Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CHLOE IS A HEROINE - SHE SAVED A LIFE.

Hey Hounders,
The whole Bumpass Hound pack here to relate an inspiring story that we read over at Amber Mae's blog (http://ambers-diary.blogspot.com/). Her sister, Chloe, is a heroine. Yesterday her people received an emergency call from a friend saying that her friend's dog, Bosco, had tick fever and he needed a blood transfusion immediately because he had hardly any red blood cells left in his system. Amber Mae and her sisters, Chloe and Faith, set off to the vet's hospital to see if they could help; it's important to give a helping hand to another dog when you can. They were the last ones to arrive at the vet's place; some other dogs were already there and most of them had finished their blood test. There were several dogs of different breed & sizes. There were other Golden Retrievers like Amber Mae, Rottweilers & some other small breeds. The doctor said that only those dogs that weighed above 25kg qualified to give blood because quite a lot of blood would be needed for Bosco. So they couldn't use a small dog or else all the blood would be sucked out of the poor little dog. So anyway, the big doggies were tested excluding some Shih Tzus, other smaller breeds, and even Faith. After the testing was done, Chloe was chosen as the donor dog because according to the Doctor, she was the healthiest dog there with a good platelet count and no liver or kidney problems. Chloe has lost quite a bit of weight lately and is as slim as Amber Mae now. Chloe has been on special doggy slimming pills for a few months and it's working really well! Chloe was then taken into the examination room to have her weight taken and be prepared for the procedure. Chloe did feel a bit of pain when the Doctors stole her blood. (To check out what happened, watch this video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEGbRuhuINU )
The Doctor announced that Chloe did not need any anesthetic. She took the pain in stride. When it was over, Amber Mae, Faith and Chloe went straight to a scheduled training session. Chloe was pawfectly fine, playing around; she even did some Agility. Chloe is evidently a strong sooperwoman! Our sincere "THANK YOU" and a Hounder Howl goes out to Chloe for donating some of her precious blood to Bosco; it may well have saved his life. Also, isn't it amazing how the love of dogs isn't restricted by international borders. We will be howling that Bosco gets well soon. - TBH


CHLOE

SUPER HEROINE

6 comments:

Gus said...

WooooHooooo-ray...Chloe is an inspiration to us all, and such a brave doggie.

Thanks for sharing the story.

gussie

Amber-Mae said...

I came over to your blog just to say HI after you left a comment in my blog but then I found this. We are sooo happy that Chloe's story has touched so many. We didn't know this would happen. Anyway, Chloe is happy that you posted her story in your blog. I think it's always great to help another dog in need don't cha think so?

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Amber-Mae said...

Oh no, no worries. Please use & link up to her story! Any doggie friends are always FREE to use any pictures, posts or links. It's ok!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lady Kaos said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!
That is a really cool story! Chloe sure is a special dog!
Kaos

Mogley G. Retriever said...

Thanks for staying in touch. There are so many great stories of dogs that do wonderful things. Keep those stories coming. Let no good dog go unpetted.

Mogley G. Retriever

Tracey and Huffle said...

Go Chloe - what a girl!

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