I Am A Brand New Mother And I Am Looking for Some Help! I Will be Donating the Entire Amount I Make From This Post!🐶🐕🐩🐈

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I never would have pictured myself as a mom.

Growing up, it never really struck me as something I thought I would become… I love kids, don’t get me wrong, I just have had a lot of life going on that is against me having any children of my own.

But all of that has changed because, now, all of a sudden I am a mother to not only one, but two beautiful girls.


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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my new addition- a rescue dog from the shelter here. She has changed my life in ways I could never have expected or ever pretend to understand. Her presence is such a gift in my life and together, we have formed this inseparable bond, unimaginable bond. I really feel like somehow the universe created her for me, equipped with my personality. I don’t understand how this animal can behave so much like myself! It’s a mystery but it has me hooked! Since, our eyes first touched, I knew I had an intimate connection with her and she has completely stolen my heart.


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Since I was traveling last week, I had to leave my precious baby behind for a couple of days for the first time since getting her. Luckily I had some friends who were willing to love her and make sure she didn’t tear my house a part while I was gone. Good thing she’s not a human because being so much like me, in human form I am sure she would have gotten into some crazy trouble with a house to herself!

All of the things they say about parenting were echoing in my mind as I was flying above the country, high in the sky… that little life force had attached herself to me and I was sad to be away from here, as short of a time as it was. She had melted my heart and I had originally only attempted to foster her from the shelter. Now, she had become part of me, my child, my baby. (This was not what I expected when I dropped in to volunteer all of those weeks ago now.)

When I got home from my trip, she was the most excited I have ever seen her! She was jumping into the air trying to get to my face to smother me in affection. It was at that moment that I realized the importance of our relationship and grasped the impact of her being with me.

I already wrote about this but I’m going to summarize it again here in case you missed it.

Bali has a lot of stray animals on the streets who suffer from widespread viruses and diseases, severe abuse including dumpings, ceremonial sacrifice, poisoning and even being put on the menu (eaten) in some cases. There are a whole host of issues between these diseases, abandonment and lack of education and the local shelter “Barc for Bali Dogs” does a fantastic job at rehabilitating as many animals as they can while actively striving to educate about animal welfare.

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Unfortunately they only have so much space at any given time so they look for foster parents who can take the animals in temporarily until they can be vaccinated and rehomed. It’s an important piece of their organization because they are trying to prevent the spreading of diseases and puppies at a young age are extremely susceptible to contracting these viruses from the other dogs. Not only that but most puppies who come in are in bad shape and need extra love, attention and medical care so a loving home provides them with the opportunity they need to be able to heal and find a fur-ever home.

A couple weeks after fostering Bear, she got sick. She got really sick and I was terrified because I kept her safe and healthy and was doing everything in my power, by the book to keep her alive after a rough start to her life. She had been found drowning in the river and had just been brought into the shelter the day before I got her. I knew she was traumatized and the shelter desperately needed a home for her so I took her home and made sure to smother her in love, trying to make up for her painful past.


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Despite my best attempt, she got sick and hearing her cough and hack was the worst feeling a mother could ever feel. I was worried for her survival. I was new to this and didn’t know how to help her. What if something happened to her? I could never bear it. She went to the vet and we found out that she had caught Kennel Cough, a seriously infectious virus here. The vet told me if she got any worse, she could die with her immune system so low. My heart was sinking in my chest. A couple of days later I got sicker than I have been in years with the same symptoms as this little wonder of mine. Together we were fighting this terrible pain in our chest, constricted breathing and I wondered if I had brought myself an illness through the virus of the dog I had gotten off the street.


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That was terrifying. I read up on it and found that it was possible that I had caught something from her. Especially since she had symptoms of many viruses at once. My love for her never faltered. I cuddled her the same, I loved her the same and I carried on like nothing was wrong, continuing to give her everything I had, trying to make her better.



Eventually she did end up getting better (we both did) and it was through that, that I realized the importance of her being here with me. On the street, fighting for her life, she never would have made it but with the support of Barc and all those who contribute to it, we were able to give her the medical attention she needed as well as the loving, nurturing environment to build her strength, morale and immunity back up.


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With all of this in mind, I got home and looked her in the eyes and decided that I needed to do more. I got right back on my scooter and went over to the shelter only an hour after getting home and took the first puppy I saw into my arms and brought her home.


