For those of you that have been around since the beginning of my blog, and even the newcomers may remember the references to Sadie the Wonder Pup. Two years ago she came into our lives as a gift from our oldest daughter " Fred". From a litter of pups from Fred's neighbors Lab and her sister in law's Vizsla. At 8 weeks old we lost our heart to this bundle of energy who managed to stay in some kind of mischief always.
She slept in a box under the stairs and terrorized the entire farm and we adored her.
Very early in her life she had suffered an accident being hit by the four wheeler and had never come into heat. Therefore unlike all the other dogs she was not spayed or neutered. For two years everything was fine. Unfortunately 60 days ago a coyote dog came through and managed to breed her. We will not go into the details but both the vet and I were under the assumption that she was unable to conceive. We were wrong.
O Wise One rushed Sadie to the vet about daylight Monday morning with contractions. Sadie passed away around noon with complications of birth. Seven puppies followed her in death.
We will lay her to rest today on the farm she spent her whole life on, under her favorite shade tree. It is indeed a sad day here and we are all in shock. Saturday she spent all day with me in the gardens. At my side as I hauled tomato cages to storage and raked leaves. She never even grunted and seemed like the healthiest dog around. The vet could not believe it and said she should have been dead days ago. That's our Sadie the Wonder Pup!
As we mourn Sadie's passing we would like to say that she did not die in vain. Her organs had failed one by one and the puppies had died. But miracle of all miracles he managed to find two puppies alive. How only God knows. Two beautiful perfect living puppies. A boy and a girl. According to the vet these two puppies should not be alive, he is amazed. They are indeed Sadie's two little miracle gifts to us.
We spent last night feeding them every two hours by bottle as we cried for the loss of their mother. We have never raised puppies from birth like this but we will give it our best shot.
Please say a little prayer for our little miracle pups as we struggle to keep them alive.
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