We normally try to update the blog with happy silly things, but unfortunately the past week has been filled with things that are the furthest thing from happy & silly. As you know, Shirley's pups left our home a few weeks ago. As per the last litter that we fostered, once the pups were old enough to be on their own, they went to a wonderful foster home that has much more room & is better suited to wild & woolly pups. This time the foster home already had 2 older puppies that were getting ready to go to rescue. Unfortunately, the two older pups broke with Parvo about a week after Shirley's pups arrived. The older puppies both improved & are doing fine. Puppies can't be vaccinated until they are 6 weeks old & are not fully vaccinated until they receive all 3 sets in the series of shots. Shirley's pups had their first set of shots, but that was not enough. Even though the foster took Shirley's pups to the vet right away, not all of them could be saved. As of right now, 3 of Shirley's babies have passed away. One remains on an IV. One of the three was little Koa who had already been adopted into her forever home. I could go on all day about how I wish people would spay & neuter their pets or how I wish we had done thing differently, but the bottom line is those puppies were innocent & like so many other animals, did not not deserve to have such a short life. I can try & make myself better by telling myself at least they were loved their entire life, but to be blunt, it still sucks.We are all heartbroken. Please say a prayer that the remaining puppies continue to improve.
On the upside of things, Ciera's family LOVES her & they have decided to start their own blog. Please stop by & meet her family over at The Amazing Lives of Our Rescues. We can't thank them enough for providing her with such a loving home!! We also want to extend our condolences for little Koa.
We are going to take a few more days to mend & hopefully will be back soon with better news. In the meantime, here is a picture proving that Mr. James can sleep any where in ANY position.