Homeless for the HoWL-idays! Howl-p!

Long story below. This is the abridged version. Short and to the point. GOT 5 DAYS TO MAKE THIS MODEST AND I PRAY YOU WONDERFUL, CARING INDIVIDUALS.CAN HELP ME. I'm a hard-working man who has always strived to work and taken care.of my 3 pups, they are all I have in the world after my mother succumbing to cancer. My dogs are MY LIFE, MY JOY AND MY UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. They get the best in life and I go without for them . Needless to say we need your help. My middle dog was bitten by a spider and had to have emergency surgery. Luckily he is okay but I was unable to work due to having to watch him non-stop. I have no help, no friends, and no other options. I drive for Lyft so everyday I lose work digs me in deeper. I had to supervise him for the 27th to Dec 13th. During that time I fell behind on rent and now it's due, I guess landlord found some Christmas caring and has not yet served me with notice as I though he would. MY BIRTHDAY IS IN 3 DAYS AND ALL I WANT IN THIS LIFE IS MEET THIS MODEST GOAL. I NEED HELP. I can't have the babies I work so hard to protect be homeless on the holidays . I need to protect my boys. If you live or know of anyone in the SoCal area who needs help of work done, I will do what I can to can't what I can as well. Don't want a hand out but it's down to the wire. And I AM BEGGING. Please reach into your hearts and Christmas caring and although theres so many more worthwhile causes, you'd be saving a loving dad and 3 furbabies from losing their home during the holidays. Bless all your hearts and families and my your holidays be filled with joy. Whatever you can , even if it's just sharing , means the world to me and you have my utmost gratitude. PLEASE I'm begging, even without presents, decorations, family or even food to eat, all I want to is to keep the roof over our heads. Happy Holidays to everyone and I hope you are blessed with good fortune and love and hopefully can spread some of that heartfelt live our way. Thank you. More details below. I'm going to be brutally honest in the sense that this GoFundMe is being setup not for my babies hospital bills or treatment because a wonderful group of people helped navigate me through that and we got my babies surgery done pro-bono with the Sam Simon Foundation. The GoFundMe is setup to handle the aftermath of all of this and help us keep our home and stuff which fell behind due to this emergency falling around the 1st of December and rent and bill time. My landlord is an understanding person but naturally he has his own financial responsibilities , especially this month, as do we all. My middle pup Dobby (pronounced DAH-BEE), came inside after his normal playtime outside.  My roommate pointed out Dobby's testicles and when I looked down, I freaked out. They were the size of cantaloupes. Immediately Googled it and it was pretty clear vet services were needed immediately. I reached out to the only person I know who works with animals and she so wonderfully started a thread on Facebook and was able to get all kind of great feedback, responses and resources. I ended up getting suggested to the Sam Simon Foundation. I applied over the phone and within an hour, they called me back and had him scheduled for emergency surgery the next day. All of this FREE of charge.  He ended up not just needing a simple neuter, they took everything. It was called a total Scrotal Ablasion. It was very serious. The reason I am setting up a GoFundMe is because this could not have come at a worse time, especially timing of the month when rent and bills are due. You see, I drive for Lyft and our sole income is based off how much we drive and how many days and hours. It can be lucrative when you do it. It's just me and my babies (can't ask my roommate for help) and I literally couldn't leave Dobby alone for more than 2 minutes. Even with the cone of shame, Basset Hounds are very resourceful and no matter what I do he finds a way to go to town on his sutures. Also his two brothers also want to be paternal and groom his boo boo. I have to constantly monitor to ensure that they aren't licking his area either. It specifically says I have to keep them from jumping up and down off furniture which is impossible because Dobby has grown accustomed to being in my bed with me and on the couch next to me. Also the few times I left, even if just to the store and back, I came home to urine and feces all over. Even though I have pads down, they go on the floor.  Needless to say, until his wound is healed I can't go and do the driving that I need to do. I cannot afford to pay someone to watch him either. I need to be driving to make money and I have been unable to leave because I'm deathly terrified that he is going to get his cone off, rip stitiches out, jump off something and tear something or worse. I haven't been able to drive since Nov. 27th and that's between 200-350 a DAY i lose out on which is my rent. I need help getting through this week until his sutures are removed. I need to pay my rent which is technically due by 12/5/17. My rent is $1000 plus a $200 late fee, which I'm assuming it will be late. Please don't think I am asking anyone to support me. This isn't about paying my rent for me. I would have had my rent no problem had I not been stuck at home, literally in the room, he hasn't left my sight. I love my baby boys, they are my world and I don't know what I'd do without them. They are all I have. People were so wonderful helping me get him help and I hate to ask for anything extra but I don't want my pups to lose their home and big yard, as that's hard to find in Southern California. I just need to get through to the 12th when his sutures come out and then I will feel comfortable driving everyday like I was doing prior to this happening. I know there are a lot of causes on here and mine in the scheme of things is so inconsiquential  compared to others but I need help. Help is help. Kindness is kindness. And that's what me and my babies need right now. pics of the doggies and me and his boo boo. I'm glad my baby is going to be OK (as of now) just want to make sure now that myself and his brothers as well as him will be okay too going forward.  I used to love Christmas so much. I used to be full of spirit but it's really sad, I can't remember the last time I actually enjoyed a Christmas. This stuff always happens to me in December, like clockwork. I wish being able to be full of holiday cheer. I don't care about presents , I just want that Christmas feeling. I long for it. I appreciate everyone who has helped and been there for me. Even complete strangers. The amount of people willing to help Dobby was astonishing.Thank you and hopefully we can raise our goal. My heart and deepest thanks go out to everyone who helped me through this time. Steve, Dobby, Watson and Bilbo.
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Steve Guidotti 
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Glendora, CA
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