Tucker is a bichon and a puppy mill rescue we adopted in 2008. He is now 8 years old and has a few benign tumors and warts on his body. A new growth appeared recently and the vet agreed it was “suspicious and concerning”. Tucker had surgery the following week in which the growth was removed and biopsied. The vet called me with the news that the growth was cancer. I felt I had been punched in the stomach and began to cry. All my children are grown, so Tucker is my “baby”. Thankfully, Tucker had another visit and it was confirmed that all his margins are clear, and for now is cancer free. We don’t know if he will get it again, but he has been so amazing and such a happy guy after surgery and during his recovery, that we are enjoying every day we have together.