We took in this tiny baby from a neighbor's accidental pregnancy. The people were totally ignorant, a 2lb chi fem, and a 2lb chi male, that were "not attracted to each other" in their words, bred "somehow". Anyway, 3 in the litter, c-section, and 2 died right away. They asked us for our help on the third, (the biggest) at 8 weeks he was 7oz. not good obviously. So we kept him, nurtured him, but he was just too small, we took him to our vets, and he was doing marginally better, and then tonight they said he just went limp, started having trouble breathing, and passed on, all in a matter of hours. Makes me SOOOO MAD!!! These stupid people should have their dogs taken away and they should be put to sleep!!(The people not the dogs). Through stupidity they brought three lives in this world that did not ask to be given birth. Goodbye to our little Brandon, who fought as hard as he could....
Oh that's sad....Makes me mad when people breed those super tiny chihuahuas with their only thought in mind being how much money they will make off all the 'teacups' they will produce. And they don't understand that most of the time the puppies can be bigger and actually kill the mother or have all kinds of health problems.
Awww, i'm so sorry, thats awful. at least you did the best you could though. if you think about it, without your help that pup wouldn't even have survived that long. congrats to you for taking the time to help the people, and their dogs/puppies
Im sorry for our loss. My friend lost one of the puppies from the same litter as Elie and Digger. It was only a few days old but everyone was attached already. Those people need to have thier dogs fixed.
Moondoggy I am so very sorry to hear about your loss, it really hurts my heart. I know the panic I felt with my little one when she had a seizure and I am still worried sick that we wil lose her because of the IGNORANT people that mistreated her. Why are there irresponsible dog owners out there who do not care about the welfare of the puppy only the money? Each and every dog (4) 2 inside 2 outside, and cat (4) two inside and two outside that we own are fixed that is except for Whatever who is way too little and young.
I was just sick reading your post and I know it is because I worry that the same fate will be visiting our little one but I keep praying that she will start gaining weight and will be with us for a long time.
I reread my post and truth be told words are very inadequate at a time like this. You did everything you could so be very proud of that.
Well, I pulled one out today. I presented these people with the medical bill, which I knew they would complain about. I told them I did what any reasonable person would do, take them to the vet when the baby became sick. They told me I should have asked first. Anyway, I took them the vet bill because my ulterior motive was to have the dogs fixed, and that I would take care of the vet bill if they would do that, before I even got those words out of my mouth, the wife told me I could have the two dogs in exchange for me taking care of the vet bill. My gosh...how ridiculous, I could not even believe how they could just give their dogs up like that. Anyway needless to say I took the 2 babies and ran.... I will post pics ASAP, they are so cute and in such need of love, I made an appointment with my vet to have the mom spayed and he was so happy that I got her out of that home, he is doing it for free...so I have two new additions to the family...shiuld I ever speak to this couple again?...I am really debating on cutting this neighbor off...
WHOOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Go MoonDoggy!!! I am so so so so happy that you got them out of that home. That is really awsome about the Vet spaying for free too. Wow. You are going to be busy with the 2 new additions. Best of luck and please give yourself a pat on the back from me....
YEAH for you, I am just overjoyed for you and your new family. Your Vet sounds like mine with Whatever, he has only charged me for her first shots and gave me the special shampoo and did the scrapings, this last visit there also was no charge. He worries more about the pets than his wallet. Although I do not know what he charges for the farm animals.