21.8.07 - 25.08.07
Rose was one of Kayleigh's 8 surprise puppies. We were all terribly sad when our darling little Rose had to be put gently to sleep, at just 4 days old, to prevent her from suffering.
Although she seemed as happy and content as the others, she was unable to feed properly because of a very unusual, congenital defect. Joy had hand fed her night and day, as well as encouraging her to suckle, when first veterinary checks failed to find her problem but she still lost weight. A further veterinary examination led to the heartbreaking decision to put her to rest, to save her any suffering, as she would have literally starved to death. There was absolutely no way to save her so we had to let her go with the angels.
Rest your weary little head and drift off into dreams
Without rain a flower folds, the petals drop and die
The little seed is planted, you'll be watered every day
That is beautiful, just right for that little special flower who never had the chance to blossom and grow.
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