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Coco Says: 'Care2 Friends - YOU ROCK!'

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Coco's leg was saved only because her owner asked for help. She is recovering beautifully and sends a message to herCare2 friends: "I am grateful for your help, your trust, your love and your prayers." See my pictures, just for you!


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Past Member (0)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 11:04 am
Good news!!! Wonderful pictures...Thank you,Eureka!

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 11:04 am
No words can express my gratitude to the Care2 friends who trusted me and cared about Coco. I thank you with all my heart. It was hell getting funds into South Africa - but you walked the extra mile for this woof. Bless you all. and a big WOOF from Coco. Her stitches will be removed next week Monday, by the same surgeon specialist who did the operation, the wonderful Dr Gray with the steady hands. Bless you Sir, for saving my dog's leg.

CherAway C (1424)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 11:11 am

Good to see Coco's doing well Eureka!


Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 11:20 am
Maria sent Coco this beautiful Care2 ECard. Coco thanks you dear friend. WOOF-WOOF!!
A Care2 Card sent to Coco!

Ginger Geronimo (438)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 11:26 am
I'm glad she got her surgery.

Sue Little (135)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 12:05 pm
It does my heart so much good to hear how well Coco is doing and that the stitches will be coming out soon. Give Miss Coco a hug and loving touch just for me.

Joanna D (216)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 12:13 pm
TY Eureka
This is beautifullllllll photo!!!
TY ALL who helped Coco

Dusty K (1339)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 12:17 pm
great news.....keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

MARY D (158)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 12:31 pm
Thank you very much for showing us her progress. I'm so happy to hear this good news. Thank you to all the care2 members who love with their hearts.

. (0)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 12:34 pm
Wish i could donate when you needed it
But melts my heart to hear so many people helped out and that Coco is doing great ♥ ♥ ♥

kat y (400)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 12:55 pm


Morgan Griffith (225)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 1:09 pm
Eureka, Coco and you put a smile in my heart. Glad you are doing so well

Marc G (113)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 1:33 pm
Great to see that Coco's doing well !!

Charlie L (29)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 2:27 pm
Eureka, I am so happy for you and Coco. Best Wishes for her continued recovery.

Vivian F (487)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 2:38 pm
What great news for Coco and tell her thank you for giving all of us a 'thank you' and a 'woof'! :)

Kathy W (299)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 2:40 pm
So glad that Coco came through her surgery alright and is doing well. Blessings to you and Coco, Eureka.

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 2:41 pm
Took her outside for her toiletries just now. A raging storm outside, can't lift her and hold an umbrella (which would probably have just turned into a kite anyway.... ) So we both got drenched, lots of fluffy drying up - no need for a bath today. Gave her the homeopathy drops for pain and snooze, brushed her teeth and put her to bed. Now of course I need a chiro for my back.....

Sue L (26)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 4:37 pm
God bless Coco and Eureak

Charlene S (126)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 7:21 pm

. (0)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 8:25 pm
It was my pleasure to donate to help Coco, she is a beautiful dog and I wish her the best. Eureka, you are a wonderful person and Coco is lucky to have you!!!!

Jeffrey Coolwater (148)
Thursday May 14, 2009, 10:01 pm
Dear Eureka, don't ever feel guilty or embarrassed for asking for help. You yourself knew of the urgency and that is all that mattered, and your efforts for others proved your trustworthiness.

To all those who were able to send gifts to enable Coco's surgery, thank you for your gift and the love and consideration that went with it.

To all those who are or will be touched by this story, please think long and hard about the love and consideration shown. Let it be a small indication of the enormous need to bring ALL sentient beings into the fold of Compassion. No living creature deserves to suffer or die at our hands... for our health... for our entertainment... for our clothing... nor for our food.

And to Coco, may you recover comfortably and live in peace all the days of your life.

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Friday May 15, 2009, 12:01 am
Eureka. Thanks for the update and the good news. I am with you in spirit all the time. Coco, you better get better very soon and show as your spark.

Susan d (61)
Friday May 15, 2009, 7:20 am
Hi Eureka - you should look at the pictures of my girl - she is also part wolfhound. Glad your dog is doing so well.

Tamara P (68)
Friday May 15, 2009, 7:47 am
Smiles, thoughts and prayers to you both. What great news!

Simone D (1462)
Friday May 15, 2009, 9:06 am
Wonderful to see Coco looking so good! Thank you Eureka.

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday May 15, 2009, 4:01 pm
Hi Susan, I've had a look at your Molly. Amazing how similar she and Coco looks. Please tell Molly that Coco is very glad to not be the only Irish Wolfhound Cross and sends her love to her 'sister' so far away. These dogs are absolutely incredible - they love so much, and show their love in so many ways.

