I guess I should probably let everyone know what happened with Roxy and the pups. Apparently cats cannot contract this virus. Anyway, we heard about the virus on Friday and then on Saturday, Oom Peet and Tannie Andra nursed and cared for them. They had to feed the pups through a syringe. Our family couldn't be there on Saturday because my Dad was preaching at a service.
On Sunday morning, Tannie Andra took Roxy and her pups to the vet. The vet tested them and told Tannie Andra that they must be put down! We heard that all of them were gone that afternoon....what a shock!!! We were so sad! It's still hard to believe that they are gone. 8 dogs...wow.
We don't know why the Lord let this happen but we do know that He has a purpose and a plan for everything! God gave us Roxy and her 7 pups to enjoy for a season and I'm glad that we had that time with them. Now Tannie Andra and Oom Peet just have Kenzo, Nero, Katinka and Kater (that's the correct spelling!).
The description for Parvovirus is that it is diseased intestines and the symptoms are vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, weakness and other things too. On Monday we took Curly to get her vaccinations against this, Tannie and Oom took Kenzo and Nero. Curly's vet said that Parvovirus usually infects puppies and dogs that are under the age of 2. On Roxy's vet card, it says she was born on the 22nd of September. She was only 1 year and 8 months old :(
One thing I know for sure is that Roxy and her pups made our lives very colourful!! We will never forget them! :')
Thank you all for reading this!
Goodbye, Roxy and puppies, we will miss all of you...