It was very upsetting to hear the baby buns didn't make it. Actually Anne
Marie had called me Friday night to go to the foster mom's house as she was
very upset and unsure what to do. At that point 3 were already gone and the
fourth was barely alive. Next day several more were gone and by Sunday, none
When I visited some looked healthy but the foster mom wondered whether the
mom bun was rejecting them. Everytime she went into the room, 1 or sometimes
more buns were at some distance from the "nest".
We have no explanation what happened but are saddened none the less.
We are very greatful to everyone who sent donations, provided advice or
simply was there to listen. This was a new experience for us and not one we
would like to repeat.
Anne Marie felt somewhat guilty about accepting the donations knowing that
you guys had wanted to help those little buns. She has no problem returning
the amount if you so wish. Otherwise, as the note said, she will apply it
towards the costs associated with the 12 New Zealand mixes that they rescued
the same weekend the babies were born.
We are very glad they were taken from a very irresponsible owner. She would
lift them by their ears, left the males and females together and keep
multiples in the same cage even though they were fighting. I think the
shelter is making headway lining up foster homes. We are debating taking a
third one depending on how they make out.
Well, onward and upward.
Joe >> Stay informed about: problem re newborn buns