Save Motley

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Raised by 28 people in 28 months
My name is Lisa.  My husband and I were looking to adopt a puppy.  We stumbled across LongWayHome Rescue out of Bryan and was very taken by one little pup on their site named Motley (short for Motley Crue).  Motley was a member of a whole little that had been abandoned and needed homes.  We made an appointment to go and see them, and as little fat puppies tend to do, he ran right into the house and into my husband's lap and that's where he stayed.  His brother, BonJovi (now affectionately know as Tugger) came over to me and curled up in my lap, and thats how we adopted brothers.  They have never been apart.  They worked hard swapping from one lap to the other to make sure we both knew we were equally loved by both pups!  My husband was disabled and had to mostly stay at the house.  I worked quite a bit, so the dogs where his companions.  They kept him company and gave him hours and hours of entertainment!  We lost my husband unexpectedly in October.  It was a very rough time for us all.  Then a few months later, I lost my job.  We are struggling to make ends meet, but the utilities are paid and there's food enough for all......until now.  The last few days Motley hasn't quite been himself.....no energy, no appetite, unable to keep what little water he drank down.  I took him to the vet today.  He has a blockage in his intestines and needs surgery if he is going to survive.  The surgery alone is $1700 that I do not have, and thats without adding in the care he is receiving now and whatever aftercare will be needed.  Tugger is still staring out the window wondering why Motley and I both left, and only I came back.  It may be silly to so many, but these dogs are my life.  They make me happy and keep me sane.  They've never been apart from each other, and with the exception of a few very unforntunate weeks at the beginning of their young life, they've never been without me.....and I simply can't imagine my life without them both.  Motley has a heart that is as huge as Texas!  He has so much love to still give and deserves all of the love he has coming!  The doctor's have him scheduled tentively for surgery on Wednesday, March 29......pending money being paid.  Please help me save this precious life!  He had to struggle so hard as just a baby through absolutely no fault of his own, and know he needs help.  I need help.......Please help us!  I don't know how to put into words what it would mean to me, but for him, it would mean a lifetime!
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Motley is home! They did not have to do surgery....all I can say is the power of prayer is amazing! Thanks to the awesome staff at Abshier-Meuth Animal Hospital! I have bright my pets to this clinic since 1994....and will continue to do so as long as I have fur babies to bring them! The ENTIRE STAFF is outstanding and amazing! They all went above and beyond to help me save Motley! Special thanks out to Long Way Home Pit Bull Rescue in Bryan,TX for all of their help - props to Amanda, Stephanie, and Suzannah! I'm overwhelmed at all of the kindness, prayers, and generosity that I have received over the last several days! God bless everyone here and I thank everyone that helped in any way fro cash donations to just passing on the link! Although he was able to escap surgery, he still has a little bit to go to be "all clear" but I will be able to have it taken care of!
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Motley smiling.....on his way home!
Motley smiling and coming home!
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The doctors put off surgery today. Motley has improved so much! He still has a mass that is visible on x-ray and palpable on exam, but it isn't nearly as large or hard as it was when he was first admitted! He hasn't had any more "big potties" but has eaten a small amount of food twice today and kept it down. He is still on antibiotics and anti-nausea medicine, but is much more alert today. He will be re-assessed in the morning at which time they will decide if it is a "go ahead" for surgery, or if he just gets to go ahead home.....with medicine and a special diet, of course.....but he would be home!

I am so overwhelmed by all of the well-wishes, donations, and prayers sent out for this sweet and pure heart!
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Just spoke with the vet's office. Motley is still very nauseous so no food yet. His fluid dosage is going to be increased a bit to get him rehydrated and keep him hydrated. He is still feeling very bad and is in a lot of pain.


So sorry I'm so late with this update....Motley is feeling somewhat better! The fluids helped him a lot! He's actually sitting up and being social and flirting with anyone he can get to look at him. He is still very nauseous, but walked around outside a little bit and had a large bowel movement! We have received enough funding so far that the clinic has agreed to move forward with surgery. He will be reevaluated in the morning and the doctors will move forward from there.
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Laura Garris
28 months ago
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Will keep sharing

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Laura Garris
28 months ago
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Your welcome, prayers for motley please keep me informed Hoping his surgery goes well.

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Laura Garris
28 months ago

So glad everything worked out for motley.

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Having a chronic illness that often leaves me housebound has made my rescue siblings even more dear to me. I understand the necessity of keeping your dogs with you, happy and healthy, even in the most difficult of times. They are family through and through. Praying for Motley and your family. Love from Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Good Luck Motley...I hope things get better for all of you.

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Will keep sharing

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Laura Garris
28 months ago
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Your welcome, prayers for motley please keep me informed Hoping his surgery goes well.

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Laura Garris
28 months ago

So glad everything worked out for motley.

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