July 12th, 2007

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Lulu Donation

You guys are the best. No seriously you are. Thank you so much for donating and telling your friends and posting about her on your blogs, myspaces, other boards. You guys have done more for me than my real life friends.

I couldn't get through this without you. I am going to post what my boyfriend sent out to his friends and family as soon as he sends it to me. Make sure you have kleenex in hand. Mom you are going cry buckets.

I am definately getting her name tattooed on me. I am thinking pink or white so i can cover it when I need too. Then later in life I can re-do it in black ink. Thank you again everyone!!

We saw Lu this morning. We brought Hog with us. They brought her out on a leash and as soon as they saw each other they went nose to nose (face to face really ;) ) and Hog licked all over her!

Even the moody receptionist girl was like: "OMG THAT IS SO CUTE!! THEY MISS EACHOTHER!!!" We are bringing Lulu home tommorow no matter what her bloodwork says. That will be one week of being on an IV and flushing out her system.

I can't wait to take my girl to the beach!


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Michael's Email & Pictures from last night

Hi cupcake,
Here is the email that I sent to my family and my closest friends.  I needed to let them know how much Lulu's condition has affected me.  I love her so much and it breaks my heart to know that our time with her is limited.  She's been my little princess since the first day I met her.  And that's what makes our relationship so unique and her illness so difficult to accept.

Hi everyone,
I'm writing to let you know that our little girl Lulu is very sick.  Here's the story as short as possible without leaving out the most important details.  We rushed her to the veterinarian on Friday evening because she wouldn't eat, she lost a lot of weight, she was in a lot of pain, she appearred depressed, and she started twitching and convulsing.  The Vet said that her kidneys were failing to remove the toxins from her blood like they're supposed to.  She was hooked up to an I.V. in an effort to dilute her blood and flush the toxins from her body.  She stayed there for 2 days with little improvement.  When we came to visit her on Sunday night, she had gotten worse.  The toxins were affecting her neurological system and were causing violent involuntarily convulsions, so we dog-napped her and stole her medical files and rushed her to the 24-hour emergency hospital.  The emergency vet continued her treatment and took x-rays that night but couldn't find anything wrong.  Then on Monday morning an internal medicine specialist performed an ultrasound.  Later that night (last night), we met with the specialist to review the results of the ultrasound.  Lulu was diagnosed with chronic renal failure with renal dysplasia. What that means is her kidneys have failed because they are so mishapen and irregular as a result of a genetic defect that they cannot function properly.  I saw the ultrasound images.  Her kidneys are so deformed that they don't even physically resemble healthy kidneys.  In humans, the treatment is a kidney transplant.  Unfortunately, they can't successfully perform this operation on dogs.  Therefore, her illness is terminal.  She turned 2 years old only two weeks ago.  Our plan is to keep her in the hospital hooked up to the I.V. until Wednesday night.  This will hopefully cleans enough toxins from her system so we can bring her home for as long as possible.  I know that none of you had the chance to meet her in person, but she's been a very big part of my life for the last year.  When we wre at home, she was practically attached to me, while Genevieve and the other dogs would get so jealous.  Everytime I sat down to watch T.V., she'd sit next to me and stare deep into my eyes like she was madly in love.  You know, that penetrating look that they always show on soap operas or on the cover of a romance novel.  She adored me so much that Genevieve and I used to joke that Lulu thought she was my second girlfriend.  One of our favorite things to do was dance around the house together while we make up retarded songs that poked fun at her smelly brothers and crabby mom.  So surely you can imagine how attached I am to her.  It's devastating that our relationship has to end this suddenly.  She is the very definition of a daddy's girl.  I just wanted to let you all know about this since it's such a significant event in my life.  I hope you're all doing well and that each of your pets and loved ones are healthy.
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Anyone know of any Jack Russell groups?  I found the dog below this morning and brought her home so she wouldn't get hit on the road.  I don't want to keep her although she's a really sweet dog.  I think I've discovered I'm best with my non-puppy well behaved dog for the time being.  She escaped a couple of times today and I've finally confined her to our garage after doggie proofing it.  I plan to take her to the shelter tomorrow and pay the adoption fee so hopefully they can find her a home, and ask that if they don't that I get her back.  I'm putting up some posters as well this evening.  She got a flea bath and food water and a toy.  I just want to make sure she finds a home since now I have some responsibility for her.

If you are around Charleston WV or know someone who might want her I don't mind hanging on to her for a few days.  I just figured the weekend would be the best time for her to be adopted at the shelter.