Friday, March 1, 2019
I cannot remember where Bluto came from or who brought him home. He was a cute little black puppy. He had long hair. He looked like a fluffy black Q-tip.
He was lovable as all little puppies are. He slept on my son's pillow but often roamed the house at night.
Bluto's favorite toy was a squeaking hamburger. It was almost as big as he was.
We did not have Bluto long. He was listless and feverish so we took him to the vet.
After ruling out distemper testing was begun.
We visited every day but he had to stay with the vet.
Bluto had Parvo. Parvo is sort of like a super-flu in dogs. That is my explanation not the doctor's.
Parvo is treatable and if found soon enough about 85% of the dogs who are infected recover to some degree and even completely.
Little Bluto was too small for effective treatment to work. He died after a few days in the vet's care.
Bluto made a huge impression on our family. Possibly because he was only a baby. We still have his hamburger somewhere.