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Help save Rocky, the 3-legged Boxer dog

post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
I feel bad posting this here after having exiled myself from internet message boards for so long (I'm now a serial lurker and still read the main site religiously). And I know this really isn't a site for fundraising (nor is this a very convenient time for such a thing) but, screw it... I love this little dude, every bit counts, and I'm going to do whatever I can for him, including jumping back into the online forum fray:

My dog Rocky (a 55 lb Boxer and the friendliest dude on Earth) will require shoulder joint surgery ASAP or will likely lose his other front leg. I say "other" because he's already missing his left front leg. I rescued him like that from a shelter about a year and a half ago. He gets around just fine on his 3 legs. Runs, goes up/down stairs, etc. He is completely handi-capable. However, if he were to lose the other front leg I have no idea how (or if) he will manage. So I am going to do everything I can to scratch and claw for the remaining funds necessary (almost $6,000) to do this for him. It's simply stunning what this stuff costs. Thanks so much for any help!

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/2PJha




Help ROCKY!

Thanks so much!
post #2 of 46
Bump.
post #3 of 46

Another bump and letting y'all know:  I'm helping!  Who else is with me?

post #4 of 46

Have you looked into CareCredit, too? It covers veterinary stuff and some vets take it.

post #5 of 46
Bump.
post #6 of 46
Thread Starter 

Thanks for he support, guys. We've raised over $1,000 already.

 

Should we reach Rocky's surgery goal, any extra funds would go towards his rehab and related medication. Beyond that, all proceeds will be donated to Atlanta Boxer Rescue. :)

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/2PJha

 

 

 

 

Martin, yeah... looked into CareCredit and other similar services. Between that and the cash I already have on hand we still need the almost $6,000 difference. The whole thing is now well over $8k, and that's not including rehab and post-op meds. It's crazy what this stuff costs these days.

post #7 of 46

I can donate after the new year, just need to check my finances after all the Christmas stuff shakes out.

post #8 of 46
Curious, Carl. What's the time table? How long do you have before the surgery must be done?
post #9 of 46

Helped as much as I could, Christmas was brutal this year.  I hope Rocky makes it.  Boxers make such great friends.

post #10 of 46

I'm in a "after the New Year to reassess fund situation" situation, too.  I would love to be able to donate more $$ for Rocky.  Knowing when the deadline is would be incredibly helpful!

post #11 of 46
Thread Starter 
Well, the timetable is kind of dependent on the shoulder and having the funds. Unfortunately, it's a race between the two. The ligaments and tendons in the shoulder are so worn that they can start rupturing at any time. If that happens, it's too late. frown.gif

However, we're doing every thing we can to buy him as much time as possible... Keeping him off his feet as much as we can, etc. I've also been staying in the spare room downstairs with him so that he doesn't have to put the joints through the extra strain of going up and down the stairs.

Right now, we're hoping to be able to do the surgery on Monday January 14. I think/hope we might be able to gather the remaining funds by then and that the shoulder will hold up enough so that it can be rebuilt.

The good news is that if he has this surgery the vets are confident that not only will it be successful given his age (he's just 3) but his shoulder will likely be 2-3x stronger than it ever was and last the rest of his days and allow him a normal life.

Thanks again for any support smile.gif
post #12 of 46
Thread Starter 
Dude may be getting spoiled lounging like this all day :P

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post #13 of 46

Carl, I donated a little yesterday and will donate more soon.  I'm also going to send this to an animal rescue mailing list I'm on on Wednesday!  I hope Rocky makes it!  He looks like such a good boy! 
 

post #14 of 46

I reposted the fundraising link on my Facebook page.  It's been shared once, already - let's hope more shares/donations come out of this! 

post #15 of 46
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much guys. I'm getting pretty confident that we can do this. smile.gif
post #16 of 46
Thread Starter 
Some have asked for more info on Rocky, so I've posted the following:


In the Summer of 2011, I was at one of the emotional low points many of us have in life. Coming out of a relationship and eyeing 40 while alone I flirted with the idea of adopting a dog. I grew up with dogs, but hadn't had one of my own since adolescence. But I knew about the responsibility and logistics involved, so I was hesitant. But my oldest daughter colluded with a close female friend of mine and together they convinced me to at least look at this 3-legged boxer my daughter had found while searching shelter listings online. He was with a group called Rufus Rescue. We'd been looking both there and Atlanta Boxer Rescue (another great group that I personally donate to).

