It isn’t the best of photos but I still love it.
I rarely walk down memory lane but yesterday I did when I found lots of cd’s with my old photos. There were especially three that I found that made me just sit down and watch over and over again. The first cd had photos from fifteen years ago but they were put on cd ten years ago. The second and third was taken eleven years ago. The quality isn’t too good but I just couldn’t stop looking at them :-)
Hector. He was mostly alone already from the start.
He wasn’t liked by his sisters or his mother. Orvar has never cared about how anyone is but he liked to play with his sisters so He spent most time with them.
Today You’ll see photos from the second and third cd and I think the first photos were taken just days after Orvar, Hector and their two sisters were born. Everything went wrong that time. Their grandmother had puppies five years earlier and that is a story to tell and I will when I show those photographs but everything went as it should. When her daughter Erna was about to give birth to her puppies everything went wrong.
The others had loads of fun together …
and Hector spent most time alone.
She had shown signs that she was about to have them but nothing happened. She walked around a little and moaned a little but nothing happened. I did look around to see if I could see some green spots anywhere, because the amniotic fluid from dogs get green when it dries up. I did worry and this was on a Friday evening and I didn’t sleep much that night. The morning after I rang to my vet station and unfortunately only a big animal vet was in and he didn’t care much about dogs and said that nothing sound wrong and so it went on the entire day. On Sunday morning I found the green spot on a white t-shirt that I had given Erna and it was totally dry.
I called the vet again and he had no wish at all to check on my dog and he refused to call any of the other vets either. He just told me to call the animal hospital in the nearby town Skara. I had done so several times but they had, for the first time ever, closed because of stomach flu. Finally I found a vet that at least could check my Erna, unfortunately she was just a substitute and didn’t have the right equipment but luckily enough one of the ordinary vets at that station came in and checked Erna. It didn’t take five seconds before she started using the phone.
He did try to play with the others sometimes but he just doesn’t get how to interact with other dogs. Mostoy it ended with his booth sisters chasing him away. So Hector became my little buddy. His mother wasn’t nice to him until after she was eleven years old but his grandma loved him from the first second.
At first she called the animal hospital and of course got the same answer as me and then she called my vet station. Finally the idiot vet understood that he had made a fool of himself and the vet station, still he claimed it would take half the day before any other vet could come in, which was such a stupid lie since they all lived close to the vet station. She finally found an animal hospital that could help directly, only one thing was a bit bad. It was in a big city 50km (31 miles) away and I had no idea where this animal hospital was placed.
To make a long story about driving there much shorter I found the place by mistake :-) The first they said when she had checked Erna was that they doubted she would survive and it wouldn’t be easy to hand raise puppies but who cares about those petty things :-) It didn’t take especially long when they came out and said there were eight puppies, four would die or was dying and four were just fine. So I decided they should concentrate on the ones that would survive. They came out with the four healthy ones and one of them was twice as big as the others and it was most likely he who had stopped it all and that dog was Orvar :-)
How fun they all had..
Here You see another family member back in the days, the cat Cosmos.
but Hector sat by himself.
By the time I could drive home with the puppies ands Erna who had made it through the cesarean it was starting to become dark and the first night with frost was about to start. I hadn’t slept in 48 hours but was strangely awake :-) and my brain worked in mysterious ways. I thought for instance that the car was breaking down all the way home and the only thing I could think of was if I would be able to carry both Erna and the puppies all the way home :-) :-) :-)
Even though Erna probably was one of the worst mothers ever she still didn’t allow her Mother Viran, to help out. Viran was the mother of all living things even if all living things didn’t want that :-) It wasn’t until the puppies were around 8 weeks old that she finally took over no matter what Erna thought of it. She became Hectors best friend.
Yeah, You get the picture. Hector is alone.
So now I sit here eleven years later with the two surviving puppies that’s left. The two sisters are gone and I can only hope the two brothers still have at least a few years left. I could smell that sort of nice but disgusting breath puppies have of sour milk when I saw these photos again, strange how memories work :-)
I did worry that Cosmos would leave because of all the tough love he recieved but he just loved playing with them :-)
Have a great day!
Erna was my little girl but to be honest, she was pretty nasty towards other dogs :-) If they didn’t recognize her as the queen of the univewrse she simply bit them until they did :-)
Can You see how much she looks like Nova. She was just twice the size :-)
By the way! They were so ashamed over how I had been treated by that big animal vet that my vet bills were much lower for quite some time afterwards :-)