To have received help from great people we don’t even know, through Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, was a New Year’s miracle! 2022 started out as the worst year ever but thanks to you, now it’s the best! Brutus is getting back to his sweet, loving, high-energy self and we are all so thankful to still be together.
My name is Brutus. Brutus Buckeye to be exact. My Mom loves that but it sometimes gets to my Dad because he’s a diehard Michigan fan. But he loves me so much he overlooks that.
In fact, my whole family is crazy in love with me—just like I am with them! The first thing we do every morning when we get up is have a love fest. Hugs and kisses and ear scratches and cuddles. You’d never know we’d just spent all night together. Ha! When they come home at the end of the day, we do it all over again!
I have three human sisters ages 11, 8 & 5. It’s a big responsibility making sure they each know every day that they’re the most important people in the world. I play with them (tug of war is my favorite!) and make goofy faces. I toss toys in the air to myself to make them laugh. During COVID lockdown, they couldn’t see their other friends, but they knew they always had me. I remember when I joined the family 4 years ago—they all three climbed all over me. You should have heard all the giggling when I covered them with kisses in return.
I can’t afford to not be there for them. But on New Year’s Eve, I ripped open a wound I’d gotten nine days earlier when a random dog from the neighborhood attacked me. We all thought it had been healing but it turns out the skin underneath had been dying.
My folks had paid lots of money to get me stitched up after the initial attack. That was on December 26 so there was the double whammy of bills for the kids to have a good Christmas. But without expensive surgery, we were going to have to say goodbye.
I was at the emergency room on New Year’s Eve when the ball dropped. At that moment I was crying, along with the kids and my husband at home, because we couldn’t leave Brutus in so much pain but we couldn’t afford to get him fixed. My kids were about to lose their best friend and I was about to lose my shadow. To have received help from great people we don’t even know, through Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, was a New Year’s miracle! 2022 started out as the worst year ever but thanks to you, now it’s the best! Brutus is getting back to his sweet, loving, high-energy self and we are all so thankful to still be together.