puppy in a crate
The vet was concerned about Enzo being taken away from his mother and litter mates 2 weeks prematurely. The concern is not only from a nutritional stand point but from a social stand point as well. Enzo being so young wasn’t able to receive any shots. Firstly he still carries his mothers antibodies from her milk so any vaccines given wouldn’t take. Secondly, puppies go into some shock when removed from the mother and litter mates. The vet recommended a 10 day waiting period before any vaccines can be given. This time will give him time to acclimate to his new environment and any symptoms of illness to surface. Since during this time his mothers antibodies slowly leave his body he can show signs of illness such as diarrhea, cough, sniffles, even loss of appetite. Once this acclimation period passes the vet can begin to build Enzo’s immune system from the ground up.
New Years resolution…was to drink and party, It turned to “hey lets cancel all plans and make a decade+ long commitment!!!” I thought for a minute of “vet bills, training, walking, bathing, feeding, dog sitting, toys,ruined furniture, possible allergies, poop/pee messes, and me probably doing most of the work. My answer was quickly turning into a “F$%k that bull s@#t NO”!!! It took just one picture, and few key words, “eviction”, “Last night to choose”and “shelter”. It didn’t matter which pick of the litter he was. He was 3rd and to me that meant he was my first and only choice. I didn’t even bother looking at his brother and sisters. While my husband took care of the business part of this adoption I held a 6week old little pit bull in my arms. We were set on our way with a stage 2 puppy milk for this little bundle of joy.
Everyone at home fell in love with him. He was quiet, calm, and just wanted to sleep. He had the shivers so I wrapped him up close to me and took him to bed. This was definitely a big mistake. Here were my excuses…which I swear were true “It gets unbearably cold at night”, “we don’t have any bedding for him”, “I’ll make sure it doesn’t become a habit” and my personal favorite, “Its only for tonight”. Enzo that night settled in for the night.