Meet Biff by mbrutus

Meet Biff

Meet Biff. Biff is my fourth grandchild. Someday, I am naively hopeful that I shall have a human grandchild. Preferably in my lifetime. Though I have been assured by one of my daughters that my wife and I will be long gone before she or any of her sisters (all in their twenties) have children. She made that claim with extreme confidence, even knowing that my father died at a few months past his ninetieth birthday and my mother is still going strong at 94. I was prepared to post this photo on June 6, but it was rather late at night and I thought it could wait until the next day. The next day was the fifth day since my daughter had adopted/purchased Biff from a woman claiming to be an animal rescue charity and the second day of his treatment for an intestinal parasite. However, the next day Biff virtually collapse and his intestinal symptoms worsened. He grew a fever. He was diagnosed with Parvovirus, which given his size of under two pounds was particularly critical and difficult to treat. My daughter who was already keenly attached to Biff, was warned to expect the worst. At one point, the six days he spent in the veterinary hospital was longer than the time she had spent with him outside of the hospital. This little guys spent six days connected to IVs and feeding tubes until eventually, he was released from the veterinary hospital with a precise regime to follow until he is one year old. Human babies have smaller bills when the are released from the hospital than did he. But I am happy to report that Biff is now growing, gaining weight and acting extremely energetically. So even though, Biff may look like a lover, I can proudly report that he is definitely a fighter. It seems as if he will definitely be around to play with my human grandchildren. Now, if I could only say the same thing...
He's a cutie. I am glad he is fighting! Hoping for human grandchildren for you soon/sooner!!
July 6th, 2020  
I to have only grand dogs and hope to one day hug a grand baby. What a great shot of Biff .
July 6th, 2020  
This story brought back memories of our first Bernese Mountain Dog, Cosie, who we adopted in 1989 as a 9-week old puppy. She contracted Parvovirus on our drive home from New York to Michigan. We discovered it about 4 days into the adoption and like Biff, she ended up "hospitalized" on IV tubes, etc. She looked so helpless, but she did survive and thrive. Wishing you much fun with him and that your daughters meet 'the one' sooner than they think they will.
July 6th, 2020  
adorable. I have two grandchildren that I don't get to see as they live 2500 miles from me :( My daughter who lives near me doesn't want any either.
July 6th, 2020  
I can relate! No grandkids and dim prospects. I will probably have to settle for pets.
July 6th, 2020  
Heartwarming love story. Hope you enjoy him a lot and get to enjoy grandkids too
July 6th, 2020  
What an adorable little guy - and as you said, such a fighter! Glad he's doing well - this new generation isn't quite as into changing their life as early as we were. And who's to say they're wrong. There's still time. A good friend was 42 when she had her first and that little one is a corker!
July 6th, 2020  
Adorable!
July 6th, 2020  
Glad Biff’s story had a happy ending . And add me to the list...two sons in their 30’s, grandchildren unlikely any time soon....
July 6th, 2020  
Soft picture. I can tell you that children are cured faster from Parvo than dogs. Regarding grandchildren …Italy is the country with the lowest birth rate in the entire world, so you can imagine my prospects
July 6th, 2020  
The cutest capture of this lovely little fighter. Sounds like you all went through quite a lot. Wishing Biff a happy and healthy long life and you seem to need an even longer one ;-)
July 6th, 2020  
A real cutie....for a fighter. I can identify. I've spent untold sums on my kitties in an effort to heal and sustain them. Worth it all.
July 6th, 2020  
What a sweetie of a little tiger! The two legged kind will hopefully be here soon enough too ;-)
July 6th, 2020  
Cute capture
July 6th, 2020  
What a cutie.
July 6th, 2020  
Welcome sweet one.
July 6th, 2020  
@caterina - I feel you pain. You just need the right girl to turn a certain son's head. My thoughts are with you.
July 7th, 2020  
@danette @lesip @marylandgirl58 @jgpittenger @taffy @redy4et @milaniet @amyk @joysfocus @ludwigsdiana @stray_shooter @elatedpixie @ziggy77 @merrelyn @joysabin Thanks all for taking the time to share your thoughts, comments, wishes. Glad so many people could relate on one level or another.
July 7th, 2020  
Oh what a sweet face!
July 7th, 2020  
All the best for Biff! May his life span be wide.

I understand your desire for (human) grandchildren well. One would very much like to see them grow up. Everything may go well.
July 7th, 2020  
Are you well, Marshall?
July 26th, 2020  
Oh, dear Marshal, I feel your pain! That said, our daughter, husband and two grandsons are enroute to Yosemite, and we are caring for the "Sub-Grands" in the form of their three cats (along with our two)! Said daughter (back in the day) swore she wanted nothing to do with children... It was her husband who told us "they" wanted to start a family. To date, you've never met a more attentive, loving mother who would lay down her life for those boys! Do not despair... *maybe...*
August 2nd, 2020  
It's been a while since I heard from you. I hope you are well.
August 3rd, 2020  
Sweet Biff
September 8th, 2020  
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