Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bad News

I have bad news about my dear sweet Mowgli. It turns out he has a broken back. The first vet did not see this on the x-ray. Mowgli needs a surgery which will cost me about 6000.00... I will do anything for this pup, but I do not have the money. I am ashamed and embarrassed.. but I am putting up a donation button for my sweet puppy. Money has been very tight since my divorce, and all my saving up for a car or scooter has been turned over to Mowgli's vet bills. I don't regret it at all.. But I am running low on funds.. If you have even a spare 5.00 to donate to my poor pup, I would be incredibly appreciative.






He has been there for me when I was depressed and at my saddest. He has loved me no matter what, and I will do the same. He has been my sunshine and my best friend when things were dark. At times in my life, he has been the only thing keeping me going.
He is only 2 years old... He can't leave me now. I can't give up on him.


38 comments:

  1. I don't have $6000 but I'm happy to help. I have been just sick thinking about your poor dog the last couple days. You have always been a source of light and happiness for me, I love your positive outlook on everything, reading about your little adventures and inspirational quotes you post, I try to live my life the same way. So I'm happy to help you get your little fury ball of sunshine back to his normal lively self.

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  2. That is just so sad :(
    I just donated a little bit for him
    (I don't have much money right now or I would have helped more)
    Best wishes with this, poor little Mowgli
    xxBeth

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  3. I would do anything for my dog and I know I would sell everything I own to take care of him if that is what was needed. I will sort out a donation to your fund for Mowgli. I have been worrying about your wee man and to hear this breaks my heart.

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  4. I feel the same way about my cats. My heart is with you. Don't be embarrassed - we are only human and we all need a helping hand from time to time. I gave what I could for now. I hope you reach your goal. (Will the surgeon let you do payments so that you can get Mowgli the surgery ASAP?)

    If every one of your followers was able to donate $8.25 - you'd make it!

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  5. This breaks my heart. I wish I could help you and Mowgli more... I know there are options out there.... Loans for pet surgery with 0% interest.... I just googled and found these options..

    http://www.carecredit.com/

    http://www.ehow.com/how_5084256_paying-dogs-surgery.html

    http://www.chasehealthadvance.com/patient-financing/procedures/veterinary.asp

    I hope everything works out for you guys!!!! Keep us posted.

    XO

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  6. oh no!! I hope we can raise enough money to get him his surgery!!! I can not imagine anything happening to my kitty. She is my life, she is my kid!!
    My hopes and prayers go out to your sweet little Mowgli!!!
    xoxoxo

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  7. I don't have the money but I will certainly be tweeting this out. Poor little Mowgli!

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  8. Hi Rachael

    I have donated a little something and I really hope that with the help of eveyone here, you will be able to afford the operation for Mowgli. I will also mention this on my blog!

    Hugs
    Giuliaxox

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  9. I started crying when I read your post.......
    This is just terrible - I can't believe that the first vet missed it.

    I have always had animals in my life and I know exactly how you feel.

    I'm off to donate now, I'm sure every little bit will help.

    Thinking of you both
    XOXOXOOX

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  10. Great idea Krysten and Diamond Day!

    Rachael - I'll do a blog post and some tweets on it too for you.

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  11. I have five doggies...and I love them all and consider them to be my children. I donated one dollar for each of them to you. Its all I can give right now, but I truly hope you make enough to save him! You have my prayers. Sincerely, janna foland

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  12. =( I'm so sad this is happening to your beautiful puppy. I tweeted your link.

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  13. My dogs told me I was cheap, they insisted they each give another buck each. I have two chiweenies, a lab prone to seizures, mini doxie, and terrier russell stray we took in...a broken back is a constant fear of mine for them...not to mention I broke my own and had to learn how to walk again. I have been crying thinking about what the both of you are going through. I shall include you and a link to your page in my next blog post. Take Care and hang in there. Hearts, Janna Lynn

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  14. Awww I'm so sorry. Divorce sucks. And having a pet around through a difficult time is such a wonderful thing. I donated some as well. It's not a ton, but I hope that it helps even a little but. I'll see what else I can do. Good luck with everything! Stay strong!!

