The topic of the week is none other than husky Denali.
I am recording live at the moment and have got a room full of people discussing Denali. We will be taking live questions. The conversation will be on the podcast. Be sure to listen to the episode to catch all of the great questions coming in.
So, the owner gets there, and this lady has sky high medical bills. SKY HIGH MEDICAL BILLS. Basically, I watch her come to the conclusion, live in front of me, that she’s gonna have to euthanize her sweet boy… that we are going to have to send him to the rainbow bridge… and I asked her why he wasn’t worth saving... and she disclosed to me that he is worth saving and that she has high medical bills and they can’t afford a surgery of that magnitude, considering that it is complete pelvic reconstruction.
So, I offered my platform immediately… because I think our healthcare system is pretty fucked, and I think our Veterinary system is pretty fucked… because they were 100% about to put Denali down despite him being perfectly healthy… but with no money backing him, there was no reason to keep him alive unfortunately, because the veterinary institution is just that it is a business and an institution.
Now the staff at the Avery Ranch here in Austin TX worked their ASSES OFF to get the surgeon cost down, which is amazing. Denali is currently being taken care of there and boarded. He’s getting 24/7 care there, and: He. Is. Awesome.
I saw this as a call to arms. I see these opportunities as a way to unite people. Immediately, I was like “we are going to raise this money, there’s NO way in HELL we’re going to fail this dog”... and I only came to this conclusion after I sat there in the emergency vet room, in the waiting area, and was thinking to myself “I can’t save them all, I can’t save them all, I can’t save them all... some things are just not meant to be”... and I looked at myself in the mirror after I went to the bathroom to take a piss.
I looked at myself and what I really started to see was a cop out excusing himself, piece of shit, that’s just NOT doing what he’s supposed to be doing. SO first off, I punished myself. I corrected myself... and I realized something: I might not be able to save all of the dogs, but I CAN save this one. I sure as HELL can save this one. So that’s when I offered my platform to them.
These people never asked me for shit.
There’s NO way in HELL we are going to fail this dog... We had over 1000 shares on FB. 1000 shares in 12 hours... Thank you so fucking much to anyone who even batted an eye at this campaign to save a dog that they have no idea who he is or where he came from. - Jonas Black
Along with all of you, who donated, who shared. WE. WENT. VIRAL.
We raised the money within 16 hours. All of it. And now you know what? Denali is stable and he’s going into surgery on Monday. He’s going to get new hips and he’s going to be good to go. He’s going to be Robo Denali - Robo-Cop-Bio-Mech Denali. Stronger. Than Ever.
I just got back from visiting with Denali, and if you go to my Instagram you can also see me hanging out with Denali live. You can see how amazing this guy is.
You know I pride myself in being in-tune with canine behavior... he may have just been uncomfortable, but let’s take a second to humanize, and let’s take a second to use this as an analogy: when you are broken and broken down, and you’ve got nothing left, and someone shows compassion, and the hearts and good intentions of 1000s of people come on to you, you get strength. You get strong.
When you are broken and broken down, and you’ve got nothing left, and someone shows compassion, and the hearts and good intentions of 1000s of people come on to you, you get strength. You get strong. - Jonas Black
In our weakest, we are our strongest. - Jonas Black
In our weakest, we are our strongest. We have to remember that.
There’s still more good than there is bad.
There’s still more good human beings than there are bad.
There are still people willing to help.
I just provided the platform, but the rest of you, you saved him. YOU saved him. Even with a $5 dollar donation. You are just as much a part of it as me, Heroly, as K911, as everyone. You were part of those ax swings that were chopping down the big redwood trunk of Denali’s survival.
Because it’s very apparent, we had one person try to do something very bad by killing this dog, and then we had 1000s of people come together to help this mother fucker. - Jonas Black
And yes, there definitely should be an accountability check, and that video is coming out. We are making an accountability video so you can see everything. We did knock the surgeon’s cost down, and we were able to do something really really special. I can’t wait to share with everybody.
The last couple days have shown me that there’s more good in the world than bad.
Because it’s very apparent, we had one person try to do something very bad by killing this dog, and then we had 1000s of people come together to help this mother fucker. That’s what I’m talking about. I’ve been so amped up from positivity. Because the world is still better than it is bad.
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