Must Love Pekes is a blog for those who love Pekingese, their looks, their antics, their personalities. It is written by me, Linda, and I have been rescuing Pekingese for 14 years. Lots of them have gone through our home. We have loved them all.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Buster was a 12 year old Peke who came to us from a Maryland shelter after his family took him there. He was a bit testy, but a beautiful little 11 pound boy. If you held out your hand, he would come up to be petted and we all welcomed him into rescue. (Our board was meeting the week-end he came to us so we were all able to meet him and see what an adorable boy he was.) He was staying with our Roanoke vet until he came to my area for a foster home. Yesterday, he suddenly began to have trouble breathing and Dr. Hodges did all she could to save him. Unfortunately, he didn't make it and we are devastated-- but my heart goes out to Lucinda and Roger who had already gotten attached to this beautiful boy. We are glad his last few weeks were spent with love and care, but sorry that he wasn't with us longer. Rest in peace, sweet boy.
Lucinda (our Roanoke vet) sent me these pictures of Buster, so I had to update his farewell. Buster had been sadly neglected before we got him.
His lower jaw was so infected that it was broken in two places. And his upper jaw was abscessed into his sinuses. But, he was getting the care he needed from Lucinda and Roger-- he just couldn't make it. It is heartbreaking when we can't save them.
He is at peace now-- he was loved so much during the time they had him.