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SoftMaple & Gunflint 2005 winter Litter

Boyerie Dese Maestro Music Please CR-CA148/24M/C-PI-ECHO CR-696G24M-PI CR-750
CH SoftMaple Gunflint's Beauty CR-715G28F-NOPI, CR-EL131F28-NOPI, CR-CA157/28F/P-NOPI

1/3/2005 Beauty goes into labor

As you notice from the pregnancy calendar, her due date is closer to January 8th. This is early! The draw back of that, is it was my last night to work before my vacation started. I try to take a week to 10 days off when the pups are born. So Mark was home whelping pups and gave me a call at work about 2am.

Like many first time moms, Beauty wasn't sure what to do when the first pup was born. So Mark ripped the sac, and put the pup up to her so she could clean it off. She had two pups pretty close together, then stopped.

Once this happened, Mark took her out on leash for a little walk. That often stimulates the pups to move further down the birth canal. That did it, and soon after returning to the whelping box, Beauty popped out 2 more.

When I got home from work, I found my 6'2" husband trying to lay down on the little fold out cot I use in the puppy room. He is a good sport!

When Mark takes Beauty out for a potty break, I clean up the whelping box, and put in a fleece liner. Beauty doesn't want to be away from her new family for long, so I have to work fast! I put the colored collar bands on them as well.

final count is 1 liver girl, 2 liver boys, 3 black boys, and 4 black girls.

The last three pups born are liver.

Beauty is done having her pups, and takes time out to get something to eat

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2005 Winter Litter Pedigree

SoftMaple Curly Coated Retrievers
Mark and Cathy Lewandowski
8282 Soft Maple Road
Croghan New York 13327


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