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Now I have two angels who bring me unsurmountable amounts of joy and love. They challenge me, sure. They annoy me, definitely. They pee and bite and break things, absolutely. But, having them here means they’re not on the street, they’re safe, they’re loved and they have a chance at a better life. They give me a better life for having them and I am beyond grateful for that.


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If you’ve stuck around this far, thank you for reading this.

When I first wrote my post about Bear, my first pup, I said I was going to do an initiative for Barc.

I’ve decided that I am going to donate the entire amount this post makes to the shelter and I am going to visit them and possibly take one more fur baby home.

I have always loved animals and dreamed of living with a house full of them – it just may come to that yet ;)

If anyone reading this would like any more information on the shelter or would like to contribute or help them with their cause, I would be honoured to connect you to them personally. There is also a donate page on their website which I have linked in here.

As for my contribution, I am taking care of these two blessings in disguise at the moment (potential for more once these two start to get used to each other) and I will post proof of my payment to the shelter in full amount of whatever this post makes so please share it so it can be seen by more people and we can give this fantastic organization the help it deserves!


Thank you again for being here with me, my babies and I are sending you love!
XO,
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I hope this post go soon big :)

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Thank you for your support :) It means a lot!
Have a happy weekend!
XO

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you are welcome :)

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hi @foxkoit! The post made about $16 which I am going to donate as I said I would but I also made another post which I am going to do the same thing for so I can give them a bit more hopefully! Here it is: https://steemit.com/steemit/@heart-to-heart/full-steem-ahead-my-new-relationship-with-steemit-is-going-swimmingly-judging-a-contest-guesting-on-a-radio-show-and-spreading :)

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Ok :) I go and look it :)

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=D Thank you! The puppies are so happy! Have a great weekend!

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you are welcome :)

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I just wanted to let you know I made the donation =D Thank you so much for your support <3
You can see the proof post here!

Congratulations!

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Thank you for your support, they're a bundle of love =D Enjoy your weekend 💙

Don't spoil them too much. Animals are a big responsibility 🐕
Discipline should be in order, and you'll have a joyful pleasant life with your new babies.

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Butttt I just wanna snuggle them all day and shower them with love, is that disciplined enough? ;)

Bear is really a badass but I've taught her to sit, high 5, jump and come as well as pee outside and wake me up if she needs to go. She also knows to sit and wait for food, she's a smart cookie because I am not a trained pro at this haha
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Your heart is soooo big and you are wonderful person. These fur balls are so lucky to have you.
Resteemed.

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Awww thank you! I think I am the lucky one, they've changed my life and are just the best thing ever. I am so in love! Thanks for your support my friend =D
Have a wonderful weekend! 💙💙

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Hi @nelinoeva just wanted to update you, this post made about $16 which I am going to donate however, I decided to do another post so that I can hopefully get them a bit more. It's here if you'd like to take a look, I'm going to donate all of both posts :) Here it is if you'd like to take a look :)

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Hi, I can't open the link but I read your other post and resteemed again.
With all this energy you got you may move the Earth. 😀

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Well I would be beyond myself with happiness if that happened ;) Thank you for the support, the puppies love you and thank you!!! You're a wonderful soul! =D XO

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Hiya, just wanted to let you know the donation was made =D it took me some time to get the right lady there at the right time but I wanted everyone to know I did get the money to them =D The post is here =D Thanks so much for supporting them! <3

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Fantastic! You are an angel with big heart. ❤
Have a wonderful day!

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Awww you're too kind, I do have a big heart but it's just big to be able to share my love with others like you <3

Way to cute!!!!!! I am a huge dog lover, any kind of animal lover for that matter.. but dogs - loooooovvvvveeeeee them :) What a wonderful person you are..I love you my Steemit Friend..SUNSHINE247

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Awww I hear you- they're my favourite too. I can't get enough of them. I just LOVE EM SO MUCH =D
Love you too sunshine! Have a beautiful weekend xoxoxo 💙

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Sorry for delay in responding to you OOOOHHHHH so nice response :) You have a GREAT start to your week!!! SUNSHINE247

Good luck!

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Aww thank you so much for your support! Have a great weekend 💙

You are such a big hearted human being @heart-to-heart! It's great to hear how you are attached to your babies! Just last night I wrote about treasuring these moments with your kid, and I am now reading your post! Wow!
Lovely initiative indeed!

