Sugar was the most adorable red miniature dachshund puppy with a little white spot on her chest whose life was cut short due to intestinal parvovirus. Sugar was a Christmas present given to my sister and I by my mom. From the first time I laid eyes on Sugar I knew she was the one for me. Sugar arrived at our home Christmas Eve morning and was the best present I could've ever gotten. She got the name "Sugar" because she loved giving kisses and was as sweet as could be. For the rest of Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day she seemed perfectly fine and acted like her normal playful self; however, the morning of the 26th she began having diarrhea. We took her to the vet and they said she had hookworms and roundworms and gave her the deworming medicine. Everything was fine until that night. Sugar began vomiting and would not eat or drink anything. We took her to the emergency animal clinic around 11:00 pm that night and they put her on IV fluids and gave her a variety of blood tests. All of her tests came back normal and they didn't think anything was wrong with her except that she was dehydrated. We picked Sugar up at 7:00 am the morning of the 27th and transported her back to our regular vet. They did more blood tests and kept her on fluids. Around 4:30 pm I got a call from the vet saying that she had done a parvo test on Sugar and it came back positive. The vet said the only thing we could do was keep fluids in her and keep her under close supervision.
We took her back to the emergency clinic around 6:00 pm to stay for the weekend because they stay open 24 hours. We called every 4 hours to check on her and she did well and even seemed to be getting better until the night of the 29th. They called and asked if we wanted to come see her because she wasn't doing too good. We went to see her and she was nothing but skin and bones. She was only 3 pounds to begin with but now she had no meat on her at all. It hurt to see my baby so sick. I held her almost the entire time we were there. She seemed happy to see us because they said they hadn't seen her that lively in a while. I unwillingly left, praying that she would make it. 30 minutes before we were supposed to pick her up and take her back to her regular vet at 5:30 am. They called and told us she didn't make it. They did all they could but said her body temperature started dropping and they couldn't get it back up. We picked her remains up and I opened the box and looked at her little lifeless body. I petted her on the head and it seemed as if she would jump up and go back to being her normal self again. We had her cremated and I now have the remains in a little wooden box sitting on my dresser with her collar on top.
Sugar was only 8 weeks old. She was the sweetest little puppy I could've ever asked for. Although her time with us was short, I am thankful that I got the chance to give her the love and care that she deserved. I would do anything to have her back with me. No other dog can ever replace her. She will always have a special place in my heart. We are left with the sweet memories she left with us.
Rest In Peace Sugar Booger. You will always be missed. I love you with all my heart baby girl.
November 1, 2013 - December 30, 2013
This plan, which God will complete when the time is right, is to bring all creation together, everything in heaven and on earth, with Christ as head. Ephesians 1:10