Here I am, inside the trees.
Here's Jack, outside the trees.
Then we'd change places. Mom thought she got a movie, but, surprise, she musta hit the wrong button, so woo will have to use your imooginations instead.
Now, fur the "Special" part of today's post:
Mom has been a member of another animal lover's board, called Pet Talk, for many years but just caught up to this story over the weekend. We just gotta share it with woo!
Jonny is a stray living happily in a community in Louisiana, with 3 "homes" whose families look after him. On July 18th, 3 teens lured him off his cozy porch, smashed him in the face with a baseball bat, and ran off. Broken and bleeding, Jonny crawled back onto his porch, where one of his owners found him after work. Jonny was rushed to an emergency vets: his nose was broken, jaw was broken in 2 places and he had several teeth knocked out. The vets said they would keep Jonny over the weekend, but the owners had to figure out how to cover the bill (first estimated at $2000-3000) before they could begin treatment.
So Jason, one of Jonny's caretakers, appealed to the Pet Talk community for help. Many Pet Talkers have gotten involved, helping Jonny's families raise donations and find sources of funding. Jonny's total bill was over $4600, (including a neuter & heartworm treatments) and all but the last couple hundred have now been covered by donations. Isn't that amoozing?
Fortunately there was a witness to the attack, and the kids who did this were caught. The animal cruelty case against them is still pending, but, since they're all minors, probably not much will happen. But the biggest thing Jonny's families hope for is to spread the word about animal abuse. Jonny's become a real spokesdog, with local TV media coverage, facebook & u-tube sites, and everything. His gentle and cheerful disposition amazes everyone who meets him, and in spite of this horrible attack, he still wants to be everybody's furiend.
We say, "Go, Jonny, Go!"
Jonny: post surgery
He was released to return home, and a happy but tearful goodbye was broadcast on TV. He'll spend his new life as an "inside" pet, and will rotate between all 3 of his families.
You can follow his whole story on Pet Talk, but let your humans know that the first post contains a very graphic & upsetting image (although a blurry one), of how Jonny's looked when his owner first found him that awful day.
Post #443 has an address, if anyone wishes to send a donation to his medical fund. We helped mom paw one off today.
Way to go, Pet talkers! A big 4-paws up to everyone who has come to Jonny's aid, and we wish him a full recovery and many years of happiness!
And that's today's View from the Moo, toodle-woo!