Thursday, August 2, 2012

Puppies!

I know I'm a little late in getting a post up today, but it's worth it. Furst, you get some pictures of Austin hot off the presses for his 5 week birthday!



"I'z a big boy now!"

Boy oh boy, I bet he has a list a mile long waiting to adopt him when he turns 8 weeks old! There may be fist fights over this. :)

Now, my title promised puppies, plural, so let me introduce you to the sweetest little lady you've ever seen.  This is Napoli, named after a grreat Texas Rangers baseball player!


She's 3.5 months old. She was given away for free by her breeder to someone who was adopting her sister (now LBR foster Bambi) because she "wasn't healthy". The owner realized she was in over her head and surrendered Bambi and Napoli to LBR. But Napoli is a sick little pup. The original diagnosis was hydrocephalus, which is basically water on your brain. I don't know how it gets there, but this is why I hate baths!! Our vets recommended she see a neurologist, so she did, and he isn't sure if it's hydrocephalus or another disorder in a different part of her brain. Whew, that's all pretty technical! But basically it means that she has to have an MRI just to know what's wrong, then we start fixing it.

All of that costs lots and lots of green papers! The MRI is estimated at $2300-3000, ouch. And that's just to find out what's wrong! This is on top of the two leg surgeries we've had to do for LBR fosters Brielle and Melody, at $1700-2300. LBR is trying to raise money to take care of all the doggies in our care who just want a chance at a normal life and furever family of their very own.

Which is where we come in!

LBR is hosting its first-ever Legacy Summer Athletic Competition on Facebook! We have a bunch of pawsome boxer-y events that we're holding every day of the human Olympics, from wrestling to swimming to gymnastics. And through it all, we're trying to raise money to help Napoli, Melody, and Brielle. We set goal amounts at brindle ($5,000), white ($10,000), and fawn ($15,000). We've already raised enough to win a brindle medal, but WE WANT THE FAWN!!!

You can donate via ChipIn link OR to LBR's main website! Today's event is BOXER BURNS, so be sure to check out LBR's Facebook page to see all the grreat entries! (And vote for my sissy Cinderella, who is entered in her furst category!)

Napoli is dreaming of growing into a big girl with her own furever family! 
Won't you help her reach her dream?

10 comments:

Shelle Pennington said...

Squeeeeee!!!!! Adorable!! xx

Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Loving watching that little Austin grow up. We bet that list IS very long. Hope he finds his perfect forever home.

And sweet little Napoli - all paws crossed for her, sounds like a very serious situation.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Madi and Mom said...

Austin you are going to be a popular boy in3 weeks.
Purrs to Napoli,she certainly has beautiful markings
Hugs
Madi

Maggie Mae and Max said...

Every time mom sees fotos of deese two cutie patooties her goes SQUEE!! It's no surprise dat peeples is linin' up to adopts dem. :)


Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max

GOOSE said...

No doubt that list is LONG!!
Blessings,
Goose

Two French Bulldogs said...

Love this baby. Hope you grow into those big feets, BOL
Benny & Lily

houndstooth said...

Aww! They're adorable! But Kuster has taught us that a cute face hides a lot of mischief! BOL! I hope the fundraiser is very successful!

Bunny

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We made a contribution, sorry it couldn't be more. Hope you reach your fundraising goal.

Casey said...

Thank you so much!

The Army of Four said...

We're glad that potential adopters list is long!!!
And SQUEEEEEE! (That was mom.) Look at Napoli's little toe nails!!!
Play bows,
Zim