Hedgehog fluffy buddy

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My friends came to visit today.   He is such a sweet kid, he hand picked a toy for me and boy did he get it spot on.  Squeaky toys are my favorite!   I just need to make sure my bratty siblings don’t shred it.  I’m appreciative of my toys, but my crazy housemates tear everything up, it’s so annoying.    I’ve carried it around refusing to put it down for the last several hours, the “others” can’t be trusted.   I even took it with me outside to go potty.  Did I mention I love squeaky toys?

This is one cool kid.
This is one cool kid.

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Author: c1nicolei

Sarge has been the the love of my life since we rescued him in 2007. He was thought to be a carcass on the side of the road in our community park. As I walked over to look at the pitiful dead dog, I soon realized he was still breathing, barely. We rushed him to the vet and although severely malnourished and in a terrible state, with TLC he miraculously pulled through. Snap shot ahead to 6/2014, we decide to go outside to play fetch, he was so excited and full of energy, doing his typical bouncy boxer pelvic shuffle. He took a nasty tumble and the sounds that followed was nothing short of heart piercing. My heart stopped, because I knew it was bad, very bad. I am a PA, not a veterinarian, but I knew instantly the leg was broken badly. I splinted him and rushed him to the vet. What initially was going to be an orthopedic surgery to repair a broken radius and ulna, quickly turned into, "Your dog sustained a pathological cancer, we think he has osteosarcoma". I could not even hear what I was being told. How could this seemingly happy, healthy, FULL of life dog have CANCER?? The BX confirmed my worst fears. This whole process took over a week. In that time I researched every aspect of canine osteosarcoma I could find and I had already made up my mind, we were going to fight this, not for me, but I knew he was not done living!!! Making the decision to amputate was not one taken lightly. We ensured there were no macro mets and that his blood work looked stable. I also decided if we amputated we would also do chemo. Sarge had his leg amputated 2 days ago and I am amazed at his hour by hour improvement. We start chemo in 2 weeks. I will keep everyone updated and love reading stories on here that give me hope that he will be able to be a happy, pain free normal Sarge!!! This is when we joined TRIPAWDS! What a wonderful, reassuring supportive community! I love you TRIPAWDS!

2 thoughts on “Hedgehog fluffy buddy”

  1. Well now Sarge, you have a wonderful friends and clearly, that is the best stuffy in the land!

    You are guarding your Hedgehog with great care! The”others” don’t have a chance trying to shred this guy!

    This post makes me smile..a huge huge smile!

    Thank you Sarge! Keep on sharing the smiles!

    Hugs to you, your kind friend and YOUR Hedgehog!

    Sally and Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

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