They're Here!

The pups are here!  They began arriving shortly after 6:00 AM on Tuesday morning, October 14, 2003.  There are 3 girls and 3 boys, and all are very healthy.  Each weighed between 14 and 16 ounces. We want to thank Dee Dee Anderson and Louise Bryan for their invaluable help in delivering this litter. Also thanks to Dimity Mueller and Carole Steding for their behind the scenes help making it possible for Dee Dee to be there with us. What great friends we have! Some of the pups came way too fast to catch them all on film. I was jumping from camcorder to camera to holding Spirit or holding a pup, so I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked.

Here are some pics taken shortly after the whelping and this afternoon. I will be adding installments to this page as time goes on.  I hope you will visit again and follow along on our adventure as we prepare these pups for their new homes and, hopefully, successful careers as working retrievers. I'll try to add some captions to these pictures too, but for now I'm going to get a nap!

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This page was last updated on October 16, 2003
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