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Diagnosis: Mast cell tumor
Amount of estimate: $2200
Owner Contribution: $200
We need to raise: $2000
Spayed or neutered:  Yes
Caseworkers: Kyle


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Mandy is a 14 year old Yorkshire terrier. She has developed a mast cell tumor on her vulva. Her veterinarian says it has grown rapidly in the last 2 weeks, and without surgery Mandy may have to be euthanized.

Her owner tells us, “She's been my very best friend. Now in her time of need, I want to do everything I can to see she gets the care she needs. Unfortunately, I can't do this without help.”

Please help us to help Mandy get the surgery needs right away.

To make a donation for this pet, please go to www.imom.org/donation, and mark your gift "GF - Mandy Ardoline."

Thank you very much.

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Hi my name is Mary.  I am Mandy's Best Friend, mom, human, campanion, greatful, loyal, and appreciative caretaker, etc. I guess I could be called many things, but honestly, right now, I'm scared. The "C" word. It has taken so many human people I have loved, and even has knocked on my door, but why my sweet little innocent Mandy? So far, it appears that it is only that one main, every growing and menacing tumor on her vulva, of all places. Cancer almost transforms from a consuming illness, to an actual evil entity. How do you outsmart it? It's battling it. For us, it's a race against the clock, before it multiples and spreads itself out.

So today, 8/22/10, Mandy has been resting comfortably. I have gotten mandy a "pantie", releasing her from  the cumbersome e-collar. She is much happier, which makes me happy. No more coming up to me, sitting, and staring at me with puppy eyes. Oh, it was killing me. I had to do everything and anything to keep Mandy from chewing on the tumor. Poor little sweet heart. That mean tumor has grown to the point that it has started to aggravate my Mandy.

Mandy knows how to communicate with those eyes. For example, she woke me up to be let out. However, much to her dismay, Mandy learned it was raining.  Mandy stopped just before the open door, put her head down and looked up at me with those big sweet, brown eyes, like "do I have to"? Mandy has always hated the rain, but she loves to swim? She my Mandy!

Little wet noses and whisker kisses,

Mary and Mandy

Edited by Kate's Family, 22 August 2010 - 12:48 PM.

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IMOM angels...

When you read Mary's posts about her sweet Mandy you can just "see" all the love that is there.

This little girl has been a part of Mary's life for a long time...Yorkie's are spunky, determined dogs...and they live a nice, long life...

Let's get busy raising the monies needed for this surgery so Mary and Mandy can continue on being together...

EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS...it all adds up to the amount needed...I know that money is tight for many right now...that's OK...if you read Mandy and Mary's story...CROSSPOST...send it to your friends...ask them to send it to theirs...

POST on FACEBOOK and TWITTER...SPREAD THE WORD...that's almost as good as a donation...the more people that know...the quicker we'll get this little girl fixed up...

Please...Judy

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I just copied and pasted this post from Mary's gallery...it's a beautiful thing...and she also tells about all her other pets...if you have time...click on her name and read what she's written...

Here's her story of Mandy...

Mandy. I see her as my best friend. The cats are like my kids, but Mandy is my heart. Mandy is without a doubt, my very best friend. Mandy was a rescue from a person who in her grief, filled her life with too many furry friends, than she could handle. When she became overwhelmed, she started to give them away to strangers, kicked them out, and even had them euthanized... Little did I know Mandy in many ways, would end up rescuing me. Mandy has been there through it all, the good, the bad, and the very ugly. She has been my loyal, unconditional constant. The size of a house cat, with a heart of a lion. She is amazing and irreplaceable. I have never known, nor will I ever know love, like the love of Mandy.

When I first rescued Mandy, she was about 2 - 2 1/2 years old. She was pretty much a blank slate. She was not house trained (now she goes on command, using the word "potty"), and was totally unruly (now she understands hand signals). It was a definitely a battle of the wills. 11 + years later, she knows me, my routines, and I know her, her routines, tones of her barks, throaty whines, and those looks. Oh my, when Mandy does not want to do something, she puts her head down and looks up at me with those cute puppy eyes. Up until recently, Mandy used to have addiction: The ball. Mandy was totally OCD about the ball. Size, shape, or weight, never deterred her, neither has the size of other dogs or critters. Mandy is totally fearless. Like I said before, she has taught me a lot. And by the way, you can teach old dog new tricks, even if they have to slow down.