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Aww I am going to go check that out! Seems we are insync even more! =D
Yes, I love these babies of mine but they are making traveling something else. I don't know what I am going to do, they've already captured my heart ;)
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Beautiful girls as you call them. It's good to know you are happy and proud of them. May they live long and give you more comfort.

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Thank you so much, they are just like little daughters to me at this point. I'm stuck to them, they are just so adorable I can hardly stand it :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend- thanks for your support! 💙

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Hi @greatness96 I just wanted to update you :) My total post ended up being worth $16 before it was divided for curators, I am still going to donate the full amount but I also made another post which is going to go into the pot as well in case you want to check it out :) https://steemit.com/steemit/@heart-to-heart/full-steem-ahead-my-new-relationship-with-steemit-is-going-swimmingly-judging-a-contest-guesting-on-a-radio-show-and-spreading

OMG!! Congrats, they are so precious! Yes please help save the dogs! :) Thank you for being so awesome.

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Hi :) Thank you for this comment! I am doing what I can, I know every little bit helps for them so I am excited to donate what I collect from here, as well as continue watching over these little angels for them :)
Thanks for the support- have a wonderful weekend my pup-loving-friend 💙

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Hi @karensuestudios, funny you just asked me about the pups today but I wanted to make sure everyone who voted on this knew I made the donation! Here's the proof! I had a long wait to get the right woman in to hand it to her but wanted everyone to know the money made it there <3

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awww thanks! :) Will check it out.

cute pups they are in a good home for sure :)

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I used to be a nomad... not any more ;) haha they are too cute, they stole my heart and now have locked me down! Thanks for reading :)
Hope you have a great weekend! =D
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I like your dogs!

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Aww thank you! I really love them too ;) Have a beautiful weekend! 💙

Bless your heart - what an amazing human you are - I understand exactly how you feel about those two beautiful fur babies of yours. Keep up the good work. I will resteem and hope everybody sees this - Thank you for being an angel for the four legged kids.

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Awww shucks, thank you so much for this lovely comment (sorry I am late to getting to it, I spend a lot of time with these kids lately!)
I really appreciate the support, I would love to donate a bit more to the shelter, I know every little bit helps them that much more so I'm happy to be able to help. They're the angels ;)
Thanks again I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 💙

CUTE dogs. If you want help I could order you some BACON!!! virtual bacon that is.

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Hahaha well order them some! Dogs love bacon! :)
Maybe you can ship it directly to the shelter... check it out ;)
Have a great weekend my bacon-loving friend :)
XO

good luck!

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Thank you so much for your support :) Have a great weekend!

Upvoted & Resteemed to all my followers. Hope it helps a little!

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Well thank you so much! Anything helps :) Barc is such a wonderful organization, even a small amount donated to them will serve to help them with their mission and I am excited to be able to help them! Thank you for your support, it means a lot to me! Have a blessed weekend! XO

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Oh wow! Thanks @screenname! I hope more people see it so that I can raise some money for the dog shelter. It would be amazing to be able to help them a bit more :)
Thank you for recognizing it!
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Aww what a kind hearted person you are! You've got my upvote. It's not worth much but it's yours.

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I appreciate it! Every upvote counts :) Thank you so much for your support! I hope you have wonderful weekend XO

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Hi @cryptokeeper! I just wanted to let you know I did make the donation, it took me some time to get it to the right person but it's been put in the right hands =D I wrote a quick post for it here Thank you for supporting them <3

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No problem :) That's cool that you followed up.

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=D But of course, wanted you to know I was not playing around! These pups are very thankful! =D Have a wonderful week!

wow you´re awesome. follow you and upvote.
please check my post and upvote if you like. we will be back on Bali, Canggu in September. I was already thinking of doing some donations again.

https://steemit.com/story/@betterthanhome/save-balis-little-kitties

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Hi @betterthanhome thanks for sharing that with me,I will definitely check it out! That's wonderful that you'll be visiting again! The kitties will be so happy to have you back :)
Thanks for being amazing- have a beautiful weekend!
XO

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we´re really looking forward. we will be there for at least two month. maybe we can try to collect even more money and donate it to the villa kitty or Barc. we´re also feed the dogs at Batu belig sometimes. have a nice weekend

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They would really appreciate that! There are so many animals in need right now, it's crazy! Let me know if you decide to do something and i will for sure help! 💙

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cool, will keep you posted

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Hi @betterthanhome I just wanted you to know that the donations have been made, you can see the post here <3 Hope you do end up being able to help them too!

