Sunday, August 26, 2007

Well...Here's What I Was Going to Post

I was going to post this picture and say "the gang's all here" or "here's the litter" or "Introducing Elsie's Pups" or something like that.

She was done with contractions; we got her shampooed; she ate a little something; she went outside to pee and poop; we cleaned out the whelping box; we put in fresh bedding; she and the pups slept and nursed together.

And then, don't you know, a little caboose decided to announce his presence.

That's right... Elsie had #8 on the way. He arrived at 12:30 a.m., so he's the only one whose birthday is August 26th. Everybody else was born on the 25th.

So now the count is 4 girls and 4 boys.

But we're still missing 3 afterbirths (by our count). So she may still expel them tonight.

She's been at this for 28 hours now, but is resting comfortably.

Time to put more coffee on.



kate Flynn said...

WOW! 8 babies,didn't she do well that's amazing, fancy that last little fella taking his time like that. Well all i can say is "CONGRATULATIONS" and i can't wait to see the journey that these little ones take now- well done all :o)

Niranjan Srinivas said...
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Niranjan Srinivas said...

Fantastic ! :) I have been following Lab Tails for quite a while now, and I love your blog. I'm very happy that Elsie and Ridge have given you such nice grand-puppies :)

Do keep us updated on how they progress. I'm very interested to find out how the other dogs react to the litter...does Ridge act like the proud father :-) ?