I have always kept Mandy in puppy cut, because she would go hell-bent after her ball, into or through anything. She also enjoys swimming, going for walks, one handed wrestling, and being carried around in her bag. I believe that it's not the intelligence of the animal, but the dedication and love of the owner.

Sadly, Mandy has a Mast Cell Tumor that is operable, but due to questionable kidney functions, has yet to be removed. My family is been dealing with a lot of sadness, which includes the death of my old man, black kitty, Buddy, last October. His name says is all..... My heart continues to be torn and breaking. I have been researching passionately on how to improve Mandy's kidneys. Luckily, the cancer has not spread, but due its location, its growth will cause future complications. It needs to be removed. Hoping for miracles and good research will make that happen. However, with all my furry and four legged family members, I would never make them live for me. Their quality of life continues and will always be prority one. To truly love, is to love selflessly. Is that not the love of a Pet?

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Mandy has $205 in donations so far, as of about 10:00am eastern time. So she's off to a good start.

Thank you and please help spread the word. You can share this page on Facebook, post a link on Twitter, or send a link to family and friends by email.

Here's a little URL link to Mandy's page:

http://bit.ly/9In89a

Let's help Mandy get rid of that terrible tumor.

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Thank you so much, Judy! Thank You for your kind words and your sweet  helpful "push"  of encouragement.  I also appreciate your suggestions of Twitter and Facebook. Any suggestions help.

This whole thing has just been overwhelming. My rock is sick. I have no one else in my life to look to for support or that hope that everything will be ok. Mandy has been my constant. When humans have disappointed me time and time again, it has always been Mandy.

I just got an email from another finanicial assistance source and they are unable to help me. At least I tried. It is hard to ask strangers help, but I am willing to do anything to for my Mandy. Later I am going to try to Ebay some stuff.

Cancer is evil. Her tumor is like a ticking time bomb. I don't know how much time I have before it explodes throughout Mandy. That is constantly in the back of my mind. Helplessness is also the worst feeling in the world.

But for today, Mandy is going to the dentist with me. No kennel for her. She likes going for rides. Mandy is happy being with me, and even though she is very independent, she doesn't mind her carrying bad. She is so funny!

More later...

Until then,
Wet Nose and Whisker Kisses

Edited by Mandy's Family, 23 August 2010 - 12:01 PM.

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The best part of IMOM is that you are no alone...you have us here at IMOM!!  We are here for you when you are having a bad day and we are here if you are having a good day...so, tell Mandy that we are also there for her Mommy...

IMOM angels...Mandy's Mom is working hard to try to find monies to get Mandy her surgery...

We all know what "C" can do...let's get this determined, strong little girl fixed up...and let's do it now...

We will do it one step at a time...EVERY DONATION COUNTS...it all adds up...don't think that your donation won't help...don't think it's too small...every donation goes towards our goal...believe me...

We have $205.00 right now...let's work on getting another $200 or $300.00...a doable amount but when we add it all together...it's a great number...and that much closer to the amount needed...

I know that i"m going to be here to help this sweet girl all I can...can some others join me?

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Today I went to the dentist and I just couldn't put Mandy in the kennel again. She loves car rides. She loves being with me, and I her.

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I had to stop at Walmart first, very quick. It was cool enough to leave her in the car. I left the windows down some for her. By the time I got back to the car, she was out of bag, and crashed out in the back seat. She has always been a smart dog. I am glad I left her newly cleaned pantie on.

Without the e-collar last night, she slept very good. And, when I finally got to sleep, so did I. I got too good of sleep, I guess, because when I let her out, I sort of forgot something. But, it was nothing a little handing washing and hanging over the fan for a few wouldn't fix. Oh, and the dog, got an impromptu sponge bath. I hope you weren't thinking the opposite? Nah!

So after I got puppy pads for Mandy, deodorant for me, and worms for the turtle, it was off to the dentist. This time she came in with me. Everyone in the office stopped by my room to meet her. I think a few even left their patients to meet Mandy. She has that  "animal magnetism"  about her. When asked about her age, they could not believe she was 14. They said she acted and looked so much younger. I said she gets that from her mother. Anyways, Mandy was quite interested in the going on's in the office. Her head was bobbling around checking everybody and everything out.

