If you happen to be a fan of the big, goofy galoots over at My Brown Newfies, like I am, then you’ll know it’s been a hard week for one of our favourite rock eatin’, person pantsin’ slobber machines.Leroy has been sick. Scary sick. Our buddy is suffering from a mystery ailment that caused his liver to go wonky, fluid to build up all over his body and his tummy to go catawampus. It was bad. Leroy spent several days at the ER vet, afraid of the worst and hoping for the best. Everyone knows that with big dogs come big vet bills and I’m pretty sure ER care for a newfie costs about a squillion dollars a minute. Staring down the barrel of an growing vet bill for a mystery diagnosis with an unknown treatment is scary and somehow Jen did it with grace. I’m always so proud to be a part of this community of amazing dog lovers and it’s my honour to come here and hang out with you guys every day, but man! Y’all really outdid yourselves this week. In just a five days, with your help, we were able to help relieve Jen and her family of the financial burden of the vet bill and let them focus their energy when it was needed most: on Leroy.
That sweet boy is out of ER and they’re waiting on test results to determine how to help him get better and stay better. So while today’s grain free dog treat recipe was meant to be a way to share the fundraising link and ask for your help, instead it’s something so much better: It’s a celebration. Celebrating this amazing community, celebrating a Dog Mom who we all love and respect and celebrating the irrepressible Leroy.