Our dear friend Dutch has had some difficult times in the last nine months. A bright new light came into his life in the form of a loving Doberman named Lady. Due to complications from her spay surgery and an unfortunate incident with an intestinal blockage, Lady's veterinary bills began to mount.
In an of itself, this would not have been an issue however unexpectedly, last November, Dutch was challenged with a stroke. Here are the results in his own words, "Last week's stroke left me blind in my left eye and definite vision struggles in my right eye, and balance issues, but we'll see what we can do. Surrounded with friends like all of you, my Ravishin' Robbie and critters, well we'll move forward."
Little did Dutch know that his wonderful Lady would end up becoming his Service Dog. Again, in his own own words, "Dec 9 she leaves for intensive training for her new role, as my Balance and Mobility Service Dog. She will learn to heel perfectly, sit when I stop and lay when I sit. Her duties will be to keep me from bumping into people and things on my blind side and help with balance... This is exciting! Is this the reason God brought Lady & me together?"
Due to these events snowballing, it has put a strain on Dutch and Robbie's finances. Medical bills have mounted which in turn has impacted savings and payments of other bills. $5,500 is a low ball estimate of what is needed to assist our dear friends. When looking at the number of followers that Dutch has on his Facebook Page
it shows a total of 976. If each of us could afford $6 it would put us in close proximity to the goal that has been set. If $6 is too much even $1 will help as it would raise Dutch's Spirit so much to know that we care enough to help in any way possible. If it is impossible for anyone to donate at this time, please SHARE this post everywhere possible.
Dutch has blessed us with the wisdom, beauty, and love contained in every word he has shared in his books, posts, and ramblings. Our world would be much less blessed if we had not found our Beloved Dutch Henry!