"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies."
~~ Gene Hill
The Mommy here.......
This is not the post I had planned on doing today. I have been taking pictures all week of the kids and Baby Girl, some that are really cute, some great Weenie videos, Weenie & Mona coming home from the groomer and the stuffie murder that took place in the car Thurday and just pictures of Baby's Girl's visit. She is going home tonight, I will miss her sweetness. But yesterday on my way home friom work, I learned some very tragic ATDR news and I have been upset all day. Sometimes it's just too hard to cope with the grief of loving dogs.
ATDR has been over run by puppies. Recenty we took in 12 puppies and one Mom. One, Barbie, was going to be adopted by the couple and their two children that I did the home with with last Friday. All of the puppies became sick but we weren't sure with what. It was PARVO. Barbie died and the other pup, Sparkle, they were interstested in, so far has survivede. But it wasn't just one we lost.
Here is the e-mail we got yesterday......
From: "Girouard, Linne"
Subject: [AllTexasDachshundRescue] Puppies
Just a quick note for everyone to know what has been going on with the Puppies. There were originally 12 pups that came from Bay City, two litters with one mom. Three were doxie mixes and the other 9 were the babies on the front page of the website. They contracted PARVO and have all be in isolation and at the Emergency hospital for three days. This has been a horrible week for ATDR – we are now down to four puppies (2 mixes and 2 dachshunds). Sparkle and one of the mixes, Luis have gone to a foster home from the hospital (one last night and one today). The other mixy pup is holding his own but Woody is really struggling today. We are going back and forth but will not let him suffer! We are doing everything that we can and will continue to try to save them! I have cried a river over this so I just wanted to share.
Tomorrow is the Spring Fling that DROH as every year, remember that's the Rescue group I adopted Mona from. We are going and I spoke to Minna Krebs's Mom and she is going to try to come with Minna & Pickles, who were adopted from ATDR but their Mom does transport for DROH. I will be taking lots of pictures of lots of dachsunds and hopefully it will cheer me up and make me remember why I do the things I do.
Here is a picture of the kids with Baby Girl, so you can see Mona's new haircut and them all shining and freah looking from their day at the spa.
Love.........Sarah, the Mommy.