Thursday, November 20, 2014

Lost

Lately my heart just hasn't been in writing. I don't know why or what's going on with me. I guess it has to do with everything going on in my life lately, stress, I just don't know. I suppose I have been feeling overwhelmingly stressed lately between work, trying to get the puppy trained, planning our wedding and trying to figure out how we will possibly afford everything coming at us. 

Ok, let's be real here- a LOT of it has to do with money. I'm doing my damnedest to plan our wedding using the least amount of money possible without sacrificing quality, while trying to figure out how we are going to afford Luna's training. I'm more stressed about money than I ever have been in my life. I'm making the effort, every day, to give it to God. Unfortunately, it's not that easy. It is a daily struggle at the moment. 

However, on the upside, Luna had her evaluation today with the trainer, and she did great. Next step is getting the paperwork filled out, on both our end and the doctor's, and than paying the deposit. Again, the money issue!  But as I said, giving it to God. I think that's the only way I'm functioning currently without a breakdown.   

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ten Thousand Dollars

$10,000.  Yup, that's the cost to get Luna trained as a Seizure Alert Dog.  That's a huge amount.  Granted, it's at least half the cost of getting a dog from one of these places.  But still, we don't have that kind of money.  Ok, I knew before hand that it was going to cost a lot, but not that much.  I was truly hopeful that we could do the majority of training ourselves.  As it turns out, that's not the case.  We found a grand total of two places in Colorado that will even do this training.  One of them takes the dog for 3 months.  And they just do the basic service training, not what we need.  Apparently this one comes to you and does the training with you.  That dollar amount is just overwhelming.  In a perfect world, things like this would be far easier and affordable.  But we all know we don't live in a perfect, or even a fair, world.  So that's where we're at now.  We called and emailed everybody, and this is all we came up with.  So now the fundraising efforts start.

Here is the campaign Chris just started to help us get Luna the training we need!
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