I have been very pleased that, in the last few weeks, I have been able to write my Sunday blog about happy stories with healthy dogs. But, as we all know, we are a delicate species with short life spans compared to our human friends, and it is only a matter of time before one, or more of us, is in need of prayers.
Our first prayer request is for our good friend Clementine. ,.
She is the leader of such a wonderful pack. They, like Hattie Mae and
her pack, and Sydney and her pack, are our fashion plates.
Clementine’s Mom is a groomer and she is always barking at us with
lost the sight in her right eye. The poor girl is suffering from
inflammation in her eye, a retinal detachment, and has secondary
glaucoma in both eyes. The loss of her eyesight, and what has caused
the inflammation, is a mystery. She will have to go through several
tests to determine what has caused her loss of sight. She now is
receiving medication in both eye drop and lubricant form. It is more
likely her Mom will concentrate on keeping her sight in her left eye, as
it is likely the retina will detach there too because it is a birth
defect common in Cockers. Her Mom believes it is wiser to try to keep
her one eye in working order. With everything she has to face she
certainly is in need of prayers.
The second pup is our friend Lily’s sister Holly.
has been with her pack a long time. She is 16 years old and, even
though she has had some close calls, was still going strong. Recently
Holly began to bleed from her nose. At first her pack thought she had
been nipped by one one her members. The next time they thought was that
she, who has failing eyes, had walked into something. But the third
time, when it was just gushing out of her nose, her Mom knew it was a
serious situation. The vet told her that it was a tumor that was eating
away at her nose and the blood vessels contained within. And then
sadly, the biopsy came back positive. Her Mom is trying to keep her
comfortable and has made an appointment with an oncologist to see if
there is anything that can be done. We are asking for prayers for Holly
we can only pray for our third dog’s safe passage to the bridge:
Stacey Mae, a dog some of you might know from DS, others from Facebook.
She is a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog who had spent her life devoted to
humans. She recently received the American Humane Association Hero Dog
Awards for Top Therapy dog of the year for her work in nursing homes.
She was a very well known dog on Internet Sites and in her town. Her
life ended tragically when she choked to death on a biscuit. I can’t
imagine the pain her family is going through. Please pray for them and
all those humans she helped her were left behind.
(Picture from Tommy Tunes)
there are more. Our friend Maya may have had a seizure last night.
She came down stairs to visit family when she began to wobble. When
she got picked up she was trembling. She was taken outside where she
splayed out on the ground. When she got up she was hunched and very
wobbly. The family rightfully feared a seizure. As of now, according
to vet’s orders, they are monitoring her. The family needs prayers that
there is nothing seriously wrong and that they seizure was an isolated
our friend Reyah needs prayers. She has been licking her nether
regions and peeing more than usual. When she was asked to be taken out
at 4:30 AM her Mom checked the discharge and it was blood. She was
given a quick Mom physical and cried out when her kidneys were touched
so it seems like a kidney infection. Prayers are needed that this is
cleared up easily and painlessly.
those of you who know Fitzchen you know he recently went to the bridge.
Now, sadly, his sister Lucy may follow, as she has lymph node cancer.
Please pray that she can have more time with her Mom who just lost her
Boy Smith ate a mole the other night. He is probably going to be fine
but I know his Mom is worried about him getting sick from the mole, so
add him to our list.
of you may not have known of Angel but you might know her Mom Lilly
Lawson-Klunder. She recently had to put down her sweet pup Angel, who
had Cushing’s Disease, and she and the pups in the pack are having a
hard time since her passing. Prayers needed all around.
we cannot forget Jazzy. Jazzy is being adopted by Angel Star’s family,
but after the adoption it was found that she has cancer. Her new Mom
has paid for the surgery. One doctor says she needs chemo and a second
doctor says she needs chemo. The adoption group will not pay for any of
the care but Angel Star’s Mom has not let that stop her. Jazzy needs
big prayers to get to her forever home.
close friend Toby, who is in his forever home with Maggie and Pokey,
needs prayers because it was recently discovered he has heart worm. He
is going through treatments right now and let’s pray they work.
Nillie is doing well after his last surgery but his leg and life are
still in danger as the cancer wraps around his bones and tendons so
please don’t forget him.
Angel Bo’s, Sandy’s, Nikki’s and Bear’s Mom posted that her only human
daughter is very sick in the hospital and is struggling to survive so
please pray for her full recovery.
I hope I did not forget a pup, human, or Mom who needs prayers. If I have please add them.
know these are a lot of prayers to ask for but they are all needed and
they are all members of our family. so let’s pray hard and send out
positive thoughts so they all will survive.