Last month we were looking forward to Lia much anticipated breeding with Schweitzer and we were spending a quiet month waiting to confirm the pregnancy by ultrasound. Unfortunately mother nature had other design; Lia was pregnant but a puppy died and instead of simply being reabsorbed as it would normally occur, it became toxic and provoked a miscarriage. Lia got very sick very quickly and we were very worried about her. After much anguish and a delicate surgery, Lia is recuperating and although heartbroken, she is doing better every day. She even started going for her walks again today.
Here is Lia, a little fuzzy sporting her very elegant IV shunt bandaged with a little fire hydrant clip. A pregnancy is always a voyage of hope and anticipated joy, and very seldom does it lead to heartbreak for both us and Lia. She grieves the loss of her puppies and I am still sometimes surprised by the intensity of their emotions. She has a good cry now and again, but time will heal her. Hopefully her daughter will have babies soon and she will be able to be a second mom to them.
For everyone who were expecting a puppy, we will soon put information on the next breeding .