Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
I want to say thank you for everything. I loved this hospice and I really love you guys!
Thank you Patty for your bowls full of food every day. I love food.
Thank you Lynn for walking with me! This was great for my mind and my heart,
Thank you Pio, Martina Chiara and Angelina for your love. And thank you Mia, you are love! You gave to me a chance of real life, and this is the biggest present.
Now I have to go...I have a family now! But I will think of you every single day!
Keep an eye on Benny for me, he really need help!
Thank you again, and Good bye with love, Yours Greg!"
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
I stopped the car, jumped out to try to get him to safety. He looked up and came directly to me, I lifted him up and in the back of the SUV. My daughter and I made faces as we drove away, the smell in the car was just horrible. The dog smelled of dead animals.
He had a collar, with a broken chain attached. He looked fine weight-wise, and sweet---he sat looking at us. But now what?
Back to the hospice, I called Martina and Chirra for assistance. He was a male, a strong male and our males think their hospice is only for them, and also I needed help to wash off that incredibly strong, obnoxious smell.
Marty and Chiara came and we washed him off. He was a good boy, standing still for us. We found a microchip and made a report to the ASL office.
The next morning we got a phone call, the owner wanted to come and pick up "his Brian". We thought that was a good sign, but also it would be a hunting day the following day, so of course he needed his hunting dog.
The man came together with three other men who all were afraid of all the dogs at the hospice. We asked about the broken chain attached to the collar around Brian's neck. He explained that Brian was on chain during the day but during the evening and night he was lose.
The man took his dog, a hand shake as a thank you and he departed.
Many times this is the hardest part --- to give a dog back to a person who is his owner when your gut tells you something different. We can only pray that they are happy with each other and Brian is in good care.
This is a difficult work!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Dusty was running today! A little unstable on her back legs but what a step forward!
Thank you volunteers who comes to the hospice and visits Dusty. She loves company.
Charity Katlubeck Weaaverling (USA), Traci Van Field (USA) Angelina Ranavolo (IT), Carina Lidbom and Selma (SE), Maria Hahne (SE), Daria Maltese (IT) Tamara Hampikian (USA) for your donations earmarked Dusty!and everyone who send prayers THANK YOU! That's BIG Amore!
Dr Damiani and Dr Fransesco and the staff at the vet.clinic. Thank you for great service for Dusty, AWL can always count on you. That's Amore!
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Above is his basket of medicine. I give him injections and he eats a lot of pills. Thank you for the donations Thanks to you Benny can get better.
Monday, June 13, 2011
A voice worried on the other end said she and her husband had found a dog that had been hit badly by a car, still alive but very hurt. She could nearly not walk, she collapsed in the hot sun. The husband was upset since the Caribineri (State Police) only looked the other way and then drove away.
The family had called different veterinarians, they would transport the dog but no one answered.
"I'll see you at the hospice in ten minutes"
My beautiful children who are always with me at the hospice, followed me as I explained what had happened. I promised we would do something very fun later.
The man carried in a small female with severe pain. She was shaved like a lioness; some new ticks crawled on her. We put her on a blanket and I called Martina and Pio for help. They came, as always, so very loyal and wonderful.
I knew I couldn't go to the Emergency Clinic with two children since it always takes a long time to file the paper, and the examination. Martina and Pio carried her away out in the car and drove away.
Fantastic enough, she has no broken leg. But she is paralyzed and hopefully it is from the shock. Time will tell. She couldn't urinate by herself and she was in pain so she had to stay overnight.
At lunchtime the next day I picked her up and drove her to Dr Damiani's clinic were Dr Fransesco could examine her and keep her over night.
At the ER the bill was 175 euro and still we don't' know how much it will be altogether at the end. Please help us help Dusty by donating so she can get all the care she needs.
I will keep you all posted.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
And Kiki had to visit Dr Damiani yesterday since she was peeing blood and had an eye infection.
Picked up Benny that we rescued (read earlier blog) He got green horrible eye infection, erhlichia, more tests are pending. Keep your paws for Benny. He is now at the rehab/hospice, and he is an energetic boy.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Tracey Kleber and Megan E Seibert, US, thank you so much for your wonderful support to AWL.
Jeannie Mills (US) for a generous check for Shaggy Raggy
Ulla Linders Capri & Phillipo (SE). donated to Layla at the hospice.
Roni Broni Honeybee (US) sent us a nice check.
IACCARINO FULVIO, SPADONI LAURA , BATTILOCCHIO SILVIA, CA.SA VILLANI SRL, SANDRI FEDERICA GRAZIE ITALT ♥ Grazie mille per le vostre donazioni
Lynn Hunter for Benny
This morning I brought my microchip reader and drove down where I had been told the Setter was. I looked around and saw him laying sleeping further away.
I called "Benny" and he wagged his tail and came towards me. You could tell he was very sick.
Lynn and Marie showed up, I lifted Benny into the car, called Dr Damiani and told him that a new client was on its way.
Keep your paws for Benny and please help with donations so Benny can get the correct treatment. That would be Amore!
You can Pay Pal here on the blog or Italian Account.
MARIA MATTSSON (AWL)
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