We gave our toy money to Pumpkin's Mum today. It made me very sad but Cooper says it is the thing to do. (I think Cooper is nuts).
Mum says that she understands why Pumpkin's Mum needs some monetary help. Mum reminded me of my two knee surgeries, which apparently cost slightly less than the national debt. (And you can put a price on love because...?)
Anywhoo, this is my generous, selfless and truly canine-umantarian posting. (And why is Cooper rolling his eyes?)
This is Pumpkin (see below) and his story is below and it is enough to make you cry. (Mum thinks Lori should get to keep him and we could help that happen by contributing $1, $2, or even $10. Did I mention Mum threw all our May toy money Pumpkin's way? And this without a vote!) You know even $1 will make a difference. You probably have that in your pocket, yes?
“He had to have surgery for his cranial cruciate ligament on one of his back legs on March 29. I was told he needed the surgery, so I spent several thousand that I borrowed from Care Credit. Then, about a week ago, he developed immune mediated hemolytic anemia. He has been in the hospital for several days. I have spent a couple thousand more and I am just about wiped out. He is receiving several steroids in an attempt to get his red blood level to come up. The doctors tell me the level could come up overnight or it could take a week. Someone else I spoke to said that her dog was in the hospital for many weeks with the disease. In addition, I have been out of work so much in the past weeks that I may lose my job if I take anymore time off. I am in Montclair, NJ, about 12 miles west of Manhattan. He is currently in a hospital in Fairfield, NJ, which is about 6 miles further west. He is neutered and is up to date on all vaccinations including canine flu. Please do put the word out if you think someone would be interested. He is a real love, and this is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. Pumpkin and I need help. I would give him up to someone who could help him. Do you know of anyone looking for a really adorable corgi, who can afford more treatment for him? He looks adorable and he is really sweet with people. He does not get along with other dogs. He is okay with cats. He is very affectionate and strongly housetrained.”