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    6A COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL JANUARY 3, 2018
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WE HAVE SANDBAGS!
WE HAVE ICE MELT!
T
he day before
Thanksgiving, Sar-
ah found her moth-
er, Mandy, outside crying
because she thought the
family’s 10-month-old
Golden Retriever puppy,
Radiance, might have
rabies.
“Radiance is not in her
right mind, she’s foaming
at the mouth, her legs are
limp, and her eyes are not
focusing,” said Mandy.
“Go into the house and
DO NOT come outside. If
she sees you, she will run
to you. Pray for her."
Sarah ran inside, catapult-
ed herself on the couch
and burst into tears.
"My dog is my joy! With-
out her I would be heart-
broken," said 11-year-old
Sarah.
Mandy came to check on
her devastated daughter
and tell her that, “Radi-
ance is now paralyzed,
except for her head.”
“Can she survive rabies?
Is there a cure?” pleaded
Sarah.
Sobbing, the two of
them hugged and Mandy
whispered, "I don't know,"
as they went to where
Sarah’s grandfather had
Radiance.
“I ran toward my suffer-
ing pup,” said Sarah. “Her
head was bobbing around,
and her eyes were moving
everywhere. She could not
walk or stand, but she was
still trying to come to me.
She was not vicious or
growling, just confused.
It was the worst thing
I have ever seen in my
life.”
Her mother
and grandfather
took a blanket,
placed the weak
dog on it, and
lifted the blan-
ket into the bed
of their truck.
Knowing Radi-
ance's life was
at risk they sped
to the closest
vet clinic. For
some unex-
plained reason,
the clinical
staff showed
little concern
for their dog's
life-threatening circum-
stance. Frustrated, they
sped to a second clinic
where the veterinarian
determined that Radiance
did not have rabies and
surmised it was poisoning.
He administered some-
thing to make her “toss
her cookies” and almost
immediately, she began
acting like herself.
The vet found that the
dog had eaten hundreds
of fast-acting toxic Sago
palm seeds which cause
liver damage and can be
fatal.
The veterinarian said,
“The best thing for the
dog is to stay overnight.
We will run IVs into
her to give her the best
chance of survival.” So,
before leaving Sarah and
her mother prayed over
Radiance.
"Everyone was sure my
dog would die because it
is not possible for one to
eat that many poisonous
seeds and survive," said
Sarah. Concerned, Sar-
ah's mom again prayed,
"Lord, please heal her and
let her live. We command
toxins to go in Jesus'
name and His power."
“I hugged Radiance and
when I went to blow my
nose, she got up on her
two front paws!” ex-
claimed a surprised Sarah.
“Everyone was shocked!”
It was a miracle!”
Then Sarah's mother
prayed, again, "Lord,
please put a hedge of pro-
tection around her liver so
no toxins can damage it."
Suddenly, the dog wagged
her tail!
“Her tail wasn't paralyzed
anymore,” said Sarah. “It
was miraculous!”
The next morning the
clinic called to say,
“Come and pick up your
dog. Your dog is fully re-
covered. Her paralysis has
left and her liver shows no
signs of damage or toxici-
ty.” The family marveled
at their Thanksgiving
miracle.
When Sarah's family
went to get Radiance, she
raced to them full of ener-
gy and joy!
"We walked in and
Radiance was perfectly
normal!” said Sarah. “The
vet told us, ‘She’s been
barking all morning trying
to get us to play with her!’
Now how is that for a dog
who was on the brink of
death?! Radiance had eat-
en hundreds of poisonous
seeds and dogs do die, but
not Radiance. With God's
Mercy, she is our miracle
dog!”
TIPS
Sarah taught Radiance to
put a mini ball in a mini
basketball hoop. When
they are both older, Sarah
plans on teaching Radi-
ance, “How to shoot a
real basketball into a real
hoop.”
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LORANE NEWS
Half day school on January 5 for Progress Reports.
Rural Art Center Thursday Uke Group begins second term Thursday, January 4 for
grade 4 through adult, all abilities. Classes are held in the Crib Middle/High School
music room from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., taught by Pat Dixon. A free-will donation of
$10/10 week term is requested. Just a reminder - Lorane Grange meets the third
Thursday in January at 7 pm. Their dinner and bingo night is the fourth Saturday,
January 27, 2018. Come to Alice Heiney's 100th Birthday party on Saturday, Janu-
ary 6, 2018 at the Cottage Grove Elks from 12 pm - 3 pm. Cards only. Name tags
at noon and birthday wishes to Alice. There will be time to introduce themselves to
the group and say how they know Alice. Also cake and ice cream for all. Alice's son
Caroll is requesting RSPV's for cake & ice cream at carrollnoel@mac.com.
Congratulations!
Resident
to our
Employee
of the
Month
of the
Month
Wilma
Howell
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Perini
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