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Valentine is gone.

June 3rd, 2017 · 6 Comments · Uncategorized

We had to help Valentine over the rainbow bridge yesterday morning.  She had developed acute pain in her hips.  We tried to treat it but it became too much for her to bear.  We will never know if the pain was due to osteo spreading somewhere or arthritis or wear from being a tripawd.

She was graceful and stoic and, as many of you know from your own experiences, will be missed and missed and missed.  She made everything better.

We are grateful to have found back during the initial shock of her diagnosis back in February 2015.  You offered us support and guidance and inspiration.  She made it to 28 months and had a wonderful quality of life.   She was initially diagnosed on February 12th, two days before she turned 8 years old.  We were full of joy to celebrate her 10th birthday a few months ago. Thank you.


Still Valentine’s Day

February 16th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

When I posted Valentine’s Birthday message on Tuesday I used a photo from last Autumn.  Here is a fresh photo taken this morning after grooming her.  She is modeling her Thera-Paw wrist brace.  10 years and 2 days young, graceful and stoic, a classic collie, 2 years tripawd, just love her so much!


Happy 10th Birthday Valentine!

February 14th, 2017 · 7 Comments · Uncategorized

Valentine is 10 years old today.  She is 2 years Tripawd.

We are so grateful she is still with us. 

Happy Birthday Valentine and Happy Valentine’s Day to all.


Valentine–20 Months, Happy Valentine’s Day

October 17th, 2016 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Valentine is 20 months post-op for Osteosarcoma.  She is doing very well and we are so happy she is with us.  She is on a bunch of holistic stuff, gets chiro adjustments, acupuncture, and low dose of tramadol in case she is in any pain.  Her hopping has become increasingly more loping but overall she has a very nice life. She still chases squirrels around our back yard with classic collie verve and with a little bit of help gets up and down our back stairs out into her yard.  Here is her photo in our backyard.

Everyday is Valentine’s Day here.




Valentine 1-year Ampuversary

February 26th, 2016 · 5 Comments · Uncategorized

Valentine is 1-year ampuversary.  Hoorah!  She just turned 9 on Valentine’s Day and has had a great year after the painful, confusing period of osteosarcoma diagnosis, the amputation surgery, a pretty smooth and brief recovery, and then adjustment as a new tripod.

There were a couple of hiccups along the way, but she has had a very, very good year.

A beautiful, proud, tripawd named Valentine.

A beautiful, proud, tripawd named Valentine.