June 27, 2012

More incredible news! Thanks again to the efforts of the auction hosted by Shorty Welsh Corgi and Pembroke Bandit Corgi, along with general donations... LOU HAS REACHED HIS GOAL, TOO! Today I called Angel Care to make a payment on his account in the amount of $1,575. Katie will receive a reimbursement this week for the $2,025 she's already paid for her sweet boy. A HUMONGOUS thank you to everyone who has contributed to help Lou, who is now on his way to a full recovery. What an amazing story, we are so honored to be a part of it. Thank you Katie, for not giving up on Lou. What an inspiration you both have been to Corgi Nation!

June 25, 2012

Hey guys, I just got another REALLY promising update on Lou. I can't believe how awesome this is. Corgi Mom Katie says:

"After talking back and forth with Dr. Mitchner this past month, she feels that Lou is a prime candidate for a full recovery! His numbers are beyond perfect, and while lymphoma is usually a death wish for dogs Lou is no ordinary dog. He's maintaining his weight, has his super dog appetite, and is as rowdy and playful as ever. I feel so wonderfully blessed! We go to the vet 1 to 2 times a week. It's been rather taxing on me as I work 45+ hours a week and our vet is 2 hours away, but I am not complaining by any means! This is nothing compared to what I'd do if it meant saving my little man! I appreciate you all so much! This means everything to me!"

How amazing is that??? Here's a new picture of Lou showing his famous Corgi smile to all of his supporters. We really can't thank you all enough!

May 31, 2012

Hi Pals! I just got a very encouraging update on Lou from Corgi Mom Katie:

"Lou is doing wonderfully! He's responding to his chemo so well and he's a favorite around Angel Care. Judging from his high energy levels, amazing demeanor, and big puppy appetite, one wouldn't even know he's a cancer patient! Thank you so much for helping me give my little guy a second chance, I cannot express my gratitude enough! Lou feels the same!! This was taken yesterday morning. :)"

Lou's Story

April 4, 2012

In the wake of the devastating loss of Otis Mooney, I received an email from CA, the force behind a little site you may know, called Corgi Addict, or OCD: Obsessive Corgi Disorder. She directed me to a post on her blog about a desperate plea from Corgi Mom Katie, who's boy Lou was recently diagnosed with lymphoma... the very same terrible cancer that took Otis Mooney to the Rainbow Bridge far too soon. Here is Lou's story in Katie's words:

"Lou has recently been diagnosed with Lymphoma. The cost of chemotherapy is approximately $3,600 over the course of 3 months. I live alone and Lou has been with me for so long I don't know what I would do without him. He's my best friend. I hope Lou qualifies for funding, I very very desperately don't want to loose the little guy just because I couldn't afford to treat him.

As you can see from his photos, Lou is absolutely amazing. He's friendly, silly, polite, and a darn dapper little fellow! He loves peanut butter, squeaky toys, having howling contests, going to the park, playing with friendly doggies, belly rubs, and cuddling. Boy, Lou sure loves to cuddle. I live alone with Lou and we sleep side by side every night. Lou's also a vigilant watch dog. I have a spot cut out in my blinds for my handsome boy to watch the happenings of our neighborhood when I'm not home. Nothing makes me happier than seeing the little derpster's face through the window barking and wagging his little nub when I come home!

We've just gone through his first chemo treat only yesterday and already the lymph nodes on his neck and chest have almost diminished completely in swelling! This is so amazing in just one day! Dr. Mitchener and I are ecstatic! We hope for full remission, and Dr. Mitchener feels this is very possible! While it is still incredibly unfortunate that my little guy was diagnosed, I've been given lots of hope that he'll be okay and still be able to live a full and happy life with proper treatment!

Thank you so so so much for helping me save my little guy. I've felt so helpless in this whole situation because I don't have the financial standing to get Lou the full treatment he deserves. No words could ever express how much this means to me."

Pals, let's do this one in honor of Otis Mooney, Baxter Valentine, and all the other Corgis we have lost to cancer this past year. Lou still has hope and he's willing to keep fighting if we agree to stand by him while he fights. Who's with me?

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