Still a bit hesitant (because I was unsure of how much extra work a little dude missing one of his front legs would be) I met him on a muggy Atlanta afternoon in August 2011... and immediately I knew that he was my dog. It's hard to say exactly how/why. Inner voice? Gut feeling? Something spiritual? Maybe all of the above. But whatever the case, he immediately took to me, and me to him. At that moment the only question I had was what I would name my new friend. They were calling him "Petey". But that just didn't work for me. Besides, he just doesn't look like a Petey. Even though I know boxers are a German breed, I wanted to keep my personal tradition of Irish-themed names for my pets (my cats, for example, have been named "Guinness" and "Murphy"... to give you an idea). Then it hit me: I'll name him "Shamrock", after the famous Irish symbol that has... 3 petals. smile.gif. But it struck me that he's also the kind of dog that just begs for a nickname... something other than his proper name to call him by... so "Rocky" is was/is. Plus, it fit as well. Like the titular movie boxer played by Sylvester Stallone, this Rocky is an underdog with the heart of a champion. So, his proper name is Shamrock... but he goes by "Rocky". smile.gif

From the very beginning, Rocky has had a loving and friendly personality that betrays his ordeals and experiences. He was already missing his left front leg and had just had it surgically removed before I adopted him. What we were told is that his original owners were neglectful (possibly abusive) and had him in the back of a truck with the tail gate down while traveling down the road, and he fell out. His leg was ruined. What's worse, these terrible people did absolutely nothing about it and abandoned him and his brother. They duo were at a kill shelter when Rufus Rescue saved them both. Unfortunately for Rocky, it was too late to save the leg and it had to be amputated all the way because it was just dangling, weighing him down and impeding his mobility. It was also becoming infected. He recovered very quickly from his amputation. When I adopted him it was only a few weeks after the surgery (he literally had the staples removed and the "cone" taken off that very morning) and he was already remarkably mobile. I was originally concerned about him navigating the stairs in my house, but he instantly put that at ease by following me up and down the stairs as soon as I brought him home for the first time. In every way, this was a handi-capable dog. He can do pretty much anything that any other dog can, including running at full speed. It wasn't long before I actually become oblivious to his non-disability (he already seemed to be unaware of it himself). I would take him to a dog park and people would ask "Aww, what's wrong with him?" and it would take me a few moments to figure out that it's the missing leg they were referring to. Because, of course, to me (and to him) he has nothing wrong with him. smile.gif

Rocky is a dog with immense heart. He loves people unconditionally. And he just wants to be around you all the time. That's the only thing he wants. He also gets along great with all other dogs and even loves his cat brother, Murphy. So perfect is his disposition and personality that I find myself wishing I could have adopted his brother too (who, by the way, I would have nicknamed "Rambo"... haha). And Rocky is still all boxer. He's a total goofball and clown sometimes. Hardly a day goes by where he doesn't do something to make me laugh.

Make no mistake, I may have saved Rocky by adopting him... But the truth is, he saved me, too. He is my best friend and buddy.

Now on to why this page exists... Unfortunately, the constant stress on that one remaining front shoulder has caused almost all of the ligaments and tendons to be strained and they are in danger of rupturing at any time. If that happens it would be very difficult to save the leg, and he'd likely lose it as well. While it's possible for dogs to survive with no front legs it would obviously be extremely difficult for him to get around and have any kind of normal life. The best preventative measure is an extensive shoulder & joint reconstruction surgery that will "shore up" the ligaments and ease strain in the muscles and the entire joint area and also include an internal prosthesis. This will likely be done at South Cherokee Animal Hospital in Woodstock, GA not too far from where we live. I have called 2 other local animal hospitals as well, including one where a family friend works. They are all in agreement that this is probably his best option, if costly. The silver lining his that he's still pretty young (only 3-4) so the likelihood of success and recovery is very good. And even more importantly, the shoulder will be stronger and more durable than it ever was and he will have a good continued quality of life for years to come. It's the least we can do for a friendly, living who has already endured enough.

If you can help Rocky, please do. And know that it will be going to help an amazing dog that is loved.

