Freckles is a Hero!! SHE NEEDS HELP!!
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.
Posted by John Miles
Posted by John Miles
Posted by John Miles
Freckles is such a brave mum to do what she did for her babies. She will be in my thoughts and prayers and I pray for a full recovery for her.
Thoughts and prayers are with Freckles, her pups, and all who are aiding in her recovery. God Bless!
Glad she's doing better!
John, she looks so much better, she has a long way to go, but you guys will get her there. So glad to see this.
i can't help until Friday but i will definitely donate then. my prayers are with you and your family.
This is just so upsetting and I cant imagine how you, your family and poor ole Freckles is feeling at this time! I posted this link on my 'Basset Hound Lovers' FB page to pass this on. Please keep us all updated on your beautiful girl. Hugs to Freckles!
My prayers are with you and your family sweet girl. I know the Lied has you in his hands. I'm so sorry this has happened.
Freckles, your a good girl, Our Basset Frank the Tank are pulling for you and your puppies. You did a job well done and now get well.
God Bless you Freckles...I hope you have a speedy recovery so that you can be back with your puppies....I also have a Basset named "Matilda"...I can't imagine if this happened to her.....stay strong for Freckles...I feel good Karma coming your way....
I will share this heartbreaking and touching story what a loving mother to save some of her babies! My love for Bassets is immense and I will try and send something when I get paid this week...God bless and the blood of Jesus upon Freckles!
God bless you, sweet Freckles, and your sweet pups and your family. I hope you have a speedy recovery. Tallulah and Big Al, my 14 and 17 yr old basset hounds, send their love and licks as well.
Thoughts & prayers are on the way!! I wish I could do more. I just lost my basset, Molly, 3 weeks ago. Get well soon Freckles!
Sending thoughts and prayers to this family and Freckles!!
Miles Family and Freckles my prayers go out to you! Hoping for a speedy recovery! Get Well soon Freckles...
Thoughts and prayers going up for Freckles and her puppies....St. Francis(Saint of all animals) is sure to keep an extra watch over them and keep them safe..speedy Recovery Pooches!!!!
John, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and Freckles.