|See the little rocker.? It was Keiths when he was a child, now 50 years later|
it belongs to our first grandson. Life is good.
For the entire duration of my child raising years...32.5 to be exact, I have stood strong, always saying NO to the pleas for a puppy indoors. Of course we've had lots of puppies but they were all outside dogs, farm dogs, livestock dog.
Please welcome Ashland. He is 9 weeks old and 3/4 German Shepard. His other genetics are believed to be Siberian Husky. When I brought him home 13 days ago he was perfect. Then , 24 hours later, the diarrhea hit, followed by weight loss and anorexia, followed by a visit to the vet, stool samples and testing and a diagnosis of coccidiosis, a parasitic infection of the intestinal.
Diarrhea in a non-house trained puppy. Really , what was I thinking? The good news though...he is responding well to the meds, his appetite is improving, and the floor of the bathroom where he is housed when not under constant supervision, is covered in very durable, washable tile.
So once again...welcome Ashland.
(And yes for those of you who worry, the grandkids washed their hands LOTS after touching said puppy. In fact everything in contact with the puppy has been washed many a time, especially me)