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/2PJha

In any case, we sincerely thank you for your support. smile.gif
post #17 of 46
3.2k. We're getting there!!!
post #18 of 46
Thread Starter 

Yeah, that's pretty awesome. Starting to feel really good about this. Couldn't do it without help from folks like you guys. :)

post #19 of 46
Thread Starter 
Rocky Surgery Fundraiser update: Now at $4.3k! I think we might reach the goal pretty soon. smile.gif

https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/2PJha
post #20 of 46

I am posting this out of courtesy to those of you who may have been affected by a story that came to my attention today on one of my favorite message boards.

 

Many of you who have donated, or seen this and used your own names and or accounts to advertise this drive might be interested to know that Carl posts on a message board called Notre Dame Nation, where he also ran this story about Rocky, and solicited for donations from the users there.

 

He then attended the BCS National Championship Game where tickets were running well over 1,000 dollars apiece on January 7th with his son.

 

The community at Notre Dame Nation noticed the discrepancies in his two conflicting stories about needing money for Rocky's surgery and making a lavish trip to a very expensive football game in Miami.

 

As the folks on NDN dug, the more his story unraveled. There were numerous pictures and internet sites that were linked that disproved his explanations, but I'll simply provide the warning, and the links to the forum where this thread occurred, so that those of you that may be affected can decide for yourselves what happened, and if you'd like to ask Carl for your money back as some of the folks there have.

 

I wish you all well in whatever you decide.

 

For clarity, he posts as Winter Celtic on the NDN forums.

 

Link: http://www.ndnation.com/boards/showpost.php?b=backroom;pid=32474;d=all

post #21 of 46

I hope everything was kosher in this case, but in the future it might be prudent that all requests for financial support people plan to post on the boards first go through a moderator.  As everyone here knows, you'd be hard pressed to find a better group of people on the net - whose generosity is generally limited by their own financial circumstances. 

 

For everyone's sake, especially Carl's, I hope the bit about him attending the bowl game isn't true, when people who donated for his dog's operation/rehab have surely been giving up luxuries of their own.
 

post #22 of 46
It's true. He went. He now has the opportunity to explain himself to the people here who donated. Myself included.

And yes, Subotai, I do believe we'll be following through on your suggestion.
post #23 of 46
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It's true. He went. He now has the opportunity to explain himself to the people here who donated. Myself included.
 


I'm sorry to hear that.  I didn't donate in this case, but I imagine many people did.  Which is to their credit.

post #24 of 46

Holy shit. Carl?

post #25 of 46

If these accusations are indeed truthful (and they do seem to be), then this is inexcusable; not only because you've taken money from good people who most likely sacrificed something of themselves believing this cause to be legit, but because genuine appeals rely on the same goodwill and trust which you've just abused. If someone else doesn't raise money for a real cause due to you sewing seeds of distrust, then shame on you.

post #26 of 46
Let's not jump to outright fraud. I do believe his dog is in need of a surgery. But a couple things to consider that, at the very least, speak to some incredibly poor judgement:

-If he did receive tickets for free, which seems dubious, selling them would have paid for his dog's surgery.
-Money he spent on this trip, which probably could have gone to a better cause, is now essentially being reimbursed through this fundraiser.

Fraud? Maybe, maybe not. Stupendously bad judgement to document a trip of this magnitude when he's asking for a handout? Yeah, astoundingly so.

The worst part, if the dog is legit in trouble, Carl's likelihood of raising necessary funds now is kaput.
post #27 of 46

Reading that thread, he seemed to come clean but said the trip only cost 300 bucks or something. Anyway, he said he is going to process anyones refunds who wish it through the paypal account, so if anyone here feels ripped off, I think you can get your money back.

 

Curious as to why he posted their explaining himself but has avoided this place....

post #28 of 46

Geezus.  If anything, I'm worried about the dog.  I hope that dog gets the operation he needs.  

 

But dammit.  And this has not affected the trust that I have with this site and the (more well known) participants.  But.....dammit.

post #29 of 46
If he's open about the surgery, shows a receipt, proves the money went to the right place, I'd wish Carl nothing but the best.
post #30 of 46

I hope all of that happens, Tim. I really do.

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post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by roboTimKelly View Post

If he's open about the surgery, shows a receipt, proves the money went to the right place, I'd wish Carl nothing but the best.

Yes.

 

Read through the NDnation thread, quickly.  *throwing hands ups in frustration*  I don't know......still concerned about the dog.  I guess a credit card could cover whatever costs the fund raising cannot, right? 

