Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I FOUND one!

I've been in search of an animal rescue because I really want to be able to give as much as I can. I was and still may start the Pet Funding, but right now I can't find anybody interested in helping me. In stead I found a super rescue to help. K-9 Resque! They save dogs from high kill animal shelters plus they just started a Kibble Kitchen. Kibble Kitchen is for those who are struggling to afford food for their dog or cat. I'm so excited to be a part of this rescue and hope that it continues to work out for me. If you'd like to volunteer, adopt or foster a dog please let me know. Or you can visit their site and contact them.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Seeking Animal Lovers in Michigan

I am now on a mission more than ever before to help rescue the animals (dogs/cats) of this area from being euthenized just because they can't find anybody to adopt them in the time a shelter requires. In addition, I've found first had how hard it can be to pay for a furry family members vet bills when you are experiencing financial hardship (not low income). I haven't decided 100% if I will combined both crusades or just do the Pet Funding. First I need to find at least 5 other people who feel the same way as I do so they can help me through this journey. If you are at all interested PLEASE leave me a comment and I will get back to you.

Thank you so much!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The results

They didn't help me feel much better. It appeared that he was a little over medicated for his thyroid problem which is why he started to lose weight (this would not cause him to be in the condition he was). He also had slight levels raised for his kidneys and white blood count which could have been a result of his diarrhea. Other than that he had a perfect test. The vet was quiet shocked when I told him that I had to put him down because his lungs sounded great on Thursday. But he did reassure me that if he was going through everything I described I made the right decision. That doesn't make me feel any better. Bear was also my protector when hubby went to work so now I have none and feel vulnerable. I just don't think I could possibly get another dog right now or anytime soon. A cat, maybe, but what good will that do as far as protection? I'm so messed up right now and it sucks!

I would really love to get involved with an animal rescue and I sorta am now, but it isn't enough. The organization is a bit small so they really don't have much for me (or at least they aren't giving it to me). I also thought about fostering, but that could be a lot of work as well because a lot of the animals require some training and I really don't have the time for that. I also thought about checking with my vet to see if they could use volunteers. I'd love to work in the office for free (no I'm not that nuts I just have a passion for it). And then I thought about starting my own nonprofit for those that are experiencing financial hardship that can't afford their vet bills. But that sounds like a TON of work and I have no idea where to start. I'm done rambling now :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Worst EVER

I had to make the worse decision to have my dog put to sleep! I'm so devastated. I adopted him 13 years ago from Animal Welfare Society when he was only 5 1/2 weeks old. He was abandoned at Kmart in the bitter cold. He went through everything with me, my divorce, my move, etc.

He would comfort me when I would cry and would get so excited when I got home. He took a turn for the worse on Saturday night and I had to take him to emergency vet hospital. The bad thing is I haven't even gotten the test results back from the vet visit on Thursday. I will get them tomorrow and now all I can do it hope they were bad so I feel better about my decision. He could barely breath, he was turning blue and very weak. I could tell when he looked at me that he was really suffering. All of his symptoms point towards congestive heart failure (I did some research online). Please pray that my grieving process passes soon. My heart aches for him. Thank you!

Friday, December 5, 2008

I feel it!

I need to create before I just pass out! It's killin me now that it's been so long and I've done DIDDLY! I want to start on my sons scrapbook before he turns 18 haha (17 more years to go). Perhaps I'll start that next week since my husband is being laid off AGAIN! It's funny how just a few years ago working for the Big 3 was a great thing and now it's one of the worse. Our future is so unstable it isn't even funny. I'm sure ya'll have been effected some way or another by this horrible economy. My husband and I went from just about being totally debt free (everything except our house) to just about ready to file for bankruptcy (I didn't say we were I said READY to)! If this is a nightmare will somebody wake me PLEASE! If it really is reality then I guess I need to tighten up my boot straps and figure out some ways to cut back. What have you done to cut back? Let me know. It would be nice to see who's still reading my blog anyhow.

On top of all that my dog is sick again! In about the last week he has gradually stopped eatting. He is to the point now that he won't eat any dog food. He only eats what I cook him (lamb, ground beef, chicken) and it's not because he's getting spoiled. I think he only eats it because it's food he never gets. Ya know like chocolate, no matter how sick you are you'll still get it down. He has an icky case of diahera (sp), coughing and lost about 6 pounds in a month (due to not eating I hope). So we took him to the vet, which we can't afford, and $200 later they did a fecal sample and blood panel. We should get results next week, but in the mean time they are treating him for gastro infection. They said because his symptoms are so vague it could be the flu to cancer. He has no fever btw. So pray for my puppy who is 13 years old.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


I've been in direct sales for oh.....13 years and have NOTHING to show for it. Before all you non DS believers say "yea that's because that stuff don't work" read on....

My biggest fear ever was to go into strange people's houses. Therefore I'd do the parties within my group, which usually didn't result in any bookings because I would never ask in hopes of not having to go to some strange house. So I'd do about 3 shows and be done. Then move on to the next "fabulous" company.

Over the years, as you can imagine, I've gathered some things from many companies. About a month and a half ago I decided enough was enough! I had a member of my WIN group, talk about her business and how she had a $6.2 million dollar team last year. That in itself floored me to have somebody so close be so successful. I thought, that is who I'm looking for! They say if you want to be successful you have to surround yourself with successful people (you are who you hang around with). After talking with her I decided to join Tastefully Simple and give it all I have. So, I'm writing a book over ONE accomplishment haha.

My upline had given me a lead for a show she could not do. I did it yesterday! I never met this woman or her guests before-complete strangers. It was SOOOO fun to meet new people. It was interesting to learn a little about each one. The sales aren't great right now because she also had a jewelry party going at the same time, however it did result in at least 2 bookings and she is rebooking for January (total of 3 bookings). I see that as a total success! Your business ends if you get no bookings, so with 3 my business will continue. That is just for this hostess I have other shows booked :)

This post was written prior to coffee, that's my excuse if it makes no sense.