This is me with my first dog, a beagle named Willy.
He was really Willy II, a successor to another beagle with the same name who used to babysit me.
I think I’m about four years old in that photo. I still had blond hair.
Poor Willy II didn’t last long.
He was purchased from a beagle breeder who didn’t vaccinate his puppies.
Another puppy from the same litter had contracted parvovirus and was dead by the time I met Willy II.
In those days, parvovirus was not as easily treated, and poor Willy II was euthanized about ten days after he came to live with me.
Vaccinate your puppies.
The risks are too high.