 

Man, I gotta do something about this soft spot I have for critters.  Doesn't help having my own bunch of critters.  

post #33 of 46

Rocky better get his surgery, and he better be fine.  If not, it's on Carl's head.  I donated, not a lot, but what I could.  I donated to Rocky, because I love dogs and how much they love and trust us, unconditionally.

 

This was bone headed, and it's frustrating that he seems to have disappeared from this forum, instead of explaining and owning up.

 

ETA: this doesn't look like fraud to me, but it was extremely morally questionable.  It would have been a much more upstanding effort to sell the tickets, if possible, and pay for the surgery that way.  As it is, he has apparently put his love of Notre Dame (a clear signifier of bad taste, anyway) above his concern for Rocky.

post #34 of 46
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Originally Posted by roboTimKelly View Post

If he's open about the surgery, shows a receipt, proves the money went to the right place, I'd wish Carl nothing but the best.

 

Seconded.

post #35 of 46

Hopefully that includes the surplus going to the Atlanta dog shelter, as he said.
 

post #36 of 46
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

I'd like to clear this up right now:

 

1) The Rocky thing is legit, he will be taken care of and any money donated through his fund is sitting in a Paypal account, untouched.

 

2) Yes, I did take my son down to Florida for the game weekend as part of his 10th birthday. However, the trip absolutely did *not* cost anywhere close to what is being alleged. There's simply no way I could have afforded it, for one. Two, the only thing that made it possible was that it could be done with a relatively short drive to my mother's house in Orlando, and about 2-3 hour round trip drives between there and the Miami area. Buying tickets was never an option once other financial situations came to pass. Thankfully, though, I was able to contact someone I know who's highly involved with the company that runs security for Sun Life Stadium, and he was able to come up with 2 tickets after family members decided not to make the trip. All told, he trip cost me $384.17 (mostly in gas), which I had to put on a credit card with a $500 limit.

 

Now, I understand this might upset some people who have donated to the Rocky thing. I now completely get how bad it looks. To that end, if you have made a donation through his fund and want a refund I will do so without hesitation. Like I said, the money is still sitting in a Paypal fund anyway.  Just know that I did not exploit my innocent dog's situation in order to go on an "extravagant" trip. I compartmentalized the two things as much as possible, probably to my detriment. But I was also honest and upfront about taking Donovan on that trip on my Facebook. There was a post several weeks ago where I bemoaned that I probably couldn't take him and FB friends were encouraging me that I should... saying it would be a birthday of a lifetime that he would never forget and that I had to take him if I could figure out a way. These are some of the very same people who have been following Rocky's surgery fundraiser via my Facebook as well (which is where I'd say a majority of the funds have been raised... through family and friends there) and they also made donations. I posted while on the trip to my Twitter and Facebook, including photos. I wasn't hiding a thing.

 

What happened on ND Nation is most unfortunate, however, and was my fault in bad judgment. I posted a single post about Rocky's Story there about a week and a half ago and we got 5-6 new donations from people through that posting (best guess as it's impossible to tell exactly where they come from). I was wrong not to also mention that I was going down to Florida on that site. I'm now painfully aware of how that looks.  So, last week someone saw the pics from the trip on my Facebook/Twitter (which were public), jumped to the conclusion that the whole Rocky thing was an elaborate fraud to pay for an expensive trip to South Florida and it got ugly really, really fast. In the end, I am banned from that site. And that's fine. But a few people (none of whom even donated by the way) have gotten very personal with this... People were doing Google searches on me, digging up and posting links to old dating site profiles, making fun of Rocky, questioning whether he even exists... all kinds of ridiculous stuff. That's how someone found this thread here, and posted. I've had to make both my Facebook and Twitter profiles completely private, and even my daughter and ex-wife have been harassed on Facebook. It's crazy.

 

To that end, I'm now doing what I probably should have done all along and keeping the Rocky stuff focused on my personal Facebook, which only friends and family have access to.  I posted it here and a couple other places because I frankly thought it might help.  Though I haven't been a very active poster here on CHUD in some time I have been a member of this community for over a dozen years now. And of course I know some of you personally, including Nick.  As much as I was humiliated on ND Nation, I can ultimately accept my fate there... because I didn't have any "real life" friends or acquaintances there. This, however, is wholly different.  

 

Anyway, again I am sorry for how this looks. And I'm sorry he ND Nation embroglio has now come to CHUD.  That said, I will indeed refund any donations anyone made through here as well. While Rocky's fund may take a hit I'm still confident I will work it out somehow. He will be just fine.

