Thursday, July 7, 2011

Puppy Love

About 3 years ago we decided to breed Roxy. She had 2 puppies and as cute as they were, we told ourselves we wouldn't do it again. Well we never got her fixed just in case we changed our minds and wanted to breed her again. 

Here is Roxy's first puppy, Harlow. She came to visit us all the way from California!

About 5 or 6 weeks ago we went to the groomer and much to our surprise found out that Roxy was pregnant! 

2 weeks ago Roxy had her pups. 
She had 2 again just like last time and they are Shorkies, 
which is a Shih Tzu Yorkie mix....totally adorable!

Once they were born it didn't take long for us to find homes for them. The brown one is set up to go to Eric's little sister Bethany and the black one was going to our next door neighbor.

Everything seemed well with the puppies and our neighbors would come over everyday to check on their little "bolt".  Last Thursday night they came over and noticed his stomach was bloated and hard and he was whimpering. We called the vet and he told us to watch him and take him in in the morning if he didn't get better. 

The next morning came, which was Eric's 30th Birthday and the puppy was worse. So Eric spent the morning of his Birthday at the vet. After a few hours and many tests they decided that the puppy could come home and let nature take its course. That morning was soooo hard! We watched this poor puppy struggle for each breath and thought at any moment would be his last. Surprisingly he made through the night and woke up totally fine. We thought he was a miracle puppy. He was eating normal and sleeping and breathing just fine.

He went for a few days acting totally normal. Then out of nowhere, he took a turn for the worse and fell right back into the same problems. I held him and tried feeding him through a bottle and put him back with his mom. A few minutes later I went to check on him and he had passed. 

Man it is so hard to see a life pass before your eyes, even if its just a puppy. I was so sad but relieved at the same time. This poor puppy was suffering and would have had problems through out its life. Our neighbors will be ok, they were so sad but ended up getting another Shorkie. 

We will  miss little Bolt!

1 comment:

Frenchfam said...

awww, that's so sad! So cute he was! How were the kids about it?