Last Saturday, I went to support my gay family and friends and went to our city’s Pride festival. This was the first time attending and I didn’t know anyone there. Normally, if I don’t have someone to go with somewhere, I just won’t go. Yes, I give up my chance of having fun or living LIFE just because I don’t want to go alone. And I know that I am not the only person like this. *cough* introverts *cough* But I’ve had enough of missing things just because I am… Hmmm I don’t know, scared? Intimidated? Care about what people think of me being there alone? My mother often goes to movies alone, I have always admired her for that. It is something I need to do sometime because there are tons of movies that I have wanted to see but never had anyone to go with sooooo I missed the chance of seeing them on the big screen.
So going to this festival alone was HUGE for me as it is the first thing I have done alone (I think). Technically I guess I wasn’t alone, I brought Storm. But having her with me gave me the courage to get out of my house and go. Even though I brought her with, I am still proud of myself and had to give myself a pat on the back (by posting it ha!).
I ended up staying for a couple hours, which surprised me. But how could I leave when the main theme is about love? Oh! And how could I leave when everyone was adoring and gushing over Storm? I can’t help it, I’m a proud mama. I like to show her off. 🙂
Storm here! Most of you know that my mom has Lupus and that I am her companion dog. And some of you may know that I recently tore my Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and the only way to correct this is to have an ACL repair surgery.
Mom hates to ask for help but says I am so good at begging that I thought I would put my skills to use! My mom needs assistance in helping with my vet bill for this surgery.
It is very important that I get my leg fixed! I make sure she gets her exercise by giving me small walks when I need to go out. Sometimes she tells me that she is in too much pain but I make her do it anyway! I need her to be healthy, just like she needs me to be healthy.
She even uses me as leverage when she can’t get off the floor. But I need my strong legs to be healthy in order to hold her up until she is able to stand on her own.
I am asking for any donations to help with the vet bill as funds are hard to come by. Any amount will do – even one dollar would be fantastic! If you are not able to donate, please pass this or the word along. Below is the vet’s information if you wish to send a check or call in with a payment over the phone. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much Mom will appreciate it!
Lukens Animal Clinic
3505 W 49th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 361-1955 (Make sure to mention Storm Whetzel)