I am a member of the facebook I Love French Bulldog page! I love the interaction with other French Bulldog owners! We share pictures of our dogs, grooming, eating and health tips. And in the process we have built some really good friendships. But as with all relationships, there are ups and downs. Canine cancer is one of the bad ones.
Canine cancer affects one dog out of three! That is the shocking truth! There are many kinds of cancer and many different kinds of treatments. But there is still NO cure. That is why research is so important. It is vital for future treatments to be successful so our beloved four-legged friends can have a longer and better quality of life. Please, help them receive the treatments they need.
If you happen to own a dog or a French Bulldog in particular, I urge you to consider donating your next “latte change” to this very noble cause, 2014 San Diego K9 Cancer Walk. This event is happening this weekend, February 22nd.
Just remember that our pets, too, are part of our families.
In my last post, I mentioned the tragic loss of our Frenchie, Stitch. And I cannot even begin to describe how we miss him in our every day lives! We missed him especially during the holidays – he would be sitting patiently under the Christmas tree and wait for our signal for him to open his little presents. This year we had extra cash that we decided to honor Stitch and donate to another Frenchie in need. Meet Bailey from Oregon. She is a very young French Bulldog suffering from pain that stems from a malformation of her spine. Bailey started experiencing discomfort a few days before Christmas which made her whine and shake a lot. Her owner took her to the vet clinic right away only to find out the worst about her precious baby. Bailey’s x-rays revealed some malformation of the spine which could mean one of the following three: “a herniated disc, pressure on the spinal cord or instabliltiy in the spine causing it to pinch the spinal cord”. Surgery is Bailey’s best option, which costs a tremendous amount of money. Her owner was devastated to hear the high numbers, but made the commitment to find a solution. She asked for pain medication and went to create this page right away.
One look at Bailey’s video and I knew where Stitch’s Christmas money was going. And our family hopes that it will make a difference in Bailey’s future as a healthy and happy dog. If this story tugs at your heartstrings and you have it in you to give a little (every dollar counts), please consider donating to Bailey’s medical fund. Or if this plea comes at an untimely matter, please share this.
For those who do not wish to donate money outright, you may visit Jewelry in Candles and purchase something. 30% of the sale that usually goes to the seller will be given to Bailey’s!
And to those who have donated or are simply interested in Bailey’s progress, click here.
Next time you reach for spare change in your pocket for that latte you have been craving for, think about those who may need it!
Last week our little boy, Stitch, suddenly left us!
It is a real shock to us and we still can’t figure it out. He was scheduled for a lumpectomy on his right front paw which is a simple procedure. Because he was almost 11, the vet decided to only give him a low dosage of sedatives even though a few months ago he gave Stitch a clean bill of health. The vet just wanted to make sure, one can never be too sure about brachycephalic breeds. So we left our boy at the vet’s. Two hours later we received the devastating news. After about 20 minutes of giving him the sedative his beautiful little heart just stopped. Just like that!!! They did all they could to try and save our baby, but he wouldn’t wake up. We are so so sooo sad right now. And miss him dearly as we had never spent one day apart since we got him!
We love and miss you, Sweetheart!