Monday, September 13, 2010

Heeeeeeeerrre's Puppies

1 am Sept 13: The puppies are here...or some are here and more are on the way...
And Cali is being a good mom, despite the scare she gave me when the first pup yelped when I rubbed it vigorously, and Cali tried to leave the room. Really, I can see the value in that (I have a teenager, remember?)... so I could hardly hold it against her...joking, Marshall, joking.
I need to give Marshall credit right now for stepping in to help. He was a good midwife (?) while I was hustling up more blankets, towels, etc. I sent him off to bed after Puppy #3 and it was past midnight. So here I am in the laundry room with my laptop on the dryer, folding chair, lots of towels and yummy blueberry frozen yogurt (Thanks to Marshall for that, TOO! His new job at the Yogurt Shop..mmm).
We're up to 6 pups at 2am (pup #1 at 10:45 pm). The score at the 6th inning is Girls 4 Boys 2. A few too many mismarks for me to be jubilant...but these things happen sometimes. We'll see what the final score turns out to be...She seems to be taking a slow and easy approach to this job. Maybe I'll go sit in my folding chair now and snooze a bit.
NOT! #7 A Plain Jane black tri girl (no white collar, tiny blaze & a snip!) just arrived (2:15 am). I don't understand why we just can't have moderate white on ALL the pups, instead of LOTS of white of some and almost none on figure...
New Score: Girls 5 Boys 2.

FINAL SCORE: 5 girls (3 blue merles, 2 black tris) and 2 boys (black tri males). And now I will FINALLY go to bed (it's 10:30 am): Back from the xray at the vets, Cali has eaten, pups are quiet.

The lovely sire of this litter? CH Calais Carolina Vintage T-Bird "Vinnie". Thanks, Vinnie, for the pretty puppies!


nancy and Panda said...

Can't wait to see more of these little ones! Get some sleep Ann.

Donna G said...

Puppies, puppies, puppies!! Sounds similar to Cricket and her puppies, time wise. So another litter with a Carolina dad. If these pups turn out half as good as Inc they will be great dogs!!! But I am a little bit one sided on that issue.

RYKER said...

They are all beautiful and unique!