Tuesday, August 4

By Pupular Demand!

Puppies! At their first week anniversary!

First, some sad news. Despite our best efforts and a week of near sleepless nights with help from friends and the best veterinary intervention, one of the brindle girls passed away.

Fading is something that happens sometimes and there is little understanding why. Some pups fade and can be brought back, and some fade and die. Breeding puppies is a heartbreaking thing, and it is not for the faint of heart or the uneducated. Want to teach the kids about the miracle of birth? OK. But you should also be prepared to teach them about the very sad reality of death.

Would the outcome have been different had we known earlier that the mom was pregnant? We can't think about that. There's no point in thinking about that.

The good news is, the little girl with the umbilical problem is thriving, and with a couple surgeries down the line, she should be happy and healthy!

We want to say thank you so much to our friends for their sleepless nights, their worry, their loving care and their tears for the loss of the pup. Another friend is flying in to spell our foster mom some nights so she and her family can get some rest--that's friendship.

Considering how much we love our own 8 hours uninterrupted slumber, that is TRUE friendship, declares

The Frog Princess


Missy said...

Too cute for words. I'm speechless.

Anonymous said...

So sad for the lost baby...but one thing I learned about having puppies in the house, earlier this year with my first Frenchie litter...is that one becomes too busy with the living to long mourn the passing of the little one. Especially if the mom dog cannot or will not (our case) "mother" the litter. Wishing sweet rest & pleasant dreams on the foster mom(s)....whenever possible! :)

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear about the lost little one, but glad the others are thriving. kudos to the foster family for their hard work. hope daizy mae is doing well.

Lily and Benson said...

Oh we just want to lick their little faces. I bet I looked like that when I was tiny
Benny & Lily