Wednesday, May 23, 2012

RIP Lincoln

Yesterday, we found out that Lincoln had died on Monday.  Not just Lincoln, the entire litter died.

{Bye Bye Lincoln.  You were a very cute pup.}

To say that we are sad is kind of an understatement. Phil called me yesterday morning while I was at work and it was all I could do all day to not burst into tears. I think I may have some misdirected emotions toward the puppy. More on that later.

The breeder isn't quite sure what happened. She is having the puppies all looked at to figure out for sure what why they died. She is the sweetest lady. Phil said she was crying as she talked to him on the phone.

A friend of the breeder has offered some puppies from a litter she has (a week younger than Lincoln's litter) to those of us who had the deceased puppies.  So we are still getting a puppy.  Phil and I are so grateful that she is so grateful.  We don't know much about those puppies yet.  Our breeder will get in touch with us in a couple of days (she is a little preoccupied right now) with the details. 

Hopefully our breeder and the puppies' mom will be able to get some rest (the mom was so upset about not being let back into the "puppy room" that they had to give her doggy valium).  I can't imagine how much it would suck to watch 4 puppies die.

12 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh. I am so, so sorry. Sending positive thoughts your way today.

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  2. Awww that is soo heartbreaking and sudden!! Poor Puppy Mama!! And poor breeder and poor you guys!! I am sure Lincoln is enjoying puppy heaven though!! I am also sure that these new puppies had the potential to be just as cute ;)

    Hope you're holding up, you sound like you have a lot going on all at once!

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  3. Oh my goodness, that is terrible. I'm so sorry. I am glad that something good came out of this for you but I'm so sorry that you are having to go through this.

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  4. AHHH That is the saddest thing, ever!! I am so sorry to hear about all the puppies. I hope they figure out what happens.

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  5. I'm so sorry! What a tough loss for everyone, especially considering all these pups had homes waiting for them. I can't imagine what it must be like for the mother dog. Animals can be so sensitive to their offspring passing away. I don't think they live with the memory forever like we do, but even on an instinctual level it's got to be difficult :( My heart goes out to the poor breeder and to your family and others who lost their pups before they even got a chance to really know them.

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  6. Oh no! So sad :( Poor mama...she must be so confused thinking someone took her babies away :( ...

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  7. What! That is so sad!! I'm so sorry Nat. I'm glad it turned out so you still get a puppy, but very sad for you that you lost Lincoln.

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  8. Oh my gosh!!! That is so sad :( :( ALL of them?? I hope you let us know what happened to those poor little guys :(
    I'm so sorry...
    xo

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  9. I'm so sorry!!! That is terrible....and heartbreaking for all parties. Love you!

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  10. how sad! I feel bad for the mommy...
    I hope you will get a puppy soon.. hang in there...
    www.findyoursparkle2.com

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  11. That is so heartbreaking. I'm sorry you are going through this.

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  12. Oh wow, that's horrible! :( I'm really sorry to read this! :(

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