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18 May 2015

1 year a Tripawd Member

Author: dobemom | Filed under: Uncategorized

IMAG0400One year ago today I joined this fabulous, life-saving family! Little did I know that this place, these people, would become so important to me. One year ago we had just gotten the first biopsy results back that said “no malignant cells”,  and were going ahead with further biopsy samples. It’s been bittersweet reading the journal I kept from that time. So much hope, fear, agonizing, second guessing – it was truly like going through the stages of grief!

Today, Nitro appears to be the happy, healthy goof-ball he was before this journey started. I don’t know what the future holds – just living in the moment – and enjoying every minute of every day with this special, special dog!

P.S. Nitro’s big ampuversary is coming up in June, I’ll have another post on that momentous day!


8 Responses to “1 year a Tripawd Member”

  1. Sarge's Mom Says:

    Way to go Nitro! You are such a handsome guy! We need to get together and have our one year survival party. We can throw a party by the FirePit, Sarge’s favorite spot! Maybe we can even have some home cooked chicken and steak!!

    Here is to cherishing every moment!

    Candie and Sarge, Edmond, OK

  2. bartsmom Says:

    Woot Woot Nitro!! You are a stunning Tripawd!! I hope your human has some big plans for your AMPUVERSARY!! Way To Go!!!

    Darcy, TOWANDA! and Angel Bart

  3. Codie Rae Says:

    Woohoo Paula! Thank you so much for joining and contributing to the Tripawd Nation! This truly is the best online community I know of and its because it is full of such incredible people and our amazing, inspawrational furry friends. Can’t wait to pawtay with Nitro next month!

  4. Michelle Says:

    Yay Paula. We are glad you & Nitro found our “family” because that is what we are. I know its bitter sweet to be here that year the club no one wants to join. But you have learned a lot and help a lot of others.
    like Rene said thank you for being here to share your journey

    Michelle & Angel Sassy & Snickers

  5. jerry Says:

    Woot woot! You guys are just so inspawrational, we can’t thank you enough for being here to share your journey with the community. CONGRATS! Pawty on, Nitro and Paula ROCK! xoxo

  6. leland4 Says:

    Happy Tripawds Anniversary Paula!!!!

    This community has been such a light in the darkness surrounding amputation!! I’m so happy to be surrounded by all the earthly angels that find there way to this community!!

    Sahana and her Angel Leland

  7. Paula (Dobemom) Says:

    Thanks Sally; today is MY anniversary of joining the family. Nitro’s ampuversary is next month, and I’ll be sure to post on that milestone of a day!

  8. benny55 Says:


    One year ampuversary…now that’s a milestone!! Great job!

    Pictures of Nitro always take my breath away because he’s just so darn handsome!

    So glad he’s living life to the fullest and you have mastered living in the moment! That’s what it’s all about!!

    Celebrating with ice cream and cake over here!! Looking forward to continuing on with tons more celebrations for years to come!

    Hugs and love!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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