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Thursday

Miracles


Tomez. 


We had all the cats in their carriers - but Tomez escaped from his carrier just as we were fleeing. 
 I didnt  have time to get him. Its hard to relive that moment. 

Most if not all roads are shut off due to fire. We are surrounded and its uncontained. 

My biggest fear - not having access for medical help for my animals.

But by a miracle (your prayers and best wishes?? THANK YOU!!!!!) Dr. Randy (our vet) , because he is one of those kind of western men, came out to the burn area right away for putting animals down - and stopped by our house to see if we were ok - he looked at the horses - eb and sally have some blistering around their mouths and eyes, eb has tender feet and they both have singed hair, but they are eating and drinking - by the grace of God I have one small strip of brome that survived the fire and they are eating that - but I will need hay somehow soon - all of us will ...But tomez 's ears, feet and eyes got burned bad.  I am doctoring him the best way we can - but Dr. Randy thinks he will pull through since he can eat and drink still, and purrs when you touch him lightly. I am looking for miracles in all of this, trying, and they are there.

I love my vet.


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61 comments:

  1. God bless and protect you and yours, sweetheart.

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  2. oh my god. my heart just breaks for you and all of your neighbors and extended areas. poor tomez. truly a miracle he made it through. and glad to get an update on the horses. if i could send you hay, i would. i just ache for the animals that have suffered in this torment. i know you have witnessed their horror firsthand, and for that i am so sorry.

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  3. I am so sorry for you and yours. I love your vet also. I am glad that ya,ll are safe. Be strong, God is with you and sleep will come in time. Hugz from Alabama.....

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  4. Good to have a caring vet and that he was able to come to you so soon, Tomez must believe in the 9 Lives theory and he intends to use his. Hopefully someone has organized volunteers to help with things like bringing in hay. Thankful the horses are going to be ok. Hang in there, take one day at a time, and know there are people in blogland that do care, even if we are too far away physically to be much help.

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  5. {{{{HUGS}}}}} and PRAYERS for you and yours. Doesn't seem like enuf. So sorry you had to go thru that. I am in shock just reading about it, can't imagine living thru it. Be strong.

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  6. Oh thank God. Now I'm crying. I feel so bad about...everything.

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  7. My heart just breaks for you, your dear animals and neighbors. I cannot even begin to imagine what you have to endure, moment by moment. God Bless your hero, Dr. Randy. I am so happy your cats survived and that it looks promising for your horses. Contunuing to pray for you.

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  8. Sounds like you have an amazing, caring vet. You and your animals are very lucky to have one like him.

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  9. I'm so glad you posted again so quickly. You and "yours" have been in my thoughts all day. Your vet sounds like an amazing person....and so do you. Keep strong, and safe. J.

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  10. I cannot imagine the fear and terror you had to go through. I was worried about your horses and pets I am so glad they will all be alright.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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  11. I am so sorry and so glad at the same time. There are no words.

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  12. Can you set up a paypal page for readers to donate? I know doing stuff like this goes against the I-don't-take-charity grain, but I would like to help, even if it's just to help buy a bale of hay, or help ease the cost of humanely euthanizing an animal, or whatever might help.... for you or a neighbor.

    I'm really sorry you're going through this. Thank God you've made it through, but still.

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  13. My gut aches and I can't stop crying thinking about you and your animals. Your vet is an angel. I hope that not one more thing happens out there...enough for all of you and your animals. I wish I was closer to help you.

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  14. Your vet has wings of an angel! You need to clone him! Did you not have notice? It arrived so fast? Did you open the gate to the pasture for Eb and Sally? I just don't know what I would do. With all the wild fires burning, I play a senario in my head over and over in different versions, to see what I would do! I think I would open all their gates, and make them run....If I could not transport them to safety. Please keep us posted...again, sending hugs and prayers.

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  15. Oh God, poor little one, :*( He had to have been so scared, :*(
    I am thankful for you, thankful to God that he and your horses made it through, along with you.

    Do you need anything? I would be willing to send some medical things, Vetricin, coflex??
    Tara

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  16. I can't even imagine what you have gone through. You are so right about miracles. It's peculiar where they can be found sometimes. Other than that I have no words. I wish I could comfort you and help somehow. My thoughts and prayers are with you as this journey unfolds before you.

