The results are in!!! I am so excited to report that the Comments for a Cause, Crisis Intervention Services, here in Mason City will receive a whopping $ 192.50 in donations of movie gift cards, gas cards and other needed items for their clients to use due to 385 comments on my blog, Facebook and personal emails that came through this month in support of this great organization. I am very excited as this is my highest total yet!!!! I have been doing this for 11 months now and it is so neat to see how many organizations YOU all have helped with your comments!!!
It is hard to choose each month but since my sweet Buddy is on my mind I decided that I should contribute to The Humane Society of North Iowa here in Mason City for the month of March. They are a fabulous place—I have had the pleasure of volunteering there a few times and their facilities are clean and wonderful and there is love all around for all of the animals that are there. They have tons of animals for adoption and they spend time with each dog and cat to make sure they are ready before they find their forever home. I would love to be able to give them a huge donation this next month so comment freely.
As for my Buddy update—-some of you have asked how he is doing.with the chylothorax. He had a vet visit last week here in Iowa with his local vet and more xrays were taken which revealed about what we knew before—the right side is very fluid filled around the lung and the left lung is operating at about 90%. He is on a low fat diet, (as well as sister Holly who is a little pudgy ), has lost a lot of weight and is still getting his Rutin 3 times a day. The vets are reluctant to do anything more at this point to “tap” the fluid as there is a danger of infection and damaging other areas as they try to release the fluid. Surgery is an option but with a very dismal success rate so we are going to continue monitoring him and doing what we are doing. He seems to have adapted to his limited lung capacity and is still the loving sweet kitty who loves to snuggle. As a matter of fact he must have known I was typing about him because he just jumped up on my lap to help. He still runs around., chases his sister, jumps up on his kitty tower and all the things that he used to do so I think he has accepted his lot in life and has decided that being a “fast breather” is just the way life is going to be. Of course we are still hoping that he totally beats this thing but we are taking one day at a time and just loving him now. Thanks to all who have asked about him. I am also happy to report that I am guest blogging over at One Mixed Bag while Bernie is on vacation!!! Check out my post there by clicking here!!!