Millie ... lived to 3-12-years-old and ... taught me more about living than any person or experience could ever teach me because she overcame so many odds. She died of heart failure in the middle of the night. It was the biggest loss of my life. Then these girls came along right after Miss Millie died and they helped to start healing that big old hole in my heart.
Their mom was able to feed them when they were first born because their needs weren't so great and they only took a little at a time. But as they grew, they needed a lot more and she couldn't produce more milk to keep them going. Peanut was a lot smaller than Pumpkin and wasn't growing, so we couldn't take a chance.