Happy HOWL-o-ween. Like my costume?

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I'm a "bull"dog.  Haha.
I’m a “bull”dog. Haha.


This was one of my favorite costumes pre-amputation.  Unlike some dogs, I enjoy dressing up because it usually  means we are getting to go somewhere fun and see people!

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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 “Happy HOWL-o-ween. Like my costume?”

  1. SARGE!!! These are great!!! Really, reall great!! And you really do look like you enjoy dressing up!

    A BULL DOG….A BOXER! You are a very creative and clever boy!!

    Have the biggest grin on my face! Thank you for the smiles!!!

    Hugs to all!

    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle too!

  2. Love the costumes. I bought the headless horseman costume for my dog. They are a riot. Sarge says “bring it on Rocky’

  3. I love these costumes. Way to celebrate Sarge. I see you love dressing up. I love both of these the “Bull Dog” one is so cute.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

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