I have grandbabies! and Reintroduction
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: I have grandbabies! and Reintroduction

  1. #1
    joanesh is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    7

    DefaultI have grandbabies! and Reintroduction

    Hey all,

    ;D My three-year-old yellow, Elsie, delivered nine gorgeous Lab puppies eleven days ago. ;D

    Some of you may recall, I joined the forum several months ago, and introduced our gang then (Baxter, Elsie, Kenya, and Ridge). Since then, we mated Ridge (6 yo, yellow - fox red) with Elsie (3 yo, yellow - cream), both of whom have super field instincts and wonderful temperaments. Just 59 days after mating Elsie went into labor, which lasted 34 hours, and whelped nine fine, healthy pups.

    Sadly, we lost one a day later (suffocated under Elsie's weight)...long story, and terribly difficult ... you can read about it at LabTails (http:labtails.blogspot.com) -- the blog I do about our life with Labs, and the place where I kept a blow-by-blow account of her whelping.

    But the other eight are thriving. They're 11 days old now, trying out their wobbly hind legs, but still mostly squiggling on their bellies. Their eyes are still closed and their ears are still sealed, but they sure are vocal!. And their pads and noses have darkened, so we're getting a better idea of what they'll look like.

    This is Elsie's first litter (our second), and she's turned into a wonderful mom.

    So that's our good news here.

    I just thought I'd check-in and let you all know what was happening at our house. ;D

    Though I've been out of touch (not posting), I've been lurking and laughing and crying with you all these last few months.

    Hope all is well.

    Joan (from LabTails: http://labtails.blogspot.com and Stoney Ridge Labs at http://www.stoneyridgelabs.com )

    P.S. Baxter, Ridge, Kenya, and Elsie all say "hi"! ;D
    Joan, in PA: "Mom" to four fabulous Labs: Ridge (fox-red-yellow 5yo M), Baxter (black 4yo M), Elsie (yellow 3yo F), and Kenya (black 1yo F). Visit our blog, Lab Tails, at http://labtails.blogspot.com

  2. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Clanceycanuck is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Barrie, Ontario
    Posts
    21,482

    DefaultRe: I have grandbabies! and Reintroduction

    What an adorable bunch. Sorry for your loss.

  4. #3
    Bailey24 is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    2,688

    DefaultRe: I have grandbabies! and Reintroduction

    Welcome back & congrats on you new little additions.
    <br /><br />~ Angie &amp; Bailey ~<br />My Dogster Page: http://www.dogster.com/dogs/509673

  5. Remove Advertisements
    JustLabradors.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    joanesh is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    7

    DefaultRe: I have grandbabies! and Reintroduction

    Thanks for your sentiments, Brenda. Losing the one pup was REALLY hard. By that time I'd only had six hours sleep in about 84 hours - I'd only left Elsie alone with the pups for such a short time, and felt awful. And when we found the pup, he was still warm and pink and flexible, so we did puppy CPR and tried getting Elsie to revive him, but he wouldn't come back. It was tough (still hurts, even now -- I'm not hardened to this stuff yet).

    In fact, we're still on 24/7 duty with Elsie, and the pups are 11 days old now (she's just not as careful about where she lies down with the pups as our previous dam was). I can't tell you how many "rescues" we've made in the last ten days.

    But now we're focused on the joy we have in our eight remaining pups!

    Thanks for your reply. )

    Joan

    Joan, in PA: &quot;Mom&quot; to four fabulous Labs: Ridge (fox-red-yellow 5yo M), Baxter (black 4yo M), Elsie (yellow 3yo F), and Kenya (black 1yo F). Visit our blog, Lab Tails, at http://labtails.blogspot.com

  7. #5
    Kate3jays's Avatar
    Kate3jays is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Staffordshire, England.
    Posts
    4,732

    DefaultRe: I have grandbabies! and Reintroduction

    Hi Joan,

    we must stop meeting like this...!
    Still enjoying every minute of your labtails and watching your babies grow by the day.
    Love to all your guys,

    Kate, jonah and jasper xxx

    "some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree!"
    Kate mom to Jed Jasmine and Joelly
    http://www.glosmerelabradors.co.uk/#

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25