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  15. Sweet Gods, this is so sad! I'll be sending over what I can, money, good thoughts... and will pass it on!
    really hope you guys will be ok!!
    all love
    yaga

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  16. Okay. This breaks my heart, I have been feeling sick about it. I love my dogs more than some people, they are my children. I am for sure going to donate something, and I pray that you will be able to raise enough to help the little guy out! I hope everything works out for the best<3

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  17. Much love Rachel! I do hope all is well soon. My heart goes out to Mowgli. <3

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  18. I donated what I could for now... but please let me know if you need anything else... I am so sorry to hear this news. I will continue to pray for your dog, he's so adorable and such a sweet spirit. xxx

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  19. Sending you both warm thoughts and donating what we can. <3

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  20. Briana and BoomerMarch 15, 2011 at 8:38 PM

    This breaks my heart. :( I'm so sorry Rachel. I'll keep both of you in my prayers. Boomer and I send our love and what we can to help.

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  21. I gave a wee bit, and will pass on the info. You're a rad girl and a fantastic Etsian, and you deserve a wonderful life with your pups. <3

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  22. I donated what I could---I hope it helps! Keeping you and mowgli in my thoughts.

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  23. A wee bit from me too. I am a vet and know how you are feeling. I've been on both sides of the coin and am still paying off my bills for specialty surgery for a cat who spent a a brief period of time in my life. Mowgli is young and has a long life ahead. I hope this helps you and him.

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  24. i just found your blog from Grin and Bear it. I saw the girls comment who said "if everyone donated 8.25 you'd make it". So I donated 8.25. I'm so sorry about your puppy. No puppy should have to bear that kind of pain.

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  25. I dont know you and your dog, but I donated. I have a dog aswell and he is my life... He had an operation last year and it was a real difficult one because he run onto the street.

    Hope you can collect enough money !!!
    All the best from Germany

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  26. I don't know what I would do without my dog and cat. I've had my share of pets over the years and have spent quite a bit of money on what a lot of people refer to as "just a pet." They mean the world to me.

    I donated and will be happy to spread the word about this.

    My heart goes out to you two.

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  27. I am sad to say that I can't help out financially right now, but I will do what I can to help spread the word and keep your poor furbaby in my thoughts and prayers. I know exactly what you are going through, because I almost lost my sweet Skylar at age 2. Luckily with the help of an amazing boyfriend (who I am marrying next month) and a wonderful mother, I was able to get the help I needed for her bills.

    Good luck! My heart goes out to you!

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  28. Dear Rachel,

    I am a new follower! Heard about your story on Heidi's blog Grin & Bear it! And it is so heart-breaking! I donated and I will tweet and I sure hope little Mowgli gets the surgery he needs!!! Thinking of you!!

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  29. boo... you don't deserve all these terrible things! but you will come out of this even stronger and more amazing than you already are.

    we should get together soon with rachel, maybe next weekend?

    hope the donation helps! sending lots of love your way.

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  30. I am so sorry. We went through something very similar with our dog Bunny 2 years ago. We were going through a really rough time financially when she went down with IVDD and was unable to use her back legs. I too felt helpless, embarrassed and ashamed that we couldn't afford her surgery. We had only hours to make the decision to turn her over to our state breed-specific adoption organization. They footed the bill for her surgery, which had to happen quickly in order to give her a chance to regain the use of her legs. She ended up recovering quite well, but we had to give her up to save her. She had been a part of our family for 5 years. It was one of the hardest things we've ever had to do. I'm sharing our story with you so you know you're not alone. I want to encourage you to surround yourself with love and support. I'll be tweeting links to your donation tab & to your etsy shop in hopes that others will help little Mowgli. Every little bit helps. My prayers to you & Mowgli <3

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  31. Oh dear. I can't believe the first vet missed this! It's a good thing you took him to a second vet. You should tell us the first vet 'cause I would love to never go there.

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  32. SO sad for you..I hope my little donation helps you get the help you need for Mowgli...
    Please keep us posted.. blessings....

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  33. I'm sorry my donation can't be bigger, but I hope it helps a little. I will keep you & Mowgli in my thoughts. He is so gorgeous & I hope he can be helped.

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  34. Hi Rachael, your post just made me so sad. I've been worried about your little pup and have just donated what I could. I will send love and prayers your way and hope you reach your goal for his surgery.

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  35. oh, don't be embarrassed or ashamed! it's beautiful that you and mowgli found each other.

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  36. I'm donating a bit and I've also spread the word so I hope it helps. Poor little guy! I think it's wonderful that you're not gonna give up without trying :) hang in there!

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  37. poor little darling. sent a little bit your way, and hoping so very much you'll get what you need.
    hugs!

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  38. Oh honey I am soo sorry that you have to go through this :-( My family had to put down my sisters 14 year old dog just before christmas and that was so hard. I donated in his memory and hope that you will raise the money that you need! Please keep us informed. My prayers are with you and little Mowgli. I will tweet this

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