I wish I didn’t have to post this but by the title of this post you may guess what has happen.
My poor baby Monty passed away yesterday afternoon.
Suddenly, unexpectedly and tragically.
We are not sure what happened exactly, he didnt show the classic signs of live failure that his brothers and sisters shared however something had gone wrong in his belly by the shape.
I genuinely am heartbroken.
The last week have been so tough – waking up hourly for feeds and hot water bottle changes – and the love I felt for the babies, Ralph Jeeves and Monty in particular, was overwhelming.
I was gutted when Ralph went but I saw it coming.
I was gutted when Jeeves went but saw it coming.
I didn’t see Monty going. 😥
I feel like I have failed my readers, myself, Dexter and Eve.
Im so sorry 😦
I tried my hardest. Even when the odds were stacked against me, I kept going! I fed and cuddled and fed some more for the last 7days and nights and I am absolutely devastated that I have lost all of my beautiful babies. 😥
I cried for many hours last night. Perhaps more due to disbelief of losing Monty who looked so strong. But also because out of 13 pups I couldnt even save one!
Deflated is the word I want. I am deflated and I am heartbroken.
5 days old.
The runt of the litter, didnt even get to really meet Boo being tucked up in the nest all this time!
Bubble & Squeak
6 days old.
Found both of them in the nest on Wednesday morning cuddled together and cold.
6 days old.
The baby who disappeared. I dont want to speculate what happened to Ghost but he vanished into thin air. Sad times 😦
7 days old.
Finding more babies every day was getting fustrating. His swollen belly was a give away of problems.
Tom & Jerry
8 days old.
Found these two of that Friday morning with swollen tummies, a visit to the vet was in order.
Dumbo, Albie & Monster
8 days old.
Put down by the vet to avoid suffering as liver problems looked inevitable in these 3 pups.
9 days old.
He was much smaller than the other healthy babies and passed away in my hand Saturday evening.
13 days old.
Passed away in the night, that pesky liver failure strikes again.
15 days old.
The ultimate heartbreaker. 😥
Again I am sorry for letting everyone down. Nature didnt play fairly and these babies were just not meant to be. I dont really know what else to say really. I put my absolute all into raising the three surviving pups and my all just wasn’t good enough.