On Tuesday 4/2/13 we woke up to find our barn was on fire! I was the first on the scene and the barn and horse trailer were engulfed in flames. Freckles had just had her litter of pups in the barn the week before. I started fighting the fire when I saw freckles run INTO the trailer that was also ON FIRE!! I sprayed the water in her direction and the next time I saw her I reached in and grabbed her and threw her clear of the fire!! Freckles was literally on fire when I grabbed her. She landed clear of the blaze and took off out of sight. I continued to fight the fire until my family arrived as well as the fire department and police. We were able to finally extinguish the blaze when one of the firemen said he heard something! We dug through the ashes and UNDERNEATH the horse trailer were two puppies. The Fireman reached under the trailer and pulled them out of the ashes. We rushed them into the house located Freckles and rushed everyone to Powhatan Animal Hospital where the best TEAM of Doctors, Tech's and Employees were waiting for us to arrive. Freckles is burned very badly and was in shock! She was rushed to the back for further assessment. Both pups checked out clear and were able to come home with us. Freckles is stable at this point and her road to recovery is sure to be a long one. She is getting help around the clock and by the best in the business. They are doing all that they can to help her pull through this and I have faith that she has the fight to pull through. Freckles pulled these two pups to safety before I had to pull her out myself. They are going to let me come visit her tomorrow so we have put a stuffed animal in with her pups until then letting the stuffed animal collect the scent of her puppies. We are hopeful this will comfort freckles and give her the will to continue her fight for life. Freckles is a hero to us!! The doctors know she is strong but also believe she is depressed with the loss of her pups (she had 7 pups total). I tried to get the team at Powhatan Animal Hospital to talk a little to me about the cost but couldn't get any real answers since they are focused on survival and recovery. This is going to be expensive. We don't know exactly how much the bill will be but it will be more than I can imagine affording. If you can find it in your hearts to donate to the Freckles Fund it will help take care of Freckles and the team that continues to work around the clock to give her every chance to survive. Thank You for your consideration and please say a little something extra in your prayers for Freckles and her pups.