This is for those who have/are waiting on commissions, as well as those who are interested in commissioning me.
The last few days have been a hellride. The apartments that I live in have gone completely crazy. The night before last, at the complex next to ours, and in full view of our door, was evacuated and crawling with cops. There were ambulances and firetrucks on the scene. A man had barricaded himself in his apartment, left his gas-burning stove leaking gas, and had a gun. My friend, and neighbor, lives in that complex and felt the waves of stress from the entire situation. They were worried about a possible bomb situation, and were keeping everyone at bay. They eventually got the man out and he is now in custody, but it is obviously tense in our area. As such, my fiance does not like me being home alone, and my friend is uncomfortable living there. So we have found a new apartment and are in the process of cleaning it up (for a discount on next month's rent) and moving in.
On top of that, last night I came home from a long day of cleaning and painting the other apartment to find that Zippo is worse.
I was sitting on my bed after having had a stressful conversation with my friend's roommate about how she is moving out (screaming, tears, etc.) and was trying to relax. I noticed that Zippo was not on the bed, but sitting at the side, looking at me. I tried calling him up, but he just circled the bed, kind of hopping, but not jumping. I called my fiance over, and he got the same result after calling Zippo to the couch. When I went to pick Zippo up, he yelped. I immediately broke down sobbing, because we don't know what's wrong. Last night, I woke up from a nightmare about losing him, and he was not laying with me (and he always, ALWAYS sleeps on the bed with me). When I called him, he was on the floor, and came over to me, but could not jump up. This morning, he did not act anywhere CLOSE to his usual self when being taken outside, and he won't come over to the bed if called. He is currently laying on a pile of blankets I arranged for him on the floor. I called the vet, and they recommended I give him one child's Aspirin. If he does not improve, she said I need to bring him in immediately. Unfortunately, the vet does not do payment plans, and just to take him IN is $50. This is just for an exam. It does not include a biopsy (which may be recommended for the mass on his hip), or any pain medications they may give us.
As such, I am both letting you guys know that, while I desperately need funds to treat my puppy, I do not have time to work on commissions much. While trying to clean the new apartment and paint it (it was DISGUSTING; smoke stains on the walls, mouse feces, dead bugs, etc.) I am swamped also with packing to get us moved.
So I'm stuck. I need money to help Zippo, but am so vastly swamped with all things involved with moving/preparing for a move, and I can't MAKE the money.
I don't know what to do.
Either way, I ask that my commissioners please be patient with me right now. Due to circumstances out of my control, and things set in motion by said circumstances, I'm facing a dilemma I don't know how to deal with.
If nothing else, please spread this word.
I am begging for help. Any and all help received will be appreciated to a degree that none of you could possibly comprehend.
But please, help.
**EDIT . EDIT -- 9.Aug.12 -- EDIT . EDIT**
I managed to get just enough money to take Zippo to the vet. GOOD NEWS: He either pulled a muscle in his back or bruised a disc. The vet was amazing and gave me medicine and instructions on how to care for him. Not only that, but he looked at the mass on his hip and informed me that it is just a swollen node of some sort; that it might just disappear randomly one day! WHEW! Got, I am SO RELIEVED. I was so scared!
Now that the stress of THAT particular scare has been abated (for the most part; I'm still worried about him, just cus he's my baby!) we are now just struggling to make ends meet for the move. I've received gracious help from a spectacular person! :iconsabakitty: wonderfully decided to pre-commission me to help out with our troubles. He has my eternal gratitude. Saba, you can bet that, when I can get to commissions again, yours will be extra, extra fluffy and special! <3
Other than that, I don't know much. Just taking care of Zippo and scrambling to pack and prepare. Today, my friend-come-roommate and I will be going over to finish paint the new place. Hopefully they got the carpets steamed and cleaned! I'm ready to get in there and make it a home. I'll be taking Zippo with me, and a nice pallet of blankets for him to rest on. <3
Thank you again, Saba, for your wonderful help and understanding!