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September 15, 2008

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother

Chloe was a hero or should we call, heroine yesterday! Well, my Hooman M received an emergency call from a friend saying that her friend's dog named Bosco, had tick fever & who needed blood transfusion immediately becoz her dog had hardly any red blood cells left. We actually had training later in that afternoon but we still went becoz it's more important to give a helping hand to another dog than going for training, right?

So anyway, off we went with our Hooman M. Mommy was at work at that time so she couldn't come along. We were the last ones to arrive at the vet's place & everyone was already there & most of the dogs have finished their blood test. There were several dogs of different breed & sizes. There were other Goldens, Rottweilers & some other small breeds. The doctor only said that dogs above 25kg qualify coz they needed quite a lot of blood. They can't be using a small dog or else all the blood will be sucked out of the poor thing. So anyway, we big doggies were tested but excluding some Shih Tzus, other smaller breeds & even Faith.

After the testing was done, Chloe was chosen becoz according to the Doctor, she was the healthiest there with good platelet count, no liver & kidney problems. By the way, she has lost quite a bit of weight & is as slim as me now. She has been on special doggy slimming pills for a few months & it's working really well! Okay, back to the story. Chloe was then taken in the exam room to have her weight taken & so on, so on. I followed to check it out but my Hooman M asked someone to watch over me & Faith outside the room. Boohoo!

But anyway, the whole proceedure was done mostly behind closed doors so all the other people couldn't see what actually happened. Chloe did go through with a bit of pain when the Doctors stole her blood. You'll notice it when you see her mouth closed. To check out what happened, watch video below...

The Doctor announced that Chloe did not need any anesthetic. She took the pain in her stride. When it was over, we went straight for our usual training. Chloe was pawfectly fine, playing around & even did some Agility. She's a strong sooperwoman!

On behalf of Chloe, she would like thank Bosco for the opportunity to give some of her blood away which is good for her too. This is also part of our contribution to the bad things that are happening to our brudders & sistas in Turkey. We must all rally together to help one another. Please click here to write a petition.

Thank you Bosco for letting her help you & may you get well soooper soon!


Xsara ... said...

that was really heroic of chloe, give her a big hug for us!

Jennifer said...

Arrooo rooo roooooooo! Chloe you ARE pawsome and a true hero! WOW! We just want to lick and slobber on you and give you a big paws up for your bravery and for helping a friend. We are so proud of you!

Woofs and slobbers from your Newfie pals,
Gabe and Willow

Chef said...

That video gave us goodbumpies! Cloe is definitely a hero and a great example of how we all have to rally and help one another out in times of need.

I hope you don't mind if I put a link to this post on my blog. I think it's terrific.


Kim said...

You did a great thing Chloe! You are definately a hero in our books!

Lots of kisses and slurps from Maggie and Bosley.

Chef said...

Yeah, I meant the post about Chloe. How can I find the video on YouTube. I'd like to download it. Thanks!


BenTheRotti said...

Hi Amber,

OMDog, Mum was doing some major eye leaking watching that video! Ok I confess, so was I!!
Chloe, you are a true heroine, and a very very brave girl. We are SO SO SO PROUD of you, what a wonderful thing you did!
Get well soon Bosco!

love, licks and very proud tailwags,

Ben xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mango said...

Chloe looked so brave! I kind of cried a little watching her with that big needle. She saved Rosco!


Randi said...

Oh Chloe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You are a HERO! I'm gonna tip my dinner bowl to you tonight!


love & licks,

COL. Sam ASTA-fari Joe H. Pinkerton Peabody, Esq said...


You are a super hero. we all bow our heads down to you. W2Go!!

Faya said...

Oh Chloe..... we are all crying here ! You and your family are so fantastic. What could we say exept that we love you soooooooo much !
Kisses, Faya and Family

wally said...

Yeah Chloe! We live near a doggy blood bank but I am too old to donate. :( They do keep lots of supplies of doggy blood on hand just like human blood banks! I think it's great that Chloe helped out with such an important service.

wally t.

ps. I agree! Moms should only think WE'RE the cuterest!

Stanislaw said...

What an amazing story! You are a true hero Chloe! We are very very impressed.

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

Chloe, you are a real hero. We are very proud of how stoic you were!!! You must have some Texas blood in you to be so super brave!!
Saving a life is about as good as it gets!!
We tip our cowboy hats to you, Chloe!

Sunny,Scooter,Jamie said...

pee ess
Momma must not be brave as us. The video with that song had her leaking....

Chef said...
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Lacy said...

w00f's Amber-mae, Chloe and Faith, u izzz tooo cool shure hopes ur blood saves dat puppy dog...

b safe,

MJ's doghouse said...

okay so now you have my mamma all crying happy tears...the song the video...oh well...way to go are a really good friend to help bosco out like that...i hope you got lots and lots of hugs and kisses

Hero said...

