Monday, December 13, 2010

Getting There

Well, we're still in fundraising mode here.  Saturday Penny got to go see Della of God's Little Creatures to talk out a gameplan and her options.  We will be working together every day possible between now and her surgery to raise what we need.  I'll be baking doggy treats non-stop and crocheting warm, cozy sweaters for donations, and Della will be finding us spots outside of local businesses to sell them over the next few weeks.  Della also said she had a friend who was willing to give $100 to the cause, so we're that much closer to our goal!!  Yay!

Penny got her first distemper combo vaccination, which is GREAT, and will hopefully have all her other general health needs knocked outta the park this week if we can afford it.  We're switching her off high-protein now that her muscles are developing wonderfully, if I haven't already mentioned that.

Hmm...what else?  I think that's most of the news.  I don't think we'll be making the January 3rd date I'd hoped for (they want half of the surgery cost to reserve the date - the higher surgery cost.  We don't have that $450 just yet!), but that's fine as long as we get it done soon.  :)

We're getting there!  Thank you all for your support and remember to tell everyone  you can!  This is mostly being spread by word of mouth, so we really appreciate your help in getting the news out!  :)

Penny modeling!  :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Update Time


Fundraising lately has been slow, which is mostly my fault. I had my finals last week and kind of dropped the ball on a lot of opportunities. The rest of this week and next is going to be fundraising on hyperdrive! I wish I hadn't lost that time, but hopefully we'll still make enough in time to get Penny's surgery January 3rd, which is the first Monday after we come home from Christmas vacation (and the first one of the new year!). Hopefully, hopefully, hopefully.

We're still at $171.04, so if you know ANYONE you can pass this website on to, or anywhere that might put up a little sign for us or something, we'd really appreciate it!

I called the Animal Trustees of Austin today to find out what the deposit would be that's needed to reserve her operation date. They told me I needed half of the surgery cost - but there's no knowing until she goes under whether it will be 300 or 900. I asked which one to go with, and they guessed to just provide half of the largest sum - which would be $450. Welp, we don't have that yet, so I can't reserve her date just yet. Kind of a depressing thing to hear, since the operation might only cost 300, but if it does that just means we can give the rest to God's Little Creatures. Wouldn't that be an amazing holiday gift? :)

Here are a couple of photos of Penny I took recently that I just can't get enough of, they're so cute!!

And here's a video of her on one of our runs.  She LOVES to run, believe it or not!  She waits until I'm on the opposite side of her injured leg, then looks up at me and waits for me to go, then she dashes ahead!  At the beginning of the video she's looking at the dude who's chopping down all the trees outside of our place (uncool).  I think it freaks her out.  Here it is:

Okie dokie, I've got a great many things to attend to.  I'll let you know when there's more news!  Until then, tell everyone you know about Penny!  :D