I really need all my BYC friends to help me get through this.......

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Crazy4Chicks, Jan 27, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    I dont know where to start this I am really upset and I feel totally numb right now, yesterday we had 2 very healthy fat playful boxer puppies, today we only have one.

    we checked on them last night just before bed and everyone was fine, we got up this morning early to work the paper route - looked at the pups quickly they looked like they were sleeping.

    we got home to let dogs out and DH said Abbey was laying on one of the pups, so I got him out and it was pretty much to late - he was having a hard time breathing and was not trying to hold his head up, so I wrapped him in a baby blanket and sat with him on the couch and watched as this sweet boy took his last breath and I lost it - I am having a very hard writing this without crying. I know it was an accecdent and that Abbey did not mean to hurt him - but now I have his brother crying and Abbey is a total mess looking for her puppy- I have never lost one like this. I cant shake the feeling that we should have done something for him but I know taking him to a vet would have ended the same way and at least he passed here at home with the people who love him.

    I waited so long to welcome these babies into our home and hearts and a piece of me died right along with him today.

    I have already called the people who were going to get him and told him he had passed, they understand that accedents happen.

    I am sorry this post is so long -
  2. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    no post is too long, im so sorry about the pup . Its always hard to lose a "loved one" . Just think he's beneath the rainbow brige running free...
  3. HenHappy

    HenHappy Songster

    Feb 16, 2007
    on my way to you....
    Oh my. I am so sorry. I know this hurts. I feel so bad for you. I am positive you did all you could. My thoughts are with you. ((HUGS))
  4. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Songster

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    I'm so sorry
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I can totally sympathize with you. My heeler's first litter had 7 pups and she was stressed and kept laying on them and with in a day and a half, she had killed all but one. So I took the last one from her and tried to bottle feed it and wound up drowning it. I'm sorry for your loss. Hopefully the next time will be better. It was for me. Tess's second litter had 6 pups and I was able to sell all of them healthy and happy.
  6. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Catawba County, NC
    So deeply sorry to hear about your loss. Allow Abbey to sniff him and look him over till she accepts he's gone. I've lost pups this way too, it's heartbreaking.
  7. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    I'm sorry, it hurts. I've lost pups that way, especially with big dogs because they just don't feel the little one under them. My prayers are with you.
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Sometimes baby animals will have some kind of problem from birth, might be sick and you can't tell, but the mother can.

    If the mother thinks the pup has no chance then she will put it out of its misery the kindest way she can, by suffocating it.

    That way the healthier ones have a better chance at life.
    Thats just natures way.
  9. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    Oh I'm so sorry, I can't imagine how much that must hurt. Sending virtual hugs....
  10. johnnyjack

    johnnyjack Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    sorry for ur loss. [​IMG]

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