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Fence Me In

Organized by: Deborah Bottisti Berlin

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Deborah Bottisti Berlin via Crowdrise
November 20, 2015

Polo, a male, 119 lb Great Pyr, is now being fostered! He is a great boy - check out his photo in the gallery! See More

THE STORY:

I am blessed. Let's get that right out of the way. Grateful, too. Grateful for my loving family, healthy adult children, outstanding friends, career satisfaction, time enough to pursue peace and labor studies, time enough to read voraciously, and even time enough to help my daughter whip her new house (where I live) into shape. Grateful, too for all the fur that covers the business-casual clothes I wear to work each day - fur attached most lovingly each morning by my failed-foster, Tundra. Tundra has been battling osteosarcoma like a champ, but the prognosis isn't good, BUT I'm grateful for the time I have with him and I know that he is as happy as a clam to be with me. So, why am I reaching out, then, if everything is so great? Well... let me tell you! Tundra and those who will bless my home and lawn in the days, months and years to come, need boundaries. Boundaries? Yes, a resounding YES! Our new home is 1.33 acres in rural America (great, right?) and dogs like to roam. Great Pyrenees, in particular, LOVE to roam (Tundra is a Great Pyrenees), they are acrobatic jumpers when it suits them (and it does, you know), and their territory if unchecked is massive. Here's the skinny - I foster dogs. I foster dogs the size of small horses. Small horses on leashes are not happy and free to explore their environment. Unhappy small horses lead to unhappy small-horse walkers (this dog (I mean small horse) walker, I admit, is beginning to feel her age). While we are in rural America, just beyond the row of trees in our backyard is a major roadway. In all seriousness, I find this unfortunate. The dogs I foster must remain leashed, even on our property, because of that highway. A fence is an easy fix, no? I considered starting a fundraiser to "Reroute That Highway", but decided that if your checkbook balance resembles mine, that would put an undue strain on your family finances. See, even in my need I am thinking of YOU! Please help me fund a 6' fence to keep my fosters happy and safe until they find their forever homes. It would be wonderful to watch them chase the squirrel who keeps eating from my birdfeeders ;)

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