Numerous days ago there was a thread under Dog Medical Questions regarding a rescued prego doggie. I am excited to tell you guys that Penny is having her puppies today, I did post that over there but moved it to Dog Talk because I wanted everyone to see this and didnt know how many didnt check there reguarly.
Penny's new mommy is unreal. It's been a true honor to help someone like this. The whelp has been a breeze, she spared nothing, got ready, and here we go.... While uploading the pictures, a 7th was born. :-))
The 7th is also a female. Will update this when it's all done. Penny is either a Lab mix, or a very thin Field Lab, until this is all over with and she is back in coat, weight back on, spayed (yes owner is spaying her) I really wont be able to tell. Pups obviously chocolate. There is a strong possiblity this baby was "dumped" because she got pregnant. Owner has fallen in love with her, the entire family has. Very sweet animal.
Another reminder of how important all you rescue people are, I have said it before, say it again, God Bless you all for doing what you do. To this owner, well you already know my feelings.... She's busy whelping... but her user ID is SunnyPenny and will be here later or tomorrow. Truly pups and mommy are doing fantastic. Milk is good, strong, very healthy puppies.
Piper, the dog was rescued off the street very prego by a user ID Sunnypenny. As a breeder all I did was assit her with this whelp. No she is not keeping the puppies though I am also going to assist with ensuring we get the pups placed appropriately to homes that of course will spay and neuter. She will be keeping mommy, "Penny" and spaying her. :-)
Except one thing... THERE IS AN 8TH now hahahahahah. Will update with that picture later. I think it's 5 females and 3 males but I could be wrong.. either that or 4/4. She is going for her after birth x ray ensuring she is "clean" later today but we do believe all the pups have now been born. I'm thinking this is actually a chocolate Lab litter based on what they look like right now... if that's the case, speculation is owner had 2 dogs, Penny ended up prego, and they dumped her. New owner of Penny did everything to try and find the owner and nobody came forward. Guess things happen for a reason, she's so much better off where she is now.
Happy ending (pending nothing unforeseen happens with pups which we dont expect at this point)
Red: I did mention to her your incredibly nice offer. We will talk about it later. Thank you so very much. Only thing I thought of is you guys are not close in proximity. But I also mentioned more exposure would be great. Thank you!!
I'm glad to see everything went well, and the mom and puppies are all fine. Penny is a lucky dog,and thanks to Sunnypenny for rescuing her. Good job to you too, Savannah for helping Sunny with the whelp.It's very fortunate to have conscientious breeders around who will take the time to help others,another sign of a real breeder.
Here I am! Sorry it took so long for a post- I've been very busy! Whew! What an experience. Well, 1st of all, Penny and her 8 babies are doing super. They're all nursing well and she's a natural- knows exactly what to do. Secondly, thank you to you all for offering your support. Like Savannah mentioned before. This was my first (and last) whelp. Penny's history: I found Penny trotting down a very busy street. She came immediately to me and a co-worker and we brought her into our office courtyard and fed and watered her. We thought she certainly must belong to someone since she was so unafraid of people and looked well fed (duh, we all know what happens next.) We immediately took her to a vet to scan her for a microchip. We took photos and hung dozens and dozens of fliers all around the area. We notified the pound, SPCA, and I posted on local lost and found sites. No luck. So I brought her home with every intention of finding her a good home. I have another lab mix rescue, a cat and two kids so I felt that we were at maximum capacity. I've also always been a firm believer that you should never take on an animal you are unable to care for even if the unexpected happens. Sickness, pregnancy uh-hmmm... I had several people interested in meeting her for possible adoption but told them that I needed to take her to the vet 1st to take care of any health issues she might have. I was thinking along the lines of checking for heartworms, paracites, etc. Boy was I surprised! Needless to say I didn't have any takers for adopting Penny & after a few days I decided I couldn't part with her anyways- she is such a sweet natured dog- good with my very young kids, my cat and any person she meets. So here I was with a pregnant dog, doing as much research on-line as possible but still felt very scared and ill-prepared for assisting her during whelp- I don't think I'd ever even heard the term whelp before and I sure as heck didn't know what it meant. But like I said before, once I commited to this animal I was going to do my very best to ensure the best possible outcome for Penny and her babies. And then I found TP and Savannah. Hallelujah! She talked to me for hours and helped me prepare for the whelp and talked me through the big event. Penny did great- everything she was supposed to. Thank God everything went well- I'm certainly not cut out for this and I'm not so sure I could hav ecoped with a poor outcome. I certainly would've blamed myself. It was a really amazing experience, but not one I plan to repeat. All of you are amazing and generous and caring people with HUGE hearts and I can't thank you enough. Penny would thank you if she could. Savannah- I don't even have words. It makes my stomach turn to even think about what would have happened if I hadn't had your help. You keep saying Penny is lucky to have me, but she's even luckier that I had you. So the name fits. Lucky Penny. I look forward to watching her puppies grow over the next several weeks and to having Penny as a part of our family. I'll post photos as they grow. Hugs to you all!
Oh gosh! I forgot- here's a photo of all 8. I was sure she was finished after the 7th puppy, so I moved her from the kiddie pool to her whelping box with dry linens. And of course... Murphy's law- one more. And 8 it is. I had her X--rayed today to make sure that they all made it out. More to come (photos, not puppies.)
Savanahh you really are wonderful!! Just looking at such lovely little ones must be a wonderful rewarding experience. SunnyPenny Bless you for your part and congratulations on Mom and the babies. Glad your keeping her, she can help you with your little ones, when she is done with hers:D
Wow Savannah. You are one busy gal ! How do you do it. Having 37 pups on the ground , being here 24-7, and helping all the people with their litters too. You are a regular superwoman, as so many here seem to sing your praises. I am amazed that you can even sit down with sooooooooooooooooo ( no pun intended ) many sets of lips on your butt ! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
you know Dusty, you really do have one of the most WARPED senses of humor on this forum, of course that is EXACTLY the reason I love it...
firstly, i'm here during the day.. not at night... though I check in early in the morning when i wake up to check my babies. Every now and then if I have to be up at night with a litter, of course I check in and it helps keep me awake, but that's not often. Having a staff of course helps me, hubby is out working, my "job" which is nothing more then a labor of passion and love is at home. So what better way to spend time between my clients and pups then helping around this place. Besides YOU actually know what I have been given back and what I, too, have learned... always give back what we are blessed to receive. Doesnt matter what it is.
And... finally, being female, I can multitask LOLOLOLOLOL