My dental hygienist is an absolute doll. I'm very lucky to have found her.  The office secretary is a sweetheart too!  And, she was the one who came up with the idea to do this:


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Can you say Holiday 2010 card cover?.... You would think it was staged, but honestly it was not, totally candid. She stayed in her bag for awhile during my cleaning but then Mandy got antsy and wanted down. So, I let her down and Mandy spent most of the duration my cleaning at the feet of Sharon, my dental hygienist.  Sharon insisted it was because Mandy smelled her cats on her shoes, and I assured her, it was that Mandy liked her. Mandy has always been a good judge of character. I wish I would have listened to Mandy more in the past. Animals have this uncanny way of knowing?? It shouldn't be listen to your heart. It should be listen to your dog.

Well, one of our last stops of the day was to the cemetery. From my "About Me", I talked about how I lost my sweet old man Buddy, the cat. I am still crushed. That was at the end of October. At the beginning of October I lost my grandfather, who was like a father to me. We were very close. He just adored Mandy. Just the way he said her name, had a melodic ring to it, "MANN-dee". I can still hear him say her name. He just got a kick out of her. He also call her "puppy". She has always acted like one. Until that evil thing has been growing. Anyways, we stopped at the cemetery. It was the first time for me, since I trickled dirt on his resting urn. I thought Mandy and I would stop by for a "visit". She was on her leash, but I did not have it locked. Ironically, she snuffed around his tombstone vigorously. It could have been a coincidence, though, I never taught her how to "heel". I taught her the "basics". The rest she learned through repetition, consistency, and routine with me. She has a little free spirit in her, like me. I was never going to break that....I miss my grandfather terribly. Mandy has have been there through it all.  

Today, I also had to make a tough decision. I decided to put Mandy's surgery off, for another week. I just can not afford it. Last month, my cat, Checkers, had major dental surgery. The tissue in the back part of Checkers's mouth was so inflamed, unbenounced to me, that was getting to the point of closing off her airway. Now, Checkers is a whole new cat, and I am so thankful. However, I am still paying for that, so my resources are low. It was a tough and heart breaking decision, especially with this odor I am now noticing that is coming from the tumor area, but unfortunately, money makes the world go round. And, I know no matter the amount of generous, heart felt pennies that come from heaven, I will still need to have a little nest egg of my own. The cost always, always, gets ballooned up. I know that were in a recession, but there has to be a line between a business and a facility that provides health care. Does that make sense?

The value of everything Mandy has done for me and being beyond the best companion to me,  is priceless. She is priceless. I will never know another Mandy in a four-legged or two-legged ever again, in my lifetime. This is my one time blessing, so of course I am going to do everything in my power to give her the best quality of life.  But that is where I fall into that trap of supply and demand. It can be so frustrating. Fortunately, I am humbled, grateful beyond words, and appreciative for generations to come to Kyle, Jacki, Magic (God Bless his Soul), IMOM, Judy, and all the appreciators of the four-legged supporters, who are being so generous with their time, energy, and love. Thank You from both Mandy and I.  

Until Next Time...

Wet Nose and Whisker Kisses

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I have $6 to contribute.  Best of luck with raising the rest of the funds quickly, and ultimately with the surgery!

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Update: I followed Judy suggestions. I just posted on Twitter and Facebook. It was hard to do on Facebook, because I don't know a lot of my "friends". They are just there for my games. The things I play when the insomnia gets real bad. I've been battling that since I lost my grandfather.  On one hand, it's been kind of nice, because there's been plenty of nights, especially lately, where I just sit and watch Mandy peacefully sleep all curled up in her bed. Sometimes she has one ear perked slightly up. So, I am not entirely conviced she's fully asleep, or just resting her eyes for a bit. There is something about a sleeping dog, that brings a smile to my face, and not just my mouth, but my eyes too. Or maybe it's just my sleeping angel, Mandy.  Good Night to all your sleeping angels out there.
Little Wet Noses,
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Loyal Door Greeters,
Always Along for the Ride.
These are some of my Favorites Things!!
Head Butts & Belly Rubs,
Mandy's Family =^-^=

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View PostVivaleChat, on 23 August 2010 - 08:35 PM, said:

I have $6 to contribute.  Best of luck with raising the rest of the funds quickly, and ultimately with the surgery!

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VivaleChat,

Mandy and I thank you so much for your kindness. We really appreciate it!! And, for you well wishes. Those mean so much as well! You are very sweet!

Wet nose and Whisker Kisses,

Mary and Mandy
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Heads Cocked to the Side,
Loyal Door Greeters,
Always Along for the Ride.
These are some of my Favorites Things!!
Head Butts & Belly Rubs,
Mandy's Family =^-^=

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Good Morning All...

