We received a call from the hospital about 11 last night. The doctor told us that Metro had died.
We feel the loss.
This is the first puppy we have had die in our three litters. We know that the rate of puppy mortality is fairly high, but Metro’s is our first death.
Metro struggled to find his way from his first moments. The photo below shows the care team at Bishop Ranch trying to help Metro latch on to his mother. He really never got the hang of finding a nipple and eating.
We very, very much appreciate the warm wishes of support and for Metro’s recovery.
We also feel extraordinarily lucky to have been able to have given him as much support as humanly possible. He had top-quality professional care delivered with kindness and warmth.
The vets could find no birth defects, injuries, or objective cause for Metro’s reluctance to suck and eat. There was nothing to fix, nothing to point to as “The Cause.”
Sometimes, a puppy is not able to thrive.
Goodbye, Metro. We remember you with love.