 

If anyone wants to contact me directly or wants more info, feel free to do so. And I will also update people on Rocky in the future, regardless.

 

Thanks,

 

Carl

post #37 of 46
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I'm not a long-time member of this community, and I make no appeal as one. In fact, I didn't even know about this little corner of the internet until I became aware of the issues with the story about Rocky. I'm simply posting at this point because I'd like to address a few things, and I think would help the members here see this all a bit more clearly. So keep that in mind as you read my response. My intention has only been to help and perhaps protect the community here, and inform them about a situation that looks very odd at it's very best interpretation. Perhaps that will allow you to overlook my post count or membership date.

 

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1) The Rocky thing is legit, he will be taken care of and any money donated through his fund is sitting in a Paypal account, untouched.

 

Rocky is what I care about most in this entire situation. Rocky is a lovely dog. And if he is in need of the surgery as you've explained here and on numerous other message boards, then your decision to go to the National Championship game has harmed Rocky and his long term health. Your actions have legitimately caused people to question many things about your fundraising, and any goodwill you had is lost. Nobody will be willing to donate to the cause because of the actions you took, Rocky's life becomes exponentially more difficult, and his chances more dire. Those are the consequences for the animal you call your best friend and buddy, and frankly, it makes me the most angry of anything you've done. Dogs love us unconditionally, and all they ask is that we love them in return. The health of an animal is something that an animal is helpless to control, and it's one of the most important parts of the unspoken pact we make with our pets. That we will see to their physical health in return for the love and joy that they so effortlessly bring into our lives. He deserved better from you.

 

 

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 Thankfully, though, I was able to contact someone I know who's highly involved with the company that runs security for Sun Life Stadium, and he was able to come up with 2 tickets after family members decided not to make the trip.

 

This was addressed on NDN, but it's a point well worth raising again. Security firms do not receive tickets to the game. They receive security passes. The event was one of the most-hyped National Championship games in history because of the historical dominance of the sport by both Notre Dame and Alabama. Both schools had problems with ticket allotments, since the tickets were in such high demand. And a linchpin of your story is that a security firm got a ticket allotment. It's not remotely plausible on it's own, but let's assume that's true- if both schools were implementing unprecedented ticket controls to prevent the scalping of desirable tickets, why would a random security guy be so easily able to give his away?  It stands to reason that if there were no control from his company on his actual tickets you say he received, why then would he give away two such valuable tickets?  It's a very tidy holiday bonus if he sells them to a ticket-starved fan from South Bend or Tuscaloosa. There is nothing about this scenario that's really even plausible.

 

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I posted while on the trip to my Twitter and Facebook, including photos. I wasn't hiding a thing.

 

In fact, you were hiding a thing. Multiple things, really. When you were soliciting donations from strangers on here, as well as multiple other message boards, you were not publicizing your personal Facebook and Twitter pages. The good people who were donating to you were doing so on your word, and a bond of trust that you were telling the truth. You didn't mention going to Miami in any of your postings, so you were hiding from the people who donated on your word that you were taking a lavish trip at the same time you were asking for their help in caring for your dog. It was only through having people on NDN as friends on those social media sites that revealed the duplicity. Claiming you weren't hiding anything from people you were taking money from is simply untrue.

 

 

 

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So, last week someone saw the pics from the trip on my Facebook/Twitter (which were public), jumped to the conclusion that the whole Rocky thing was an elaborate fraud to pay for an expensive trip to South Florida and it got ugly really, really fast. In the end, I am banned from that site. And that's fine. But a few people (none of whom even donated by the way) have gotten very personal with this... People were doing Google searches on me, digging up and posting links to old dating site profiles, making fun of Rocky, questioning whether he even exists... all kinds of ridiculous stuff. That's how someone found this thread here, and posted. I've had to make both my Facebook and Twitter profiles completely private, and even my daughter and ex-wife have been harassed on Facebook. It's crazy.

 

You're playing the victim here. And more than that, you're throwing backhanded insults throughout this post at the people of CHUD and NDN with the "few people donated" remarks, and saying things like 'the majority of the funds I raised were from personal friends and family'. You should be grateful for every person who donated a single cent to Rocky's cause, but you can't help but to try and minimize the contributions made from these fine folks in order to minimize the problems you've caused. Your very public actions in attending an expensive event while soliciting for donations caused the digging for information to occur, and while I can agree that it probably went too far in it's scope, it's not as if it weren't justified to a certain point before it jumped the shark due to your actions.

