Jovie will be available for adoption after her ACL Surgery via Odessa Rescue & Rehabilitaion. You see, one couple needs a break, one family is moving to Florida, one is dropping a baby any second, someone's real-life human mom is dying We are seriously hurting for foster homes...
Verklempt (adj) — choked with emotion (German verklemmt = emotionally inhibited in a convulsive way; stuck) Too emotional to talk. Ready to cry.
When the kids came home we agreed to watch Pit Boss on Animal Planet. This has to be recorded regularly as the boy is a HUGE fan. They were airing the episode shot in Denver talking about breed-specific legislation and he was outraged. My son plans to do a petition to pass around at our next large adoption event and felt good to know that TV dog rescuer Shorty had been involved in the lawsuit to re-allow pits to serve as service dogs. When the family on TV gave up their pet and cried, my daughter cried. We’ve seen pups cry for their family when left and I often think only those in rescue often cry as well.
Anyway, the boy picked up on the emotion and was immediately alarmed that Jovie, a rescue dog close to us, needed knee surgery and wanted to know what we are doing.
I explained the donation jars, the online chip-in and mentioned our grant application. My son was in tears. He knows Jovie and loves her. He stopped me while I was reassuring him and said, “Hold on, Mom.”
He ran to his room and brought me $10.
It was his allowance he has been saving and said, “Here. Use this to help with Jovie’s surgery. She needs it more than I do.”
Damn that boy is sweet! (And yes, he made me cry.) His sister kicked in $5 too. So we are $15 closer to her surgery and my heart is at least 15 times bigger with pride.
Lillian Studevant is a working professional and mother of three. She is passionate about animals and rescues dogs in addition to two of her own. Follow more of her family's adventures on her Personal Blog.
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