It is indeed amazing the many little forks in the road and actual road blocks we encounter as the years go by….
I was reminded today of Niki’s injury a few years back as I read about a young dog named Charlie…different circumstances from Niki’s….but well wishes, prayers and a little assistance is very much needed.
Something so very unexpected and out of the ordinary, something you can just not ever plan for…
I remember all too well getting Niki to the emergency clinic, leaving her there….the many phone calls made checking on her. This clinic made one mistake after the next, basically she did no receive their attention, nor the medical attention with winch was necessary for a spinal injury. More importantly, they did ot pick up the phone to inform us of her worsening condition, nor were they forthcoming during the many phone conversations for yes, I was a bit of a pest checking in on her progress. If they had done their job it sooo would have improved her chances at running, jumping, and just having the ability to pee on her own.
Well fast forward a few years and Niki AKA The Little Dog that Could is walking on her own….not perfect and at times a bit unbalanced. Still…we must empty her bladder and at times she will leave a trail of poop as she walks out the door to potty. She is a happy little, fun dog that still must be exercised, daily stretches and PT.
I still sell portraits, prints to help pay for my dogs vet bills. That is how my business Paw Prints Studio was born….I needed to raise enough money for a pool so that we could do PT. Sadly, I have not yet made enough money for that….still working on it…one day…when the economy is on the up swing no doubt we will get that pool. for now though…
the reason I am sharing this tale is due to another lovely young dog that is indeed in need of a few prayers…Charlie.
At the time when our hearts were so heavy for the cost of Niki’s surgery, the PT, cart needed to help her get around…time and work….oh my, it all was just so overwhelming. The very tough decision of one’s finances vs. the love of a furry friend…medical care is so very expensive for our furry friends, and of course the time factor in which you must make these decisions. Yes, easy to tell me at the time we should have pet insurance….in a multiple dog household, well it can be a bit expensive.
It was then the kindness of a few individuals helped us to get through. With notes of well wishes, lots of prayers and even a few kind individuals sent a few dollars to help with the expenses….one even sent a box of wee wee pads….very thoughtful for when I say over the years we have gone through a good amount of wee wee pads…whew.
The kindness of strangers, helping a little dog in need….well it just simply touched my heart…. for Charlie, paying it forward.
So, while I am not rich and like soooo many the economy has so effected my small little business I will be sending a few dollars….lots of well wishes and of course my prayers. Hopefully little Charlie will fight and like Niki have the chance to be a much loved family companion for years to come.