Monday, March 2, 2009

Welcome To The World, Little Ones!

Sunday night, around 8:45, the rescued stray, who turned out to be pregnant, Lucy, started delivering her puppies. She was in labor all day long, poor thing. Once she got started, she got the first five out pretty quickly. The last one, number seven, came around 2:30, but was having difficulty figuring out how to nurse. S/he did finally get it, though I was ready with a baby bottle and formula, thanks to my buddy, M.E.(aka Nunly).

I can say this - Lucy is an outstanding mother. She can hardly bear to be away from her pups to go outside, and can tell when all seven aren't in one place (she was checking a basket we have with a heating pad in it to use when cleaning up their space. Turns out the little puppy had snuck under a towel, and she didn't see it. Once I found it, she climbed right back in to care for them all.). Everyone seems healthy, though a trip is already planned to the vet for Tuesday to make sure the puppies, and Lucy, are all okay.

I am sure I don't have to say this, but these are the cutest puppies on the face of the planet! At least, we think so. So, here they are, in order of their birth:

Aren't they adorable? Some of the puppies were still wet when their first photos were taken. As time goes by, I''ll take some more so you can see how they are developing.

Thanks so much, everyone, for your good wishes for Lucy and the pups - they are much appreciated!


unityindiversity said...

Yes - all the best to your pups! Please let folks know:

The E-Verify Program, on which businesses across the country relies to screen
employment of illegal aliens expires this Friday, March 6. E-Verify has been in
use since 1997 by businesses nationwide - but Congress is 'hoping' We the People won't notice that they removed the extension of this crucial service from the "Stimulus Plan" and the issue has been ignored and screened out of Mass Media news coverage. Millions for pay-offs and pork, but nothing to support LEGAL EMPLOYMENT - THIS EXEMPLIFIES dangerous behind-the-scenes moves of the Obama regime to flood the country with his illegal sympathizers!

Please HELP SHOW WASHINGTON WE ARE PAYING ATTENTION and we are opposed to the hiring of illegal aliens. SIGN the Urgent E-VERIFY PETITION Now - and send this link to your friends to sign on in support of this "Smart Business Practice." Go here for more info and PETITION to SIGN:

Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy said...

Thanks for the message, Unity - I think you did a fine job telling them yourself!