Our amazing little Bugg Kuki is in desperate need of oral surgery. Our vet gave us an estimate between $1300-$1700, but stated that due to her age and not being fully sure what is going on in her mouth that there is a very good chance the surgery could be more expensive. The vet also informed us that if her teeth aren’t taken care of, she could end up getting a heart murmur (which can lead to other heart issues). Any donation will help greatly and be appreciated more than you could ever imagine. Please click on link to see more pictures of Kuki, learn more about Kuki, and donate. If you are unable to donate, just sharing Kuki’s Go Fund Me link would be amazingly helpful.
#InHonorofSara a pay-it-forward campaign. Heaven received a new Sanfilippo angel three weeks ago this weekend. Sara was 24 years old and passed away in her home, with her loving family. For the last few years Sara’s amazing mom Kathy has been making weighted blankets, many of which she donates to families who are unable to afford one. Weighted blankets are a wonderful, natural therapy that has been shown to help with everything from anxiety to chronic pain and all ages from children to seniors.
This pay-it-forward campaigns goal is to raise money to help Kathy make and donate more blankets to families in honor of Sara’s memory. All sizes of donations are welcomed and appreciated. Donations can be sent directly via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org (please click friends and family to avoid fees and put #InHonorofSara in the comments section so that Kathy can feel the love).
Please #share #donate #PiF #spreadtheword and help honor Sara’s memory.
Below are some links that may be helpful:
Beautiful Sara’s Obituary: http://www.doughertyfuneralduluth.com/home/index.cfm?action=public:obituaries.view&id=3120805&fh_id=14166
To learn more about Sanfilippo Syndrome: https://roxannesrandoms.wordpress.com/2011/06/09/sanfilippo-syndrome/
To learn more about Weighted Blankets: https://roxannesrandoms.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/weighted-blankets-and-a-long-distance-thank-you/
Kathy’s Weighted Blankets Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WeightedBlanketsLapPadsVests/timeline
TO DONATE VIA KATHY’S GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN: http://www.gofundme.com/35ugh8
TO DONATE VIA PAYPAL: email@example.com (Please make sure to click send money to friends and family to avoid fees. In the comments section please put #InHonorofSara and I am sure Kathy would love any notes of support).
One goal for today: Go and put up a few flyers to help with Leo’s fundraiser. Hope that it will help as Leo is having a very bad eye day today. Leo has spent most of the day sleeping and is struggling to hold his little eye open at all. Yesterday he was playing and got bumped a couple of times, yelped and we could see his pain all evening and today 😦 Poor Leo dog. We also have to be very careful about how much time he spends in the sunshine because the sun makes his eye even worse and hurt more. If you can donate or help at all by sharing Leo’s story please do so: http://gogetfunding.com/project/leo-s-luxated-lens-surgery. If you are interested we can also send you the address for Leo’s vet so donations can be made directly to them.
Leo Update: Leo had a vet appointment today, overall it went well. They eye drops that help will pressure (human glaucoma medication) are doing their job and the pressure in Leo’s eye has not increased. The vet explained that the different behaviors we have witnessed Leo having IS because of his eye. Leo has been nippy a couple of times at the other 2 dogs and the vet explained that he is hurting (not excruciating currently), his depth perception is off, he probably is thinking the other dogs are closer to him or coming at him faster than they actually are and that is why he nips. His lens will be fairly clear sometimes and at other times will be so milky white that you can’t even see what color his eye is…the vet explained that when his lens gets like that Leo can not see out of that eye at all. The vet was very impressed that we understand the urgency of Leo’s situation and that we are being proactive with doing a fundraiser as Leo & his eye can be okay today with the medication and the next day it could be a completely different story. Still comes down to the sooner we can get the surgery done the better. On that note: If you have already donated to help Leo we THANK YOU!! If you haven’t donated and can even spare $1 that would be wonderful and very helpful. If you aren’t able to donate please SPREAD THE WORD and SHARE Leo’s link…share it, tweet it, pin it, stumble it…every share will help.
DONATIONS CAN BE MADE AT: http://gogetfunding.com/project/leo-s-luxated-lens-surgery OR they can be sent directly via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Leo was on the road with me and made a great co-driver.
Leo’s impression of Groucho Marx.
Leo’s favorite baby ever, his Buddha Hedgehog.
Leo is such a handsome boy.
Leo is the Christmas Grinch.
Eye see you 😉
Play, play and more play….then relax.
Leo and I.
Leo with his baby adopted brother Doc being forced to pose for Christmas pictures…neither boy were happy.
Watching for squirrels, a favorite pass time. Leo is the short one.
Leo loves exploring and traveling.
Leo is always watching.
“I think I see a squirrel way up there in that tree.”
For some reason mom is always taking pictures of me while I am trying to sleep.
“Play! Play! PLAY!”
Leo, Leo pumpkin eater…
Leo’s secret talent.
Love Leo’s expressions.
“Are you going to throw the ball or just take a picture?”
Very handsome Leo striking a pose.
“I heard a squirrel”
Leo and Doc being each others back warmers.
Leo loves giving nose kisses when you least expect it.
“I am handsome and have my coat on, so now can we go outside?”
We’re watching you.
The best pillow ever…the human pillow.
Leo has always LOVED snow.
Mid-air snow ball catch. Great job Leo!
Another solar recharge.
Life is rough.
“What is this silly moo cow doing on my head?”
Thought I would share all of these wonderful pictures of Leo through his life with you and then share the medical issue that he currently going through. On April 2nd Leo had an emergency visit to the vet and we learned that he has an “anterior luxation” which means that the little fibers that hold his lens in place tore somehow and his lens came through his pupil and is sitting in the front of his eye. This not only effects his vision, but is also painful because his eye is getting more fluid in it than it should. Leo is on two different medications, one to help with pain and one to help with the eye swelling. Unfortunately our options are limited and Leo will be needing to get enucleation surgery (aka my baby needs to have his eye removed). Surgery is expensive and we are doing a fundraiser to help get enough money for Leo’s surgery. The sooner we are able to do the surgery, the less pain Leo is in.
To learn more about Leo’s condition & to donate please go to: http://gogetfunding.com/project/leo-s-luxated-lens-surgery
Also, the more we can spread the word about Leo’s eye condition and surgery needs the better. Please re-blog, share on facebook, tweet, pin, stumble and everything else you can do.
The milky white thing that you are seeing in Leo’s eye is his lens.
You can see that it is not comfortable for Leo to keep his eye open. He is also tearing a lot which is causing the tear stains on his face.
Please click on: Leo’s Emergency to read more and donate.
Our boy Leo is in need of an eye surgery and we currently can not afford it, so thought that we would share his story and hope that the kindness of peoples hearts would shine through. Please check out Leo’s fundraising page. Donate if you can (remember that every penny counts). Share, share, share…share his donation page, this blog…anything to get his story out there…share of facebook, pinterest, twitter…anywhere. Leo is our fur baby who has been at my side every day since the day he was born just over 10 years ago and we want him to be taken care of and not in pain. Please donate if you can, if you can’t just SHARE. We love you all and thank you for any support we receive during this trying time.