Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Will Know Only When ...The Time Comes

I Will Know Only When ...The Time Comes
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Tommy's Chest...  This is all I have of ... my son.  Opening the lid to this chest is one of the hardest things to do.  I have tried... it's heavy with grief.  I've opened it twice since May 29, 2010.  Inside are Tommy's things... also, my tears from when I looked in it.

I guess it stands to reason, for me to have Tommy on my mind a lot lately. Another holiday will soon be here... all mothers think of their children. Holidays were special through the years... made that way for a child.

Looking at Tommy's photos... I can't believe he's not here. In his photos, I see a strong, big guy with a sunshine smile. I can still hear his voice in my mind. Oh my God... I really can.

I still know what it sounds like. Suppose I ever heard someone speak like him? I don't know what reaction I would have. My stomach feel like butterflies are flying around in it. Panicky...

I've been thinking about his chest ... in my mind, I can see it. It's a beautiful, deep red, upholstered chest. It sits in my art room... I wish I could get it, bring it to the table... open it, take the few things out that are... his.

I would like to hold them in my hands... close my eyes... 'feel' them with my heart. Smell them... to see if I can find the scent of my son. Maybe on his hat... the hat he had on... at his last moment on the beach.

There's a plastic box in his chest... one that I would have to open, take the contents out. This ... is the box that can cause me intense pain, grief. I can't talk about it... now.

I don't know if I will get the courage to take his chest down from where it sits... bring it to the table at this holiday. I will know only when ...the time comes....







Monday, April 14, 2014


By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Precious Camo/  Camie is sick again.  Please help me with her medical care.

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Thank-you from my very Heart... Camie has become our world, also... the moment I rescued her last July 4th.  Our three Pups and Skip are my whole world.  They are all I have since Tommy died.


Some people aren't sure where to donate... here is the info, again.

You can simply just call Dr. Fontenot's office, and tell them you want to donate directly to Camie's Account.  919-496-2638     His website is:

You can donate online to her fund:  (Precious Camo)
GoFundMe takes a small amount, 5%.... from each donation.

Thank you from my very Heart.  Gloria/Granny Gee

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Photos As I Promised... Of Camie When She Was So Sick Last Summer From This Terrible Medical Condition...

Photos Of Camie Are Below To Show You What This Terrible Medical Condition Does To An Animal... She was Almost Dead When I Rescued Her.

The Photo Above Was Taken This Week. She Is Sick, Again.  Demodectic Mange has to be treated by a vet... someone who knows what medicines to use...

Photos of yesterday's Invoice for medical care.  Thankfully, there was enough money left from last summer's donations to pay for visit, medicines.  There is $26.00 left on her vet account....

Please Help With Camie's Medical Expenses... Below is how she looked from this terrible skin disease last year when I rescued her.  

Some of her hair has been coming out for the past 2 weeks when I gave her .... her medicinal bath.  Her body has 'sores' on it... and she cries when she scratches.  

Medical care is so expensive... please help us help her get better.  Below is what this terrible disease does to a precious baby.... I can't let it happen to her again.  

Thank you from my Heart for the ones who have already donated to her medical care.  

You can donate directly to her vet, Dr. David Fontenot by calling 919-496-2638.  His office address is:  115 N. Church Street, Louisburg, NC  27549


You can donate directly to her GoFundMe account.  They get 5% of each donation for a fee to handle it.  

Thank you from my Heart.  I will post each Invoice on her Facebook page when she goes to the vet.  Each day I update her Facebook page for all her friends.  Come be her friend, too!



