October 14th 2008 6:41 pm
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I've been asked many times about Emma's future... and whether she will be placed for adoption or remain here at home with me.... so since I just replied to another inquiry, I thought I'd post my thoughts here as well....
(this is a copy and paste.... sorry, it's been an exhausting day!) :)
The plan has always been to place Emma with a forever family of her own once she has come through all of her surgeries, is eating on her own and is no longer considered an "at risk baby".
The time frame for placement was looking to be after February '09.... but I do have to admit, that I'm not so sure I will be able to let her go!
As Emma grows, I am seeing little things that may need a bit more "special attention" than the "normal dog".
One, being that she is so tiny.... she does have a fully open fontanel at this point (from the front of her skull, between her eyes - all the way to the very base of the back of her skull) - - so she will certainly need to be "handled with care" - much more so than another pup may.
Another "issue" is Emma's "dry eye" condition... requiring drops 5 times daily at this point. No clue as to what turn that may take in the future.
Still another concern..... Emma has an odd lack of hair growth.... to be frank, she is baby bottom bald over a large part of her body! Hard to tell in photos, but Emma's head & face are covered in VERY thin hair (and getting thinner every day!). Her neck - and her entire "underneath" (under her belly, legs, tail, etc.) are completely bald....
Her skin all over is paper thin.... and she chills almost with nothing more than a cool breath on her!
So..... again, lots of things to consider (aside from the obvious required care of a "normal healthy" Chihuahua puppy) - - - and, I feel, maybe too much to put on someone else.
Time will tell.......... :)
I'm sorry for rambling!!
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