I received the following URL for fundraising on an American crowd-funding site this morning. Right now, there are three donors, and the third one is a dog! The doggy Cooper-chan broke his leg, and the crowdfunding was for an expensive treatment bill. I think this donation culture, where everyone can readily do fundraising, is great. I wish Japan this culture spread to Japan. But I was happy to hear that recently it has been changing little by little. The United States has a wide range of religion and a widening social stratification, and these might contribute to the culture of donation. Still, I wonder which country is doing the best job of protecting human rights for minorities? I would really like to know! Now, I'm off to the institute's library which has become something like my old school since last summer.
Please visit Help Baby Copper Get Back On Her Feet! (All 4 of them!!)
Our sweet baby girl Copper broke her leg on Saturday and is in immediate need of reconstructive surgery. She is in chronic pain right now with with two breaks in her right leg. The doctors said this break was due to a pre-existing fracture they found in her hip and her being a puppy jumping and playing a lot could've easily caused more stress on the fracture. Based on the x-rays, they suspect the initial injury to have happened before she was rescued and said that she has likely been in an enormous amount of pain this entire time. It was a surprise to us because she has been nothing short of an active happy puppy every day! (we judge this based on the intensity of her tail wags!) This surgery is a necessity to have her walking and eventually running normally so she can live a full, pain-free life! Luckily, due to her youth (she is approximately 9-months of age) veterinarians predict a full recovery following the surgical repair. However, this accident could not have come at a worse ti