    Take care of yourself. Remember you cannot help them if you don't take care of you. I know the temptation to push beyond limits but you can only go so far without paying a disabling price. Listen to your body and do what you can. Rest when you must and know those images are not forever. How I wish I could take this burden from you. I know that part is the worst.

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  17. Thank God your horses and cats are okay. Is there anything that anyone can send you? I like the Paypal comment above. I'd like to send you a few bales of hay, but I wouldn't begin to know how. Please let us know if there is anything you need. Blessings to the kind vet. No wonder you love your vet! Still praying for you and yours. Thank you for posting. I just keep checking. Take care of yourself!

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  18. What about Dexter Dog, Janice?

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  19. Aww glad to hear about the cat and horses. Still praying for all you out west...blessings from Wisconsin.

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  20. Our prayers are with you and yours. I'm glad not all was lost, and what a great vet. I tear up just thinking about what you've gone through. Sending hugs and prayers to you.

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  21. I am so glad you posted again so soon.... you have been in my thoughts and prayers since I read your last post... and will continue to be. I write this with tears in my eyes and a huge lump in my throat.... both in sorrow and gratitude. Take Care.

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  22. Hugs and prayers for you, dear girl. I've been thinking about you and will continue to do so.

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  23. All my healing energy and Blessings to you.......you are in my thoughts as you undergo this horrible ordeal........

    Stay strong........

    *hugs*

    ~Mimi
    The Goat Borrower

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  24. So good to know that your house is still safe. Hoping the fires are contained soon and that you will all heal quickly from your ordeal.

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  25. I hope rain comes soon for y'all without lightning. And so glad your babies made it through ok. Poor Tomez. Hope he heals quickly.

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  26. I'm so thankful your horses are ok. I was worried. How did they manage? What a great vet. I hope things calm down. They are talking rain here. It looks like it is north of us. Hope it got your way.

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  27. God bless your kindhearted vet, for his quick response for all the suffering animals.
    I've been just sick wondering how your animals and house fared, and I can see that it could have been so much worse. Please tell us if Dexter is ok? I'm so glad that Tomez made it through, poor kitty.
    Here is info I pulled from a Billings website :

    If you have hay, feed, fence posts or generators you can share, contact the Department of Ag directly to include in their Hay Hotline. Call 406-444-4202.

    Hopefully it will help you to get some hay.
    Can you email me your address? I don't do paypal, but I'd like to help. I can send some lavender essential oil to help heal burns, and some aloe for your cat. And I'm definitely sending more prayers up for all of you!

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  28. Oh my gosh, a miracle indeed! Your poor animals! I'm so thankful that they vet thinks they will all recover! What about your house is it gone?

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  29. Echoing all the sentiments above. I can't get over the pictures of Tomaz. It doesn't even look like the same cat - other than the eyes.

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  30. Oh Feral I am so sorry about your horses and poor Tomez but they are going to be fine your vet is good.
    I wish I could give you some of my hay I would in a minute.
    I wish there was more I can do. HUGS my dear friend hugs. I hope you can sleep a little now you are safe everything is safe now. The worst is over OK. Love B

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  31. Just heard about your story, but am sending all my good thoughts. <3

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  32. Tears! Joy they survived and tears of ,I don't know what for their pain, I know Tomez will pull through with your care , And Hooray for your amazing vet

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  33. Oh I'm so glad Tomez is okay. He'll be getting well soon you watch. Bless your vet's heart. What a guy! Take care sweet lady, and you and your animals are in my prayers!

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  34. I'm so glad the kitties and horses are going to be okay. I hope Tomez heals quickly. Vets are truly some of the most wonderful people on earth.

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  35. You remain in my thoughts.... out of the blue I'll think about your situation, and get goosebumps. Hugs and Prayers for you, your hubby and your animals.

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  36. I have been thinking about you often wondering how things were going for you.
    What a wonderful vet you have - such a caring person!!
    Sending you lots of hugs, take care the best you can!!

