The births happened uneventfully and not in the middle of the night. Lia, Harry's puppy raiser in Reno, had seven pups born last Tuesday. The first picture shows mom Darlan not long before she gave birth. Looks a bit like a Labrador sausage. Her weight came down 20 pounds once the pups were all delivered.
There are four girls and three boys. The yarn around their necks indicates the birth order. All I know is Harleen had a hot pink collar, which meant she was fifth to be born. No idea if this is like the first born for humans. I'm a first born and proud of it.
Lia says everyone is doing well; pups are gaining weight and Darlan is keeping them clean and organized. As I've gotten to know Harry, I think it's a really good idea for him to not be there. He is rather rambunctious.
I'm an Aquarius who was raised a Roman Catholic in Minnesota. I've managed to overcome the religion and the state. I've lived in California for 40 years. I retired in 2007 and became a quilter and appliquer. Never thought I would find the medium that would let me express my artistic feelings. I love vivid color. In addition, I'm a locavore, foraging for food to keep my husband and me healthy and to help local farmers. I live in Northern California on five acres.