Toffee & pups

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Meet Toffee and her puppies. 

Toffee is a delightful small golden Pomeranian.
She is just two years old, housetrained and great with everything.  She loves to give kisses, jump up into our lap and take care of her puppies!

She came to us with three over the top in cuteness puppies.

Caviar: a small golden boy.
Champagne: another small golden boy
Milk  Dud: a black with tan girl

The pups were born September 8th, 2010.  They came to us fudge_oct_31_2010with colds which are now almost all gone.  They are fun to watch – like little fuzzy hamsters hip hopping toffee_pup4_oct_22_2010across the floor!  The pups are as much fun as the mom!   And, believe it or no, we  have dad too.  This is a first!

So, here is a photo of dad, Fudge as he is called.  He is a sandy color and also very sweet. 

But this blog is about Toffee and her pups!

This family of Poms were seized from their owner by a local animal shelter for cruelty.  The dogs were not cared for properly, toffee4a_pup_oct_22_2010 were loaded with fleas and had tape worm so badly – well, let’s just say there was some stool in with the tape worms.  Big Fat Yucky!

All have been treated for the fleas, have been wormed and are on their journey towards being adopted.

As cute and as sweet as this little family of poms are, not all is well in their little world.  Toffee went in for a routine spay when the vet discovered a toffee_pup2_oct_22_2010tumor on one of her breasts that needed to be removed.  Pathology reveals that the tumor was a slow  growing cancer.  Thankfully all was removed.  Toffee has to go in for more tests to be sure there are no more tumors.   And even if there are no more now, there is nothing to say she won’t develop more down the road.  It’s a risk.  We are dearly hoping there is someone out there willing to take a chance with a dog who had breast cancer… and at only two years of age.  She is such a wonderful little girl, she deserves a good home.

toffee_oct_22_2010 We can not leave the sad news department quite yet.  The smallest of the pups, Caviar, may have a heart defect.  If he does, it’s a very serious one.  He is now on three special medications in hopes that he has a heart infection and not a defect but it’s not looking good.  The poor little thing that just fits in a hand, labors to breathe.

So, it is not always rainbows and sunshine and bluebirds in PetsConnect Land – well, it’s life and we all have our cloudy days.  WE just have to look at the bright side.

WE need to raise funds to help cover vet costs:

We have five beautiful dogs  of which three are healthy thus far.

And this is what we do.

I would foster these five even if I had known ahead of time that mom had breast cancer and the one pup may have a serious heart defect.

 

What, you may ask, Can You do?

1) send a donation to help cover costs to: PetsConnect, PO Box 8104, South Bend, IN 46660-8104 calendar_card_front_sm
— we are a 501 c 3 card carrying organization!  Your donations are completely tax deductible
2) share this blog with a friend, and another friend and another .. spread the word!

3) buy a 2011 PetsConnect Calendar – $15 and all proceeds go to help animals like Toffee
4) support your local animal shelter, your local rescue – we work so hard to help animals like Toffee.

– take cookies, candy, fresh fruit , flowers – be a smiling face, tell a shelter worker, Thank you.  If not for them, Toffee and Fudge and the pups may not be alive today.

being_crazy_helps-1944  Want to Volunteer? Learn more now!
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