I don't know if Molly does this: Coco collects pebbles, she has her own little bowel for them. Then she takes one in her mouth, rolls it around, wetting it completely, and holding it between her teeth she combs out the fur on her paws and cleans all her nails. I've never seen another dog do this. Some ancient instinct?

It is still howling with storms, winter here. Living up to its name of 'The Cape Of Storms'. The cold causes Coco pain - so I keep her warm - running after her when she moves from bed to bed - keeping her shaved area and operated area covered. But right now she is covered up to her chin, and sleeping peacefully. The homeopathic meds really soothes and helps - especially to help her sleep at night.

And to all Coco's friends here at Care2 - A big WOOF goodnight!

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday May 15, 2009, 4:17 pm
Jeffrey, I echo all your words, in fact shout it out to the world. The earth runs red rivers of blood - the cries of the abused and slaughtered animals ignored by so many humans. Long ago mankind domesticated animals - for pets, for breeding to slaughter. Somewhere along the way we lost our link to our roots, to the awesome Source of our existence. Oh woe - can everyone here at Care2 hear their cries for help, for justice, for release? I hear it all the time, and my heart shatters into a million pieces. I've seen some terrible things when I do my rounds through the townships. I once picked up a woof who had been lying down for a month - both back legs gangrous, both legs broken - another one had a pot of boiling water poured over its back, and then strung up in a tree. That was a day I wll remember forever. The dog was a mass of raw flesh - once had been a beautiful Shephard woof. We saved it - my then vet would not give up. She was named 'Disko' and found a loving home, straight from the vet's rooms. Another one I found was an Alsation in the middle of a road in the middle of nowhere. She had to have a blood transfusion, the fleas were killing her. When we bathed her, the water ran red forever - I thought she had a wound! A very wealthy woman took her home, also straight from the vet and named her 'Yip'. Today her and Yip are inseparable.

These are the success stories, but so many of those I collected had to be put to sleep.

My point here in telling this is: 'We domesticated them - and then we abandoned them'. To harm an animal is to sin against the spirit of Source. Whatever one's interpretation of Source may be.

And so I help, I donate whenever I can, going to sleep with a shattered heart, growing strong again during sleep, so that I can fight again the next day and the next......

Pride has no place when an animal needs help - like my Coco. And I was not financially irresponsible. Hard times come into all our lives - but that does not mean we abandon and break trust with those we care for, with those who have given us unconditional love. So I went on my knees and asked for help. Many at Care2 damned me for it, some going so far as to accuse me of lying about Coco. But in the long run, love and trust triumphed, new friendships were formed, old ones strengthened, and more than anything else, Coco will one day be able to run and swim again.

So from Coco and her mum, a huge thank you. May you all be blessed and your lives filled with laughter, and if there must be tears, a loving friend to dry your tears. Eureka xxxx

Past Member (0)
Friday May 15, 2009, 6:48 pm
Seeing you and Coco together is all the thanks any of us could ask for. :)
Love and healing energies still being sent your way from Oklahoma!
Aero, (Geronimo, Miles, Ringley, & Kusala)

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 16, 2009, 3:53 am
Knowing that we were able to help your Coco Eureka is all the thanks we need. I pray her recovery will be as painless as possible. Love and hugs to you both. Pearl.xxxx

. (0)
Saturday May 16, 2009, 9:24 pm
I am so glad we were able to help Coco. Thank you Eureka for the updates on the great progress she has made thus far.
Thank you and I hope her recovery will be a full one with little pain.
Healing pink light and love sent to you both.
Angela, Henry, Monkey & Kokamo

Dianne Lowe-Breakfield (65)
Sunday May 17, 2009, 9:56 am
I am so happy for CoCo and you. I know you both have been through a lot lately. I run an animal Sanctuary and I go through a lot of surgery's with my fur kids and it never gets any easier watching them in pain and knowing that you can't explain it to them. You just hang in there and ignore all the nay sayers. I get some of them too. There are always people around to try and drag you down for doing the right thing.

Sue Little (135)
Saturday May 23, 2009, 8:54 am
Hey Eureka! I was just checking in to see how our sweet Coco was doing. Healing will be a long road for her but glad to hear she is still progressing nicely. It is so strange to hear of it being cold in Africa. For some reason, I always think of it as being hot. Shows how much I know, right? The upside is that Coco will be able to enjoy the warm weather when it comes instead of being in pain and not being able to walk. It brings me such joy to think this will be a reality for her. Love you both.

