We have had a Cavachon for a year and a half. Recently, I joined a forum on Facebook for Cavachon owners. We exchange pictures and videos of our fur babies, ask and give advice on training them, and just generally enjoy talking about the love and happiness they bring into our lives. We’re a close-knit group. Closer than we ever imagined.
When word came out from her owners that Buddy was sick, the whole forum took note. Buddy was in bad shape and the vet was not encouraging about his chances. It’s a serious virus and is especially dangerous for puppies with little immune system built up. The fatality rate is 90%.
Then someone on the forum asked if there was anything we could do to help. Someone else suggested raising money to help with the vet bills, as Buddy was going to be there a long time, if he survived at all. The administrator of the forum wasted no time in setting up a donation site at GoFundMe.com.
The outpouring of support was unbelievable! Within two days, $1000 had been raised to help with Buddy’s expenses. The forum was flying with updates about Buddy’s recovery and when (and if) he would come home. But it was still tense right up until the owners posted that he was showing signs of returning to normal eating and playing activities at the vet. And then, the news that he had come home to his family.
Cavachon owners all over the world had taken part in this vigil and now Buddy is a part of all our families. You see, there is much good in this world and often it takes a dog to show us about something we all have in common…..love!
Here is Buddy, finally home, and I think he is saying with that heart-melting look, “I agree!”