After many visits to the local shelter in search of a little guy to become the newest member of a quasi empty nest; my parents ran across the beautiful pups pictured below. Their mother was put to sleep the day my parents met them after she came down with a bad case of kennel flu. The litter of 7 was one hour away from being put down as well; my parents could not believe the fate these little defenseless ones would face. They offered to take one home but were told they had to take all 7 or nothing. All or nothing? After a long discussion my parents agreed to take 2 of the puppies home knowing they could not care for a litter of 7. The other five were put down that night.
The adorable creatures have lived with my parents for over a week now and are
still fighting the flu they inherited from their mother. They are a little over 2 weeks old now and are starting to walk around and play with each other. Caring for puppies this age is much like caring for a human baby; they cry for food every two hours, need to be kept very warm and need tons of affection. I am very much looking forward to seeing them grow into beautiful dogs, survivors of the cruelty brought upon their kind by the carelessness of our kind.