If it weren’t for the supporters of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, people with such love and compassion, I would not be writing this now. You are such blessings. Thank you for saving me from having to say goodbye. I will be forever grateful for this blessing.
Bob Bob's Mom
30 years ago, I lost my 11 month old daughter. At 3 months old, she was the youngest child in Ohio to have had a heart transplant. Unfortunately, 8 months later her body rejected that heart. With it went my heart as well. I still suffer from severe depression and grief. I also struggle with physical ailments: COPD and degenerative spine disease.
What does this all have to do with a dog, you might ask. Everything! When I got Bob Bob as a brand new puppy, I thought it was simply to ease my suffering over the death of my last Shiz Tzu who I lost to liver disease. He needed a blood transfusion that I couldn’t afford so I had to put him to sleep.
Imagine my shock when Bob Bob’s presence started bringing me out of my longstanding depression. And distracted me from my physical pain. How could I stay glum with a snuggly pup sticking his head under my chin whenever he felt me slipping back into sadness? And I had to laugh when he began throwing empty water bottles in the air and executing amazing catches. Heck, he was better than a trip to the circus! He is my son, my best friend, my protector, my emotional support.
I was beside myself when he had his first seizure. When he had his second, I rushed him to the ER but since I live on Social Security disability, I didn’t have the money to get him seen. I couldn’t go through it again. Losing another dog without being able to have the vet at least try to save him. And what would I do without him?
Then a miracle occurred. My first thought was, “there is kindness in the world”. If it weren’t for the supporters of Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, people with such love and compassion, I would not be writing this now. You are such blessings. Thank you for saving me from having to say goodbye. I will be forever grateful for this blessing.