Welcome To Blog 2 - Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue

Welcome To Blog 2 - Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue: This blog will allow people to follow the stories of many dogs of the Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue, especially when these dogs are in need. We invite you to join us and know that each view supports our mission!

For more about Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue of Georgia click here!

Monday, January 2, 2012

You Like Me, You Really Like Me! Chip-In COMPLETE!

Thanks, Foster Mom for capturing this moment
Yes, you read that right, in record time, money has been raised for Southern Cross German Shepherd Rescue by Cheyenne's friends, supporters and NEW friends for her surgery.

Thanks to all of you for your generosity of time in spreading the word, and for your donations.

We wish you a return of your kindness in this new year.

And will post her surgery date and details - we can call tomorrow to schedule it because of your help.

Wow! Only $425 to go for Cheyenne's Surgery!

What a wonderful New Year's Gift to be surrounded by the kindness of people we know and people we do not know but who have donated and spread the word about Cheyenne. Thank you all.

Here is her updated party picture - more info about her new virtual party items below:

Since it's the New Year now and people are trying to cut back...these are the new virtual items for Cheyenne's party:

Virtual Skim milk $5: 

Virtual sports headband (virtual Andre Agassi not included) $10:

Virtual Veggie tray with yogurt dip $25:

Virtual Self-hypnosis for weight loss $50:

Virtual sneakers $100:

Thanks again!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Update on Cheyenne's Virtual New Year Fundraiser!

WOW! The $250 match has been met! According to the Chip In we are at $355 so that means Cheyenne has $605 towards her surgery already! Can we have it all by January 1, 2012?!?!? Amazing already what people have done!

If anyone would like to throw out a match of any size, please let us know! People love to double their money - and they have so far in a big way.

We want to say thanks to the donors we know and to the donors we do not - your kindness to people and dogs you've never met is a truly wonderful way to start the New Year. 

Thanks again for donating, sending this on, posting it on Facebook, and for your thoughts and prayers for Cheyenne.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Second Surgery - Will You Help Us Help Cheyenne Again?

So far sweet Cheyenne the German Shepherd from Ga. who had cancer and heartworm disease and who was dumped by her family at a high kill animal control to die, has defied all odds and has touched so many lives. 

Unfortunately, another growth has been found that needs to be removed as soon as possible. 

All donations no matter how small are greatly appreciated. Southern Cross GSD Rescue is a 501.c3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

Please share with others - thank you for that!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cheyenne's Surgery and Recovery

The day of the surgery we arrived at the hospital very apprehensive...me...very emotional. My days had been filled with working on getting to this day...but never really dwelling on the surgery itself. There were appt's to keep, updates to make...but it hadn't sunk it...how to deal with THAT DAY. I sat in the waiting room and just welled up with tears. The internist came out to see us...and promptly handed me a tissue box. I searched her eyes for any indication of worry. I managed to squeak out...am I doing the right thing? She assured me...YES...you are. She will have a critical care team assisting and we are all prepared for whatever we will be facing. Part of me wanted to grab her leash and run out the door...but I had to keep telling myself...every Dr. said this was the right thing to do. I had to put my faith in that...and in all the love and prayers zooming at her. I watched as the technician walked her down the hall...she never looked back...she didn't pull...didn't cry...just put her head down and compliantly did as she was asked. My heart broke...was she thinking she was yet again being abandoned? I prayed that would not be my last memory of her.

The day seemed endless...waiting and worrying. We received a call from the Dr. around 5:30...it felt like an eternity. My husband answered the phone...but I could hear the Dr's exuberant voice across the room. He said...I admit...I had serious reservations going into this surgery....but it was unbelievable...it was smooth as silk...not a hitch...she had not one problem...she's doing beautifully...recovering amazingly...and you can pick her up in the morning! Relief flooded over us...it was truly miraculous!!

The next morning...my husband got another call from the doctor. His heart stopped...we should not have been getting any more calls...something went wrong.  "Hi...this is Dr....you're not going to believe this...but Cheyenne is not wheezing...her breathing is great...I can't explain it...come and get her!" He was just ecstatic...we were ecstatic!

When we arrived to pick her up...every one of the staff was just so emotional. Many expressed how they had been readied for the worst...and were in for the shock of their life when things went so beautifully. I was told the entire staff went home ecstatic. The Dr. came out to see us and laughingly joked that maybe he should anesthesize all his breathing patients....referring to how wonderfully she was breathing. We discussed how this could be due to the fresh oxygen that she received...which could have opened everything up for her. Could also be that her tumor was so heavy and taxing on her. In any event....Dr. is anxious to reeval her breathing at our next appt. Next thing I knew...I felt a hard poke on the back of my leg...Cheyenne had arrived...and in her usual quite but forceful way...let me know...hey...mom...I'm here...let's get moving.

Cheyenne continued to amaze us....refusing and fighting off assistance getting into the car...and jumping out before we could grab her to get out. She promptly went up the stairs on her own with no hesitation. "hey...I am NOT an old lady...I can do this ON MY OWN...THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!". She immediately let us know she was hungry...and then set about the day like any other day...following me around...no different than any other day. Seriously...you would never know she had surgery. No grogginess, soreness, tiredness...she's alert...happy and still breathing very well.

I will continue to update on her progress. We return to the surgeon in two weeks for staple removal. Tumor has been sent to the University of Pennsylvania for biopsy...and we should have results next week.

Thank you...I know full well that every good thought, prayer and well wish...went zooming right to her. Without you...we could not have gotten through this!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Surgery Day - Happy Day

From Cheyenne's Foster Mom:

per the Dr.



We hope pictures tomorrow!