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Stink - Not Just a Dog

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C'mon Stink - You Can Do It!!!!!!!!!!!
July 25, 2016

Today has been difficult. Here is Nicks post this morning... They just called me in thought the meeting they where going to have was on the welfare See More

THE STORY:

Stink has been there for the humans in her life up till now. She has laid with Nicks mom until the cancer took her life. They tried to get her to stay off the bed - but she insisted on staying there, and finally just won. When Nick was nearly killed and suffered extreme injuries of the brain, she was the one and only that stayed by his side. Through thick and thin, Stinky has brought others through the storms of life. Now she has endured an accident. Her hips are crushed and bowels perforated. The local vet cannot do the surgery needed. A few calls, and a lot of prayers later - the University of MN has accepted Stink, and will perform surgery in the morning. Nick and Stink are in MN and need a lot of prayers! This is definitely happening! The surgery will cost a lot - around $5K. There is nothing Nick would not do to save Stink and we all know he will do anything in his power to return to her the kindness she has given to him. Please read Nicks story......... Just a Dog, Some of you know me, some of you do not we are just "friends on a digital level". But for some reason you keep me around, maybe you think I am nice, maybe you think I am funny, maybe you just find me interesting or uplifting, whatever the reason let me tell you one of the biggest reasons why I am who I am now. As some of you know and some may not, I was beaten and left for dead, brain damaged never to recover….I refused to believe what was documented in my record "Mr. Hagaman’s only problem is that he refuses to accept the fact that he will be this way for the rest of his life". Due to the injuries, bills, etc… I lost everything. My home, my wife, my career, and business. I hurt constantly, blacked out all the time, stumbled and fell, vomited from constant headaches, couldn't speak well, tremored, and ate like a freak because I could not open my mouth but only a small bit having to mash my food and shove it in. Not to mention the problems I had due to all the drugs they had me on. Things like anger and aggression plagued me, I was alone, hurt, and angry living on $500 a month and along came the dog - just what I frigging needed... but it was strange, no matter how bad I treated her she still stuck by me. No matter how bad I hurt, or how angry I was, she comforted me. It was like she knew when things were bad. When I hurt she was right there with me and when I didn't she would be out doing "dog things" or just ignored me, (unless there was food involved!) sometime after the first couple of years I found I wasn't lonely anymore, I had a friend, and I was getting better slowly but it was happening. I was venturing out doing things even trying to work now and again and the dog came with everywhere, every time, together every moment, even to the point of climbing a 2 story ladder by herself to be by my side when a sympathetic friend took me to work with him and paid me even though I could not do much. Life was getting better through twists, turns and fate. I found myself thinking (hoping) I was able to rejoin the real world, get a full time job, pay my own bills, BE A HUMAN AGAIN - HAVE A LIFE! even though many thought it foolish. You think its hard to get on disability you should try to get off! After 8 years I was going to take the leap. I asked the dog, she believed in me, we could do it! I did the jobs and she came with, whether I had begged for permission, snuck her with, or just demanded the dog was there - so when I did hurt or the anger was consuming me, she was my rock, my sanity. She never complained or whined. She stuck with me and together we succeeded. I thought for a long time I had been cheated out of the best years of my life but I now realize I wasn't. They were the years that I spent learning from the dog, how to be happy, how to be nice, how to continue loving no matter how bad you are treated. And patience. Lots of patience. The dog is why I am who I am now. So for those of you that don't understand why my heart is broke and why I would give up, sell and quit everything I have to save the dog, I feel sorry for you. We started out together with nothing and survived. I would give it all up to be together and start over. She is NOT just a dog she is Family.

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    $500

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Scott

Scott

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Sarah and Kathleen

Sarah and Kathleen

DONATION: $200

To Stink, Love Tink. 1 year ago

Diener Family

Diener Family

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

DAVID KIM AND MISSYLOU ANDERSON

DAVID KIM AND MISSYLOU ANDERSON

1 year ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $500

Pulling for you guys :) 1 year ago

Lloyd Gomez

Lloyd Gomez

DONATION: $100

Get well soon Stink 1 year ago

Lynette Zimmermann Albee

Lynette Zimmermann Albee

DONATION: $25

What a tough girl you are Stink! Prayers are with you both. 1 year ago

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