Monday, May 4, 2009

Something to think about...

We love our Momma and Dad more than anything in the world including treats, chasing bunnies and the dog park. We know that they would never choose to leave us not even for a bazillion dollars.

But if something was to happen to both of them at the same time, they have "The Plan". Momma read recently about how many pups and cats are left homeless or dumped in a shelter if their people die and don't have a plan to continue the care of their furkids. Combined with ideas from a Belgian discussion board, Momma developed The Plan for our care.

There are a lot of details in "The Plan" but here are the basics

  • Two neighbors will be our short-term caretakers. Their contact info is in The Plan
  • A copy of The Plan is on the fridge, in Momma's purse, given to our neighbors and to Grandma
  • If both of our parents are hospitalized, the neighbors know when, what and how much we are fed AND the name, phone # and location of our vet. Between the two neighbors, we'll get plenty of love and exercise to keep us busy. This information is written in The Plan
  • If permanent care is needed, Brice goes back to his breeder to be rehomed. This is in his contract and there is no other option. Since Eva is not from an ethical breeder, she goes to Belgian Tervuren Rescue to be rehomed. Hopefully, they will work together and Brice and Eva will get placed in the same home. The contact names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses are documented in The Plan.
  • Funds to pay for Eva's care and to get her to foster care and funds to get Brice back to his breeder are provided for. It is not often that Belgian Tervurens are in rescue situations and BT Rescue does a very thorough job in finding the right home.
On the other side of the coin, the American Belgian Tervuren Club has started doing a Rainbow Wall every year. This includes all Tervs that have passed to the bridge in the past two years whether they are companions or show pups. Their humans just need to submit the pictures and text. The 2009 Rainbow Wall was just completed. If you chose to to view, please open it to full screen since some of the text is small.


Just something to think about,
Princess Eva & Brice

12 comments:

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

Your parents are smart to have The Plan. My parents have a plan too. Steve and I will go live with Dad's sister and Wilbur will go live with Mom's parents. They have their insurance lined up so that if something happens, money will be available to care for us for the rest of our lives so that Aunt Lisa can take us without having to worry about paying for us! You know Steve, he could eat her out of house and home!

Kat

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Khan't woo khome live with me?

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: Khudos to your momma and dad fur working out The Plan fur woo!

Tracey and Huffle said...

I wonder if my mum and dad have a plan for me? I'll have to ask.

Huffle Mawson

Mason Dixie said...

That is a pretty good plan and very thorough. It sounds like they will definitely be in good hands. Mom says I would go to her sister and if not there her brother. That is the plan for us for now. =)

Pamela, Kira and Scampi said...

Woo, points to your Mom and Dad for having the thought and knowledge to take care of you two. My Mommy has a plan too, with discussion with our humans siblings and Nana. Mommy even have left me money for my vet bills! Whatever that means....
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Lorenza said...

Hi, friends!
I think all of our parents must have The Plan.
The other day my mom was thinking about it but she does not have many options!
More thinking!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Hero said...

Thanks for telling all of us about woor pawrents' plan. I told my mom to think of a plan for me!

Hero

Moco said...

That Plan thingy sounds like a very good idea. I will have to get the crazy old bat thinking about something like that for us. I may have to nip her achilles tendon a few times to get it going.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

your parents are very thorough and obviously care about you so very much!

The OP Pack said...

No one really likes to think about these things but it is so very wise to get it taken care of. Thanks for spreading the word.

Woos, the OP Pack

oorvi said...

Hi Eva,

Thanks for sharing. I think it's a great idea. I live with these two impractical jokers, who never stop to think of an eventuality. Your mom and dad love you a lot and that is why they've made such detailed plans.

In my case, these two might face some problems but where there's a will there's a way. Reasons of anticipating problems - most people they know aren't dog lovers...and when it comes to a Zinar Cutie - hardly anybody wants them. Their relatives all suffer from k9phobia - so they'll have to find some good animal loving kind of people and talk to them.

Thanks:)

Licks n wags,
Oorvi

Katherine and Pippa said...

Mine would like to have a plan too. Guess they are a bit like Oorvi's peeps though - no-one to help. :(

Glad you all have one.

Pippa