I just wanted to comment on Mandy's Mom's posts...her love and closeness to this little girls is amazing...

I hope that when you read what's been written...you will pass these words along to everyone...all of the PINs that come to IMOM are special...and this one seems particularly so...as I said before...read the beautiful things that Mandy's Mom says about her...think about it just for a minute and then share it with others and ask the others to share it with people they know and so on...

Mandy needs her surgery and she needs it soon...her Mom is trying...and we are here to help...Judy

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Thank you Judy for such a lovely compliment. It means so much! It all comes from my heart. Life has been an interesting journey. I wish I could say the scales were tipped towards more happiness, but unfortunately, I can not. The last "big event" in my life, I failed. Big time, and it brought me down. However, my Mandy has been there, everyday. Even on the sadder days, Mandy was always there with her smiling face to great me each morning. Through the nightmares, a tap on the bed, and there Mandy was. In the dark every night, a deep sigh, a warm little body; I knew I was never ever alone. I was never allowed to feel alone. I was never going to fall all the way down, because there was a a little one foot frame to keep me from it.

Sometimes, Vets have had to take Mandy away to draw blood, or do an exam or what not. I have had Vets remark how when they carry Mandy back out to me, she holds out her little paws to me. And, when I get her back, she always acts like it had been days since she had seen me. Sometimes she will shake, but once we are in the car, she will curl up in the back seat and fall asleep, with no cares in the world.

Unfortunately, I can not say it happened one time, because it happened twice. My car broke down twice, when I had taken Mandy to a previous specialist, approximately an hour away from home. The car had to be towed home both times. We had to catch a ride from the tow truck driver, each time. Each time, the tow truck driver was leery about having Mandy in his cab. The dog doesn't go, the car doesn't go. But, we reassured each driver that she was fine when traveling. Each time, the driver was reluctant to agree. Each time, Mandy laid down on the seat of the cab right next to me, put head little head on my hand, and slept all the way home. And each time, the driver remarked about what a good dog she was, upon delivering us home. I know, I replied, each time.

Sorry, that is all for now. Mandy's mommy has a migraine today. We are laying low today, unfortunately. I think all the stress and the fact that I had to make the difficult decision of putting Mandy's surgery off for another week, because I am scrapping together all I can; is finally catching up with me. But, Mandy is curled up in her bed right now, sleeping so peacefully. Is there a more delightful sight? Just as I type this, Amore, my cat, stretches just beyond my laptop. Her ears twitter. Her little paws extend out, scratching at the air. She rolls her head down, so it's more visible to me. It looks like she's smiling?

Wet nose and Whisker Kisses


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Always Along for the Ride.
These are some of my Favorites Things!!
Head Butts & Belly Rubs,
Mandy's Family =^-^=

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Mandy's fund stands at $681.

Thank you for continuing to spread the word about her needs!

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Mandy has $721.

Thank you! ... $1279 to go.

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YAY RAH IMOM ANGELS!!!

Won't Mandy's Mom be excited when she checks in today...Did you read her other post?  Yesterday she had a migraine headache...you know that's brought on from stress...she's SO WORRIED for her Mandy...

But...GREAT JOB with fund raising yesterday...I am so happy for them...she has already moved Mandy's surgery date to next week...I just know we can do this...

Let's cross post Mandy's story to others...ask them to cross post also...TWITTER and FACEBOOK your friends about Mandy...ask them to pass it forward also...I KNOW THAT WE CAN DO THIS...

We are nearly HALFWAY there...AMAZING...There is always Magic in the air. :magicmoon:  Judy

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Ok, that makes the third time IMOM has made me cry. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am truly humbled and beyond appreciative!! You all don't know what this means to Mandy and me. You have renewed my faith in the kindness of strangers. I also have my own angelic cheerleader, too! Thank you, Judy!

Well, too smart for her own good, Mandy, has learned how to loosen the ties on panties so she can get to her tumor. It has only taken her how many days? I know it has just be aggravating her so. I feel horrible for her. So, we are off to Country Max, a pet supply store to buy something different, less pretty (no ruffles around the tail), and more industrialize for my little Houdini. Who is now innocently sleeping on the floor next to her bed.

