Monday, November 4, 2013

Happy Gotcha Day, Pyg!

It's official: we foster failed! I signed the paperwork tonight. Pyg has found his forever home.


Jen said...

Congratulations to both of you!

(I love his ears!)

Lara said...

He is darling. Congratulations!

Leslie said...

Congratulations on your failure! Can't wait to hear the origins of his new name.

Tasha said...

Congrats to you, Maisy, and Pyg! :)

Anonymous said...

He is cute! However I am concerned about your adopting a new dog, given that only recently you were soliciting money to pay for Maisy's expensive veterinary care, and she is not even fully recovered yet. This seems to me to be an irresponsible move.

-A concerned donor

Crystal Thompson said...

Hello concerned donor,

First of all, thank you so much for supporting Maisy when she was ill. I really, truly appreciate that.

I agree that the timing is TERRIBLE for getting another dog. This was not the plan... but here he is. I can't really explain it other than I really feel as though he needs to be in my life. Heaven knows why. Financially, I'm doing what I can to protect myself moving forward by purchasing insurance for Pyg. I found a pretty low-cost plan that will cover the vast majority of my expenses should he become ill. Maisy is basically uninsurable at this point (well, she is, but it would be both expensive and have so many pre-existing conditions that it would likely be worthless). I''ve also picked up another job and cut back on an already pretty-austere budget to pay for her future care.

As for Maisy's recovery, she got a gold star from her neurologist in mid-October. He was pleased with her progress, and said that she had no activity restrictions. Her behavior shows that she's feeling very, very good indeed. This is probably as close to recovery as she's going to get, to be honest. She is still on steroids, and due to the fact that her illness was immune-mediated, she will likely be on and off them for life.

So, I don't know. Bad timing for sure, but irresponsible? I don't think so. Or at least, I've done everything I can to do an irresponsible thing as responsibly as possible. Life happens sometimes. Like I said, I don't know why this dog has been called into my life. That said, if you or anyone else feels misled or betrayed somehow, please email me from the address you used for your paypal donation, and I'll refund you. I want people to feel good about donating, not like they were fooled.

Also, while I think your criticism is both fair and honestly something that I expected, it does sting, especially the anonymous nature of it. Because of that, I'm going to turn off anonymous commenting. If you'd still like to discuss it, I'd be glad to do so. I just would like to know who I'm talking with.

Again, thank you so much for supporting Maisy and I when she was sick, and thank you for being so kind and polite in your comment, even if it does hurt a bit.