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thanks, great job. sure, we definitely want to do something when we´re there next week. will make a post as soon as we know.

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Let me know if you're in the area =D

resteemed as well

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Wow thank you so much, it's much appreciated! I know even a small amount is a huge help to this shelter so I am excited to be able to help however I can! Thank you for your support! Have a wonderful weekend!
XO

A couple of cute puppies are always good for a donation 😂 You got my (small, sorry) vote! Keep us informed...👍

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Thank you so much! Don't say sorry! Every little bit helps the shelter! I am just happy to share the information and hopefully be able to help them a little bit more :)
Thanks for the support- I will post again when the week is over, with some pictures of me giving them the donation!
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Looking forward to it... have a great weekend too!

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Hi @pixelfan, I ended up raising $16 for these pups but I wanted to try to do a bit more so I wrote another post which I am going to do the same thing for before I go donate the full amount :) https://steemit.com/steemit/@heart-to-heart/full-steem-ahead-my-new-relationship-with-steemit-is-going-swimmingly-judging-a-contest-guesting-on-a-radio-show-and-spreading

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Upvoted the new post... give the dogs a hug 😉

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Awww thank you so much, they will just love it! Well, Nala will... Bear's not very cuddly haha 😘

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Most bears aren't 😂

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Maybe I should rename her so she will be more cuddly :P

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Hi @pixelfan, sorry for the wait on this! I wanted it to go to the right hands but I have made the donation! Here is the post for it, I was able to give them roughly $20USD and that's very helpful. I'm so thankful to everyone for helping me do this <3 Hope you're well my friend!

Such a great thing to do @ heart-to-heart59. My few cent for the good cause! I haven't been in Bali but we help a lot of with the dogs in Malta so I am really happy to see a "like-minded" person like you! Blessings to you and hope good people on Steemit will help%)

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Aww so nice of you! Thanks so much :) I am happy to help in any way I can :) I love these dogs so much, I wish I could take them all and give them all a home but hopefully this post will help a little! Thank you for helping dogs in Malta, that is so wonderful to hear :)
Have a wonderful weekend, bless you!
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I know the feeling! If it was possible I would adopt all the animals I see on the streets! But at least we can do something we can - to feed them. to give our love even if it is now much it still matters! I am happy I found a person like you here @heart-to-heart! and I absolutely love your nic name! Blessing to you and the wonderful dogs!

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Oh me too! Maybe we can work together and start collecting them? I would love to have a huge rehab site for them. I just can't bear seeing them out there on the streets... it's awful to me. I guess being from the West, not seeing that ever, it's a huge culture shock for me but I try to do what I can to help. I went by again today to donate a bit and try to pick up another but I can't until my newest baby gets feeling better. Thank you for being so wonderful! If we all do a little bit to help, surely it will have a big impact :)
Sending love to you! XOOX

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Oh my dear. I missed this one. I would love to join it%) It is hard to a animals on street. I guess I will have my shock when travel to Asia soon and hope to be able to do something for them as well. And I do agree with you even a little help makes HUGE difference. The only thing not lot of people do realise it. I am happy I met you and will try to support all what you do! Love and blessings to you, beautiful soul

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Hi @sashagenji I just wanted you to know I did end up making this donation, it took me some time to do so but I just got it in the right hands and it will be helping the dogs of Bali now =D Here is the post Thank you so much for sending the pups love!

Wonderful story ... beautiful hounds! Well done for caring for these beautiful souls - best of luck!

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Hi @icedrum thank you so much, I have found myself quite in love ;) Thank you for your support! The shelter is going to be so happy!
Enjoy your weekend! 💙

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Hi @icedrum just wanted to make sure you knew that I did end up getting this donation to the shelter and they are very thankful as am I =D

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You are awesome heart-to-heart - spreading happiness is the greatest pursuit!

Have a really beautiful day :D

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Hi @icedrum =D you are awesome! Thanks for supporting me support them ;) I think it's really selfish spreading happiness on account of it bringing me so much happiness ;)
Thanks for the smile! The pups send you kisses! Well, they drool a lot ;)
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Haha no friggin way..... those puppies are the cutest ever :D

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Thanks, I thought I was just biased ;)

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Hi @diggerdugg I wanted you to know that I did end up making this donation, I just needed to make sure it went to the right hands which took me some time to do! Here's the proof post =D Wanted you to know your vote did go where I said it would <3