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  37. Speechless- sending prayers, prayers, prayers.

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  38. Dearest Janice,

    Tomez will no doubt pull through and he is being loved! Isn't it amazing how animals show their gratitude to us, despite the pain as burns are very painful.
    Love and prayers to you,
    Mariette

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  39. Discovered your plight through TexWisGirl. I cannot even begin to imagine the horror of it all. This cat post especially hits home with me. I'll be thinking about you and what you went through all day. Take care. John & Sinbad >^..^<

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  40. Janice -- I've put a widget on my site (as has Texwisgirl) to raise funds for the American Red Cross of MT -- we rural bloggers need to help each other. Our goal is $1,000, but whatever we collect will be sent the American RC of MT. My heart aches for you, your community and your dear pets/livestock. We are here for you. xoxo

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  41. Hello I found you from Texwisgirl. My heart aches for you. May God be with you and continue to keep you safe. So glad Tomez is ok as are the rest of your animals.

    Felicia

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  42. A very tight hug with wishes for a quick recovery...and hay...wishes for truck loads of hay to arrive soon....oh how I wish I could offer you more.

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  43. I'm appalled at these fires. And so good to see Tomez safe

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  44. Hi Sweet Lady!
    I am so sorry you have to go true this now! And thank God for miracles like this!

    If you need ANYTHING, anything at all please let me know!!!

    Big hugs lots of love and prayers
    Leontien

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  45. oh your poor human and animal family- your post gave me goosebumps; your dear little tomez, best wishes and prayers for him and all of you!!

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  46. God help you all and we are so taken with your plight from across the pond we are sending you love and very best wishes. Funny how all this technology makes the world so small. We really do feel for you and yours and what a vet you have. Take Care and keep us updated. Praying for all of you in your area. God Bless.
    Molly

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  47. Best wishes from an Aussie blogger where we've become well adapted to the frequent perils and destruction of wildfires and flooding rains!

    Hope all works out well for you and your animals!

    The Aussie "Boxing Kangaroo" image is awarded to you as a blogger of recognition for your spirit of 'fighting on against adversity'

    http://cindysembroiderydesigns.com/boxroo-star-au-250.jpg

    You may display this symbol with pride on your blog.

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  48. I ache for you and will help with Red Cross as I can. It will never be enough . . . You are in my heart . . .

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  49. So thankful for miracles, and for healing - thinking of you and your household! Praying that the restoration comes quickly and abundantly.

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  50. I hope everybody recovers and you can put the nightmare behind you...

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  51. I am new to your blog and am in tears. The fires are in the news and they never mention the animals. I know so many have perished in pain.

    I am in tears looking at the pictures of you driving through flames. How terrifying for you.

    I am in tears - thankful for the wonderful vet making rounds to end the animals' suffering.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the others in that area - human and non-human alike. God be with you all.

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  52. Stopping by from Rural Journal with prayers for more miracles and hugs!

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  53. miracles for sure, sending big hugs and best wishes!!

    in my heart, i am doing a lot more!!

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  54. What a wonderful vet. He was just what you needed at that moment. I hope Tomez will be OK. And that you find a way to get hay. Everyone is praying for you and it is so great to see the blogging community come together once more to pray for miracles. I hope you can sleep some and get back your strength. Sending love and hugs.-- Inger

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  55. Stopping by from Rural Journal with prayers and hopes for more miracles.

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  56. I love your vet too...just from your report. I hope they keep getting better, and better. That is hard.

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  57. Wonderful news that your horses and cats survived the onslaught of the fire. Hurt, but survivors

    And you do have a wonderful vet! Someone who has a very professional, and wonderful, sense of responsibility.

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  58. Great that Tomez could be taken care of your vet so soon.Not nice job he has now to put a lot of animals down . Glad your horses made it with some smaller injuries.
    Its hard to read about your inferno and all what comes. is everthing gone? Barns, food, your house??
    We are thinking of you, hugs from Sweden

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  59. My heart aches for you and your beautiful creatures. Thank goodness for kind, caring vets.

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  60. how terrifying for you. i have tears in my eyes reading this, although I started with the 10 Days Later post : )
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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