Which is harder for a dog and her owners, fighting canine lymphoma or raising the money for the treatments? We are still struggling to raise the much needed funds to save our beautiful, sweet Bambi. Thankfully, we had been able to raise substantial amounts through close friends, family, and selling off some of our own things, plus some help from a handful of fans of Bambi’s Facebook page, Save Bambi, and through our initial fundraising site. The initial fundraising and some penny pinching has gotten us this far, but we have no idea how we are going to pay for Bambi’s next treatment, which at $500 would seem totally doable to anyone that did not know how much money we have already spent. I know some people don’t see the value in spending so much money to save a pet, but for us our pets are family and possibly more. Why say more, because unlike family you can always count on your pet to be there to comfort you in times of need and especially those times you don’t want to talk about what is bothering you. Family don’t greet you at the door with smiles, cries of joy, wagging tails, and unbounded glee simply because you came home. There is little to nothing in this world that can compare to feeling as wanted and loved as a pet makes you feel. It’s not just dogs either, my cats greeted me with what seemed like desperate cries to see me as soon as I walked in the door when I returned recently from spending a month helping out my mother who was recently left partially paralyzed by a severe stroke. I sincerely hope that we are able to pull through and raise the funds for the remainder of Bambi’s treatment, and above most anything else (barring a full recovery for my mother) full, complete, and ongoing remission for our sweet Bambi. For more information on Bambi visit her Facebook page Save Bambi @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Bambi/616673938402311 or her latest fundraising page http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/help-bambi-fight-cancer/276735 If you can help, even single dollars will add up if enough people are kind and generous enough to contribute. If you can’t help financially, we always welcome support and new followers on her page and sharing of her story. I hope that none of you ever have to experience the financial and emotional challenges of having a pet, or family member, struggle to beat cancer. Should you, or someone you care about, be they human or animal, be fighting a similar struggle at this time I wish for you all of the luck, help, and strength that you can gather and hope that you are all able to overcome it.
As I am Bitter Betty number one I will make this about me, until the other two decide to contribute to something more than the name. I am a graduate of UNLV, but am native to California, and while my personality prefers California, my bank account (though quite empty at the moment) prefers Las Vegas. I am quite contrary in my personality, in that I am both quite opinionated, and pretty much an introvert. A bit of an enigma I suppose. I am a huge animal lover with dreams of starting my own animal sanctuary. I love crafting, arts, and music of all sorts, and have many interests if I could just get myself to stay out of pain long enough, or focus on one particular thing long enough, to perfect it. I have been in multiple car accidents (none of which were my fault thank you very much as I was usually the passenger), have been told that I likely have fibromyalgia (but for some reason I can't get my doctors to further explore the issue), suffer from chronic migraines, as well as every other kind of headache that exists, and a laundry list of problems associated with these issues and because of this I can't attack my various interests as often, or as voraciously as I would like, and have been out of work for several years. I'd like to get my own business started so that I could bring in an income while having the freedom that I need in performing a job that allows me to stop and start as needed in order to avoid as much pain as possible.