Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Photo time

All ready to get going. That's our new puppy, Rev, on the left. He hasn't a clue what's going to happen.

Finally, our first puppy, Red, a boy.

A little farther along.

They come out wet....

but soon they're dry!!

Della says "what, I have to do this again!! sigh............"

Here is a pic of our "surprise" puppy. His color is green (number 10), but we're calling him "Johnny" (as in Johnny come lately) for now.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Or maybe 10.............

Well, Della managed to pull a fast one on us. After having her 9th puppy over 2 hours after her 8th and then only after a shot of oxytocin, we were sure she was done. Ashley and I took her out for potty time, washed her in the tub, dried her and installed her in the Della cave with clean bedding and some food. We checked on the pups from time to time until it was time for dinner. After dinner Duncan wanted to pet the pups so we told him to sanitize his hands and count them while he waited for an adult to supervise his visit. So he goes, "1, 2, 3, 4 yellow puppies, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 black puppies". At first we thought he was joking or having trouble counting them as they were all piled together and the light is dimmer under the sheet. When he insisted that there were 6, we went and checked and by darn, there was number 10! Ms. Della had done the whole job quietly by herself while we were having dinner!! :0)

Then there were 9

Della has now produced 9 beautiful, healthy puppies, 5 black and 4 yellow. I will try to get some pictures posted this evening.

It's Puppy Day!

Della went into labor today and her water broke around 8:20. Her first puppy was born at 9:03, a black boy. As of right now she has had 4 puppies: black boy, black girl, black girl, yellow boy. CCI has informed us that this will be an "R" litter.