Our Ultra-Special Little Miracle Dog
Phoenix is one in a million. He was born the tenth dog out of a litter of ten. Incredibly small, weighing in at only 3 ounces (normal weight for a newborn puppy out of my line is around 13 - 14 ounces). Phoenix was totally unresponsive, not breathing and blue. Robert and I kicked in with the help of a vet on the phone. We gave him high potent vitamins and a shot to kick his lungs into gear. The vet told me to give him the shot in his muscle. Have you ever tried to find muscle in a puppy this small? Nearly impossible. I then performed puppy CPR, cleared his airway and wrapped him in a warm towel. I rubbed him long enough to agitate him into breathing. I then spent 2 weeks feeding him every two hours to make sure he received the nutrition he needed. But it worked and Phoenix is here with us today. We neutered him at 1 year of age because his testicles never dropped, making him a pet. We decided to keep him because we had no idea what was in store for him. We are so glad to have him. Phoenix has turned into such a sweet natured special boy. He worries over all of the other Vizslas. If we trim nails or have to perform a minor procedure, Phoenix insists upon supervising. He is a litter-mate brother to Hanna and Tommy. He is out of our Ripley and FC 3xCH 2xRUCH Tommy Boy.