I really wanted to do updated Re-Birthday videos for Emmi and Slugger, but golly if that day job doesn’t interfere with the lifestyle I would like to live!
So much has happened in the last 2 years, most notable, both Emmi and Slugger have found bestys (Morty and Marcy), Slugger had a coherent thought once, we found out the biological reason for Slugger’s freakishly large, flat, flipper, clown feet (he’s part fish) and the list goes on.
The one thing that hasn’t changed: Crabby and I are so very lucky to share our lives with these two Idiots.
Some of you haven’t seen the ‘before’ pictures of Emmi and Slugger. Here they are:
Confession time again: When we got involved to help Emmi and Slugger, we believed there was a network of people who were also helping. Turns out, all that offered help was just talk on Facebook. If we knew beforehand that would be the case, heck no! we wouldn’t have gotten involved! As it was, keeping up with the initial and endless medical bills for these two nearly broke us.
If the pictures haven’t freaked you out, perhaps my latest confession has?
Here’s the thing: Looking down at my feet right now and thinking back over the last 2 years, if we had a time machine, would we go back and do it again? Hell yes! 100 times over. Where before we would never think twice about helping a ‘simple’ sick or injured dog, we would have balked at what I call a ‘hard core medical’ dog. Not anymore.
Emmi and Slugger are such beautiful souls and the world is a much better place because of them. You’re Welcome!
If they could talk, and could tell you their Re-Birthday wishes, I bet it would go something like this:
At least once in your life, take a chance on a dog no one else will touch. We’re not talking adopting from a rescue, we mean go to the source: The one least likely to be saved at the pound or the stray on the street. Just once.
It will be hard. You will second guess yourself repeatedly. You may even regret your decision from time to time. You’ll probably cry… a lot. You may not sleep very well. You may have to survive on Raman Noodles for a year just to keep up with the bills. But what you get when you come out on the other side – you will not be able to express it in words. Just once, you be the hero to a lost cause.
You all should know by now that I love all my dogs dearly and equally (shhh! don’t tell Willy about the ‘equally’ part!), but the journey taken with Emmi and Slugger, well, there’s just something else and different about them, the bond, the love… you’ll just have to go through it yourself to understand.
Sorry about the replay of last year’s videos, but hey, you can never have too much Emmi and Slugger!