I got her the next day. We meet up half way, actually in the Ikea parking lot, because I am in Provo and she is in Kearns. My brothers and I were soooo excited! We went to Petsmart the night before to get her some puppy supplies. The breeder told me that Tawny (or Wolf-ie as they called her because of her coloring) might have a heart murmur but that she would probably grow out of it. She said the doctor wasn't really sure but she might have a little one.
Zach & Tawny right when I got her!
Hunter & Tawny. He is a total dog lova!
Me & Tawny. I was SOOOO happy!
I went home and googled it and said that some puppies have severe ones but most are not bad and they grow out of them. Then my mom came back from youth conference (up north in Utah) and we decided to take her to the Banfield Pet Hospital.
This was close to the worst day of my life! The nurse got some of her puppy shots ready and the doctor came in and listened to her heart. I thought he was going to say it wasn't a big deal but then he said she has a severe one. He said she could die any day and you have to be ready for that and accept it. I would not be able to live everyday wondering once I got home from running errands or going to a class that Tawny could be dead. The problem is her heart. Her heart has extra holes in it and the blood flows around and makes extra noises when the doctor listens to her heart beat. If she had one out of numerous severe puppy murmurs she could get surgery for $5000 after finding out if she has a certain one for $1000. She might not even make it through the surgery.
She weighed less than 2 pounds. Apparently her mom had a few litters that year and she probably was over bred. She was the tiniest puppy I've ever seen. My dad called the breeder and told her about Tawny and she burst into tears. My dad took her back to the breeder because she could die any day and I just needed a healthy puppy. Plus Tawny's mom, brother, uncle, and other dogs lived at the breeders house so she would have more dogs to play with. The breeder loves Tawny and is going to take care of her the best that she can! Hunter is so cute. He always prays for Tawny that her heart will get better.