Look What Love, Prayers, Donations Did … Created a Miracle
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/aka @GeeGranny on Twitter
Precious Camo … Camie
Photos are all owned by me, Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee. These are not the worst photos of Camie. You are welcome to go to hers and Kissy’s Facebook page where I am posting lots of photos this week until July 4th. https://www.facebook.com/camocameobates Come, be their Facebook Friends. I update almost every day.
On July 04, 2013 … I rescued a little puppy whose name was Camo. She was a little girl puppy.
Someone had named her Camo … we thought she was a boy at first. Our special friend in Australia chose her new name … Camie. So, you see both Precious Camo and Camie on her Facebook page.
She was near death when I picked her up off the ground. Maggots began falling off her body.
I brought her home not knowing how I could even begin to pay for medical care to help her. We already had our 2 Pups and we took extra-good care of them … because we didn’t want to take a chance on one having to go to the vet. We were making it week to week … and it was very hard.
I had in my mind that if this little puppy died … it wouldn’t die alone, unloved. She would be with me by her side. In my mind, I knew one way or other … I was going to fight for her to live. I would beg if I had to … to get medical care for her.
We took her to Louisburg Veterinary in Louisburg, NC (Dr. David Fontenot). We talked to him about Camie’s condition. He said he’d never seen a worse case of demodectic mange. He kept her overnight, did tests on her. She was in a bad way. Not only that, she’d been bitten by a brown tick and had canine ehrlichiosis.
People usually have dogs put to sleep when they are this bad off. I never thought about doing that even for the first time.
She had no hair, had been exposed to the elements and was laying on the wet, cold ground when I found her. Her skin was oozing with clear fluid, blood … she had no hair. Looking at her … broke my Heart.
I was already in the grieving process for the loss of my only child, my son … Tommy. My attention went to this little puppy, and I became determined to make her live … I wanted this puppy to know how it felt to be loved, to eat good food … to be a part of us.
Now … this comes from a person who didn’t want another dog. For years I have been tied down to the home to make sure our Pups were loved, cared for.
I didn’t go on trips, on the road with Skip. I’m the person who dearly loves to travel. My love for our Pups … was most important. So, I have missed out on many miles of traveling. It has been worth it.
Thank God … I have traveled a lot in my younger life … at least I’m not afraid to go out my back door, even by myself … drive anywhere in this country of ours. I don’t really need a map to travel by … I know how to go. I’ve traveled in the past by private vehicle … and for 3 years on a tractor-trailer ( I drove, also! 🙂 At least, I got to travel …
I hope and pray to do it again in the future. I’d dearly love to just have a small travel trailer to pull (we used to have one years ago). That way, we could go on short trips at least … and we’d have that … the Pups and us could go, stay long as we wanted to.
I hope we can find one by a miracle that isn’t so expensive … and in the best of shape. Anything is possible. Not only that … if for some reason one couldn’t pay high rent always … they have a shelter over their head.
This is honestly my way of thinking. I wish we’d kept the one we had years ago. It would be in good shape, because we take care of our things. I’m straying from my subject of Camie … 🙂
We would carry a portable fence, set it up as needed. We are most protective over our Pups … Kissy and Camie. Our Sweet Chadwick Elsworth died on January 16, 2015 during a seizure. Skip and our 2 Pups are my whole world … since Tommy and Chadwick, died. I have no one else … I treasure Skip, Camie and Kissy.
Getting back to Camie … Precious Camo. She has a Facebook page where one can see all the photos I’m posting this week until July 4, 2015 … she was rescued on July 4, 2013, two years ago.
I do this each year of her life to show her new friends what condition she was in when I rescued her … they only see her photos now … would never know she wasn’t always like that. Like me … Skip (cancer survivors) … she is lucky to be here.
The people who donate constantly to Camie’s and Kissy’s medical care at Louisburg Veterinary in Louisburg, NC (919-496-2638) … people who constantly keep our Pups in their prayers … when they look at these photos … they can see where their hard-earned money went … know it helped 2 precious Pups get better. They can visit the Facebook page each day for a peep into their daily life.
Not only that … I am forever grateful to them. They can actually see each day what they are a part of … what they did. If it wasn’t for them … I can’t bear to think about it.
I will put photos here on this to show you. You are welcome to come to her Facebook page, be her friend … see how far she has come to be here. I update her page almost every day so, one can keep up with her and Kissy, our Rottweiler.
The link to Camie’s and Kissy’s Facebook page is:
Photos are owned by me … article written, owned by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter.