Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sayonara, Cliffy.

As you all know from my previous post, I have just received two puppies from my dad. Unfortunately, Cliffy (the one with spots) had passed away due to Parvovirus. He passed away on the 17th of August 2010, being only two months old. He was already in a critical condition when I brought him to the vet on Tuesday. He was lethargic, passing loose stools, vomitted once and was unable to eat. I felt so guilty I didn't notice the symptoms sooner and reported it to the vet. I thought he was still fatigued from the diarrhea. Well, it turns out to be a special kind of diarrhea. He was cremated because burying his body would be hazardous to Shiro. The virus can still live in the soil for another 5 years, depending on the condition of the soil. So, I don't want to take any risk and chose cremation.

Even though we've only had him for three days in the house, I got to play with him for a full day on Sunday. He was an energetic pup who likes to run around the yard. I'll miss the way he always got tired when he's drinking from his bowl. I'll miss how he always wants to sleep alone in the corner near his drinking bowl. He was a good pup and never whined, except when we gave his meds. Everytime Shiro whined, Cliffy came to her to sort of accompany her and stop her whining. He was always excited when it's meal time, that sometimes, he didn't want to share it with Shiro. 

I thought he was gonna survive, but he didn't. Well, I guess he's happy now running and playing in doggie heaven, if there is such a place. At the very least, he's not suffering anymore, the way he did on Tuesday. Goodbye, Cliffy.  I hope you're happy now and I'm sorry I didn't notice that you had Parvo. I'll miss you, boy. We love you.


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