He was rather … chunky.
“At first, Romeo was extremely shy and reserved. He seemed unsure about everything he did, and didn’t make a sound. We didn’t even know whether or not he could bark until about a year after we took him home with us.”
“That was the second thing we found out about him. The first was that he loves to PLAY!”
“He recommended a specialist at VCA All-Care in Fountain Valley, and after two biopsies Romeo’s cancer was narrowed down to histiocytic sarcoma (a soft tissue cancer that attacked Romeo’s knee joint), rare in most dogs and unheard of in Corgis (the oncologist hadn’t seen a case in all the time he had been working at VCA).”
“Romeo bounced right back after surgery, hopping along on three legs the next day and looking much happier than we had seen him in months. The removal of his leg ended his pain. We found out later that his femur had actually fissured down the middle. Remember, Romeo hadn’t made a peep and only
limped when he was on uneven ground, and he was looking to make up for lost playtime. The only thing that caused him trouble was using the bathroom, but once he got the balance thing down everything was smooth sailing.”
“The acupuncture was performed by Dr. Woods, and was used to combat any nausea from the chemotherapy, as well as alleviate his back and hip problems. It worked amazingly well. Romeo never suffered any nausea, and his back and hip issues have gotten better, even with the extra pressure from only having one rear leg.
What a gorgeous, lucky boy you are Romeo ! FABULOUS story, thank you !!!!!!!!!!
Romeo your name is you! One handsome love struck guy. So glad to make your acquaintance.
Nancy P. says
What a sweetheart! I love happy endings!
What a tough guy! So happy he is now cancer free and doing so well, even with only three legs. 🙂
Yeah for Romeo beating his cancer! You definitely were meant to find each other. Please give him tons of belly rubs from me.
Sandy-Yewbe''s 4ever mom says
Fantastic! Think about about supplementing his food with green beans or something similar to help with the weight issue.
So happy to meet you Romeo, what a life you have had. The best of luck to you and your family.
Danielle, Tank, and Juneau says
I am so happy for you Romeo! I am so glad that your blue eyes charmed the hearts of two great people when you found them at the shelter! Have a great life, big guy!
Michele K. says
Handsome blue eyed boy! I Am quite amazed at how well he gets around…especially with the extra weight. What a wonderful family that adopted and gave Romeo every chance at a good life. Bravo!
What a guy-I've never seen a Pembroke with blue eyes. Has he ever made any noises as yet? Any Aroooooo or barks? Glad the little fellow is doing well. I like a happy ending.
Romeo had weight issues when we first got him, but his weight was back down to normal with a year of regular walks and a special diet. As for sounds, he has a chuffing "woof" sound that he makes when he wants to get the last word in, and an odd modulated "roo-oo-oo" sound when he's getting belly or ear rubs.
So sorry to hear about Romeo, he is beautiful. Since energy never ceases, and he was so full of energy, he will always be with you. Xoxo Jennifer
God bless you gor adopting this beautiful baby! He was special, indeed! His beautiful blue eyes said it all- "My Mummy and Daddy love me and spoil me rotten. They're the best of tenants, giving me the love, tummy rubs, and all the attention I ask for! I'm a happy fellow!" Only a corgi's eyes are that expressive.
My condolences on the loss of Romeo. His spirit will always be with you and will guide you to the next soul you rescue.
My Tucker makes that same "roo-oo" sound (almost sounds like a purr)! I'm so glad your Romeo had such a wonderful, loving family to spend his life with. My heart goes out to you on the loss of your special fur-kid… *hugs*
sooz weissberg says
Bless your wonderful hearts for adopting Romeo and providing him with a good life!! I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he leaves a big hole. ♥
I'm so sorry for your loss! What a beautiful boy he was – I love those blue eyes! My heart goes out to you.
Becky Lanier says
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our corgis are near and dear to our hearts and the loss of them is very painful for those who loved them. Prayers for your family as you mourn his passing but Tajiks time every day to remember his life and the joy he brought to you!
Thank you all for your kind words. Romeo was indeed one of a kind.