Celebrity Dog Watcher has just verified what has been reportedÂ in various news sourcesÂ that one of Oprah Winfrey’s Â new puppy Cocker Spaniels, Ivan, has succumbed to the deadly parvovirus.
As we reported on March 6th, Oprah had recently adopted Sadie, a gold colored Cocker puppy. She featured Sadie’sÂ three male littermates; Gordie, Webster and IvanÂ on her show that day and subsequently also adopted Ivan. The other pups were adopted by other loving homes.
Ivan became ill a few days later, andÂ sadly succumbed to the virus late last week. Sadie was also infected, but has stablized for the first time since beginning receiving treatment and “is holding her own”.
Winfrey, in a statement to theÂ Chicago Tribune, said, “I’m saddened by his passing, though we only had him for a weekend. I remain hopeful that Sadie will pull through.” , and an official statement at the PAWS Chicago website reads: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Oprah Winfrey on the loss of Ivan, and we are hopeful that Sadie makes a full recovery.
We’re pulling for you little Sadie and for your remaining brothers! Hang in there!