While I was in Vermont last week enjoying some Summer fun at my family’s cottage on Lake Champlain, my pup, Calvin, got injured. There was no particular event or apparent reason for the injury, but Calvin just started screaming on our first morning there. We couldn’t tell if it was his head, neck, legs, or what. I checked him over & had him rest on his beddie. He seemed better for a little bit, but then he would move funny & start screaming again. I had never heard or seen a dog in pain like that–it broke my heart. I took him to the local vet & they said it looked like a back or neck injury & they gave him a painkiller & muscle relaxant & said with some rest he may improve … & if not to take him to a neurologist when we got home.
It looked liked he was making headway, but Saturday morning after he went out to tinkle, he completely froze up. He couldn’t stand or walk at all. It was so scary. We grabbed him & headed over to the ER/Maine Veterinary Referral Center to have him checked out. He was in a lot of pain, terrified and couldn’t move. They told us it looked like a ruptured disc & that he’d likely need surgery. We left him there overnight for some tests & an MRI.
Long story short, Calvin did not require surgery & is now walking after a steroid treatment. He is still a little tired & weak in his legs, but his sassy little personality is back & we are so relieved. Calvin is supposed to lay low for 8 weeks & avoid jumping, climbing & play with his boisterous sister, Zoe. That will be a challenge … as will monitoring his reactive personality.
Between the 2 vet visits the tab came to over $3600. OUCH! To help offset the costs of the bills I am offering a crazy good CALVIN SALE on some of my larger pieces, as well as a 2 month payment plan, if needed. :-) If you have ever wanted a larger “EFraser” painting to hang on your wall, now would be the time! I’ve never made an offer like this before & don’t plan on doing it again. :-) Shop away! Click here to view the amazing deals!
COMMISSIONS: I am also offering LARGE commissions or pet portraits (36×36 or 30×40) for $600 instead of $1000. Click on the appropriate link to place your order & simply e-mail me several pics of what you would like painted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Local commission, to be picked up — Commission to be shipped.
LOVE: And Calvin is charging $10 for 20 minutes of love. If you choose this option, you will receive 3 Calvin notecards. :-) Click here to purchase 20 minutes of Calvin Love.
Thanks for reading my story & for your support of my artwork. YOU ROCK! xoxo Elizabeth, Maureen, Calvin, Zoe, Fonzi & Chickpea