Sorry for the delay in reporting on the arrival of the tremendous duo Lucky and Diggity at 7pm on the 23rd of January. It’s been a crazy, hectic, fun and sad beginning. Lucky is sleeping peacefully beside me tonight on the couch, but little Diggity who we have already fallen madly In love with, has contracted Parvo virus. He got it from a puppy that was put on the same transport he was on. All the dogs were supposed to have been vaccinated and cleared health checks before they traveled. The transport said that they did have a health certificate for that puppy that got it on route.
No matter where the blame lies poor little Diggity is fighting for his life tonight. He is in an isolation unit at a local emergency vet clinic. We are hoping with all our hearts that he will pull through. The rest of the story of their arrival and an update on Diggity will come soon. Please think positive thought for the little guy. He’s a tough little puppy.
Here’s a few photos from the first couple of days we've had them with us.
I was in the barnyard pulling the saddle off Pie today when the call came in from Donna, saying the pups had been picked up by a nice guy from the transport service named Tim. They are on their way! Well with a few stops for other pup's to get on and off the puppy bus, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and South Carolina. Those pups will have seen a few states by the time they reach us. I can hardly wait.
This morning when I awoke and turned on my cell phone there was a message from the dog transporter asking if it would be alright to pick Lucky and Diggity up a day early for their ride across the country to our farm. I quickly wrote back that that would be just fine so long as Donna at the shelter was all set to let them go. So the great news is tomorrow a little black and white border collie and her eight week old puppy will get on the dog bus and start their journey to our house.
I could not be more thrilled. Bernie has built them a nice outdoor run. We bought them a little wooden dog house when we were picking up hay, and I bought them a very soft bed to sleep on at night in our cabin and some lovely toys, and nice things for the young Diggity to destroy. They will be indoor and outdoor dogs, mostly just being where we are, and where they wish to be.
I am so excited. We are ready for the dogs!