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$30 raised
6% of $500 goal
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3 Years running
Im bawling my eyes out writing this. I dont want to be...for so many reasons, not the least of which, is that I have done so before for my Faith Kitty. But this is for Heidi. You probably all know Heidis story now...she came from a breeder in ...

Im bawling my eyes out writing this. I dont want to be...for so many reasons, not the least of which, is that I have done so before for my Faith Kitty. But this is for Heidi. You probably all know Heidis story now...she came from a breeder in Florida, and although we didnt exactly get off on the right foot, I quickly realized that THIS is a special dog. I would later learn the terms "Heart Dog" and "Once in a lifetime dog", both of which she is...to a t. I dont know how I got to be so lucky to be her mom. Shes been through so much...arthritis, injuries, cancer and most devastatingly of all, the loss of her beloved sister Shelby...and shes all taken it with the grace and dignity, which is how she earned the nickname "The Queen".

She has touched an extraordinary number of lives, as she makes friends every where she goes...friends, techs, Dr.s, patients through therapy work and strangers...they all seem to be enraptured by her charm, beauty and poise.

Heidi has had a very tough go these last few months. I discovered a lump in between her two outside toes on her right foot at the Paws 4 A Cure walk back in May. Luckily, it has (so far) turned out to be an interdigital cyst...something difficult, but not impossible to treat. We did aspirations, cultures, and a biopsy. Ive lost count of the number of times those toes have been shaved. But its all taking its toll on her. Shes been on antibiotics this WHOLE time, been on two pain meds, and steroids and to top it all off, in a cone.She is now battling diarrhea from all the meds. But worst and scariest of all is that my Heidi has lost her spark.

I always said that Shelby had the most expressive eyes, but after 12 years of looking into Heidi's...it a draw. Her eyes just have that "loving life" spark in them...but today I looked and it was gone. To top it all off, I think she is either going deaf or having a really hard time with depression...of course, it could be both. She doesnt get up half the time I ask "outside?" or "go for a ride". Sometimes she doesnt even get up when I come through the door ='0( I need to get her paw fixed so that she can ENJOY being 12. Im so lucky to have her this long when friends all around me are losing dogs...I feel so blessed.

I hate to make this plea again, but we are looking to raise money for Heidi to go to the dermotologist. (and any treatments or meds they prescribe) This sounds so silly but...if I dont get this paw fixed and under control...I hate to say it but I might lose my best friend...its like a knife through my heart just thinking about it. She cant really walk and is in A LOT of pain. Ive never seen her foot this enflammed before. Please, even if its only a dollar it would help getting her to the dr. faster. Im so scared this is cancer =0( Please, Im not only begging for Heidi, but for me too...Im not sure I can live without her.

Thank you so much for reading out story, and thanks for the good thoughts, prayers and love sent our way<3

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