Don't ask me why she was doing it, but yesterday my mom was looking at Petfinder, just looking. She does that every now and then to see if there are any Ziggy-looking dawgs out there. Some how she ended up looking at Bernese Mountain Dawgs. There were only 6 pages of them - dawgs like German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers have hundreds of pages. On page 5 she came across this handsome boy, Justin. According to his story,
"He was born 06/13/08. He likes children and other dogs. The breeder gave him up when he got too thin. He is only 58 lbs and should be 85. We had to pull all but 4 of his teeth because they were so rotten. His ears were absolutely filthy. We have given him stem cells to strengthen his liver function. He is a leaner. 12/30 He has gained 5 lbs and we are very hopeful. He has kidney issues which we are attempting to correct."
Something about Justin touched my mom's heart and she decided to do a small donation to Dirk's Fund (the people taking care of him). Today she got an email from Bob at Dirk's Fund saying Justin is staying with him and is eating three times a day. They hope he will survive - evidently he has kidney failure. Please send your thoughts and prayers out to Justin. Without ever having met him, we are so grateful that he ended up in a place where people are really dedicated to helping him. It makes me think of Khyra's mom and all the other wonderful people out there who are making such a difference in the lives of these animals. Thank you for caring!