Archive for February, 2014

As I write this we have 67 hours left for our Indiegogo Campaign to raise funds. We’re amazingly over $17k, which is nearly halfway to the goal of what’s needed to rectify things with the company that holds our mortgage, Ocwen. Having 67 hours left on Indiegogo does not mean we will stop our fund-raising! The court gave us more time to be in our home and to “do whatever we’re going to do” – meaning short sale in their minds – not so in ours. (It’s just a few months.) Our goal is to stay in our home. After the Indiegogo deadline hits on Sunday, we will still offer our great deals on Pet Sitting and Photography Packages. We will have various items listed to auction on Ebay. We are open to suggestions.

The neat thing about the Indiegogo Campaign is the ability to be able to offer “Perks”. We’ve got serious ones and some not-so-serious ones. I want to show some of those…

Gertie is our Sphynx kitty who came to us via Craigs List a few years ago when her family could no longer tolerate her oddness. We’re her third and FINAL home! We adore all that oddness. She offered up special naked kisses.

We also had some Canine Cookie Parties. This is one the big girls enjoyed. We will get a little dog party on video soon!

A popular perk has been the Cowgirl Belly Rub. The cowgirl is Eva our 7 year old Australian Cattledog. They’re also known as Blue Heelers and they are just a bit intense.

We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the amount of love and support shown to us during what is the most trying time in our lives. I would not wish this type of stress upon my worst enemy. Tears have been flowing on a regular basis. Doubt surfaces from time to time but we must remain steadfast in our faith. Our “kids” depend on us to keep them safe.

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A client is waking today with the worst possible feeling.  As her eyes come into focus, she will wonder and hope yesterday was just a bad dream. Then she sees the empty dog bed. It was real. Her beloved is gone. This comes hard and fast like a punch in the gut from a prize fighter. I’ve literally been dropped to my knees before when arising from bed the “day after”. It doesn’t make it any easier she was an old and sick dog. Grief will take its sweet time. Its affect on us is different from person to person. I know Jessica will be watching her momma from above and helping her through the pain. She was her angel. Now she has wings. Give her your strength, big girl. I was honored to have known Jessica. I was even more honored to get that one quick kiss upon my arrival – every time – before we’d go for a walk.

No words needed.

No words needed. Jessica & her momma.

Photo take w/bad cell phone but this is her sweet face.

Photo take w/bad cell phone but this is her sweet face.

As is the way of things, life keeps forging on despite whatever problems or crisis there may be. (Refer to previous post about trying to save our home.) We said goodbye to one of our senior cats. Baby Sarah Cat was also old and sick. She’d come to us a 4-week old in a litter of homeless kittens. The siblings all got their own families but Ramirez had chosen Sarah as his own! He raised her. He’d clean her after she ate, keep the other dogs away from her and taught her to wrestle. She was his cat.

Ramirez & Sarah

Ramirez & Sarah as a baby.

The bond between the two remained steadfast though she wasn’t the sweetest or friendliest to Scottie, me or the other animals. We accepted her as she was and let her be. An interesting thing happened after Ramirez passed. Sarah became loving and affectionate! It was a bit scary at first but then it was just so nice to finally be able to give her attention. She loved the attention. She must have missed her “daddy” as much as we did. We know he was thrilled to see her again. They are together forever. It is as it should be.

Sweet Baby Sarah Cat.

Sweet Baby Sarah Cat.

Click the link for our fundraising page – Save Our Family!

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