Three bottle raised pups, submitted by reader Jamie who writes:
The first picture is a male. He is the largest and just look at that cutie patootie face! He has more of a fluffy husky look. Very people friendly, bold and brave and likes to visit cats and dogs.
The second is the only female. She has a short coat. She had some damage to one of her eyes and so her eyes are not symmetrical. She may have reduced vision in one. She is snuggly, outgoing, brave, and also likes to visit the cats and dogs.
Last but not least is the only one I named. Sigmar the Magnificent. We were literally one night away from having him euthanized so he’s lucky to be here. He had the most damage to his head and when he was about 4 weeks old he developed bacterial meningitis. Oh it was so awful to see him in so much pain and not knowing if I was doing the right thing by treating him. After 48 hours he was still mostly unresponsive and painful to every touch and my vet told me to take him home and if didn’t improve overnight we would have to seriously consider letting him. Something happened to that little guy that night and by morning he was able to lick my fingers of food, was far less painful, and he began trying to escape the box I had him in. Thank Dog for antibiotics. So Sigmar has some lingering physical problems he may or may not grow out of. He is still somewhat more weak in the hind end than the front, tilts his head sometimes, and tends to list to one side while he walks. He lists even more when he runs. But that certainly doesn’t stop him from running directly into the food bowl. His left ear is scarred and only somewhat attached (my vet says it looks like bow tie pasta….yumm), and his right eye never fully opened, probably due to scarring. The eye may be able to be opened surgically but we have not fully explored that option. He will be on antibiotics for a couple more weeks to make sure the bacterial meningitis is fully taken care of. He should end up a mostly normal dog. But super special because he is, after all, magnificent.
Farmington, NM 87401