Oprah's Sick Puppy Hangs On

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2009 10:57 AM CDT

(Newser) – Though Oprah Winfrey lost one of her new puppies to disease, a second is “holding steady for now,” a rep tells the Chicago Tribune. Ivan, one of the cocker spaniels Winfrey adopted earlier this month and showcased on her TV program, died of the highly contagious parvovirus. Littermate Sadie is undergoing treatment and in stable condition.