Sarge’s Memory lives on…

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A day has not passed that I have not thought about what a gift Sarge was for our family.   We miss him daily!


As I work in rescue, I was notified that there were boxer mixed puppies in need of urgent placement.   When I looked at the pups, one had a face that looked so much like Sarge.   Although the answer from the husband was “NO”, this happened:

Meet Bogey, a golf term for “One Over”, and as my husband says “one too many”.   Needless to say, my husband is now in love with Bogey too.

This little guy could not be more different than Sarge.  Sarge was so calm and laid back, Bogey is like a kangaroo on amphetamines.  We love him none-the-less.


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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!

5 thoughts on “Sarge’s Memory lives on…”

  1. Thank you Michelle. As you well know, when we have lost one it is hard to open our heart again, knowing that we will likely outlive them, but our lives are so much more blessed and loving with furbabies here with us. Plus, my other dog missed Sarge so much and I could tell the depression was affecting him. He loves Bogey and has pulled him from his sadness.

  2. Oh Bogey! You won the doggy lotto! I just want to give you a big ol smooch on that adorable snout of yours!

    I’m so happy for you and the hubby. You waited a lonnnnng time for the right pup. Sarge hand picked Bogey himself, that’s he fits in so well. CONGRATS and thank you for the update, it’s always nice to know when someone has a new furbaby.

    Keep in touch, we want to see Bogey growing up!

  3. So happy to see this! Bogey is adorable, how could you not fall in love with him! Glad to see you on here again…it is hard when you’ve lost your heart dog, the dog that brought a whole new family together in such a difficult time. I too miss my Nitro every single day! I love the name Bogey – I’m surprised my husband didn’t think of this when I brought home a 3rd!! dog. Have fun with puppyhood, don’t be a stranger.

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

  4. Thanks guys! We took Bogey on his first 5K yesterday for a local animal shelter fundraiser. He did amazing and loved all the other dogs and people. Hubs even commented on what a good dog he was! HAHA!

    Paula, I know Sarge and Nitro will ALWAYS have a place in our hearts. When we get another dog it does not replace the loss but helps I add more love into our lives. <3 I will try to visit here more!

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