That was such a brave and heroic thing for Chloe to do. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful story and I hope Bosco gets better soon.

Lorenza said...

Hi, Amber!
What Chloe did is heroic!
Thanks for sharing the story and the video. It made my mom cry.
I hope Bosco gets well soon.
Kisses and hugs

Terra said...

Wow Chloe is a hero!!!!! I hope Bosco gets better soon and that Chloe got a nice big bone to say thank you! That is a very special thing she did for Bosco.

~ Jedi ~

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a wonderful thing you did, Chloe! You're our hero! Bless you!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Raising Addie said...

Good Job Chloe! You are sooo sweet to help out Bosco.


Anonymous said...

Chloe, you ARE a hero! You were so brave letting them stick you with that sharp thing then take your life giving blood to give to Bosco. Take care

Charlie Daniels said...

Chloe Chloe Chloe ... you are an absolute hero :-) Didn't your head spin when you lost all that blood!



Huskee and Hershey said...

Chloe is a real heroine!! She is so good natured when they took her blood and so brave too!! ** round of applause for Heroine Chloe **
Hope that Bosco gets well soon with Chloe's help!

Bee Bee said...

You are really brave and awesome Chloe! Hope Bosco will get well soon!

Bee Bee

CoCo said...

Good job Chloe! You are soooo brave! I wish I could be as brave as you!


Joe Stains said...

joey said because it is MY birthday I can do the comments today!


CHLOE you are one HERO for SURE! GREAT JOB!

George the Pup said...

Way to go Chloe! You are truly a hero!

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Chloe is such a hero... That's a really pawsome thing to do.
Lots of hugs from us

~ Girl girl & Bae

Cocoa the Beagle said...

Chloe you are so brave and pawsome! That's really a very touching video. We wish Bosco a speedy recovery!

Asta said...

You can be vewy pwoud of youw sissie Chloe..she is a hewoine!!!
We hope Bosco gets well completely vewy soon!
I'm sending special thankful smoochie kisses to all of you

happy said...

Big hugs to you, Chloe! You certainly have a big and brave heart! Hope Bosco will get well soon.

Anonymous said...

Hey Amber and Family,
just dropping by!
We were so touched by that video!
Chloe is an awesome hero!
We hope Bosco gets well soon!
Brandy and Gang.

Simba said...

Well done Chloe, you are real doggie hero.
Simba x

The Three Musketeers said...

OMG ! Chloe ! You are such a hero ! & you are pretty brave yeah ! is good to have a pal like you !
Sure hope Bosco get well soon !

Loves !

Ludo van puppy said...

hurrahh!! Chloe is soo brave!

Snowball said...

Chloe, you are sooo brave. I am very proud of you!!!

the 4 Bs said...

Chloe, you are such a brave and generous girl. we're proud of you. you're a hero!


Harry said...

Well done Chloe! What a lovely thing to do. Ma is a blood donor and she thinks your brave because even though she has donated many times, she says she still ahtes the needle.

Toodle pip
Harry x

Clover said...

Horray for all you girls - so nice of you to offer your bloods! I bet Chloe felt really great to be able to help out.
Love Clover xo

Kodak the Eskie said...

You are a hero Chloe! How nice of you to donate blood. I hope your friend is doing okay. My grandpa had gotten a blood disease (parasite) from a tick this summer too called Babiosis and he was very, very sick. He had to get plasma and medicine.

Hugs, Kodak

Momoko said...

Hi!Please say to Chloe "great job!"

The PR Gang said...

What a great thing to do Chloe! You'll probably have good karma for at least a week! Very noble of you.

Kess And Her Mama said...

Chloe is a true hero!

Biggie-Z said...

Chloe, what a heroic thing to do. So I give you an award on my bloggie.

Hugs, Biggie

Bumpass Hounds said...

Hey Girls,
How y'all doing today? Chloe did a very wonderful thing for Bosco; we hope that Bosco is feeling better now. Jubal thinks Chloe is a rather beautiful Golden like himself. You gals are an inspiration for all of the rest of us DWBs. Consider yourselves to be honorary "Hounders."
- Homer J. - Jubal - J.E.B. - Shelby Belle - Jack - Abby - Max - Shiloh - Alex - Boru - Jenny = The Bumpass Hounds (TBH)

Thor said...

Chloe! You are so brave! A true hero! I am very proud of you!

Love and licks

Bumpass Hounds said...

