If you don’t know already, Bronx is the pit bull son of The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Tamra Judge. The pup originally belonged to her son, Ryan Vieth, but Tamra took him in when Ryan moved. In a blog post from Season 8 of the show, Tamra noted that Ryan always threatens to take Bronx back, but she won’t allow it. Bronx is an important part of her family — Eddie especially adores him.
Sadly, we've seen more of him today for an unfortunate reason: Bronx has cancer ... and his cancer is making him a frequent guest on both Ryan and Tamra’s Instagram pages!
Earlier today, Ryan posted a photograph of Bronx sitting in the back seat of his car with the caption: “Say goodbye to those ears buddy, surgery day is here.”
Before the illness was explained, there was some confusion when why Ryan mentioned surgery to clip both of Bronx’s ears.
Without any context, some commentators were enraged. “Why would you do that,” Mrsluckey68 wrote. “Just not cool at all,” followed terry.davis.spartanyogi. “Is the Torturous surgery for his well being? Or your ego? Just not cool.”
Both Ryan and Tamra were quick to respond. First, Ryan responded full of expletives ("no you f---ing idiot he has cancer in his ear and they're removing it. Gets your facts straight before you talk s--t f---head") and then Tamra commented, a bit more diplomatically ("Bronx has cancer ! It’s to save his life").
To shush critics, Ryan quickly followed with a video about Bronx’s ear cancer. He noted that the tumor is in one ear, but the family decided to clip both ears to even out his appearance.
“So when I say we’re clipping his ears, it’s because he has cancer, not because I think it looks cool, so get your facts straight before you start leaving comments,” he ended the more carefully worded explanation.
When Tamra reposted the video, she was careful to add that Bronx was getting surgery because of cancer.
We feel really badly for Bronx, and hope the surgery goes well. Poor boy!
And we know that Ryan’s anger was likely just fear and sadness. Good luck to the Judge family, and good luck to Bronx!
For more videos and photographs of Bronx, see below:
Credit: Instagram/Tamra Judge
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