Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Hawk's a Dad Again!

News just came in that Mele had her puppies today. Hawk is now the proud papa of 8 new babies, 6 boys and 2 girls. In Vallhund world, that's a pretty big litter!

- Disclaimer: Since the puppies are not at my house, and history shows that the breeder who has the litter is not a shutterbug like I am, I don't know when I might get any photos of the babies. :-( However, in a couple of weeks, Hawk's breeder Bonnie will be visiting, and she promises to take loads of photos of the puppies when she goes. In the meantime, we'll all have to get our daily dose of puppy cute from Jeri and her Cardigan litter!

And, on a sad note, one of the baby boys was euthanized because he was less than 1/3rd the size of his siblings, and it was determined he has a cleft palate. So, the vet thought it best and most humane for the little baby... we won't forget you, little man.

So the count of happy, healthy, nursing babies is 7. 5 boys, 2 girls.


coopercreek said...

Congratulations Hawk and G'ma Sarah. We expect pictures as they grow and I know you'll oblige. :-))

coopercreek said...

P.S. Forgot to ask how many have tails. :-))

Sherilyn said...

Whooooo Hooooo!!! Congrats Hawk!! Can't wait to see baby pictures! :D

dreameyce said...

WHEE!! Yea for Hawk! Glad it all worked out, and she WASN"T missed after all!

I can't wait for the eval pics :)

Sarah said...

In answer to Laura's question, ALL the babies have tails. Mele is a docked, tailed Vallhund. The breeder will be docking the puppies, though, so they will likely all be no-tails within a few days.