My sweet little Roanin granddoggy went to heaven on Friday. He was sick. I'm feeling too badly to post with his sweet picture today. But if you look a few posts back you can see a happier day and pictures about him.
At that time we knew he wasn't feeling so good. He was only 4 months old. Roanin was not eating well and seemed not to be feeling good. Visits to 2 vets revealed he had a degenerative bone disease in his jaw which caused swelling and soreness. He didn't want to eat....or run around happy as puppies do.
Geoff was trying antibiotics which were giving him bouts of relief and making him happy. There was a chance that after this regime he might outgrow it at a year old...or then he would have to be put down. A horrible diagnosis. But there was a chance and they were willing to give it a try. They loved the little one already. He was so good.
Last week there were further complications and they had to make a very difficult decision. On Friday he went to puppy heaven. It was a very very difficult time.
It makes me very saddened to think this little puppy didn't have a chance...and this lovely little one was taken away from Geoff and Kiley. They wanted him so badly. It was only a month to the exact day....
Hopefully in the spring when there will be a new litter they will be ready to choose another puppy from that breeder. That goes along with the purchase guarantee. Hopefully he will be a happy AND healthy puppy. It will seem an extra long wait until then...as we remember Roanin.
Give your fur babies extra loves today... Judi xoxo
Update: I wanted to add an update to this post further to Claudie's comment and concern. Roanin's breeder is supposed to be reputable and his mom and dad are champion Dobermans. Geoff and Kiley visited the place before the pups were born and at that time had put their name in for a male. They chose Roanin when he was bigger and could decide on his apparent temperament and disposition. Their website gives lots of pictures and information as well. Because he was a Purebred they had a guarantee such as in Roanin's case. I haven't discussed it with Geoff now but I think he doesn't feel its to do with the breeder. Its always difficult.