Friday, May 20, 2011

Merci Intros Summer the Sheep

Hey, Merci here today. Yesterday was the first warm, windless day in a while, so Buddy, Sam and I had a bath. Buddy's lampshade ... sorry, Buddy's cone collar got a bath too.   Sam got scrubbed cause he's had a big dirty patch on both sides of his white coat for months that just wouldn't wash off.  It looks better but whatever he did, he sure ground it in.

I have a neat video for you today. For months, Summer was unable to stand or walk on her own due to neurological damage to her spinal cord caused by a parasite.  Without treatment she would have died.  Still, she might never walk again.  So this is a video of Summer the sheep being fitted with a special wheelchair designed by Eddie Grinnell of Eddie's Wheels in Massachusetts, who has helped dogs, cats and even farm animals with mobility issues.

We'd take our hats off to Eddie but we aren't wearing one at the moment. However, Buddy has volunteered to take off his lampshade ... uh, cone collar.


If the video doesn't play, click here.

Hey, don't forget to go by The Furry Bambinos. Meerkat and Panda Bear are celebrating their 4th birthday and for every real (not spam) comment they receive on their post by this Sunday, May 22, they will make a donation of $0.50 to the Cleveland Animal Protective League (APL)"

There isn't much time left, so how about all of you kitties and woofies and even humans who put off dropping by there go leave a comment and help the Cleveland APL.

We commend them and all those who do a commentathon to raise money for a cause. It doesn't cost the reader anything so none can complain they can't spare a donation. And it means even those with empty pockets can participate. So don't pass up this opportunity to help some furries. Go visit and leave a comment.

**Sam, you can stop looking under the furniture for lost change now.**

11 comments:

  1. Oh wow. Oh Summer the Sheep! Awwwwwwww!!!! How brilliant!! These people looking after Summer are STARS!! Yay for Eddie too!! Doesn't it just prove the fighting spirit of animals is ferocious if only they are given the chance!! Aww so lovely to see! Thank you beautiful Merci for sharing!

    Sweet Buddy!! Me and Charlie hope that you won't need your cone collar very soon! :-) Take care
    x

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  2. That is such a heartwarming video, thanks for sharing it with us. Hey, I and better go comment for the birthdays. Have a great weekend!

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  3. Yeah! for Summer - she is pretty determined to live a normal life again. Big thanks to Eddie for making the wheelchair that will make that possible. Thanks for sharing the video with us.

    Purrs,
    Genghis

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  4. Wow that is so great that Summer has a good home and people to care for her that will take such good care of her. And that Eddie's Wheels are great for having things like this available.

    That is good that you had baths - we aren't big fans of them but we know a lot of doggies like them.

    And thanks for letting us know about the Furry Bambinos - mom thought that we had commented but she just double checked to be safe and we hadn't so we have now!

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  5. INCREDIBLES!!!!!!!!! i HAS HEARD SO MANY WONDERFUL THINGS BOUTS eDDIES WHEELS! But, I didn't knows he worked withs farm animals.

    Puddles

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  6. How khool!

    One of the humans Mom meets in Hagerstown has a Lab that went to Eddie's place fur evaluation -

    They decided she was better off on her three legs and didn't need a khart -

    Thanks fur sharing that -

    And fur sharing the khommentathon!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  7. Baths! Grrreat!
    I loved Summer's video!
    I hope she is doing much better now!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  8. Awesome, thanks for sharing Summers story
    Benny & Lily

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  9. Wow! Great news for Summer. Thanks for letting us know about the commentathon.

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  10. That was happy news about Summer the Sheep! We needed some happy about now.

    Thank you so much for spreading the news about our commentathon to benefit the Cleveland APL! That was really kind of you.

    Purrs,
    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, Caramel, Sunny, and Sky

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