I mentioned in my "About Me" Mandy had OCD, "Oh Circle 'Ding", can we play?" She loved to play fetch. She preferred her ball, but would improvise with anything round (ball-like), or a stick (size didn't matter). She would tire you out , before she would get tired. And, if she needed a cool down lap, she would take the long way around, before returning back. However, she loved her ball. We never left home without. She would check the car thoroughly for it, before even leaving it. It was like her blankie or binkie...She learned from playing with a German Shepard, at her previous home, when she was a pup. She probably realized it was the only way she could get attention from her previous "human"....The German Shepard was faster and bigger. So, she had to become faster or learn  how to be stealthy enough to steal it right out of his steel jaws. Mandy mastered both....It broke my heart the day I had to put her ball up forever. She had to avoid vigorous exercise. Only leisurely exercise. I was told she had congestive heart failure, which it turned out, that a slight, inconsistent murmur, does not mean congestive heart failure. She never had it, and futhermore, the medications she was put on for it, may have weakened her kidneys? Anyways, she had been without her ball for so long, she had lost interest. She had become depressed over it. Heart breaking, again.

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Edited by Mandy's Family, 25 August 2010 - 03:11 PM.

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I just found this post on Mandy's Mom profile page...I think everyone that has been reading about Mandy and her Mom need to read...it's very touching...

I copied and will be pasting two things from Mandy's Mom's writings...

21 Aug 2010 - 01:35
Been crying most of the night. I'm scared for her& me. She's just been the best. She doesn't even act sick. She acts wild & crazy; like she's a puppy, still. Stupid tumor. What a surgery this is going to be. 1 good thing I guess is I will be available to care for her 24/7. Guess everything happens for a reason, in regards to me. Not her, cause it's not fair!

20 Aug 2010 - 02:22
Talked 2 Mandy's Surgeon today, finally. She has an appt. next Tues. Very nervous. But, w fingers & paws crossed, hopefully next wk, she will finally have the MCT removed. It has now become more of a urgent concern. It has gotten bigger. Approx. the size of 1/2 of an cherry tomato. Luckily, it has grown up & not down. Sadly, it has started 2 cause Mandy great discomfort :(

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I just found this post on Mandy's Mom "about me" page...I think everyone that has been reading about Mandy and her Mom need to read it...it's very touching...

I copied and will be pasting two things from Mandy's Mom's writings...

21 Aug 2010 - 01:35
Been crying most of the night. I'm scared for her& me. She's just been the best. She doesn't even act sick. She acts wild & crazy; like she's a puppy, still. Stupid tumor. What a surgery this is going to be. 1 good thing I guess is I will be available to care for her 24/7. Guess everything happens for a reason, in regards to me. Not her, cause it's not fair!

20 Aug 2010 - 02:22
Talked 2 Mandy's Surgeon today, finally. She has an appt. next Tues. Very nervous. But, w fingers & paws crossed, hopefully next wk, she will finally have the MCT removed. It has now become more of a urgent concern. It has gotten bigger. Approx. the size of 1/2 of an cherry tomato. Luckily, it has grown up & not down. Sadly, it has started 2 cause Mandy great discomfort :(

Edited by Judy, 25 August 2010 - 07:00 PM.


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Update on Mandy's surgery. Thank You Judy! It is a good point! You have been so helpful, that means so much too. I know I have said this so many times before, but I am so overwhelmed. I will try to post earlier, but my sleep has been sporadic. I take it when I get it. It started when I lost my grandfather and has only worsen since Mandy has gotten "sick".


I spoke to her Vet last night. From my description, he is hoping that the tumor has just grown out and not down into the muscle. The plan will be to remove Mandy's entire vulva. Fortunately for Mandy, her vulva seemed to have always been more protruding than most females. I was told it was because she was allowed to go through a "heat" or two. When I rescued her, I had to get her fixed. But, because it is so "pronounced", there should not be too much, if any internal cutting to get the margins. At least, we are hoping. So, the plan will be, and this is if god willing that Mandy and I recieve the funds we  need, that Mandy when goes to have her surgery, she will go in the night before to have IV fluids all night, surgery the next day, probably stay over night for observation, and hopefully come home on the following day. Meanwhile, I will be home holding my breath and her bed, getting it soaked with my tears. I'm not even sure we have been separated that long?

I am really trying. Though, I always feel like I am never doing enough. Was there something I could have done to prevent the tumor? Was there something I could have done to prevent it from growing? At first, it was thought to be a plain old cyst. Why didn't I persue it further then? Stress and guilt have been taking there turns with me. It's like a four ring circus, along with powerless and helplessness. Crappy Cancer.

