Saturday, December 29, 2007

Hour Thirty-Six of all the Cuteness!


Hope all you P.E.Islanders are avoiding the storm. I know I am! If my foster mom didn't insist on picking me up and carrying me outside to pee, I wouldn't go at all! Part of that is because it is FREEZING out, but part of it is because I don't want to leave the babies yet.

So, I thought you'd like to see some pictures, and learn the sex/names of the babies.

Here's the whole family:

Here is something to give you an idea of the size of the puppies:

And here is a pic with numbers, so you can identify the pups. It may seem kind of silly to name them this early, but my foster family is pretty keen! Previous litters they have fostered have had literary names, but this time they decided music was the way to go. Since Christmas around here brought a lot of Beatles-related gifts, they decided that names from Beatles songs would be a cute way to go.

1- Maxwell (Maxwell's Silver Hammer)
2- Desmond (Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da)
3- Penny (Penny Lane)
4- Lucy (Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds)
5- Sadie (Sexy Sadie)
6- JoJo (Get Back)
7- Ellie (Eleanor Rigby)
8- Jude (Hey Jude)

I promise, there is video to come, but apparently EVERYONE is on the Internet tonight because it's moving really slowly. Also, I'm, uh, a little busy here what with all the feeding, cleaning, feeding, feeding, eating, and cleaning. And feeding.

Good night! Thanks for checking back! Remember, in about two months Desmond, Maxwell, JoJo, Jude, Penny, Lucy, Ellie, and Sadie will all be up for adoption at the P.E.I. Humane Society. And so will I!

- Holly

Friday, December 28, 2007

I'm a mommy!

Good morning everyone...well, I guess it's now the afternoon. It's been a busy morning, and I've lost track of time.

As you can tell by the title of this post, the long-awaited puppies have arrived! Every night, my foster family would go to bed expecting puppies in the morning, but so far they had been disappointed. Last night, my foster granny got up at 1:30 to check on me. About three hours later, my foster mom came in to see how I was doing. I hadn't been outside since 6 p.m. and they were worried, but I wasn't. I knew I was in labour and wanted to stay in and nest. My foster mom got up again at 6:00 a.m. to take me out, and I was a little stir-crazy. I was running and rooting in the snow and basically had ants in my pants. That's how she knew the babies were definitely on the way!

The first one arrived around 7:30.

Another arrived at 8:00, followed by one at 8:45.

Then I took a break, but four and five arrived at 10:08 and 10:20.

Six and seven arrived at 11:30 and 11:45. Now, I'm taking a break again. More pictures, and some video (with sound!) to follow.


Update: I've come to a conclusion: EIGHT IS ENOUGH! That's right, puppy number eight arrived shortly after 12:30. I'm not sure if that's the end or not.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas from Holly!

Hi everyone,
My name is Holly, and I'm the latest dog to check in to the Ling Hotel for Heavily Pregnant, Nursing, and Newborn Dogs. As you can see from my picture, I fit into the first category for now, but any moment I'll be in the second!

I came to the Ling home on Friday, December 21, after someone turned me in to the Humane Society. The staff at the shelter thought I'd be better off having the pups in a comfortable home environment, so here I am!

I don't have a whole lot to say, besides the fact that I am adjusting beautifully to life here. I get along VERY well with the two cats that live here (Lily and Flower), and am getting lots of food, water, attention, and love!

I think I'll head to bed, though- there are a lot of little puppy feet kicking me from the inside and it's exhausting. Keep checking back! There will be lots of pictures and updates as the pups arrive and grow.

Until then, I'm off to sleep!

Happy Holidays!