Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Welcome, Roseannadannas

Twenty-one hours of stage I labor, four hours of delivery.

Three girls, four boys. Sable boy is a genuine runt who won't take no for an answer, but I'm still considering him touch and go. Two brothers who did not take a breath -- Rosie and I tried.

Mother went from a confused princess to a highly competent coyote dam in a matter of minutes.

I have been dismissed for the moment. Coyotes don't have the same staffing requirements as do princesses.

If your impulse this morning is to the pick up the phone to convey congratulations, don't.


  1. That's what blogs are for! Congrats on the babies, and sympathy for those that didn't make it. She's a beautiful coyote mom. (much better term than "Tiger Mother" don't you think?)

  2. Congratulations!

    Danny Boy's dam and maternal grandam (and one litter sister) are all very small. They were far and away the smallest ES I'd ever seen until ONB. I'm not sure what the difference is between a "runt" and a dog who just draws the genes for "tiny" but Shady and DeeDee never had any health issues or any sort of failure to thrive due to their size. (I didn't raise grandma Lady but I'm sure Darlene would tell you she was the same way - full tilt boogie from the get-go.) I'll keep my fingers crossed your "runt" takes after that side of the family because "awesome" seems to be closely tied to the "tiny" genes in this line.

    jan at Caledonia Mission

  3. At least you don't have to sleep in the kitchen anymore. And good for Rosie.

    WV: Cavem. Must be short for "cave canem."

  4. Okay to leave congratulations here, I suppose. Well done everyone and best wishes for the new arrivals.

  5. Greetings from a fellow breeder whose bitches like to torture with an extended Stage 1 labor. "Don't go anywhere, I could progress at any moment!". If I had your number, I'd totally call you.

    btw, my captcha is aint edis. So I take that as a sign that you either should or should not name one of the pups Edis.

  6. Awww! The world just became a more interesting place with seven little Rosie babies in it. Amazing how instinct kicks in. Congratulations! Tina

  7. Congratulations on the new members of the swarm! So sorry about the two you lost.
    Take care, Rosie. and get some sleep, Heather.

  8. Oh, Hurray!! Catch up on your sleep and then enjoy those puppies!!

  9. I don't know how I missed this, but Congratulations! And sorry about the two that were lost.

  10. Congratulations! Condolences. What a beautiful litter, hoping to hear many updates! Wistfully dreaming about Rosie puppies... I decided to go with an ES that was less "Rosie-esque". May all of these warm little wiggling bean bags grow up healthy and find homes well suited to them.


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