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My Sleeping Angel 08/25/10 10:25 EST

Edited by Mandy's Family, 26 August 2010 - 11:14 PM.

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It's another day and time to twitter and post on facebook to others that can help Mandy by crossposting to others also...

Mandy's Mom is doing a great job of posting, caring for Mandy and working on funds at her end...let's think about it...how overwhelming it must be to worry about your baby...try to think of ways to raise money...the stress must be tremendous.  I can't imagine how I'd feel if I were worrying and waiting and watching my baby SICK...and have to wait to get her taken care of....

Let's work really hard to try to get some more funds in...WE ARE NEARLY HALF WAY THERE!!!  That's GREAT...wouldn't it be grand to have a nice funds update posted when Mandy's Mom gets online...

Please...let's help this spunky, tough and vibrant little girl...

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Mandy's donations are still at $721. So please do cross-post to Facebook, twitter, pets mailing lists, and everywhere. Let's get this little one fixed up!

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I wish I could have sent more, but I just sent what I could spare this week through Paypal.

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Well, it's back to the pet supply store. My little Mandy Houdini has found a way to loosen her new pantaloons (panties) and either step out of them or get at her tumor. Not only am I not getting much sleep these days, but I've also become a very light sleeper. The slightest sound, and I am checking on Mandy. I am making sure she is not getting at that SOB tumor. I apologize. I am scared, tired, frustrated, and anxious.  I wonder how Mandy is feeling. I know how she is feeling when she is trying to lick at it, when she sighs, or is about to get her vitamins. She is a sigher. But, she remains "on". She is still my enthusiastic "pup". Is it for me? Or is it because she really is not really feeling that bad at all? I just wish I could have a glimpse into her mind just for a second.... I hate those panties. It is just a constant reminder of what they conceal. The "thing" that could make my Mandy suffer and very unhappy. Though, I am trying to staying positive, and I am so appreciated and excited about the kindness I have received from IMOM.  Ever little bit helps, believe me. I literally had to use change to buy her new panties. Things are tight here. The animals have food. They will always have their food.

Yorkshire Terriers are not swimmers. They do not have the webbing between their toes, and they have been known to panic in water. Well, my Mandy is a decent swimmer. She got tired of being left on the shore or running back and forth on the dock. So, she taught herself to swim. At first, I have to admit, it was a pathetic sight, but after time, she got a handle on it. I never let her go out too far (actually she won't go out too far), and she never swims without a buddy, me. But, she absolutely loves it. If we are by the water, she will wander down to the water to dip her toes and perhaps, her belly, and then come back after she's had her little "cool off". That is one of the reasons I have always kept her in the "puppy cut". The long flowing traditional hair of the Yorkshire Terrier would have cramped Mandy's style and personality. Can you image being in hot pursuit of your ball through the leaves or through bushes with all that hair? What a mess!

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Mandy's Family =^-^=

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View PostMandy, on 26 August 2010 - 12:52 PM, said:

Well, it's back to the pet supply store. My little Mandy Houdini has found a way to loosen her new pantaloons (panties) and either step out of them or get at her tumor. Not only am I not getting much sleep these days, but I've also become a very light sleeper. The slightest sound, and I am checking on Mandy. I am making sure she is not getting at that SOB tumor. I apologize. I am scared, tired, frustrated, and anxious.  I wonder how Mandy is feeling. I know how she is feeling when she is trying to lick at it, when she sighs, or is about to get her vitamins. She is a sigher. But, she remains "on". She is still my enthusiastic "pup". Is it for me? Or is it because she really is not really feeling that bad at all? I just wish I could have a glimpse into her mind just for a second.... I hate those panties. It is just a constant reminder of what they conceal. The "thing" that could make my Mandy suffer and very unhappy. Though, I am trying to staying positive, and I am so appreciated and excited about the kindness I have received from IMOM.  Ever little bit helps, believe me. I literally had to use change to buy her new panties. Things are tight here. The animals have food. They will always have their food.

