Feb 10, 2015
We had quite a pot of gold back in January.
Our 9th Annual
BEAGLE BASH FOR CASH in November was a huge success, not to mention all the howliday gifts that came pouring
in right up until the end of the year! Thanks to so many of you, we were sitting on a gold mine! But we didn't get to sit
on it for very long before it was needed.
Pencil had his elbow dysplasia operation after the BASH and then Rosebud came along just before Christmas with a mouthful
of rotting teeth. And then Elton arrived on our doorstep in January after his rescue from an old deserted barn north of Toronto.
And then came Zack. We were pretty scared about that one. Hope was just going in for her surgery at the VEC to remove a tumour
on her adrenal gland and on her spleen to the tune of $4,500. We also got the news from Sheba's Haven that little Jude had
been rushed to the vet only to learn his hernia had recurred. He will need a second operation to correct it, but not until
we have his heart under control. Not only does our little redhead have high blood pressure, but an ultrasound revealed his
heart has enlarged since his last ultrasound. We've now had to add more drugs to his daily regime. But he's not complaining.
Only us…as we watch our pot of gold get smaller and smaller.
With Zack, we knew the costs could be anywhere between $5K-$10K depending on the severity of his injuries after being hit
by a car and surrendered to a shelter by his owner. We took a chance. How could we not with a face like Zack's staring up
at us from the computer screen? And we're so glad we did. He's a little dumpling! Best of all, a CT Scan (just under $2K)
taken by a wonderful neurologist in Quebec with a big heart for rescue groups, revealed it would not be necessary to operate
- at least not right now and hopefully not ever. There is much hope that with time, plenty of cage rest, and physiotherapy
- little Zack and his back will be just fine.
But we just couldn't stop at Zack. Not when we saw this face. The face of a 10+ year old skinny little beagle girl losing
all hope in a shelter in Gatineau, Quebec. There is no doubt she will be costly. She has a mammary tumour that must be removed.
She has a heart murmur that requires more investigation through chest x-rays. She has a mouth full of decaying teeth that
need yanking. And she's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Just like Zack. Just like Elton. Just like Rosebud. Just like every beagle that
comes to us for extensive repair work.
about rainbows. They appear after a rain. They light up the world again despite the mud puddles. And as if that wasn't enough,
they always point to a pot of gold. Just when we think there are no more coins left in our pot, a Rainbow brings more.
Thank you for keeping our pot of gold
full. It comes in handy when the rain sets in.
To those of you who contributed to Zack's costs - thank you so much for helping us
save him and then some! The additional funding we raised for Zack will be going towards Hope's big bill.
To our Monthly
Supporters - you are the ones that ensure our pot of gold never empties.
You are the constant rainbow in our life.
And for those of you who would like to toss a coin in our pot now with a single donation
or by becoming a Monthly BOBefactor…all for the love of Rainbows,
just visit our Home Page and click on our Canada Helps "Donate Now" button
how much we appreciate you!