i've alot to tell you. i went to the petsmart national adoption weekend. i went first on saturday. i saw this adorable boxer/beagle mix
was told she was 5-6 weeks old..she had white markings on her feet and stomach ..her name is parsley. she has a littermate..named rosemary. but they did not have any applications in stock that day for me to fill out. so on sunday i came back again with dave. as we were about to fill out the adoption application they were unloading more puppies..ok. but they had a golden retriever/lab mix..but the runt of the litter too..female 8 weeks old. and i thought to myself..she might have a very hard time finding a home. she was very small. so what did i do? i put in the application for her instead.
well two days later..i get a call..from u would never guess who..the woman who did our home visit from the rescue when we were thinking of adopting that dog from there..not the woman who had the dog and was emailing me. anyway..she said the golden retriever/lab mix puppy was found to be blind
and was being put into a foster home for specialized care so i couldn't possibly adopt her as they were not putting her up for adoption.
so i was disappointed but not done yet. i looked on petfinder and found where they had the original pup i was interested in..and called there twice in fact..but it is run by volunteers so i did not get a call back..and the site said to put in an online application..so two days ago i did. i was very honest about why i chose to change my mind when i filled out the original application and about the rescue thing ..just that we didn't feel it was for us.
well yesterday the woman who did the home visit from the rescue called me..same one..and she actually had parsley and her sister rosemary in her home...as they had come down with parvo virus!
but they had caught it in time..at first rosemary had stopped eating..but not parsley..and now she said parsley..my puppy is eating ravenously. she said that it would be at least two weeks before she'd be ready to adopt..and would not need to do another home visit as she'd already done ours herself. and she said parsley is actually only 4-5 weeks old. so younger than i even was told at petsmart..petsmart really couldn't tell us anything about the animals at all..didn't even know one animal from the next as far as names go. was not sure anyway. i don't really know very much about parvo except that it is a very infectious and can be a deadly virus if not treated right away. what i am thinking is these pups were just too young to receive the vaccines yet..and i do not know the scheduling for that vaccine.
can anyone tell me more about parvo..how a pup gets it?...is there any long term consequences from having parvo if they are treated properly right away? what about the other pups that were there that day ? are they treated even if they do not come down with it as a precaution? and since we held her and she was licking me to pieces..though i do not think she appeared to be sick at that time..should i be concerned at all? is it contagious to humans..and cats?
anything else u can tell me would greatly be appreciated. and please say a prayer for both of these puppies full and speedy recovery. and that none of the other pups that came in contact with them come down with it also..thank you.
i am so excited.
.i had asked in my application if i could come down to the humane society to see her again..but then i found out she was in the woman's home being treated and beginning to recuperate..as well as needing to get a bit bigger..since she is so young. i went out and bought two small bowls for water and food and then also bigger ones for later..as well as a water and food thing for the crate for the little bits of time when she is in the crate and we are not at home so she does not have the food and water all over herself it will be hung on the sides of the crate. now all i need is the collar..which i still don't know the size..tiny..but how tiny..and also a longer lead to play with her in the backyard till we fence it in after the thaw..probably early spring..and also when she learns to stay with us in the backyard and not go running off..though our driveway is a very long one and so would have a long way to run to get to the front of our house. i am not going to take the chance of having her run free. at this size she can run between my feet and keep going..lol..i can see myself on my rear end.
.and she is looking at me and just keeps on going. definitely a long lead.
then we can play ball and other toys in the backyard till the fence is up.
i am bringing my computer into the moose lodge tomorrow..and i have someone who is going to take a look at it..and possibly move the pics i have on emails in folders on yahoo..and help me upload buffy's pic maybe to =the forum..of mine..farewell master..i will let you know if it put there..hope so. i do not have any pics of this other puppy yet..i would have to take some and send to my son and then move them from that email again..after i am shown tomorrow..hopefully i will know how to move them the same way again and then upload those also here.
i am going by myself on thursday the 23rd early am flight to orlando, florida to visit my son alex, dave can't go.as it is a fairly new job for him and no vacation in sight for a long time, but it is a short trip..i am returning on saturday the 25th at 1150am. my son has a very hectic college schedule and work schedule..he works actually for his school..so was able to get one day off from work so he could get two days in a row so we could spend some time together.and i cannot wait
..i miss him alot.
have a great evening, God Bless, hugs, xoxo, Mindy