Leia gave birth to 8 BEAUTIFUL babies on Thursday night: 2 black bi males,
1 black tri male, 2 blue merle males (might have blue bi coloring), 1 black bi
female, and 2 blue merle females.
Dawn called bright and early on
Thursday morning, Leia was panting, digging and her temperature dropped below 99
degrees. That usually means the pups will arrive in the next 24 hours.
The plan was to deliver the pups at our house, so she and Leia hopped in the
truck and started driving. Luckily there were no puppies on the drive
over! They arrived, and all of Leia's signs of labor disappeared! We
went to vet to get an x-ray and count pups, 7-9 cuties in the x-ray, but the vet
said that she wouldn't have pups today. We decided to kick back and relax.
Bill cooked up some swordfish and steak on the grill, and we had a fantastic
meal in the porch room and drank "Sasquatch" wine.
After dinner we decided to let
Leia out to potty, and wouldn't you know it? She had a black bi boy right
out there by the agility dog walk - Eddie's mini me. Angie's screaming for
Bill to run inside and grab towels - Dawn is frantically checking in the yard to
see if Leia had any other pups in the yard. Leia of course had it all
together and knew what to do. Talk about a surprise delivery!
We got Leia and her baby in the house, and she proceeded to deliver 7 more
cuties in a record time of 2 hours and 9 minutes. She is a perfect mama.
The pups are now thriving and
growing in Fort Wayne, IN with Jeff, Dawn & Mitchell. The Mullins are so
pleased with their added family members. Their kennel name is Agapo, which
suits them perfectly. Agapo means "I love", and never have 2 dogs and 8
pups been loved so much.
Wow - 8 pups in 2 hours 9
minutes. Is that some kind of record? I think I'll take a nap.
Hey, look at my puppies! Aren't they cute? I did good.
puppy pictures (taken by Jeff Mullins)
more pictures (taken by Bill)