Meet Molly, aka Lil' Bit, a 5 year old, Jack Russell Terrier. Molly has spent much of her life working on farms and ranches in the Pacific Northwest, happily herding chickens, ducks, geese, sheep and goats. As you may have noticed, Molly only has one eye.
One evening, while wrangling the farm's free-range egg production ducks, she tangled with an electric fence. Not to be waylaid by such a mishap, she was back to work before too long, with a new scar that only added to her character and charm.
For the past year, Molly has been the companion to my cousin Jake. The pair met when he came to do volunteer work on the farm where Molly lived, and they have been inseperable ever since. The owner of the farm recognized the special nature of their bond, so when it was time for Jake to move on, she knew better than to separate the two, and with that; loyal, hard-working Molly, (affectionately rechristened Lil' Bit), was released to the care of Jake.
As a WWOOF volunteer, Jake worked his way from one farm to the next. With no permanent address, but never without a home, Jake and Lil' Bit were welcome wherever they went. Both had lived hard and had many stories, between them. While Jake relayed his in written and spoken word, Lil' Bit had other ways of enchanting those whose lives she's touched.
Over the last couple of days, Jake noticed that the appearance of Lil' Bit's eye was changing. He took her to a Veterinarian this morning, and discovered that she has a detached lens in her remaining eye. She is now blind unless Jake can raise the $3000 for a procedure to correct this problem.
Time is of the essence, because with every passing day, regular movement can cause the lens to slip further, making the procedure all the more complex. We're trying to raise the $3000 for the surgical procedure, plus the 4% fee that the site charges.
Please help save Lil' Bit's one good eye!