We hope it's OK that we posted about Chloe on our blog with her blog address and alink to the video on YouTube. If it's not okay, let us know and we'll remove it.
- TBH (

Fenway said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes. Come by and celebrate. I'm going to make a special toast to Chloe the Supergirl and my wish today is that Bosco gets better with her blood.

Your pal,

Stanislaw said...

Hi Amber! You can be small any way you'd like to be. Be creative! I changed that part of the rules so it opens the door to the bigger critters. We want everyone to play!

Can't wait to see you all itty bitty!

Moco said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. You are very brave for your friend. You are an example of love and caring for all of you. It was a pleasure to watch your video.

Sophy said...

I am so glad Chloe could help Bosco! What a wonderful story. Woof, woof!


Momoko said...

Chloe,Faith and You make very good trio.

Zhen Yi said...

What a brave dawggie Chloe is! Chloe you are a hero!

Licks and Leaps

Agatha and Archie said...

Oh Chloe!!! You are such a hero!!! PL2's eyes weren't leaking SHE WAS POURING OUT BUCKETS!!!!!! what a wonderfull thing you all did and we hope that Boscoe is feeling better,Love and kisses A+A

Mango the Maltese kiddo said...

Bravo, Chloe you're the true hero.
Your good act will never be forgotten!
I guessed with my 3 kilogram , I never have chances to donate blood.
Love all of you.

Abby and Jack said...

Wow Chloe! That was soo nice of you! What a scary thing getting a needle poked in your leg! Eeek!

Jack and Abby

Kess And Her Mama said...

Come by my blog to see what I think about your blog :-)

Patience-please said...

Hooooooooray for Chloe!!! Ten million bones and biscuits for her! We're sending Bosco lots of get well wishes.

wags from the whippets

Pacco de Mongrel said...

chloe, u are a heroin...

i think i shld eat up to 25kg b4 attempting to save others eh..

Molly and Taffy said...

Well done to Chloe. Hope she had extra rations for dinner that evening.
Molly and Taffy xx

parlance said...

What an amazing video clip. I wouldn't have thought two dogs could be so calm during a transfusion, and with no anesthetic. It's a credit to the humans who handled them so calmly and to the dogs, especially Chloe the donor.
A wonderful video clip.

parlance said...

What an amazing video clip. I wouldn't have thought two dogs could be so calm during a transfusion, and with no anesthetic. It's a credit to the humans who handled them so calmly and to the dogs, especially Chloe the donor.
A wonderful video clip.

Jake of Florida said...


That video was amazing. Looking at sweet Chloe and then at Boscoe and at the caring vet people -- we have chills. Please let us know how Boscoe does.

Jake and Just Harry

Fred said...

Hooray for Chloe! That's paw-some!

Pedro said...

Amber Mae,

What a wonderful thing Chloe did! We hope Bosco is feeling better now with Chloe's donation! We also wanted to thank you for stopping by our blog and supporting us during such a sad time in our family. We really appreciate you thinking of us.



Way to go Chloe! You are a great dog for helping out when needed!

Almighty King King said...

That was such a heroic thing that Chloe did... Mummy was so touched by what chloe did when she see the clip.. rest well chloe and hope bosco is getting in fine too!

Raising Addie said...

Pssst... Amber! I have a wonderful surprise for you! I nominated you for an award! Stop by and pick it up. We love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Good job Chloe! Hope Bosco recovers really soon!


Verdi y Gaucho tibetano en Madrid said...

wow.. amber
grate historia and congratulations...
that was really heroic of chloe, give her a big hug for us!

A&S said...

you are all very brave for even getting tested. well done chloe!

Niamh said...

That is so great that Chloe generously shared her blood to help another dog! And great that your humans brought you there. You are a wonderful pack.

Your friend,

Tatum Tot said...

Wow that is cool and brave and heroic for sure! I don't think I could do that, I hate it when hoomans hold me down for anything!

Momoko said...

Have good weekend!

Anonymous said...

I have something for you at my place

Mack said...

Oh my gosh!

That is like the sweetest most wonderful thing I have ever heard!

You're my hero Chloe!

Rudy said...

I wish I were big enough to give blood but I'm way too small... just like Mom used to be able to give blood but now can't (had cancer a few years ago). Hmpf! We can only cheer for those who can. Great job!



Hi Amber,
That was such a generous thing that Chloe did. I hope she and Bosco stay well.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

All three terriers bow to Chloe in respect to her heroism.... are so brave...we were so inspired watchin' ya, Girl!!

Way to go!!!! We're proud to know you!!!

Scruffy, Lacie and Babystan

Sami & Baylee said...

Chloe your our Hero! What a special thing you have done for your friend Bosco and his owner! Your such a special loving doggie!


Dino and Family said...

Chloe! What a wonderful thing you have done! You are my heroine!
Love, Dino