Mongo is a ten year old boxer. I got him at the pound on the day he was scheduled to be euthanized. He had been a “bait dog” for a fighting ring so he was very untrusting of other dogs and people. But that day he picked me. He is my best friend. Knowing that he counts on me & that he’s there for me keeps me alive.
I suffer from manic depression and I’m on disability. That means I have a fixed income. So when Mongo started having seizures, I didn’t know what I was going to do. My girlfriend and I sometimes go without food so our dogs can get fed. How was I going to afford taking my boy to get help?
You know, he tries to look tough on the outside but when we’re not looking, he sneaks in to cuddle. First he lays his head on my lap. Then he slowly works more and more of his 90 pound body on as well. He always seems to knows when you’re talking about him too. I think he’s asleep, but if I say his name, he lifts one eyebrow. He reminds me through his actions that he’s always there.
When Mongo started having seizures I was frantic to get him help. I reached out to everywhere I could. But everyone wanted payment up front. Thanks to Ellie’s Rainy Day Fund, Mongo got tested and put on anti-seizure medication. He’s been seizure-free ever since. Thank you so much for your help. You are truly an angel and the program is a blessing for any fur babies in our community who need help.