Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Get Well, Grace!

The depression has been strong with *this* one lately, so I'm sorry that I haven't blogged in a bit. 

I don't think many people follow my blog which is fine...I do it more for me rather than anyone else ( plus I don't do it for pay so I don't get sponsorship or anything of that sort ) But I have something to ask of the few people who just may read this.

My new friend Ellen of Ask Away blog shares many similar viewpoints that I do. One, in which...is her love for her animals. She doesn't want children; I'm still on the fence but wavering more towards 'no'. She's more about animals and not about people; me too. She's opinionated; so am I. She's frugal and smart about money; I'm in the same boat. We have a lot in common.

But back to the 'love for her animals' part...

Recently, Ellen took her 9 year old chihuahua Grace to a neurologist after speaking to her vet about what she thought were anxiety attacks. At this appointment, the neurologist stated that Grace was showing signs of a spinal issue but to know for sure, they would need to do an MRI.

Any pet owner knows that vets are not cheap. The MRI for Grace cost around $4500. I know about half of you are gasping about the price tag...but when you have a 9 year old dog that is healthy and still could have another 9 years of life, and that dog is your baby, you do what you need to do. And what she NEEDED to do...was get her baby that MRI.

Not many people have $4500 just laying around ( and, if you do, well, eff. you. Haha! ) But when you are left in a position where you need something like this to know how to help someone you love, you do what you have to.

The MRI showed that little Grace has a spinal disease called Intervertebral Disc Disease. Pretty much, she has herniated discs in 3 of her tiny little vertibre and when they flare up it's very painful ( and dogs can't really show pain like humans can ) 

So, to help with the cost of this expensive MRI and potential treatments to help keep Miss Grace comfortable, she has set up a GoFundMe account for anyone who can find it in their heart to help someone who loves their baby SO MUCH but also cannot put themselves in financial ruins over expensive vet care. 

Her goal is $6500 and she's already met over 2/3rds of it. So now I'm asking you: if you even have $1 to spare, it helps. Every cent counts! 

If you know me at all, you know how much I love Lola. She is my everything; my one true love. I talk about her all the time, I sing songs with her name put in them, I snuggle with her every single night, I take her with when I go away overnight ( usually ), and I would do anything for that little dog. She has been there to snuggle with me when I've cried. She's been through numerous moves. Through bad relationships. Through lost friendships. She is what kept me going for so. many. years. If I was in Ellen's shoes, I wouldn't know what to do: I could never afford to do what she had to do, but I also would have to do it. I couldn't NOT do it. The little animal who loves me unconditionally, never once has judged me, who RELIES on me to provide for her...she is my child. And if it were me, damn STRAIGHT I would swallow my pride and ask for the kindness of strangers if it meant that my baby would be able to live a pain-free, quality life. 

Again I ask...even if you have $1 to spare...please visit Grace's GoFundMe page HERE. This isn't a "fundraiser" for making effin potato salad or jumping in a cold river just for the hell of it; this is to help a fellow human being with the financial burden of taking care of her furbaby. 

Donate for those unloved animals that have lost their life due to neglect and abuse...that no longer have a voice and never had the opportunity to be loved so much by someone....

Donate for those who simply cannot have children and have pets to fill the void in their hearts...

Donate for that childhood pet that you loved SO much and were heartbroken when their time had finally come...

Donate because someday ( but I hope not) you may be put in this situation and may need a little bit of help from the kindness of friends and strangers alike...

Again: www.gofundme.com/getwellgrace. Donate. Share on Facebook or other social media. Spread the word. 

Thank you in advance!