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By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Below, you will see a little puppy snatched out of the arms of Death, as she lay dying on the cold, wet ground. The ground had begun claiming her little body… maggots fell off as she was lifted into arms that held onto her… arms that meant to save, rescue her.
From that moment on… the struggle began to save a little puppy named Camo. Her new Mommy cheated Death…. ‘No, you can’t have her, I won’t let her die here all alone, suffering, crying for someone to care’!
From that moment, magic happened. Camo became ‘Camie’… renamed by her angel. Her angel who was her new Mommy’s friend in another country. Someone who’d been ‘there’ for her Mommy, when her son, Tommy… died.
Her new Mommy began giving her medicines, treatments paid for by Camie’s Angel… her angel who looked after her from another country.
Once Camie’s new Mommy’s friends began finding out that she’d rescued a little baby puppy from Death’s arms… they also, began to send money to Camie’s vet … to keep money going to be able to give Camie long-term care. To afford the surgery needed to keep her from having puppies. To afford the vaccinations she’ll need once she is well enough to get them.
Camie’s new Mommy (me!) started Camie her own Facebook page where anyone can come to visit…. Precious Camo. The Facebook link is:
Here, you can follow Camie’s journey from dying… to each day on her journey back to wellness. She has a long ways to go… but, her Mommy will do her part, as her friends help her with Camie’s medical care.
Thank-you, Camie’s Angel (this is the title of the new book I’m writing at this very moment… it will be published before I finish my other books)…. Thank-you, everyone who followed behind her to help us with money we don’t have… for Camie’s medical care. Thank-you in advance for money you donate.
You can donate to Camie’s medical care by sending money directly to her vet at:
Louisburg Veterinary Clinic
115 N. Church Street
Louisburg, NC 27549
Dr. David Fontenot
If you donate by calling, sending to Louisburg Veterinary Clinic… let everyone know if you’d like…. by posting on Camie’s (Precious Camo) Facebook page: Thank-you all, it means the world to me.
Come, be her friend… watch her now… become only more beautiful as her hair comes back…. come, watch this little puppy become ‘herself’… like neither you, nor I… have ever seen, known. None of us knows ‘how she looks when she is healthy, well’! I’m excited! I will see just like you do!
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Please Help Me Help Camie With Her Medical Care... She Is Sick Again!

April 12, 2014... Saturday Precious Camo/Camie Update

Camie Went To The Vet Today..... Saturday ... April 12, 2014

Precious Camo... Camie is sick again... please help us with her medical care.  You can either click on the widget on my blog:   or, donate directly to her vet, Dr. David Fontenot in Louisburg, NC by calling:  919-496-2638.

She has Demodectic mange that won't get well without expensive medical care... also, skin infection. You can go to her Facebook page to keep up with her as I update daily (or at night).

When she goes to the vet, I post her invoices so, everyone can see where their money goes. Her Facebook page is:

Thank you for helping us last year when I rescued Camie from the cold, wet ground where she lay dying.  I hoped she would stay well... likely she'll always have to battle this.

Thank-you from my heart.  Camie, and our Kissy, and Chadwick are mine, and Skip's whole world. Tommy's gone, they are all I have left.  Please help me get Camie well.

Below is the invoice for April 12, 2014, Saturday.... and her medicines.  I posted these on her Facebook, also

Today, I took Camie back to her vet, Dr. Fontenot. She is sick again... and needs ongoing medical care that we can't afford.

Today... she was put back on antibiotics... given an Ivermectin injection. She will have to take these injections for some time. She can't make it without medical care from the vet.

For the past two weeks, her hair has begun falling out... and sore places are appearing all over her body. Her skin stays red from the infection in her body, demodectic mange.

Camie is loved so very much by my husband and I.... and our other two dogs. She is part of our whole world. We wish that we were able to cover all the expense. We would never ask for anything for ourselves... but, we will to help our dogs. They are all we have in this world.

Please help us ... help Camie. Please donate directly to her vet, Dr. Fontenot... or to this fund.

To donate directly to Camie's medical care... to her vet, you can call or mail donations. This is the information:

Dr. David Fontenot
115 N. Church Street
Louisburg, NC 27549


Or... you can donate to this fund... it'll all go to the same place. Thank you very much for caring, and donating. Below, you can read where I asked you for help to save Camie, when I rescued her on July 4, 2013.

I had hoped she could always be well... sadly, she'll always have this. I stopped the donation campaign for several months to see how she did. Now, I have to begin it again. Today's visit cost $184.00. Thankfully, there was still enough on her vet account to pay for this visit.... and leave $26.00.

I would like to thank each, and every person in advance for helping Camie. It means our world.

You can come be friends with Camie on her Facebook page at: I update it every day... and when she goes to the vet... I post photos of her invoices so, everyone can see where their hard-earned money goes... and how she is.

I post photos of her, and our other two Pups, Kissy Fairchild, and Sweet Chadwick. They love her very, very much.

Her Facebook page is where you can keep up with her, also. Thank you from my heart for your help. Gloria

I will be posting photos of how she looked last year.  I don't want her to get like that ever again.  She suffered so much.  So, all through time... here on my blog... I will put photos of her on here... before, after.

She is beginning to lose her hair ... a lot of it from her tail, feet during the last two medicinal baths.  Thank you again for helping me.

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