Hi all my name is jade and this is my dog koli.
He is my best friend and practically saved me life.
Please let me take the time to tell you a story, when I was 18/19 I got poorly, I’d been poorly for a while and didn’t know it.
When I was young I always suffered from ear aches and sickness always being given antibiotics from the doctors and never having it solve the issues.
One day after a few years of the same routine my dad suggested I see a doctor Privately Called a ENT(ear nose and throat doctor) and This is how the story really takes off.
I attended my first appointment nervous for what was going to happen. The doctor was nice, professional and caring he joked and didn’t seem to concerned. He did some scans and was initially concerned that he could see what seemed to be fluid build up near my ear so organised to do a investigative surgery to drain it, however this routine surgery did not turn out to be so routine. It ended with me having a deviated septum removed, my adinoyed removed and a clostiotoma discovered and removed all in all a hour and half surgery turned into I believe a 10 hour surgey but don’t hold me to that I was asleep.
anyway I digress. This time was very difficult but to be honest it went by in a haze for me like I was just going through the motions day to day.
In the same few months I’d had to leave university because I’d felt to poorly, I’d lost my friends, the money and worst of all by best friend for years my childhood dog Rusty, he was 16 the cutest little German spitz. He was very old and developed a canine type of dementia it was awful to watch him go through his day losing himself.
It felt like me world was crumbling and I had no option but to watch it happen.
i was at home for a long time after my operations on my own, sore and I guess very lost, what was my life going to be now? What would be next?
i think it was probably harder for my family to go through than for me, I think it’s harder seeing someone you love in pain or sad, it didn’t feel real to me at the time.
my family where great, supportive and loving and I can’t thank them enough.
but it felt like that bit of my heart was missing we had never been without a animal in our house since as long as I could remember we always had animals and I needed that missing piece.
one day just watching TV, the film snow dogs come on and I fell in love with the sassy Portrayal of this Siberian Husky who’s respect and admiration has to be earned but when it was he would do anything for you, it was a beautiful story of connection.
My mind was made up I needed a Siberian husky in my life. Though to be honest the hardest part was convincing my mum.
i set my self the task to find my new best friend a black and white male Husky with one blue eye one brown.
And after many phone calls and bad news I get a phone call back from a kennel club breeder she has two boys in her recent litter, I was so excited I convinced my dad to let us go see them the next day.
i had saved my money and committed myself to the hard work of owning a Siberian Husky, they are not a easy breed to have.
but I can say with full certainty!!! He is the best thing I did with my life.
i found the friend I needed the one to give me the drive and determination to get healthy again and pull myself out of my self pity and feeling of loss. I had this little soul depending on me for safety, love and joy and I wasn’t going to let him down.
koli got me To get up every morning And to go out every day he gave me a purpose and he gave me life again. He makes me smile every day and has done for 10 years now this is my time to help keep him healthy for as long as I possibly can.
im not really sure what’s up with koli, he’s had many test and the vets aren’t really sure what’s wrong.
hes drinking excessively he having accidents in the house at night even though he’s woke me to let him out just hours before.
He eats more as he’s So hungry He’s put on a bit of weight but then he’ll loose it and he’s seems fine again but the cycle seems to start over again a few months later.
hes had blood test, tests for cushioning, diabetics, liver and bladder test but they just don’t know. Kolis had fatty lumps removed before and warts and I know he’s getting older but he is a healthy dog for the most part.
I am so scared I do not want to loose my best friend!!
Our vet has said it could be this rare form of diabetes that affects the bladder but she can’t confirm it without tying the medication which is expensive.
I don’t want to put my dog through anything that could cause him discomfort if it is not necessary but the cycle has started again now and I am growing more and more worried about him.
he was there for me when I needed him and I have to be there for him I really couldn’t live with myself if I couldn’t help save my dogs life because I couldn’t afford it.
please help me to help my best friend he is my world, he is my heartbeat, I love him.
- Adrian Glover