So I walk the dogs. Hear muffled whining from a rubbish bin en route. New born pup. Umbilical attached. Still wet.
Won\’t survive of course. And I\’ll not drown it. The vet doesn\’t open for another 90 minutes.
So I\’ve got an hour and a half to get attached to something I\’m then go to take to be humanely put to sleep.
Thanks Monday morning, thanks a lot.
Update: and thus ends one very short life.
For Julia (and others). It\’s almost impossible to raise a puppy entirely by hand. If they\’ve suckled for a couple of days then it\’s possible. They need the colostrum, the antibodies. If they don\’t if they\’re purely on artificial milk, they tend to die at 4-5 weeks from one or other infection (usually a diarrhea).
We\’ve raised a pup from 3 weeks by hand, a kitten from 8-10 days or so. But right from birth it\’s almost impossible. Almost….and I\’m really not sure I can go through the grief of a death at 5 weeks after a month of 2 hourly feeds for 24/7.