The Friends of Duffy

Update posted by CoriBowhay On Jun 22, 2013

Much of Calgary is underwater.

Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes.

Our community of Bowness has been one of the hardest hit areas of the city. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed by flood waters from the Bow River. While we were not in the evacuation zone, we made the decision to leave when the police were fliying overhead on Thursday evacuating the neighbourhood. The City advised that communities with evacuations would be without power. We decided that we should go for that reason alone.

Duffy, Mom and I have been couch surfing the last two nights. And it was not easy. Having to leave your home, not sure if flood waters could reach it AND having to take a dog recovering from surgery has been incredibly stressful on all of us.

We are very pleased to say that we are not back at home. Some wonderful friends drove their truck down (in case there was water anywhere) to check on our house. No water, and the power is on. So we have been able to come back home.

Duffy has been sleeping since we got home. I slept for 4 hours straight this afternoon after getting home. None of us had slept in 48 hours.

Our thanks goes out to everyone who has helped us, and our hearts go out to our neighbours who have lost their homes.

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Update posted by CoriBowhay On Jun 14, 2013

Thanks again to everyone who has supported us so far! You are all fantastic!

Please keep sharing our story!

Because, beleive it or not, our situation has gotten worse.

I was laid off today.The company had no money to pay me anymore.

Now we must really find the money!

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Update posted by CoriBowhay On Jun 08, 2013

The crunch is now on.

Duffy has had her surgery, and working on recovering, but having a hyper, high-energy dog it is hard to get her to rest!!

But we still have to come up with the funds for her surgery. Out vet clinc, Animal Clinic West, has been amazing by allowing us to defer payment, but now we MUST raise the money. It's not just raising the funds to get it done, we now owe the vet thousands of dollars.We have no choice but to find the money.

Getting a little stressful.

Thank you again to everyone who has supported us!

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Update posted by CoriBowhay On Jun 06, 2013

~UPDATE, June 4, 2013~

Our vet felt that Duffy needed her surgery sooner rather than later as her joint was becoming more damaged each day, so today she went in to have it done!

They very kindly are allowing us to defer most of the payment until the end of the month to allow us more time for our fund-raising efforts. Thank you to everyone who has supported us so far, whether it was by making a donation, sharing our story or sending well wishes!

We still need to continue to raise funds, so please continue to share Duffy's story!

I am very pleased to say that her surgery was a success and she is resting at the vet clinic. She will have to stay overnight, but I was able to go visit her!

Dopey Duffy

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Backed On Jun 28, 2013 Amount Hidden


Get well soon Duffy!

Sheila T

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Backed with $10.00 On Jun 13, 2013


Thank you so much everyone!! Duffy is giving you a virtual puppy kiss!


Posted On Jun 12, 2013


Rob & Gail

Backed with $50.00 On Jun 12, 2013


Good luck Duffy!

Brandy Dean

Backed with $10.00 On Jun 11, 2013


Godspeed. I wish Duffy the best of luck with his surgery.

Anthony Lam

Backed with $10.00 On Jun 11, 2013


Deborah Prowse & Poooh Busters

Backed with $80.00 On Jun 10, 2013


Not much I'm sorry.Hope Duffy gets better very soon.xx


Backed with $10.00 On Jun 09, 2013

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