Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You Want Me To Do What?















Hello my friends! Right now I’m experiencing a lot of emotions running through my fuzzy body. I can’t decide if I wanna chew up a shoe, kiss my human with lots of slobber, chase Satan the cat, play a game of bitey face, or just nap.

See, my day started just like any other day. As my human was heading out to Petsmart I looked at her with the face of “I want more bully sticks, rawhides, pig hooves, and a new stuffie to appreciate….AAAAnnnnnnddd…” and that’s where my human stopped my thought process and said, “Sorry Bease you’ve got enough treats and toys, right now. Today you are just getting some more food. We are going to help out someone else who needs it! Sometimes it’s better to give than to receive.”

What the crap! I totally enjoy receiving! I give plenty! I give smelly farts to my human, slobbery kisses, love bites, holes to put rocks in…and the list goes on…

So my human suckered me into listening to a story by grabbing a chewy from my dog closet…Since I had to hear it, well I thought it would be something you all would like to hear too..

Her name is Allison. As a child she grew up in an unsanitary orphanage and was one of many who contracted Polio as a toddler. Against all odds she survived this deadly disease and was strong enough to live her life to the best of her ability. She overcame all odds, after all, she was a survivor. She wasn't expected to walk, but proved that she could do anything, and was able to walk.

This is where I intervened and said, “uhhhh human? What the crap is polio?” The human then explained polio to be Poliomyelitis which is a very contagious disease caused by a virus. It takes over the nervous system, and can potentially create complete paralysis. It most commonly affects children under three. This virus starts infecting the intestines and then begins to multiply after it is ingested through the mouth. Symptoms of polio infection are similar to those of the flu, except that stiffness occurs in the neck and extraneous limbs.

After I realized what we were talking about I put my nose to the ground and continued to listen to my human.

This Allison now lives in a rural part of Maine. She continued to work hard and prove her abilities to overcome any obstacles. She raised children, went back to College, received a degree and even volunteered to help others that were in need. Through all of this she never had to ask for help or even complained. She was very proud of her ability to remain independent and self sufficient.

About six years ago, she collapsed while working, and was diagnosed with post-polio. From this point forward she lost her ability to walk and has been confined to the use of a wheelchair. Still, she doesn’t let this diagnosis get her down. After all, she dealt with everything thus far and was still feeling alive, this was just another obstacle to over come.

And here is the reason that my human has decided to cut back on my toy and treat intake…

Allison now needs help. Through her life of volunteering and helping others, many have turned their backs on her. At this point in Allison’s life she is in need of a service dog. My breeder and first surrogate human…Mommy Sherry has volunteered to donate a 7 month old, all black Airedale named, Sierra…and here she is! In all her glory!

Aren't her ears awesome! She looks like she could fly away!!! She has like bat ears!!!
Now, this beautiful dale is being donated along with free service training for Sierra from another self less human who just wants to help…

Apparently, my human and I will be donating some money to the cause! Though I thought we were stinkin’ rich, my human says we aren’t, but it’s always good to help out those in need. And that’s when she said, “now Bease, if you got sick and I couldn’t afford to help you out with all you needed, wouldn’t like others to help?” Uhhhh, duh human! Of course I would want help!!!! Who wouldn't want to help out one of us critters?!?!

So, being the fuzz bucket of love that I am, I have decided to forfeit a months worth of treats and new toys so that my human can help a little more.

We’ve already got about $100.00, but need about $1,000 more! This includes the materials it will take to train Sierra, shipping cost and getting Sierra spade. If we get more, everything will go toward helping to maintain a happy life for Sierra!

If any of you are able to help out even a little, please e-mail me at mr.tbonebeasley@yahoo.com and I will send you further information!

This is Mr. T-Bone Beasley, donator extraordinaire signing out! Hehehehe!

Slurp!
Mr. T-Bone Beasley

29 comments:

Gaia the Airedale said...

Aww that is a very sad story, but good for you and your mom. Especially you T, bro I know how tough that can be. Momma is one of those teens who doesnt have job or no source of income (cept her dog treats) so I sometimes dont get as spoiled as Id like. I cant wait for you to get your package and to see photos! Take care T!

puppy breath,
-Gaia

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee T-Bone...

That is a sad story indeed. Gram heard about people that had polio as children experiencing it again as adults. And it's great that she is goin' ta get a black dale as a service dog too...so nice of ya ta help 'er out too...yer a good friend....

Dewey Dewster here....

happy said...

Bless you and your mommy for having such kind hearts!

LS has a good friend with polio too. It isn't easy but she's one strong lady.

Kirby said...

Bease, your Mom is a wonderful person, I sure hope you give her tons of kisses each and every day! When I go shopping with Mom she doesn't always give me all the treats and toys she buys, she takes some to the local dog shelter and I get all mad till she explains about all the homeless pups and how the toys are treats bring them a bit of happiness that I have all the time. Then I feel bad and guilty, then by the next day I forget and don't want to give up any toys. I guess I'm just weird! Aire hugs to your Momma!

Your pal,
Kirby

Rambo said...

TB
You are such a good dog for giving up your treats for a month. I don't know if I could do it!! I love my Beggin Strips!
Good luck to Sierra with her training.
Ram

Joe Stains said...

what a totally selfless act my friend, you guys are great!!!

Chef said...

Your Mama is teaching you well, Bease. It's always a good feeling to sacrifice something for someone less fortunate than you. You are both so kind.

