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Nov 07 2010

It’s Mackenzie’s 1 YEAR Ampuversary – Whoo hoo!!!

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We are celebrating a huge ampuversary this weekend – 1 YEAR!!! I can’t believe it and can’t begin to tell you how emotional it’s been for us looking back (yes, my tears keep flowing) – where we started and how far we’ve come.  Honestly, I never thought I’d see this day.  But we have and I feel so blessed to have my girl with me still.  

It was on Nov 6, 2009 that her leg was amputated.  I was a complete wreck and even 2nd guessed this decision while she was in surgery.  But when she hopped out to me the next morning I just broke down into tears.  I couldn’t believe my eyes – my sweet baby was alive, a walking miracle.  I didn’t care how she looked, what her incision looked like, all I cared about was that she was here with me and we were going to survive this together.  These were tears of joy now,  no longer tears of sadness.    I couldn’t believe how quickly she adjusted too.  When I think back to that time, it brings tears to my eyes now because of of the emotional stress and trauma we went through only to have it be the best decision we could have ever made.    

I think Mackenzie knows it’s a special weekend for us because she’s been full of so much energy.   I can’t get her to stop running in the house, rough housing with her brother, bolting across the street when she knows she’s not allowed to do that, barking and talking at me (and of course, let’s throw in the not listening to me) and begging for treats and food like there’s no tomorrow.  She continues to do great every day and every day I count my blessings.

So here’s a special video I made to celebrate this wonderful time.  I am truly happy and grateful for the time that I have had with Mackenzie and continue to have with her.   I’m not ready to let her go and I think she knows that……

To my beautiful golden Mackenzie of Malibu……

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21 responses so far

21 Responses to “It’s Mackenzie’s 1 YEAR Ampuversary – Whoo hoo!!!”

  1.   Chloes momon 07 Nov 2010 at 8:40 pm

    Such a pawsome movie!!! What a great way to celebrate Miss Mackenzies splendid recovery!!! We cant wait to meet this famous swimming champ next month!!!

    Hoppy 1 year ampuversary Mackenzie! Keep it up girl!!!

    -Chloe’s mom

  2.   jdsmomon 07 Nov 2010 at 8:43 pm

    One whole year is such a wonderful thing to be celebrating
    Miss Mackenzie of Malibu!!!

    Your mom has made a beautiful video tribute to your milestone and I couldn’t be happier to see another hero thriving on three legs.

    Keep on hopping through the next year!!
    Spirit JD’s mom

  3.   cometdogon 07 Nov 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Oh MY! Malibu Mackenzie you are one special girl. What a pawsome 1 year celebration video your mom put together!
    (It’s even ‘Pants worthy! You must have showed her how!)

    I may celebrate your 1 year ampuversary for the entire month of November! I’m going to call it “Malibu Mackenzie Month”!

    HUGS to my ‘Pants Partner!


  4.   adminon 07 Nov 2010 at 9:33 pm

    So Beautiful Indeed! 🙂

  5.   rubyazon 07 Nov 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Hoppy 1 Year Ampuversary Mackenzie! You are such an amazing dog, living a wonderful life. Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! We are so proud of you reaching such a huge milestone.

    Jo Ann & Tasha

  6.   Tehya's Momon 07 Nov 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Oh my gosh Kami that was beautiful…the tears are rolling down my face as well. Congrats to my beautiful adopted niece Mackenzie…what an amazing milestone…I know of one special Tripawd Angel that is smiling down on you and your family this special weekend!

    Love from your Northern Auntie
    Darlene (Angel Tehya’s Mom)

  7.   maggieon 08 Nov 2010 at 6:40 am

    Oh Kami!!!! Tears are flowin’ here in Maine for you and Mackenzie too!! Tears of JOY!!!! Woohoooo, you rock Malibu girl!!!!

    It’s so strange when I read your blogs how much you sound like me…I’m sure we all feel the same feelings thru this journey as it begins and now to celebrate 1 YEAR!

    Super congrats!!!

    Tracy & Maggie

  8.   etgayleon 08 Nov 2010 at 6:49 am

    kami, that was perfect, just like mackenzie. congrats on your one year ampuversary, you are ‘drivin’ the boat girl’!!! we’re gonna celebrate with ice cream and cheese here in ET. here’s to many more!!

    gayle & charon

  9.   credocanison 08 Nov 2010 at 7:44 am

    Absolutely beautiful!

