Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Six Puppies Left

We are down to six puppies. Momma dog had chewed the runt's umbilical cord off too closely.

I noticed at midnight tonight that he was cold and laying away from the others. I took him in and had him laid away.

The poor thing had been in pain for two days. I feel horrible and guilty about that. I'd been keeping an eye on him and he seemed to be doing fine.

Mandy will be getting spayed after the puppies are sold. I do not have the fortitude to repeat this experience.


Blogger Paula said...

Oh Carolyn, I'm sorry this has been so hard. I hate that the joy has to be tinged with sadness. Please be kind to yourself.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Bearette24 said...

oh no! that is so sad. my thoughts are with you...

7:06 AM  
Blogger Liz said...

That must have felt terrible. I'm sorry.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous mad rabbit said...

So sorry you lost another one. I know what you mean, not only is it hard to lose a puppy but wait til it is time to part with them. If you can't look at it as a business it will be like giving away your children. (he he don't even think about it.)

9:24 AM  
Blogger nobody1001 said...


9:44 AM  
Blogger Crazedmomof4 said...

I agree with Mad Rabbit. It would be hard for me to give them away too!

If you wanted to do it as a business, they problems might have something to do with the Mom's age. Didn't you say she was young? After she is a bit older, she might be a better mommy. I noticed that with pets in the past.

As a kid, we had a cat who had kittens young & she was not to good of a mom, she tried, but was too young. Our cat who had two litter of cats, was already past 2years old when she had them, & she was a great Mom.

Our dog who had pups, was also over 2 & she did a great job. The only bad thing she did was when she was trying to wean them, which, I think because there was so many of them & they over powered her, she let them nurse to long. One day she decided to take a walk without them, only two followed her. She lost one while walking. We found the lost one miles away.

I know it is hard to lose just one, but it's not your fault & sometimes there is a reason we could not understand.

Wait awhile before you decide for sure. But you need to do what's right for you & your family.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Gingers Mom said...

I am so sorry. What an emotional experience! Try your darndest to enjoy the puppies you do have. They are so fun! Don't feel bad. You are doing an incredible job!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Chelle said...

You have gone through something else with these puppies and the whole experience. You are a much better person for that than I. I would not have the patience or the tolerance. I'm sorry about the puppy. I hope the remaining 6 will all be just fine :) Like pj said...be kind to yourself. What happened to the puppy is not your fault.

12:44 PM  
Blogger OldHorsetailSnake said...

That's too bad, Princess. Good luck on finding homes for the rest of the brood.

12:49 PM  
Blogger MsCellania said...

Oh, this is sad, Carolyn. That's ALOT of puppies for a little Boston. A little, very young, Boston.

You've done a great job helping her, and it's been a huge undertaking for everyone. Thank goodness you were home when she delivered, or you might have lost her -- and all the pups.

I'm really sorry about the littlest one. Big HUGS to you.

1:27 PM  
Blogger BabelBabe said...

Carolyn - you are AMAZING. I could never have dealt with any of this. Am thinking of you and poor little Mandy. Scratch her ears for me.

1:30 PM  
Blogger Ms.L said...

I'm sorry:(

1:45 PM  
Blogger Crazedmomof4 said...

Oh! My comment didn't sound they way I wanted!

You really did a great job & I know I would have been a basket case if I went through it.

I'm sure Mandy tried her best too! Things like that just happen but it still hurts awful. I hope your kids are doing alright. I'm sure it's real tough on all of you. Even the Daddy pup. I am sending you love & prayers.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Crazed. Your comment came out fine. :)

3:34 PM  

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