The people who visited Jim and were hoping to have him, have decided not to. I understand totally and I wish them all the best in finding their next canine companion. It was a hard one, as they booked a week ahead to meet him. When he had no signs of any problems. I would of rather no one had visited him until I got him over what at first was thought just a stye on the eye, let alone finally finding out he has Juvenile Cellulitis (Puppy Strangles), which you can read about on the blog Hitting the nail on the head with Bailey aka Jim, but on telling them about the stye on his eye, and him starting to show a limp walking. They still wanted to meet him, which made it very hard for them, when we discovered it was a bit more than just a run of the mill infection.
I feel the prognosis will be good for Jim, one of the biggest strongest pups of the litter, and we have really got on top of this quickly. Now it's getting him fully recovered, which will be hopefully two weeks, but maybe a month of steroids. Then the first real test of any on going immune issues, I would imagine, will be microchipping and starting his vaccines. We get him through that without a problem, I think we are looking at this just being a blip and someone eventually getting a really nice companion/family dog. He really is a very gentle, sweet natured puppy. I would keep him, if I did not have so many, and if push comes to shove, I can make room for him if needed.
Photos are of him this morning under our Willow tree on the road to recovery.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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