    Celebrations are going on everywhere, I’m sure. Congratulations to you both!

    Lincoln’s Mom

  10.   Gingeron 08 Nov 2010 at 8:27 am

    PrettyPants –

    I agree with Comet – you deserve an entire month to celebrate your pawsomeness!! Anything less would just be an insult.

    Hoping for more and more celebrations with you!

    Golden hugs and kisses,

  11.   Carmen (Catie's Mom)on 08 Nov 2010 at 9:51 am

    Oh, that was catch-your-breath lovely, Kami.

    Happy ampuversary, Malibu Mackenzie. What a special, special celebration.

    Thank you for sharing that tender, beautiful video.

    What a wonderful life. 🙂

    Carmen, Catie and Riley

  12.   cemilon 08 Nov 2010 at 10:10 am

    A beautiful tribute to a beautiful girl. Happy ampuversary Mackenzie!
    Mary and Cemil

  13.   fortisdadon 08 Nov 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Kami, that was just beautiful! Mackenzie is such a precious pup and she’s part of a very wonderful family as well. Thank you for sharing this special occasion with us.

    Happy 1yr Ampuversary Mackenzie.

    Brett and Fortis

  14.   nstephensonon 08 Nov 2010 at 3:49 pm

    What a fantastic video. Happy 1 Year Ampuversary Mackenzie. What an accomplishment!! How fantastic!

    Nancy and James the poodle

  15.   tai09on 08 Nov 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Oh that is such GREAT news Kami and Mackenzie!!!! I am so very happy for you and so proud of Mackenzie for reaching that huge milestone. Here’s to many many many more celebrations. Angel Tai is for sure celebrating and sending lots of congratulations your way. Hop on girl and keep smilin that golden smile.

  16.   jack crowderon 09 Nov 2010 at 4:49 pm

    As soon as I saw this earlier today, I called the P.P. at home and she is just thrilled!! She told me she did 12 TRIPAWD Twirls and I think I heard a bottle of bubbly being opened. ( I wonder what condition she’ll be in when I get home?)

    I, on the other hand, having been skipping around the winery like a little kid all day!! People ask me what’s going on, I tell them, “We are celebrating MacKenzie’s 1 year ampuversary!!”

    We are so elated about your big day and love the movie. What a beautiful girl and you all look like you have so much fun!!!

    This indeed is a very special day…Shelby says, “Double Cheeseburgers and large fries for everyone!!!”

    the chauffeur

  17.   anyemeryon 09 Nov 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Happy, happy ampuversary Mackenzie! You rock! The tears are flowing here – what a pawsome video your mom made for you. We agree with Comet, too – this should be a month of celebration for you! We’ll cracking open the ice cream and cheese in our house… and maybe tomorrow mom will open up some tripe (stinky, stinky tripe!) in your honor!
    Big, big hugs and lots of Wheaten kisses,
    HJBG, Zuzu, and Susan

  18.   Hopalong Harleyon 10 Nov 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Hoppy Ampuversary, Mackenzie! I sure wish your ampuversary buddy was here to celebrate this milestone with you, but I know he is celebrating up above. Wishing you many, many more good times to come!

  19.   indion 16 Nov 2010 at 5:13 pm

    So awesome. Congratulations Mckenzie and Mckenzie’s mom. My dream is for Indi to see her one year aniversary next August.
    Love Raina, Indi’s mom

  20.   Indianaon 19 Nov 2010 at 11:47 am

    Congratulations to you and your beautiful McKenzie! I burst into tears as I saw your one year video ~ yes – tears of joy and for all of us that are going through this!

    I am very new at writing a blog and just started mine. I am in the beginning stages of telling Indy’s story. As I read yours – it sounds just like my thoughts…

    Let’s pray for one more day for as many days possible!
    More days to love our beautiful tripawds!

    xoxo Indiana’s mom xoxo

  21.   madelineon 20 Nov 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Waterworks here in Alaska, too. Wow! I am sooo happy for schwimmming Mackenzie! What a beautiful girl and an incredible video.
    It is so amazing to me and such a thrill that MacKenzie is still kicking cancer’s butt. You made my day. Opie and Mackenzie had surgery in the same week. Two incredible goldens. I know Opie is having a celebratory schwimm at the bridge in honor of Mackenzie.
    Thanks for the post….Opie’s (now Mattie’s) Mom.

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