Josh x Shadow Puppies - 6 Weeks Old
|Finn - 6 weeks|
|Georgie - 6 weeks|
|Grady - 6 weeks|
|Lacy - 6 weeks|
|Lucy - 6 weeks|
Rafe x Kimmi Puppies - 5 Weeks Old
|Daisy - 5 weeks|
|Hunter - 5 weeks|
|Miles - 5 weeks|
Winslow x Luna Puppies - 3 Weeks Old
|Two males - 3 weeks|
|Female - 3 weeks|
|Left: Male, Right: Female - 3 weeks|
Sharing Sad News
"A flower bloomed already wilting. Beginning its life with an early ending." ~ R.J. Gonzales
|Honey - 4 weeks - last photo|
I am beside myself with sorrow, but felt I was obligated to share the sad news that one of Rafe and Kimmi’s puppies passed away Saturday night. We are not sure, but we surmise that she was injured on Wednesday evening by Kimmi jumping up and down in the pen that houses her and the puppies. I was later than usual getting home, and Kimmi was more than eager to get outside to potty. She was excitedly jumping up and down as she saw me coming into the room. I heard a puppy squeal but when I examined each, everyone seemed okay. None cried excessively as I poked and prodded to see if anyone was in pain. However, the next morning the little girl was very lethargic. It was obvious that she had not nursed as she seemed quite dehydrated. We went to the vet clinic, where she received fluids. She refused to nurse, so I fed her with a dropper and she seemed to be rallying a bit each day, but that was just me seeing what I wanted to believe I guess. Evidently there was an internal injury. ??? I don’t know, of course, but it is just so sad. Even though all the other puppies are active and cute and playful, I still morn for that little sweetie that we called "Honey." RIP little girl.
Naturally, after all these years of raising puppies, I have had other sad experiences. Sometimes things just do not go as planned, accidents happen, illness happens. Fortunately they do not happen often — but to me, even once is too much.
That's all for this week.
P.S. For some reason, I have been having problems publishing people's comments. I receive them but when I click "publish" they are not showing up. Sorry! All I can say is thanks for commenting and that someday when I have more time track down what's wrong, I'll try to fix that!