Sarge wishes you a beautiful Sunday.

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I felt like sleeping in today.  Mom and Dad were up at 6:30 to feed the rest of the pack, but I just didn’t want to muster the energy to get up till almost 11.  Sundays are for relaxing after all.   My plans are to chill outside in the beautiful sunshine, until it gets too hot, then inside for more R&R.   Hope your Sunday is beautiful too.   Tomorrow is no guarantee but the present looks pretty amazing.

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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!

4 thoughts on “Sarge wishes you a beautiful Sunday.”

  1. Looking good Sarge. So handsome. Wish I could have slept in too. But no such luck.
    Enjoy your R & R.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. You look great!!! I also wish I could have slept in but sadly, the alarm went off and Jasper still doesn’t understand the snooze button!

    Alison with the Spirit of Shelby fur-ever in her heart (and little Jasper too)

  3. Sarge,

    You are looking AMAZING!! I agree Sundays should be for relaxing but with a 13 week old pup that is not in his realm of understanding…lol!

    Sahana and her Angel Leland

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