Tell your Mama that my Mama picked up a cute pair of Jeliflops for her and my Mama got the exact same ones. They'll be twins!

Thanks for the rap song too. It's on my blog under Pimp My Blawg. You rap so well, Bease. I never knew how talented you are. You should make a CD.

xox
Chef

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That's really nice of you all to help Allison. Serria is a bootiful doggie for her

~ Girl girl

Deetz said...

So its kinda like sharing really! My mum says sharing is good and you should never be selfish and stuff. I want to help. I will go without snackies for a month. Have your mum email my mum...HEY, do you think we could get donations for a Beasley/Deetzy re-union, cuz we need help getting together....
Deetzy

Abby said...

Hi, T-Bone...

That is a very sad story...My Mom is gonna email your Mom about helping...

She asked if I wanted to give up a few treats, too...& I said that was OK...Rosco said he will, too...

Abby xxxooo

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Big Aire-hugs to you and your mom, Beasley! We read about Sierry on Willow's bloggy. You are all doing a very nice thing! As soon as our mom gets a new job, she will help too! We're sure Sierra will have a wonderful life with Allison!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Eric said...

Mr T... I got your message thanks! You ae my only pal called Mr!!Kind of cool like you!!
!
That was a very sad story Mr T but with a good ending. Bless you and your Mom!! I'm so pleased Alison will get bootiful Sierra to help her. I would like to help too. I'll wag back and email your Mom later. Ericx

DESERT PUPS said...

Woof, T-Bone

Is your cat really named Satan? It's fitting cause you know how cats are (beasts)
Desert Pups here just roaming the neighborhood and making new pals cause we're new in town

Woof, woof
Scuba, Keiko, Norman and Toby from Life Inside The Fence

Asta said...

MtTBone BEasley
You awe a twue hoomanitawian! We would like to help too..

alsothank you fow inviting me to Azwizona, but unfowtunately some fwiends need my nuwsing sewvices again, so I'll have to take a wain check(does it wain thewe?)
love and smoochie kisses
ASTA

Winnie Woo said...

T-Bone Beasley, I read your blog all the time and I think you are a wonderfully inspiring 'dale.

the 4 Bs said...

hi Mr Beasley, that's a sad story, but with a nice ending, cuz you and your mom are so caring and generous. it's probably very hard for you to give up a whole months worth of treats and toys and what are you gonna do? are you gonna have to dig more holes in the yard, chew the furniture, eat sticks? be careful and don't get into too much trouble okay?

woofs.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Tbone....what a bootiful Dale to become a service doggie...we've heard bout Polio syndrome comin' back like that...we'll peemail ur mom to see if we can help a bit!!

Those black Dales are very attractive, aren't they?? We love Willow and her family!

Barkin' at ya T!!!

Laciegirl

Pacco de Mongrel said...

t-bone, u are such a great guy...

JB's Big World said...

T-Bone,
That is a sad story. I have not heard of polio coming back. Sierra is a wonderful gift and will be a great help to Allison. You are a very good dog to give up treats and toys for a month.
Oh, and you can't be serious about Holstein......really, it is your name? That is so cool!
--JB

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That is a lovely story. Allison is quite the fighter.. That is so awesome that she was given the service dog.

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Harry said...

I am sure Sierra is going to make an excellent service dog.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Deetz said...

Beasley Buddy, its Friday again. sigh
Why these humans love Fridays I have no idea, cuz its total torture for us dogs that blog and have no computer at home. ITs crazy, madness, insane!!!! I get the house all to myself and mummy this weekend and of course Gizmo...I am so excited!
Deetzy

Bogart said...

What a pretty Airegirl Sierra is! I hope everything goes well...

Love,
Bogart

Noah the Airedale said...

Hey Bease, thanks for telling us about Allison and her sad story. You and your mum are so kind and generous. Good you you!

Hugs and tail wags
Noah Willow Tess Lucy

Agatha and Archie said...

An excellent lesson learned little buddy!! You guys are wonderfull.We have nnver seen a black dale!! Handsome! Love A+A

Sami & Baylee said...

Mr. T-Bone Beasley, What a special thing your mommy is doing to help. It is so nice of you to give up your treats & toys and help too, what a wonderful dog you are! Hey, do you know about, http://www.chipin.com/ it's free and you can donate though paypal. My sis Allie has one set up for her horse fund, you can just look what itr looks like http://bandit-the-pony.blogspot.com/ I know mommy has thought so much about doggies getting sick and owners not having money to get them better, it is so sad and then water comes from her eyes. Sis Allie wants to do Art-4-animals with all the proceeds to help such animals and owners, this is an ideal they are working on now. Sorry haven't been able to blog much, we have been busy here lately but mommy promised she would find time for me soon!

Kisses,
Sami

The 3 G-Dales said...

Slrp is right!

Lola Dale here....Mr. T-Bone, I am going to be driving - well my humans are really - Ms. Sierra from Boston to Maine. I think thisis such a wonderful that everyone is doing to help Allison. THANK YOU every dog and human!

The 3 G-Dales said...

yes, I meant SLURP! and wonderful thing......

Forgive my pancake paw typing please! I'm just learning!

And still, THANK YOU everydog and human!!!

Super Boy & Baby-Licious said...

That is a sad story and you and your human are so sweet to help and do something. You guys are yhe greatest.

Love
Boy n Baby