In Memory of Sage

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Sage was originally adopted from MaPaw ten years ago as a year old spunky pup with her whole life in front of her. After being a devoted member of her changing family for the last ten years, she found herself in need of our assistance again.

At 11 years old, Sage would be a bit more difficult to adopt. It wouldn’t be impossible, but she had some medical issues we needed to tend to before she could begin her search. Sage had two large tumors removed from her nose and near her eye. Thankfully, both were determined to be benign. She was also diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, which she was promptly treated for. Her foster family worked with her for incontinence and housebreaking.

During further medical testing, it was discovered that Sage has T-cell Leukemia. Sadly, her prognosis is not great. Without treatment, she would only be with us for two more months. With treatment, we would be able to enjoy her for another year. After being assured that Sage would face minimal side effects from treatment, we chose to start her treatment with the understanding that if she didn’t tolerate it well, it would be discontinued and we would cherish the time we had left with her.

Nov 24, 2013- It is with a very heavy heart that I share the sad news that Sage has
crossed to the Rainbow Bridge. She left this earth peacefully,
surrounded by love.

We adopted 10 month old Sage in September of 2001. Due to life
changes, our sweetie was returned to us September 2012 and was not in
good health.

On Friday she refused to eat, was vomiting and diarrhea and consult
with her vet confirmed it would be a blessing to stop her suffering
and let her go.

God Speed sweet Sage, travel quickly among the stars in your shiny silver harness you so earned. Others are waiting to greet you. Until we meet again…

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