Yorkshire Terriers are not swimmers. They do not have the webbing between their toes, and they have been known to panic in water. Well, my Mandy is a decent swimmer. She got tired of being left on the shore or running back and forth on the dock. So, she taught herself to swim. At first, I have to admit, it was a pathetic sight, but after time, she got a handle on it. I never let her go out too far (actually she won't go out too far), and she never swims without a buddy, me. But, she absolutely loves it. If we are by the water, she will wander down to the water to dip her toes and perhaps, her belly, and then come back after she's had her little "cool off". That is one of the reasons I have always kept her in the "puppy cut". The long flowing traditional hair of the Yorkshire Terrier would have cramped Mandy's style and personality. Can you image being in hot pursuit of your ball through the leaves or through bushes with all that hair? What a mess!
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I am praying for your precious Mandy to get the funds and to be completely healed. Where is the tumor and do you know what grade or how bad the tumor is. My shih tzu Brigitte had a mast cell tumor when she was 2 years old on her front leg, vet got it all and she will be 15 years old in Oct.
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Mandy wants to be more involved in her fundraising. But, I keep telling her that without thumbs, she can not use the space bar. Bless her little heart.

I  have posted a few of the pictures of her tumor under our Profile's Gallery. I do not know how people who take seeing them. It is reality, but it is also heart breaking and not pleasant to see. So if you want to see the reminder of what I get to look at everyday, several times a day, then go to our profile's gallery and check out the pictures of Mandy's tumor. Thanks.

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Edited by Mandy's Family, 26 August 2010 - 11:09 PM.

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Rose, Mandy and I thank you for sharing Brigitte's story. I am glad you had a happy ending. I appreciate your story of hope. I could use all the hope I can get. Hope is priceless and free... I urge all IMOM'ers to share their stories. It helps to know I am not alone. That I'm not the only one who has felt afraid, frustrated, and sad 23 out of 24 hours of the day. That I wish I had a magic wand. To put a smile on my face and have cheer in my voice, as I am really choking back the tears, because I don't want Mandy to sense my real feelings. Because they know, they always know. That I'm not crying alone, praying alone, and that hope exists.  Thank You, Rose.

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Little Wet Noses,
Heads Cocked to the Side,
Loyal Door Greeters,
Always Along for the Ride.
These are some of my Favorites Things!!
Head Butts & Belly Rubs,
Mandy's Family =^-^=

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View Postcallyrox, on 26 August 2010 - 11:08 AM, said:

I wish I could have sent more, but I just sent what I could spare this week through Paypal.


Callyrox, Thank You so much for your kindness. Every bit helps. Mandy and I appreciate your heartfelt help, and that is all what matter, that it came from the heart. Thank You again, Callyrox!

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Heads Cocked to the Side,
Loyal Door Greeters,
Always Along for the Ride.
These are some of my Favorites Things!!
Head Butts & Belly Rubs,
Mandy's Family =^-^=

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View PostMandy, on 26 August 2010 - 10:14 PM, said:

Callyrox, Thank You so much for your kindness. Every bit helps. Mandy and I appreciate your heartfelt help, and that is all what matter, that it came from the heart. Thank You again, Callyrox!

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Please angels help Mandy. Her moma loves her so. Can you just image if it was you, you love your precious baby so much and you would give the world your life for your baby, I know I would, and there is that possibility that you could lose her because you can't afford the surgery that she needs. Please there has to be something that you can do wthout, the DVD that you was going to rent this weekend, that coke or candy bar, I give up my yogurt,  it won't make that much difference in your life, but it will save Mandy's life. Please help.  

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Rose...I'm so happy to see you here...I've missed you.  I don't want to take away from Mandy but I tried to send you a PM and your message box is full...if you delete old messages I can write again...Hoping all is well...

IMOM angels...did you see the GREAT photos of Mandy?  She's so cute..and she's waiting patiently to get her surgery.  Her Mom has surgery scheduled for next week...we need to get busy and make sure that that's going to happen!!!

Let's see if by this week end we can get to HALF WAY THERE...that's $1,000.00...The last funds update was at $721.00...I KNOW WE CAN DO IT...then, we'll be on the downhill...won't that be GREAT??

Mandy's Mom is really trying to get her girl fixed up...and we can help them with it...Like Rose said...her dog had a mast cell tumor removed when she was 2 yrs. old and now she's going to be 15!!!  

Let's get busy...no amount is too small...it all adds up...like Rose said...can't we give up a DVD, a Starbuck's latte, lunch out today...that's all we need...AND, if you can...cross post this story to your friends, ask their friends to read it also...

The most important thing we can do is TWITTER and FACEBOOK...then the whole world can see what's going on here at IMOM...

Let's really try...

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