Kimmaye (leaveawhisper) wrote in boston_buddies,
Kimmaye
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Only for five days.

I moved to Jacksonville over seven years ago, only because my mother promised me a puppy. Well, naturally that didn't pull through....you know how mothers can be. Two weeks ago a friend of mine took me to a nearby Flea Market which had a little puppy store, Puppy Love Kennel. They're based in Georgia and from what I had heard, were very reputable. Plus my friend got her puppy there. So what could go wrong? Right in the middle were two little Boston Terrier puppies! One white, the sister, and one black/white/brindle, little boy. I fell head over heels over the little boy and immediately put $100 down for a payment. It took me a week to come up with the rest of the $481.50 fee, but by that next Saturday I was set. I didn't sleep for that entire week, worked extra hours, bought everything I could that would make him happy, the whole shebang.
When the clocked turned nine on Saturday I set out, speeding over there so I could be with my puppy. We decided that Cash would be the perfect name, because he would be tough like Johnny. He was fine the first day, eating every time I set out his bowl, playing with my nephew, and cuddling with me. He took to using the pad and would go to his crate to take a nap. Cash would follow me and his 'father' around everywhere. God, he was adorable.
But after the second day he started having diarrhea, it was normal...so I thought. At first I blamed it on nerves and him just being in a new place, etc. Then for the next three days it was clear, liquid, and very smelly. By the forth day it has turned to blood with little pieces of stool, vomiting, and sneezing. He also wouldn't eat and barely touched his water bowl. By the time he started sneezing blood we rushed him to the nearest Pet Emergency. Their diagnosis was either Parvo, Distemper, Corona...a whole list of things. Basically I paid them $160 to give me a list of possibilities and a shot to keep him hydrated. We got there at two in the morning and didn't leave till five.
We came home and tried to sleep until the vet opened. Well, the place was quite a ways a way and we were lost for two hours on nothing but bumpy roads. It was ridiculous! After waiting for an hour the doctor came in....they thought it was something fixable and he started giving me a list of medicines and ways to feed him baby food. He took Cash in the back to finish some more tests...Parvo was positive. There was also respiratory failure. I guess the doctor didn't want to see me upset and told me that this puppy would be ok...and of course I believed him. Who would want to think about their baby like that? So we decided to leave him there so they could help him in all ways possible.
I got a call at ten this morning telling me that he's suffering and that the best solution is to put him to sleep. I had him for five days, he was 'normal' for one. The family is very uncaring and keep saying it's impossible for me to get attached to a puppy after such a short time. Honestly, I fell in love with Cash the first day I saw him. Cash didn't get sick because of me and the kennel said they would give me another puppy or a refund. Right now I'm just devestated...I've never felt so numb.
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