I had brought home the cutest puppy in June 2012. She took my family by storm and everyone feel in love with her. Her best friend was her little pit sister,Maggie and she loved her cat friend, Winter. Whenever she wanted attention she would sit on her butt and move her paws, it was the cutest. Rue was my grandpa and little brothers bestfriend. Everything was going fine, she loved being outside, she loved to eat, and get her ears rubbed. May of 2018 rolled around and one day Rue was laying behind our sofa and this was strange of her but we didnt think anything of it. Then next day she didnt move from the spot. I would sit behind the couch and hold her and give her food n water. Then next day I had planned to take her to the vet. I was at work when I had gotten the call from my mom saying she had brought Rue to the animal hospital and she had to be admitted because something was wrong. After work I rushed over there and had to see my poor baby in a cage. I promised her that I would come see her everyday till she came home. Then next day we had gotten the call from the vet. They had told us that Rue has an autoimmune disease and the only thing tht they could do that would help would be blood transfusions. We had no option. It was either pay $800 per transfusion or put her down. My family has had many animals and we have never had to put one down. But we had to do the right thing and we startes the transfusions right away. The vet had told us that if she could make it through the night with only one transfusion that would be the best case, being that would show good results. So the next day rolls around and we went to see her and the vet had said she has to start a 2nd transfusion. So we had stuff to do so we left. Later that day the vet called and said her vitals were looking alot better. The whole family felt such a relief knowing that she was improving. We should have her home soon. The next day i had school and then work and that was from 7am-10pm and i was so upset that i wouldnt have time to see her because i had promise her I would see her everyday. Luckily, the rest had went to see her. I left work at around 10:05 and by 10:20 i had gotten the call. My mom was at work and couldnt leave. She called me balling her eyes out. The vet had called and told us the news non of us were ready for. Rue took a hard turn for the worse. Her immune system started to shut down and her lungs were collapsing. My mom couldnt tell them do go through with it, feeling as if we were letting her down or just giving up on her. So I immediately rushed over to the hospital. When I got there I wasnt ready for what i had to see. Rue was in a oxygen kennel and she was connected to a bunch of wires giving her medicine. She couldnt move but she looked at me with those big ole brown eyes. We had a tiny hole that they could open for us to pet her without her loosing too much of the oxygen. I stood there for about 3 mins before I knew it was time. I could tell she was ready. They were basically keeping her alive until we could get there. She was in pain and never deserved to be. My grandpa, my boyfriend, and I all got lead to the wall way and then got asked if we would like to be present or no. My grandpa and boyfriend said no, but without instinct I said yes. I brought her home and I was letting her go by herself. My grandpa and boyfriend then decided that they would be present. We went back to where she was and began the process. I held her head and rubbed her chin, and my grandpa gave her a ear rub until the end. This disease took our baby so quick from us and no one could believe that thw glue of our family was gone. She hadnt even made it to her 6th birthday. No one should ever have to loose a dog at the age of 5. I think the 2nd worse thing out of all of this, was seeing our other dog Maggie get depressed. She would pace the house, go lay behind the sofa where she was laying, she would walk on top of you, had to be touching someone most of her time, and she wouldnt eat. After dealing with all of this heart break, we were hit with a $3,800 bill. Im currently a full time student and working whenever in not at school. Im writing this hoping that someone would hear this story and help me get money raised to pay this off, so i can finally put this chapter away. I hate having to think of a bill everytime I think of Rue. Ive alredy paid $1,300 off and times are just getting hard and I would appreciate this more than anything.