Kip's Having Puppies...
Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:11 PM
Cricket, BC, mistress of the household
Dusty, the foundling, being as good as his DNA will allow
Flint, BC, a sparky pup
Spark. BC - can we PLEASE play ball?
Jazz (my heartdog - April 1999-April 2010)
Zachary, my little ironman (July 1994-April 2012)
Brandy (a good dog - 1983-1999)
He is my other eyes that can see above the clouds; my other ears that hear above the winds
Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:16 PM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 05:35 PM
Laurie - the vet and I discussed tube feeding today. For now, I'm doing the bottle thing just because it's easier to do while i'm answering the phones at work. If they gain weight steadily, I'll stick with that, but if they aren't thriving i'll switch immediately. Also - I've got every vet in the city on the lookout for a surrogate mommy. I was amazed - 8 vets and none new of any lactating lovelies? Geez.
So far, the puppies are doing fine. They each gained at least an ounce, and THANKFULLY they got the first milk from Kip. Sweetheart that she is, she stuck around till she gave them the best of what she could.
I'll keep you all updated as the days go by - and I'm sure i'll be popping on here to beg for help at some point.
And now, I'm off again to feed puppies.
I am SO glad my boss is understanding. Think she'll let me take a nap tomorrow?
Loving my pups - the amazingly prim and proper Recon and Lady Sage.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 07:53 PM
R.I.P., Kip. And Aerie, bless you again for your kind heart and what you did for Kip, and for now taking care of her pups.
Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:33 PM
Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:43 PM
i just dont know what to say
love and hugs
donna and tikki
'i still remember the day you said
that the river flowing through my head
would take me far or leave me dead
and all you said was true'
Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:22 AM
One thing I thought of - and your vet probably already mentioned this. Make sure the pups are keeping warm - since they don't have Kip to snuggle up to. They can't control their own body temps for the first week/10 days. They may need an outside heat source (heating pad, hot water bottle) to crawl to if they get chilled (lucky for them it's Summer and not Winter)or if they get too warm, a water-filled frozen 1 or 2 liter soda bottle works well to give them a cool spot. Feel free to PM me if you have any questions that don't need to be taking space up on this list.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:49 AM
I was shocked and sad to hear about Kippy. I do think that she gave her every last bit of life for those puppies, and that she waited for you to be there with her before she passed, speaks to her knowing that you and she had a special bond. Dogs are so unlike other animals in their loyalty and trust, I think she needed to know her pups were going to be taken care of before she could let go. You and she touched eachother in a very special way.
The pups need a strong mom now, and I know you can do it. We are all here for you.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 02:50 AM
God bless you for doing all you could and for taking care of those precious babies.
Please believe me when I say this, if I was closer I'd be right there trying to help.
Thank you for caring.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 03:06 AM
Thank you for doing this.
Dublin the Good, RN, CGC, TDI
Limerick the Bold
Sir Casey GoodDog, CGC, NEBCR alum
Rest in Peace, Fluffy (Apr 19, 1997 - Feb 7, 2007)
"A dog will look at you as if to say, 'What do you want me to do for you? Iíll do anything for you.' Whether a dog can, in fact, do anything for you ... is another matter. The dog is willing."
ó Roy Blount, Jr.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:30 AM
You,Kip and her family are in my Prayers.
May the Great Spirit watch over and guide you all through this heartbreak and this blessing.
Although I have never had to surogate a newborn litter I have found some information that may be of help to you.
(Stay the Path)
Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:44 AM
I wish I was closer so I could help in person, but my thoughts and prayers for you, Kip and the pups will have to do. If you need anything, or just a shoulder to cry on, pm me, I'll be more than happy to respond.
Hang in there, you're doing some wonderful stuff.
Ruth n the BC3
Posted 29 July 2005 - 05:01 AM
I've been without a computer and can only sporadically read these boards, but what a heart & gut wrenching post to have read. Thank God she was with you where she lived, if only briefly, and died in your loving hands---and damn the bastards who allowed her to get into this condition.
I admire you for your heart and courage and a thank you for taking in this little dog who deserved better in her life, and finally got it with you.
I think there is a reason for everything, that Kip came into your life and presented you with these pups. It may not be evident now, but there's something bigger than any of us working here.
You have a tough road ahead of you with these little guys. The way I've seen people on this board come together, I think you won't totally be alone.
"For the Love of Pete"
"Lord willing, and the creek don't rise"
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