The Big Fluffy Dog Van, 10, of Nashville, died Monday, August 12, 2013, in front of Jean’s house in East Nashville. A Ford Econoline E150, the van was manufactured in 2003 in Avon Lake, Ohio, by unknown machinists. The Van was preceded in death by a 2002 VW Passat that transported a boat load of dogs before dying in a head-on collision with an uninsured motorist to the ever-lasting dismay of Jean’s husband, Troy. The Van is survived by many, many dogs who depended on The Van to save their lives.
In the course of The Van’s long and illustrious life, over 305,000 miles were racked up in service to big fluffy dogs. Big Fluffy Dog Rescue volunteers are disconsolate at the loss of The Van because it is the only thing that saved dogs from certain death. Volunteers are simply not available at a moment’s notice to rescue 8 miserable, tick-infested, smelly, Great Pyrenees and a goat from a field where their owner abandoned them, but The Van and driver were always there.
There will be no visitation, but BFDR appreciates condolences here on this page. We extend our deep appreciation to Greg’s Auto who made a valiant attempt to keep The Van running, even when The Van’s will to live wavered.
BFDR is officially out of business for all but the most local dog as we are without the means to transport dogs from farther away to safety. Donations in honor of The Van can be made here:http://bigfluffydogs.com/pay-online.php.
Please help my friend Sherry and her sweet, loving pup Bonnie Mae. Anyone who donates and references my blog will receive a small gift from me. Please also contact me below so that I can obtain your information to send you your gift. Every little bit helps. To some of us, like myself, our furry babies are our children.
Can you spare a little to help?
Your gift from me will either be a small Pampered Chef item or item handmade by me.
Bonnie Mae, our German Shepard mix, has been very sick the past several days with a cough, vomiting and labored breathing. The vet said her esophagus is inflamed and enlarged after the did an x-ray earlier this morning. I’ve been watching her all day and she was not improving at all. I insisted there had to be more so we took her back tonight and this time they did a chest x-ray and discovered she has pneumonia and her temperature had gone up. The vet gave her more injections and we have her here at home to watch her through the night (you can bet I will too), then take her back where they’ll keep her on an iv and meds all day and bring her home again night to keep her close and watch her.
The vet said today she’ll need approximately 5 more days of this, tests and x-rays again.
I’ve participated in many many fundraisers but not ever done one of my own for my own.
She’s given me her ‘all’ without hesitation through thick and thin. Please help me help her!
I’ve started a Fundraiser for her medical treatments (daily hospital, iv’s, meds, x-rays and tests). I’ve never done one of these for my own before so I’m open for suggestions too. PLEASE share this post if you would.