July 20, 2009

Puppy Mill

Well, the drama continues....

Sweet Grace the puppy was not feeling well at all yesterday. She was very lethargic and didn't eat anything...it was pathetic! This morning I took her to the vet just to find out that she has Parvo. Since I have never taken any sort of animal science course, I had no idea what this was. Come to find out, it's a virus that is potentially fatal in puppies.

I had an immediate flashback to one week ago today when I was at the same vet office with Barnes getting very bad news - a visit that ended with me leaving without my buddy. I just couldn't take it again.

I called the breeder we got her from and couldn't get through. When he did call me back, he cried on the phone the whole time because his brother died in a motorcycle accident yesterday.

Seriously?? Could my life be any more dramatic?

He told me when he got back into town he would refund me the money I paid for Grace.

After much consideration, I decided to go ahead and leave her in the puppy hospital for some intensive treatment to see if they can save her.

I feel bad.....I spent 3-4 days after getting her regretting that I had rushed into the decision to get a new dog. I also was very taken aback by the amount of money it's going to cost for her hospital stay (over $1,000) and I'm still in unemployment mode where no money is spent unless absolutely necessary. It also stinks that Scot is still in China.

But, one look at that sweet little furry face and I knew that I had to try everything I could to save her. So now I wait for news on her condition and all I feel like doing these days is staying inside my house and withdrawing. I know that sounds dramatic....

Oh, did I mention that my sister who lives in Isreal is here? She will be living with us until after Christmas and I'm thrilled!!!! More on her and her amazingness later....


  1. I am so sorry about your sweet puppy!!! I hope she pulls through!!

    And I can't wait to hear all about your sister!!

    Praying that tomorrow is a better day for you!


  2. Poor puppy! It is such a strange feeling when you have a new puppy who is sick. My puppy was at the vet the morning after we got him. It was hard having a brand new very sick little pup. I hope your sweetie gets through it.

    I'm glad you have your sister. What a blessing that is, especially in a time like this.

    Hang in there! The clouds will part one day, I promise...better yet, He promised! Jer. 29:11.

    Love and hugs to you,


  3. Will be praying for you guys. And yeah about your sister!

  4. I was going to call tonight but didn't get out of a meeting until 9:30 PM -- been thinking about your little Grace all day long and praying that she makes a miraculous turn-around.

    Definitely need to plan a trip to see you - and what an added bonus that Cyndi is there!

    Will call tomorrow. xoxo



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