Elm Morrison (357)
Saturday May 23, 2009, 12:47 pm
Hullo Sue, sorry for being away for a whie. The work load is heavy, and when I finally get home I go straight to sleep after spending some time with Coco. She is up and walking! I will take some pics tomorrow and post on the website. I still have the loan of the camera for a while. Yes, it is winter here now and definitely the
"Cape of Storms'. But Coco is snug inside all day long. If I had not had the two extra project jobs (apart from my normal monstrous work load and long hours) I would not have been able to pay for her post op care and baby sitter. It is working out to much more than I envisaged. But God is good, brining me the extra work. She had her stiches out on Tuesday afternoon. The leg looks good. She can't stand for too long though, even though she thinks she can. The security gates still remain locked so she can't get out. But if it is not blowing a gale I put one of her mattresses at the front door so she can peer through the security gates and watch the going's on outside a bit. One can see she is healing very well, because she is very obviously bored with her confinement.

Once again I'm very tired, heading for bed now - working all of Sunday too. Much love to all. Eureka xx

Jeffrey Coolwater (148)
Saturday May 23, 2009, 7:24 pm
Good to hear of Coco's progress. I know the funds are needed but try not to work too hard. You don't want to make yourself sick; and I'm sure Coco misses you at work each day.

Elm Morrison (357)
Sunday May 31, 2009, 11:35 am
Hullo dear friends, Sorry for the week long PLUS absence. I've worked myself into the ground - no not on extra work, just the one job, and on Friday I quit and left the same day. I had worked 105 hours from Friday last week, 22nd May 09 to 29th May 09. And there seems to be no end in sight. The company will not put more resources onto the client site - and the client is totally mad and disorganised. I simply cannot do my IT job there and play the role of three missing (their staff) Financial Managers at the same time. It will kill me. I am looking at other options right now. Also had a severe anaphylactic shock reaction to antibiotics I took on Friday evening. Collapsed, vomited and went unconcious. Then a terrible itching and pain all over. I scratched myself raw. Emergency treatment saved my life, but I had my feet in ice packs since Friday night to last night - the pain was horrific. But I'm still here! God must have a plan for me. I obviously paid off some karmic debt in double time.... :-)

Coco is very well and recovering beautifully. She is really bored - wants outside, but she may not yet run around. Still quite shaky on her pins - after all it is a broken leg healing with lots of steel stuff holding it together. I have not taken any photos durng this week past (once did not bath for 2.5 days as I had no time!). And of course this weekend I could not walk either. I promise to take some pics this week.

Lots of love to you all. And from Coco - a big WOOF!! xxxxxx

Marc G (113)
Wednesday June 3, 2009, 9:08 pm
Great to hear that Coco's revovering beautifully but i'm concerned about your health,Eureka. Hope you feel better now??

Elm Morrison (357)
Thursday June 4, 2009, 1:15 pm
Much better thank you Marc. Feet still very painful though. But God is good to me. I've secured enough free lance work to equal my pay cheque for the end of June 09. And I'm applying for two management posts - well qualified for both. So there is light at the end of the tunnel.

If anyone has contact with Heide.C please ask her to contact me. The direct transfer from the three PayPal donations she collected on behalf of Coco did not reach the vet, or else they are mis reading their bank statements, so I'm left with a wopping R1799.95 SA Rands still to pay on the vet bill. I urgently ask her to contact me and send proof of transfer, so I can forward it to the vet - as I simply do not have the cash to settle the last bit of the bill. Coco's post op care in May 09 cost me a bomb - at one point I did more contract work after hours, (over and above my mad working hours) to help pay for her care.

Of course it is all worth it, I will crawl through broken glass for her!

Much love to you all. God bless and take care. Eureka xxx

Elm Morrison (357)
Friday June 5, 2009, 12:04 pm
Sue found Heide in the Miami phone book and contacted her.

Apparently the US bank returned her transfer because of some 'error' less fees! So it has wittled the sum down considerably. The return deposit was made on the the 8th May 09, I was suddenly faced with a final bill of R1799.95 from the vet two days ago. Got the fright of my life, and that's why I was looking for Heide.C.

I've asked Heide to transfer the balance of the money to Sue's bank account who will in turn do a direct transfer to the vet here in South Africa - Sue has done it once and it went off without a hitch. I will still be short now, because of all the bank charges being deducted - but will somehow find the balance to pay.

liz c (827)
Friday August 28, 2009, 10:17 am
Now that all the money has been received and spent--any news on Cocos progress?????
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