Friday, October 29, 2010
Why am I smiling so sweetly? Because many people I don’t even know opened their hearts … and now my leg surgery is possible. Thank you very much. Notice the beauty mark on my bottom lip? Mom carried me to the mirror and said, “See how adorable you are?” I get the feeling that she might be jealous.
My surgery is Thursday and I am hoping that you all might say a little prayer for me. Mom’s computer will be in the repair shop starting Monday for a yet-to-be-determined period of time. She said, "Wouldn’t ya know it … Murphy’s Law". I don’t know Mr. Murphy, but Mom is not happy. We will update you as soon as possible when our quirky computer is back.
A special poem from a secret admirer recently arrived in the mailbox. It touched me and Mom so much that we wanted to share it with you.
There is a girl named HoneyBear.
Known by many far and near.
Put here, she was, to test our hearts.
Overwhelming response to fix her parts.
God’s little creature now walks with ease.
Touched by Angels, gifts of praise.
Her journey is not over, we must confess.
The story of HoneyBear is one of the best.
Author: Anonymous Admirer
Monday, October 25, 2010
I’m looking up at Mom with a big smile on my face. (You can barely see it, but believe me it’s there!) We have almost reached my leg surgery online Chip-In goal. Thank you very much to people from Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Illinois, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Florida … well, you get the idea.
Mom believes that many people heard about me because a news article was written about puppy mill dogs and how they suffer at the hands of cruel people. My sad story was featured and the link will be provided on my blog so you can read it for yourself soon. Mom is calling me Little Miss Puppy Mill Ambassador.
You can still donate via my Chip-In fundraiser until November 8. Please know that if I am fortunate to receive donations in excess of my surgery goal, they will go towards my after-care and to other neglected and abused dogs landing softly in to open arms. Thank you!
In addition to Chip-In, two other ways to donate are:
PayPal via a gift to: Paw2Heart@bellsouth.net
Mail: Open Arms Dog Rescue, PO Box 354471, Palm Coast, FL 32135
I am writing personal thank-you notes to everyone making my surgery possible. My little paws are getting tired already. Don't forget to continue following my progress right here on my journal blog.
Luv ~ HoneyBear
Sunday, October 17, 2010
It isn’t Halloween yet. But you now know that I received a cruel trick instead of a well-deserved treat. After being able to walk all by myself on newly mended front legs, I’ve been sidelined with a ligament tear in my right rear leg. The squirrels are much braver without me standing watch, but everyone else is sad about the latest obstacle in my short life.
Dr. MacKenzie says that surgery will put me back up on my feet with a life expectancy of 15 years old! He assured Mom that positive factors contributing to the success of my first surgery remain the same: I am young, healthy, able to withstand anesthesia, cooperative and a remarkable healer. So I am wishing-on-a-star for kind hearts to embrace me again like you did during my last journey. Dr. Mackenzie has offered a rescue dog discount of $1,050 (normally $1,400) to help the fundraising effort.
If you want to donate to my leg surgery fund, here’s how:
Click the Chip-In button on this posting to donate to my online fundraising drive.
Go to PayPal and make a donation gift to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a check in my name to: Open Arms Dog Rescue, P.O. Box 354471, Palm Coast, FL 32135
I posed for these photos in my Halloween bandanna so you could see my funky rear leg. Mom bribed me with some treats because she says I have had more than my share of tricks lately. Please share my story with animal lovers everywhere so we are able to raise the funds needed for my leg surgery. Thank you.
Hugs ~ HoneyBear
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Huh? What’s this photo doing on a little Chihuahua girl’s journal blog?!? Today’s update is my version of an anecdote about the frog trying to climb out of a water well. For every two steps the frog climbs, it falls back by one step making its progress challenging at best.
As you know, I have been experiencing the joy of walking on my strong and straight front legs. Surgery changed my life as I am now able to venture over and check out a bug or paw at my foster siblings to initiate play. But apparently my backside did not fully understand that it had to keep up with my newly-acquired front end activity. After one of my excursions, I began hopping like a bunny. At first Mom thought it was a Charlie-horse, but unfortunately that was not the case.
A visit to the vet revealed disheartening news. I have a ligament tear in my right rear leg that requires surgery. Mom is very sad so I am returning a few of the hugs and kisses that she has been giving to me. She said “HoneyBear, we are both pros at this surgery-thingie now and we can do it again!” Mom is getting organized for another fundraiser as my surgery will not be possible without donations from friends… humans and fur kids alike.
My next journal blog will share more about the surgery, its cost and new photos of me with my injured leg. If your heart is ready to join me on yet another journey, it will also explain how you can make a difference by donating to my leg surgery fund.
Luv ~ HoneyBear
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Here I am in our backyard watching Mom pull a couple of weeds on this beautiful afternoon. She tells me that I am just the cutest little dog ever and that this photo proves it! Mom said that I warm her heart even more than the sunshine. And it’s pretty hot out here now so that is saying a lot.
Mom has been sick as a dog (pun intended) and I have had a little set-back myself. When both of us are feeling better, we want to update everyone about my progress since it has been a while and there are a few developments.
Luv ~ HoneyBear