Sunday, August 26, 2007

We Had One More Hold Out! That's NINE!

Yup... count 'em...NINE puppies now, for a total of 4 boys and 5 girls.

The last little girl arrived at just before 3 a.m. this morning. We decided she was waiting for Dear Daughter Sarah, who was working in DE until midnight last night, to get home to see at least one puppy born. :o) Sarah was here for her delivery!

That's 29 hours of labor for Elsie, bless her heart. But she did a fabulous job. What a trooper.

Oh... it's 6:20 a.m. now, and DH (who just got up...he went to bed after cleaning Elsie up after the first seven pups thinking Elsie was done), just came out to tell me Elsie delivered one of our missing afterbirths.

Now we're just missing two.

We're not out of this yet.

Hang in there Elsie Girl.



kate Flynn said...

I've been glued to your site allday yesterday and today too- i go away and do a job then check back in- i even got my DH to take my son out for MacDonalds last night so i could get an update instead of preparing his supper!!- the last twice i checked in Elsie had had another pup it just gets better and better- how are you all feeling? tired i bet?

Joan said...

Hi, Kate,

We're exhausted (I don't know that I've ever pulled two all-nighters in a row). But I'm not complaining, just bleary-eyed.

Elsie's been a trooper. We think (and hope) she's done now. But we're still missing two afterbirths.

We'll see how it goes. :o)


Anonymous said...

this is such an awesome blog, and such a terrific story. I'm so happy for all of you...dogs and humans alike. They are absolutely adorable!