Monday, March 28, 2011

I have never asked for help before....

but I am asking now. March has been a shit month for us. My Tahoe is on his last breath so we have to replace it (there is no way that we can share a vehicle here). We are blessed to have some IVF coverage but we will have to come up with $7k to pay for our next shot which needs to happen in September or so (we aren't going to be stationed here forever and need to do it before we PCS and before Jan 1 of next yr, just in case my insurance changes). Not to mention that we are trying our damnedest to pay off all of our credit cards....

Then we found out that Chloe, our wonderful pitbull mix, needs surgery to fix her completely torn ACL. The surgery will cost between $2600 and $3300....we cannot afford this on our own which is why I am begging, all pride aside, for help. She is an amazing dog. Seriously, the definition of a nanny dog. She can calm down SB and J so quickly. As soon as she hears one of them cry, she runs to them.

In December 2006 we drove over 4 hours to get Chloe from a shelter in GA when we lived in Savannah. She stole our hearts when we saw this picture of her on the internet:

We went to a PetsMart in a small GA town to get her. She was the wildest of her litter! She was larger than the photo-it was old-but we didn't care. We took her home and loved her:

She's been headstrong, mischievous and lovable. She loves to tear up stuff (though she's gotten better about that). She loves to hold down Oscar (the fat kitty) and sniff him or use him for a pillow. She loves to snuggle with her Daddy

Chloe is one of the most amazing dogs ever. She smiles, ALOT, even with a torn ACL and double hip dysplasia:

So please, please, pretty please with sugar on top, help us to help her. Just click on the widget on the side-ANYTHING will help. We love her to pieces and just want to get her feeling as good as possible.


  1. How have I not been following your blog!

    Let me speak to the husband tonight and i'll see what I can do.

    Give her a big snuggle and kiss from me and Moo.


  2. I know P is Army, but we have something called the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society and they help out in situations like this. You can go to them and explain your needs and they can help you. It is definitely worth checking to see if the Army has anything like this. I know the NMCRS will give you up to $3k which would cover the whole thing!

    She is such a cute dog and I hope she is able to get some relief from her knee pain!

  3. Thank you so much! I will definitely look into that!

  4. I don't have much to give, but I did donate some! It's not much, but something is something right? I have a gorgeous little dog named Sammy, and I know I would do anything to help him if he was in trouble. So I glady gave you some! Good luck! What a lovely dog.

  5. Chloe is just gorgeous and this post honestly brought me to tears. (We have a mastiff/pitbull cross who's just been diagnosed with hip dysplasia). I really really hope you can get the money together quickly for your adorable baby. Hope people who can will open their wallets and hearts.

  6. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Y'all are amazing <3

  7. I couldn't do much, but consider the $10 from Rocky the Dog (at the Rainbow Bridge) who knows what having a bum knee is like. And hugs and kisses from Brooklyn the Dog who is learning what home is like.

  8. Hey! A major pet food company who are big supporters of the military is willing to donate some items for an auction/fundraiser for Chloe. Interested?


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