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Sophie lost her fight with cancer – soft tissue sarcoma – on July 22nd, 2010. She was 12 1/2 years old.

In the arms of the angels

Sophie (Lou) Farrell 1997-2010 In the arms of the angels tonite

A dog’s day afternoon – and, how many lives do dogs have, anyway?

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!It has been raining like crazy here in the great “wet” north ! All the rivers and creeks are swollen, the grass is amazingly green, and the weeds are taking over my yard. I have dandelions so big they are forming “prides” in the back yard. […]

That’s it – I quit – no more chemo

Tripawds is a user-supported community. Thank you for your support!This bas been a week from hell. It’s worse than having a brand new baby. I’m exhausted. The sum total of sleep – cumulative over the week amounts to a total of about 7 hours – for the whole week. Not 7 hours in a row […]

A fine day for a ride in a Chariot

This is my first attempt at making a video – and first attempt at uploading a video to YouTube or anywhere else !! Hope it works ! Sophie is one week out from her 3rd chemo treatment – so we are in the “no-sleep week” where she gets me up every 20 to 30 minutes […]

Take me out to the ball game

My son plays PeeWee baseball, and the season has just started. Our team is doing well so far. It’s strange – I recently noticed that wherever we go to play ball, without fail, our team has – by far – many, many more dogs in attendance than the spectators from the other teams. Almost every family […]

Sophie has a Chariot

This would be so much better with pictures. Sorry – I don’t have any yet. Angie, our friend and dog walker, salvaged a Chariot for Sophie. Now she can keep up with the rest of the off-leash dog group that Angie takes to one of several off-leash areas in Edmonton each day. I’m told that, […]

Pictures from a nice spring-like day

The wind finally died down enough to go outside without fear of  blowing away – think Dorothy and Toto style….. Sophie had her step-sister(d0g) and step-brother(dog) over for the weekend. Roxie and Buster, aka Roller and Ibs, are young, energetic, rabbit-chasing dogs – as I mentioned in my previous post. Today Roxie discovered gophers – […]

Spring has sprung, the grass has riz …

I wonder where my Sophie is… Ah – there she is – launching herself out of my vehicle – off the top steps into the garage – down the stairs at the front porch … I swear – if she could sing – it would be that song…”I believe I can fly…” you know the […]

A wee bit of (the former) normal

Today my beautiful Sophie made me laugh out loud. I couldn’t help it. It was so good to laugh with her again. She was feeling very playful – ran into the den and grabbed one of her toys. In her quadpawd days she used to shake the living daylights out of this particular toy – […]

Waving a white flag to the universe ….

Wow – it was a day. I’ve waited until it was officially over to speak of it – so as not to temp fate to add the dreaded third event to this nasty time period. 1) Went to the vet for chemo consultation. 2) Had an appointment downtown. 3) Upon leaving appointment – witnessed a […]

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