Zeus and Zoey were awesome. I couldn't ask for a better duo. They got along great and were always playing and running and chasing and pulling. It was amazing. Since I got Zoey on a Thursday and Zeus on Saturday, I had to wait till Monday to take them to the vet. Just to make sure they were in good shape. That Monday vet said everything was fine and to bring them back for their 6 week check-up and first set of puppy shots. Before then, we bonded even more and it was fun having them around.
Zeus top Zoey bottom.
Upper left Zoey Lower right Zeus
Everything was lovely with my babies. They were heavily adored and spoiled. On the day of their appointment as I was waiting in the waiting room, everyone was complimenting on my pups. I can't lie, they were cute. Everyone wanted to pet them others were going crazy with the puppy breath smell (sounds weird but I love the smell of puppy breath too).
We were called in. Vet tech was looking over the pups while the vet was getting the needles ready. Oh how I hate needles and I'm paying this guy to stab them with my pups. I know it has to be done. First is Zoey. She didn't even make a sound. What a tough girl. Then it was Zeus' turn. He didn't make a sound either. The vet was talking to me and telling when the next appointment was and about the pups in general.
All of a sudden Zeus dropped dead. Right there on the table in front of me. He was just playing before we came. This can't be happening. The vet grabbed him and ran to the back. I was screaming and crying frantically holding Zoey in my arms. "What's going on?" I cried. "Please let him be ok?" What did you do to him?" I called my husband right away and he came as quickly as he could.
The vet did everything he could and said he's sorry, there's nothing else he can do. Right at that moment Zoey started whimpering in my arm and it made me even more emotional. The vet concluded that its very rare, however, there has been cases (that he's read about) where puppy vaccines can cause a fatal reaction due to an underlying condition. All he could do was apologize and he paid me for the puppy. We went home miserable and heartbroken.
My husband knew how devastated I was so the next day he kept calling to check up on me, the kids, and Zoey. I was an emotional wreck. But I had to keep going on for my family. Hubby came home later on and was acting weird. I don't know why but he was. Then he said, "Babe, I left my bag on the passenger seat, can you get it for me please?" So I went to his car and opened the passenger door. As I went to reach and grab the bag I got startled because I saw something move on the floor. I though it was a rat. But I looked again and realized it was another puppy. I smiled. Picked him up, gave hima kiss and went inside the house.
I held the puppy up in my hubby's face and he said, "Before you say anything, I didn't pay for him, he was the runt of the litter, and the breeder felt bad about Zeus so he said we can have him." I said, "He's full of fleas. I will bathe him." After his bath I took him outside and started picking off the dead fleas that didn't come off during his bath. All of a sudden I was in tears thinking about about Zeus. Hubby came outside and notices I'm crying. "Why are you crying babe?" I stood up shoved the puppy in his arms and said, "It's not the same." And walked inside and slammed the door. I jumped in my bed and left hubby finishing off the flea job. I almost felt like i was betraying Zeus. As I layed there crying I started making myself feel even worse by saying to myself. "stop acting like a child." But it's kind of hard when you arlready have anxiety problems.
The following day I decided to give this little guy a chance. So I named him Zorro.
Took him to the vet because I noticed he had diarrhea. Vet said it was parasites so he de-wormed him and said he will not vaccinate him till another 2 weeks because of what happened with Zeus. Since they are siblings. I agreed. Everything was going fine with the pups. They played together, ate together, slept together. It was becoming pleasant again.
They were like 2 peas in a pod, check out these 2 photos...lol.
to be continued....