Stars story

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3 years ago this week I was introduced to the Tripawds community when my 8 Newfoundland Shammy was in the hospital undergoing front leg amputation due to osteosarcoma. You can see Shammys story here.

Fast forward 3 years to the week and Shammys daughter Star started Limping  took her to the vet with the thought in my mind knowing what it was going to be. Sadly I was correct and she has Osteosarcoma in the same leg as her mother. A week ago today she had her front left leg amputated and has been home since the night of the surgery. Today she had a huge step forward and was able to stand up once by herself. All week I have been lifting and supporting her when she walks.

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3 thoughts on “Stars story”

  1. Rae,
    I am glad you started a blog for Star. I am glad she took the step and stood up on her own. She will get there. As you know front amputees take a little to adjust.

    Sending healing thoughts and hugs

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. OH WOW!!! Just WOW!! I cannot believe you find yourself back here again!!

    I remember your sweet beautiful Shammy soooo well. I also remember how stunned we all were when your veloved Shammy headed to the Bridge so unexpectedly.

    I do know that Shammy is a powerful Guardian Angel now watch over you and her baby Star. And that reminds me, I remember the adorable picture you posted of Shammy’s babies and how over the moon cute they were! And now “baby Star” is all grown up and just as gorgeous and smoochable as ever!!😊

    I was so happy to read about Star’s victory today!!! It’s such a milestone when a large dog…a large front leg dog…,is able to start handling mobility on their own. Sloooowly vut surely your Star is going to rock being a Trioawd!!

    Please know uour whole tripawd family will be cheering for Star! We are going to be celebrating every single victory with you………..and she is going to have lots and lots of victories!!!

    Would love to see more pictures! Hint!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  3. She is soooo beautiful, and what an appropriate name. I’m thrilled you started sharing her story with us, although sad that you even needed to.

    Hard to believe it’s been three years since your baby Shammy was with us. Wow. It’s an honor to be here for you during this second-go around. Whatever we can do to help just let us know OK?

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