 2nd opinions.  I found the most caring and great vet that way.




The Puppy UP Walk

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Wow, all I can say is what an amazing couple of days.  I left home knowing it would be a great weekend but it totally exceeded my expectations.  I got there and had to make a small detour to the Verizon store because I forgot my phone charger and the car charger wasn’t working right.   So when I got there and saw Paula it was just an instant connection.  We then went to Glenn & Donna’s room and I met them Murphy and Linda.  No words can explain the instant connections.

We sat around and talked then Stephanie, Neka’s mom came; Lori and Sherry also joined us for a bit.  Just a great time.  Shared lots of stories about our furbabies current and Angels.  Everyone shared their stories.  We talked for hours.  It just seemed like time stood still.  Murphy got spoiled and we all just loved him.  The perfect host in their room.

Saturday we got up and had breakfast before the walk.  Went to the walk and met more wonderful people.   This family just is so amazing.  We all sat around and talked until it was time do to our walk.  It was supposed to be 2 miles but ended up more like 3 or more.  (I say 5 plus LOL).  Of course for someone who is WAY out of shape I about died and whined lol.  I guess it wouldn’t be so bad if the lady who was leading the walk and claimed to know the route really knew the route and didn’t keep getting lost.

I really felt our Angels and the ones who couldn’t be there with us were there on the walk.  Thank you so much to Paula, Linda, Donna, Glenn, Murphy and Heather, Joe, Cadence , Christine & Stephanie.  It was a great time.  I hope to get to do it again.

Tripawd family  left to right Greg, Cooper, Sherry, Sadie, Paula, Nitro, Stephanie, Neka, Christine, Otis, Linda, Max, Me, Sassy, Donna

in Front  Cadence, Heather & Joe, Glenn & Murphy


Greg, Sherry, Cooper, Sadie


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Heather & Cadence


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The whole leash



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Back row  Sherry (Leo’s mom), Lori (Chuck’s mom), Me, Linda (Max’s mom) Donna

Front row Stephanie (Neka’s mom) Paula (Nitro’s mom) Glenn & Murphy



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Just a great overall weekend.  Some tears were shed as it was so emotional (lots by me).  Just really missed my girl that day.    If you ever get a chance to meet up with someone from here take the opportunity.  It is a great feeling and one that you will feel the instant connection.  It has happened with several others on here that I have met  Shari, Angel Dakota’s mom and Bob & Shanna, Spirit Trouble’s parents, and Jim, Rene & Wyatt.   Such great friends everyone from this weekend and before.



Michelle & Angel Sassy

Three Years as an Angel

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Three years ago today I knew it would be a difficult day.  Not because I knew it would be Sassy’s last day but because Karma our good friend had made that final day arrangements for her Baby Brendol.  If you haven’t read about Brendol please do here.    She was a very loving sweet girl.   Karma, me and a bunch of others got to know each other and became good friends in the chat.   I just knew it would be a tough day since we (our family here) was losing a great girl.   zpfile005

I never dreamed that  Brendol and Sassy would meet.  As fate would have it Sassy went to the vet that day as we were having a check up.  I didn’t plan a final day because we didn’t know it would be.  But she was loved none the less.  Sassy and Brendol both crossed the Rainbow Bridge on August 20, 2013.


In our grief Karma & I have become great friends and we both know our girls met at the Bridge and keeping watch over us and our furbabies.


Dear Sassy

Three Years ago you left your physical body to become an Angel.  My life was crushed.  I felt like life would never go on.  That I was just a shell of a person with out you here with me.  That life would never go on.  I cried every night.  Sometimes all day & night.  I didn’t want to work but I forced myself.  I sat in the chat room on Tripawds just watching and crying.  You weren’t there anymore to talk about.  It felt so lonely.  I missed you so much that I didn’t want to go on some days but I knew I had to because of Bosch.  He needed me too.

As I sit here writing this I am crying. Three years have gone by.  I miss your velvet ears even to this day.  I still miss you but I still celebrate you by coming here.  I don’t cry as often once in awhile.  The hurt isn’t a horrible unbearable pain anymore.  It has subsided.  I still miss you though.  Yes, three years has flown by  and yet some days it seems like a life time ago and some days just as it was yesterday.

I know you picked Snickers out and Jasmine too.  They were meant to help heal my heart which it has but you still are there and always will be.  These days are what is hard.  Who knew that 3 years would feel like a life time.  I miss your cuddly face and all the fun stuff we did.  Guide Snickers and I in our journey at a Therapy team (something I wish you & I would have gotten to do because you would have been great at it.)

Make sure to watch over all of our friends up there too and I love you my sweet girl.



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Love you Sassy & Brendol