Saturday, April 18, 2009

Good Days, Bad Days

Being a Dog Rescuer has its good days, and its bad days. Today we participated in the largest Wake County SPCA Dog Walk event in their history (ten years, I think). It is always a busy event, but this year's was non-stop. We had puppies there, so we were VERY popular! At least half a dozen good volunteers (and a few of their very helpful children) were kept hopping, answering questions, walking dogs, playing with puppies, and answering more questions. We will likely be deluged with applications tonight. Sunny, slight breeze, 75 degrees, and good company, we could not ask for better.

We came home to find the last of Patience's pups feeling cool, and mewing. Aida warmed her up, put her over the Vick's Vap-o-fluid pot, and despaired. She passed in my arms not twenty minutes later. Zero for six. I am so sorry, Patience. We could not have tried harder. We still don't know what this was, but Faythe will help us find the answer with her necropsy.

Good days. Bad days. Sometimes all in the same day.


  1. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of these puppies. It sounds like you did all you could.

    I'm so glad you are dedicated to caring for these sweet animals.

  2. My mom is going to be Patience's new mommy! I want you to know that she is going to an amazing home. My 2 dogs are lucky enough to go to "camp Grann" whenever we go out of town. She is not just an amazing mom to her human babies, but to her 4 legged ones as well! Thank you for taking such good care of Patience!!!