"I believe thing's come into our live's for a reason and sometimes
they are taken out of our lives for reason's we may never know or understand at the time, but if you look real close
you might find the answer, painful as it may be, it happened for a reason.
The time I had with these puppies was special and they will
be in my heart and hold a very special place in my soul forever."
I am dedicating this page to my 5 little angels who lost a battle to the dreaded parvo
virus. Even though they had vaccinations under their belt and were 5 months old, it still is not a surity of 100% protection.
There is alot of talk that we are in the beginning's of a new strain and the vaccination's we currently have available
to us are not effective against it. This link will take you to just one example in Pennsylvania telling how this virus is on the rise with higher than normal
cases with many veterinarians state wide.
This virus is deadly to puppies and young dog's with over a 60% fatality rate. Out of the 9 that
were affected, 7 were puppies and 2 were 13 months old. I had 4 survivors with Muskette and Taiter as the puppies
and both of my 13 month olds! So please when you have a puppy take extreme measures to not allow much traffic in your
environment and do not take the puppy to parks, walks down city streets, family picnic's etc; until they have had a series
of 4 vaccinations 3 weeks apart starting at 6 or 8 weeks and another booster at 5 months, 6 months at the latest! That
final booster is a VERY important one!!! This is part of my new vaccination schedule, let your
Vet. determine the correct vaccination schedule for your puppy or young adult! In my opinion any dog under 2 years is at risk!
Only after the last booster would I feel fairly safe in outside exposure to the puppy! Keep in mind
by "outside" exposure I mean anyone coming into your home or yard also can bring in the virus, be it on their shoes, clothing
etc. and other animals including cats can transfer it to your yard. This minor inconvenience could save the life of your new
little friend!! Not to mention the horrible suffering of pain these puppies indure, it rips at your stomach and your heart!
Maybe I may sound a little "paranoid" to some of you and you bet I am!! This is an awful nasty
deadly disease This evil virus does not discriminate, anyone at anytime can be affected, it has only one mission and
it is to "search and destroy", it is programmed to kill.....period!!
So please keep your puppy safe
Protect him until he is Protected!!!
The pictures of the 5 puppies were very painful for me to post here, but I have to
give them the recognition they so very much deserve! They each have a special place in my heart forever. Each one had a unique
personality and charm all their own.
They will be missed dearly!