If you weren't a fan of Finley River Retrievers back then, here's the link to the birthday puppies!
And here's the link to see the post about Sandy's C-Section...yes, I was there for it and took pictures.
|It's a cruel world as a mama of lots of puppies.|
|Domestic puppies have inherited traits from their ancestors in the wild...|
the pack instinct,
the hunting instinct,
and the hunting in packs instinct.
|They use this on their mama.|
|It's like the 60 days of gestation and the past 7 weeks of nurturing them now mean nothing.|
|But it works every time.|
Ask Annie how much she will miss her puppies...
|Speaking of wild dog instincts, the girls think they're wolves of the tundra!|
|They flee across the snow like a free spirit stopping at nothing to survive!|
|Except then their feet get cold.|
They get kind of tired of all the running,
and that Gator seat looks pretty inviting.
|That rough and tough wolf stuff is for the birds.|
They've never had to fight for anything to survive so why pretend?
|So anyway, we're down to 11 puppies after the weekend.|
We still have snow on the ground and they have grown accustomed to it.
|They practice running through it too.|
|It builds up an appetite. Because all 18 of them still trying to nurse on a mama who doesn't have much left, doesn't really hold them over.|
|They are friendly fellas!|
|This bush has provided entertainment for every litter we've had. They chase each other around it.|