We mourn the sudden loss of our 13 year old dog, Tika. It appears to have happened quickly. We had gone in for our appointment regarding what we thought was the onset of seizures. Her heart had expanded and was pressing against her spine. There was some edema as well. We had no clue that this was what we were dealing with. Unfortunately her age and being a small breed makes this common. She could have simply passed due to virtually anything, she was fine in the car when we put her in so she had a quiet space. On our drive home, she wanted to go from the front to the back and lay down, had we known that she was dying then, we wouldn’t have left the vet. I am however, grateful, that I kept checking in on her and when I knew something was terribly wrong, I held her in my arms with my love and comfort.
Be free sweet girl, the Bridge is there for you as are your love ones. We will miss you dearly.
Fundraising for your cause is very hard work. Sometimes things work out and sometimes they don’t. I’ve had to extend Tika’s medical fundraiser because her cause has come to a standstill. I am at a loss as to what to do. All I know is she is worth fighting for, she is a senior, but she has an incredible liveliness about her when she doesn’t feel miserable.
I don’t like asking for donations, I, like many pet owners want to protect and raise our loved ones on our own. I see the causes out there, I realize Tika is no different than anyone else, yet how do I give in and say “sorry sweetheart, mommy failed?”
She came from a life that was not kind to her, then she was loved for many years, when her time was no longer with that person, I became blessed to have her in my life. She deserves the best, she deserves the ability to eat any and all foods presented to her, not restrictions to soft foods. She has troubles with bones, she has troubles with any treats and she has trouble with dried meat treats (I dry liver for her as a treat).
I’ve given an extension, I’ve explained who and why I’m doing this fundraiser. All I ask is you find it within yourself to donate and share her cause.
Thank you so much.
For those that have asked, 2nd opinion inquiries have been done. Some as far as 45 minutes to an hour away. Thank you for your suggestions and tips to help Tika. In the meantime we still need to continue our fundraising to help her get her dental surgery. So I ask of you to donate and if you can’t please share, I’m not giving up on her.
To make a donation or share her link please click http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-tika-eat-without-pain/143569
Seems Monday morning brings us a couple of glitches. BUT We have fixed the link and Tika’s fundraising page is back up and running! We will keep looking into why the photo of her isn’t showing up with her link. Please share and ask if every person donated $1.00 how quickly we could raise funds for Tika. Thank you!
Yesterday was a super busy day for mom, so she wasn’t able to update how Tika is doing. Tika is a fighter in every sense of the word, her hip doesn’t stop her (she had surgery years ago), and she does like the snow, its just seeing her lack of interest in eating and having to bribe her to do so.
My recent post about Tika which you can read about here https://ramblingpets.wordpress.com/2014/02/26/determined-for-tika/ has been shared by a few and we are so grateful for the work that others have done to help us. Just think for every dollar donated how quickly we could have her scheduled for her surgery and recovering?
We would like to thank Jeanne Melansom whose literally gone out of her way to help share and promote Tika’s cause. Please check out her website she writes amazing stuff! http://www.jeannemelanson.com/fundraising-for-a-senior-dog-named-tika
We are over $100 now towards Tika’s cause and its a great start, but we know if we all band together, we can make this happen for Tika.
Tika licked mommy this morning as if to say “thank you mommy”
Tika wouldn’t let mommy remove her hand *beams*
If you wish to donate to Tika’s cause please visit her page here https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-tika-eat-without-pain/143569.
Would you like Tika to personally email you and let you know how she is getting on? With a personal photograph? Then donate just $25 for this wonderful girl to come to an inbox near you.
If you donate $100 Tika will give you a personal thank you on her mom’s Instagram page or recently set up Twitter. If there is enough interest we will set up her own Instagram because she knows just how much you have helped her to eat without pain again and really appreciates it.
I’m not sure what it will take to show people that Tika, an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier x Chihuahua, with eyes and snow white fur that make me see a beautiful seal pup :), really needs help. Our last fundraiser didn’t raise much, but because she is who she is, I won’t let her down.
I have done some researching on ways to run a better fundraiser campaign and to be honest I can’t let her down. I advocate for animal welfare, how could I not do the same for her?
Tika’s fundraising page https://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/help-tika-eat-without-pain/143569
Tika’s Teeth 1 and 2 photos
Thank you all so much for your support! xo
Tika is an 11 year old Jack Russell Terrier x Chihuahua who originally started out on the streets of California. She has had a rough life that found her way to a loving home for several years until her owner could no longer keep her.
In September 2013 Tika’s physical revealed poor dental that at some point would need attending to. Here is Tika’s fundraising page http://igg.me/p/679340/x/5566332 I am on Disability and I do not have the funds for the surgery she needs. I know people often say don’t have a pet if you can’t pay for it. But I do help in the Rescue Community and Volunteer often. Tika has become a vital part of my family and we have learned that her previous owner has passed on. I made a promise to her that Tika’s well being would always be taken care of.
- Tika needs about $1,200 to cover the high side of her surgery costs. It is expected she will have more than one extraction. Being a senior dog, she may take longer in recovery.
- If the her goal is not reached, what portion is reached will go towards her bill.
Giving Tika this surgery will help her to be free of pain and discomfort . Your donations will make a substantial difference to her quality of life.
- Our fundraising is valuable as I want to share how seniors are valuable members of our society, regardless of how they come to be in your care. Rescue, Adoption and Donating is so very important.
- Tika’s fur friend had a similar fundraiser with wonderful success. http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let…
If you can’t contribute, all I ask is you
- share Tika’s campaign and keep on sharing!
We thank each and every one of you for your support and donations!