Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My buddy needs your help ~Sevan

Cyndi and I don't have any children...we were both sterile before starting transition, and we're certainly sterile now after years of transition hormones. 

We do have fur babies though. Our oldest is Lily (dog) and she's been through just about everything with us. She's our therapy dog...always helpful, always happy, always cuddly. 

We've got two cats; Mo and Meep. Funny as cats always are. 

Then there's Buddy. Buddy came to us by accident. Running around a busy street. We took him in and started to find his no avail. We looked around for a foster home, or shelter that might take him. None would without putting him to sleep because he's part pitbull. We couldn't let that happen. He was such a sweet adorable guy...friendly, smart and playful. He didn't deserve to die!! 

So we kept him. He's been a great pal to me in my darkest times and in my happiest times. He's my hiking pal, he's my snuggly guy, he likes to sit in people's lap (all 95lbs of him!!) he'll lick your face and he's a gentle giant. 

We never planned to add him to our family...but the Universe has provided for him, and we've loved him. Now he's gone and wrecked his body a bit as he ran around in the sun....he's completely torn his ACL ligament in his knee. He needs surgery...and soon.

I know that these are tough times right now...and everyone is hard pressed for money. We're selling what we can, and saving where we can to afford this surgery for my boy. The sooner we can get his surgery taken care of, the better. It will cost us $900, and we're about 1/9 the way there so far. He's in pain...and it breaks my heart. That money will cover the cost of his surgery, his stay at the vet after surgery and his post op visit.

If you can find it in your heart to donate anything...even just $5 we would be eternally grateful.

It's so hard for me to ask for help. It's not like me. However, one can never expect help if one can't swallow pride, and ask for help. So this is my plea. For my boy. 

*No more donations are needed! I've removed the button because we've met our goal. Thank you, thank you to those that were able to help us!!!*

Soon I'll also be offering "Friends of Buddy" patches that I'll make and offer in my Etsy shop. That way, you can have something for your $, if you wish. I'll put a link up for them as soon as I'm done with them.

Thank you for reading, please share this so as many people can see it, and hopefully we can get Buddy taken care of as soon as possible!

Any funds we recieve above and beyond Buddy's needs will be donated to ASPCA

*EDITED* I just got a call from the vet and Buddy has surgery scheduled for Aug 14th. I really hope we can raise enough funds by then. Thank you so much to those who have already donated, and/or shared this post!!!


MeloMeals said...

I posted this to my Vegan for $3.33 a Day facebook page... I have over 7000 "fans".. I KNOW they will come through for Buddy.. I believe they will.. uuggghh.. Poor little guy.. my heart is breaking for him.

Anonymous said...

i sent you guys a small donation and i reposted on my facebook and tumblr. good luck to your family! hope your little guy gets the surgery he needs.

Sevan said...

Thank you both so much!!! I really appreciate the shares, and the funds! My heart explodes with gratitude!!!

Jacyntha Laviolette said...

My dear cat Koda knocked a bistro table over on himself this morning, I was afraid that he broke his leg or worse... all I could think of is how will I find the money for this. Luckily he was more scared than injured and is walking, jumping and eating as per usual :) I donated $4 I know it is not much but every bit helps. Thanks for saving this dear pup... cheers... Jacyntha

Sevan said...

Thank you Jacyntha!! Every little bit does help.

Unknown said...

Thank you everyone!

Our Buddy has been a good boy. He deserves to be treated.

I have faith we will be able to get him the help he needs with the help of other animal lovers.

I hate that we even had to ask for the help, but I figure that the gods put Buddy in our care and if we asked for help the gods would help us take care of him.

Anonymous said...

Good luck! I hope my donation helps you reach your goal. Post surgery I hope you find some good natural detox remedies for 100% recovery.

Unknown said...

We are about 1/3 of the way to the goal!
Thank you and please keep my Buddy in your thoughts.

After he gets his surgery the vet says he is going to have to be on bed rest for 6-8 weeks and we have to be militant with him about staying chilled out.

We will keep everyone up dated about his progress as he startes down the healing road. It will be a couple weeks before he gets to see the surgeon. So we hopefully have enough time to raise the funds.

Anna Thel said...

Hi. I don't have much money, but I will donate some.
I have a cocker spaniel who have same surgery at Tuffs for both knee. The last one was in April.
If you won't have enough money at Tufts Teaching Hospital you can pay 75% and the rest in monthly instalment . This place is the best. I drove from Epsom NH and will not take my Lucky any where alse. Good luck.

Razz said...

Glad to help. My golden retriever had ACL surgery on both back legs 8 years ago. She's doing great now and I'm sure Buddy will too. The recovery time is tough, but with a lot of love he (and you!) will get through it. Best of luck!

Unknown said...

thank you so much!!!

We are in North East Washington state, so we couldn't get to Tufts.
The local surgeon who is doing the surgery comes well recomended for this surgery and he is charging less than the vets in Spokane would.

We are just about 2/3 of the way to the needed funds for this surgery. We have 2 weeks to go to get the money togather.

Thank you every one who is comeing up to the plate for my Buddy boy!

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain. Our pittie just had his 2nd ACL repair surgery. The recovery is long, but worth it.

Anonymous said...

How is everything going in raising the funds for the surgery? How is buddy doing? Hope all is going well!