Rescue Journal

hope floats.

Carol  ·  Jun. 6, 2016

i blew my top a few minutes ago..chicklet's past owner read the blog and phoned wanting to rush to her side at the clinic. she said chicklet is at deaths door and she loves her and wants to be with her. again i said no and not nicely either. chicklet is no longer her dog..she is ours and chicklet is where she needs to be, getting the expert care that she needs. tears and regrets from her past life are no help to her. i said read the blog..when i know something, i will post it.

i phoned to check on her when i got off the phone...she is doing better..her temperature is down and while she is still heavily sedated and still on oxygen, when she is resting her breathing is better. they will keep her sedated probably thru out the night.
so there is chicklet's current update and yes i am a prime bitch.

but honestly will folks please give their brains a good shake..A i am freaking out because she is so sick...B. i feel a great deal of guilt for making it worse by dragging her around in a hot car. and C. we have taken some crippling vet bill hits lately which has us on really shaky ground and tonight we take another hard hit.

but whatever, we'll figure it out..they need and so they will get.

but still...i am completely stressed trying to meet all of my responsibilities to every animal in our care, meeting saints responsibilities to our vet clinics, our staff, volunteers and supporters.
chicklet's high cost medical crises on the heels of miley and eddie's have come too close together during our hardest part of every rescue's financial year...summer sucks for all fundraising efforts.

and yes we will get thru this because we always get thru the hard times... we are determined and committed and we don't give in and call it quits.

but for chrissakes, don't make difficult times harder for us by bringing a bunch of fulfilling outside human needs shit..we've got our hands full paying the bills, providing the care, doing the work, shouldering the guilt, the losses, the deep caring, connection and responsibility we have for almost 170 animals currently in our shelter or foster care.

we gave them a home. we accepted their care. we are their family now. and we pay for it..every single day.

and this is why right now i am so very upset...this is not supposed to be about any freaking human..not even is supposed to be about this very is about chicklet getting the help that she needs.
and keeping her hope floating.
no one has a right to ask us for more than that.



i am not offended and i do understand that you love her but i also need you to understand that chicklet's family is now here and when you surrendered her into our care, you waived all rights to any further relationship with her. she has had to move on in life and so must you.


I am sorry I didn't mean to offend anyone. Especially not you Carol. I do appreciate everything you have done for our Chicklet and Charlie. After raising her for 14 years it was a reaction of love and care. So I apologize if I offended you. It was by no means to make you feel bad. You are amazing in what you do for all the animals in your care. That would be a dream of mine to be able to help all animals. I am a huge animal advocate. This situation pulled at my heart strings. I apologize again if I have upset or offended you. 😔


I think the way the information was written, it caused a lot of anxiety. All the delays to get Chicklet to proper care, and especially the first few words! (Something like, I think I killed this dog...)


Thank you for doing everything you can do to help her Carol. I truly appreciate everything you do. Your awesome for all the care you provide each and every saint that comes to you. Thank you. 💕


Praying for you Chicklet.
Worried sick about you.
The 14 years I had with you meant the world to me. If only I had had the money for all your care. Miss you so much. Thinking of you lots and all our good times together. Love you so much. Hang in their. You have always been a trooper and you have always been a strong girl. Thanks for taking care of her. It's really hard to not let my love for her to take over and my emotions get the better of me. When I hear she's going through a horrible ordeal and health crisis. I pray for all involved. Please hang in there Chicklet. Love you 😘🐶😪😓💔