With heavy heart and tearful eyes, I must report that Atticus is gone.
I know he was only five days old, but we're terribly brokenhearted. We wish him a better life on the other side of Rainbow Bridge.
In response to a prior comment, he was also being tube fed and had been given subQ fluids. He was being cared for by an experienced breeder, and had been since day #2 when we saw that he wasn't thriving. Sadly, it wasn't enough. Evidently it was not his time.
Be well on the other side.
We miss you.
We love you.
Dedicated to Bart, who had the Most Beautiful Tail
"It's very simple. Dogs and cats and other talented animals have tails; their tails, with their thousands of flourishes, provide them with a wonderfully complex language of arabesques, not only for what they think and feel and suffer, but for every mood and vibration in their feeling tone. We have no tails, and since the more lively among us need some form of expression, we make ourselves paintbrushes and pianos and violins..."