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Last night the runt puppy died. ...

Posted Jan 27 2009 7:43pm

Last night the runt puppy died. And my husband was truly upset, I have only seen him cry a handful of times and this was one of them. He is VERY attached to his animals no matter how old or how sick. These puppies were his pride and joy (and yes he knows that we have to sell them). He and Katie (the puppy’s mommy) were beside themselves and I was crying because there was nothing I could do to help either of them. See, I grew up on a farm and one of my chores at various times growing up was the farrowing house (where momma pigs have their piglets) and so I saw plenty of birth - and death  - and had my share of attachments shattered by death. We had one mama pig die while giving birth and we raised those piglets ourselves - while none of them died from being laid on or stepped on, a common occurrence among pigs - some died because we just could not get them to thrive. So I knew what to expect, Aaron was overly optimistic. But I will say I did everything I could to help this puppy, even going as far as attempting to bottle feed him. So nothing I could do would help this puppy, but at least while he was here he was loved greatly.

So we now have one boy and three girls left. None of them have names for the time they will be with us (the AKC will not let us name them unless we keep them) BUT we are allowed to nickname them for that time and we will. And I guarantee it will be Disney nicknames, and the other four puppies are thriving! We have been trying to find the perfect home for one of our older dogs - Ima - she needs to be the only dog, but she has an issue or two, such as she barks at you when you get up if you have been sitting for awhile, she forgets that you are not an enemy - unless she totally and completely trust you and then no barking. She is also pretty over weight still, she has lost a good amount of weight with us but still has a way to go. Finally, she is an attention fiend - that is why she needs to be by herself, she will run other animals off who are attempting to get some of your attention as well, we are working on this and she is so much better than when we got her but she has a lot more to go. But Ima is also a doll who will come running when you get the leash out - she LOVES her walks. If you are giving her individual attention, she will love back on you just as much as you are giving her. She is not a huge fan of going outside UNLESS she is on a leash. Really she is not much trouble when it is just her, she is just a tad over protective of her humans. Our problem is that we do not just want to give her away we want her to go to the right family, one who is willing to love her flaws and all!

Last night the runt puppy died. And my husband was truly upset, I have only seen him cry a handful of times and this was one of them. He is VERY attached to his animals no matter how old or how sick. These puppies were his pride and joy (and yes he knows that we have to sell them). He and Katie (the puppy’s mommy) were beside themselves and I was crying because there was nothing I could do to help either of them. See, I grew up on a farm and one of my chores at various times growing up was the farrowing house (where momma pigs have their piglets) and so I saw plenty of birth - and death  - and had my share of attachments shattered by death. We had one mama pig die while giving birth and we raised those piglets ourselves - while none of them died from being laid on or stepped on, a common occurrence among pigs - some died because we just could not get them to thrive. So I knew what to expect, Aaron was overly optimistic. But I will say I did everything I could to help this puppy, even going as far as attempting to bottle feed him. So nothing I could do would help this puppy, but at least while he was here he was loved greatly.

So we now have one boy and three girls left. None of them have names for the time they will be with us (the AKC will not let us name them unless we keep them) BUT we are allowed to nickname them for that time and we will. And I guarantee it will be Disney nicknames, and the other four puppies are thriving! We have been trying to find the perfect home for one of our older dogs - Ima - she needs to be the only dog, but she has an issue or two, such as she barks at you when you get up if you have been sitting for awhile, she forgets that you are not an enemy - unless she totally and completely trust you and then no barking. She is also pretty over weight still, she has lost a good amount of weight with us but still has a way to go. Finally, she is an attention fiend - that is why she needs to be by herself, she will run other animals off who are attempting to get some of your attention as well, we are working on this and she is so much better than when we got her but she has a lot more to go. But Ima is also a doll who will come running when you get the leash out - she LOVES her walks. If you are giving her individual attention, she will love back on you just as much as you are giving her. She is not a huge fan of going outside UNLESS she is on a leash. Really she is not much trouble when it is just her, she is just a tad over protective of her humans. Our problem is that we do not just want to give her away we want her to go to the right family, one who is willing to love her flaws and all!

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