 

Further, I find it exceedingly hard to believe the slander that the very kind people of NDN were harassing your children or your ex-wife. These are the same people who have generated thousands of dollars for cancer victims, and children's medical needs in the very recent past. I have never seen the community there fail to rally around a worthwhile cause with their checkbooks, and neither have you, or you wouldn't have sought their financial help for Rocky, or the times before that when you detailed explicitly your financial troubles hoping to receive aid from them financially. Your reputation there was very dubious before Rocky, and it's one of the many reasons something about the Rocky situation didn't sit well with them.

 

To wit, you started soliciting donations here on Dec. 23rd. On Christmas, you posted on NDN saying that your budget for tickets was 1600.00. There was ample room for distrust. You can maintain you received free tickets, but there is proof that you were at the very least seeking to buy them. You weren't targeted by NDN. You flaunted their generosity in their faces, and no amount of saying you're the victim here will make it so.

 

There are many people who gave to your dog freely, and gave money that could have gone to their own entertainment or needs. Those people deserve to know the facts.

 

It's for them that I've made the post that I have. 

 

 

 

post #38 of 46
Thread Starter 
I'm actually going to pause the fundraiser for a couple of days. I may even be able to lower the goal as I've saved a couple hundred more and may be able to make up a lot of the difference myself with the next 2-3 paychecks. We'll see. Anyway, I'll continue to update here. smile.gif Thanks!
post #39 of 46
Thread Starter 
Update: Okay, so I did the budgeting this weekend. Gonna put another $300 of each of my next 3 paychecks toward the $2400 I've already saved. With the $4400 raised via the fundraiser so far, that means we're actually less than $600 from the goal! The vet can do the surgery in early March. And even if we don't raise the additional $600 by then they'll work with us and give me some time to pay the difference afterward.

Thanks so much to all who have helped make this happen. smile.gif I'll be sure to keep everyone here updated.

BTW, I'll have to bring Rocky himself to a local outdoor CHUD gathering one of these days (after his recovery, of course) smile.gif
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by Carl Cunningham View Post

Update: Okay, so I did the budgeting this weekend. Gonna put another $300 of each of my next 3 paychecks toward the $2400 I've already saved. With the $4400 raised via the fundraiser so far, that means we're actually less than $600 from the goal! The vet can do the surgery in early March. And even if we don't raise the additional $600 by then they'll work with us and give me some time to pay the difference afterward.

Thanks so much to all who have helped make this happen. smile.gif I'll be sure to keep everyone here updated.

BTW, I'll have to bring Rocky himself to a local outdoor CHUD gathering one of these days (after his recovery, of course) smile.gif


That is fantastic. Post pictures!

post #41 of 46
Thread Starter 
Will do! smile.gif
post #42 of 46

Great news and thank you, Carl for coming here and explaining yourself; really appreciate it!  So happy Rocky is going to get that surgery!

post #43 of 46
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone.

 

I just wanted to update you all on Rocky...

 

Well... we did it!! :)  On Monday he had the complete surgery, and it was successful... no issues or complications. The doctors expect he will made a full recovery and that this will indeed solve all of the issues with his remaining shoulder. And he also avoided any infections for the first 48-72 hours, which was the other critical thing. We brought him home today. The poor guy is knocked out on pain meds, shaven and all stitched up and stapled on one side. We have to keep him off his feet as much as possible for another few days, but then rehab and recovery begins. And knowing this dude, it's not gonna take him too long. Besides, he's part Terminator now anyway ;)

 

Anyway, THANKS SO MUCH for everyone's support and help, even though who just shared kind words and positive thoughts. We're grateful to each and every one of you.

 

I'll share more updates soon, including some pics, on Rocky's progress.

 

Thanks again!

 

Carl

post #44 of 46

That's great news, Carl. I wish I could have contributed, but the holidays socked it to me this year. Best of luck to Rocky on a speedy recovery and a long life.

post #45 of 46
Thread Starter 

Hey, no worries at all man. And thanks! :)

post #46 of 46

Wonderful news!  Thank you for the update, Carl!  Be great to see Rocky once he's back up and walking about.  A pic or two?  smile.gif

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