Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Very Sick Little Puppy And a Shop Sale ~ (Updated)

It has been a long and trying few days.

I had a very sick little puppy on my hands ~ 

She and her brother were both sick ~ 

but Kelly was so much sicker.  

At first, we thought they might have Parvovirus, but they're both immunized and they're so small, we haven't even started taking them out of our yard yet.  It seemed unlikely that they could have Parvo.

Thankfully, they tested negative for that terrible disease.

Somehow, they managed to ingest something that was ugly and it caused them both to get gastroenteritis.

Kelly had hemorrhagic gastroenteritis.

She lost blood and was dehydrated with a low temp.

Luckily, we caught it before she went into shock.

We can't imagine what they might have gotten into.  They are constantly supervised.  They aren't allowed to go into the backyard alone yet.

The only thing that has changed in their environment is our current project in the backyard...removing a huge Sumac from our backyard hill ~ 

Supposedly, Sumac is not poisonous to dogs.  But, the vet said that we can't rule it out.

Awwww.....look at the two of them when they were littler, still at the shelter  ~

My sleeping babies ~ looks like Kelly will make it through.

She's still not completely herself, but she has medicine and she's eating special food and drinking.   She isn't bleeding anymore (thank goodness).

However, we have been left with the unexpected costs associated with their care.

I am having a little sale in my Online Shop in hopes of raising some extra money to help pay for Kelly's care.

These 7 Select Originals  have all been discounted by $20.00.  Included in this sale are some of my newest pieces.

Here are the 7 originals included in the sale:


And....I just added an 8th original to this sale ~
(The pup on the left is Kelly)

If you purchase any of these originals for the discounted price, I will include a free 4" x 6" print of your choice for free.

Boy, I'll tell you.  Having a sick little pup is a scary thing.

I was so afraid to adopt them in the first place because we lost all of our fur babies recently.  Over the course of 1-1/2 years we lost our 3 beloved pets.

It took a while to commit to adopting.  Then, when this happened I was just in shock.  I couldn't believe that we could possibly lose these babies.

Any purchase you make will be so so so helpful.

Puppies are full of love and fun and silliness.  But when they get sick, it's heartbreaking and there are so many costs involved.

Thank you so much for considering a purchase.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World


Laura Tieri said...

I'm having a deja vu feeling here. I've been following Vanessa's blog with her sick Matty & now it's your dogs.I will say a prayer for them too. I have more pets to pray for than people. :0)
I sure hope they get better soon. I have 2 dogs & a cat. I know how horrible it is when a pet isn't feeling right. It's difficult because you can't ask them where it hurts. Give them a kiss on the head for me!

Laura Tieri said...

I forgot to mention...they are adorable puppies & they are very photogenic!

Gerushia's New World said...


Yes...Matty has been sick too. I also have another artist friend that has a very sick fur baby. I wonder why there are so many sick babies?

I will definitely give them a kiss on the head for you.

Kim said...

Kim, they are so very precious and wonderful. You are such a good mommy for helping pull them through here.

I hope all your pieces sell, you make such interesting wonderful work.

I know how you feel, as you well know.


Gerushia's New World said...


We both had sick fur babies at the same time. I'm glad that Matty is coming along too. I ♥ Matty (and Miles)!