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At A Glance
9/30/05: Good morning everyone!
Attached are pictures of Sophie and her pups, which were born this morning; the first one at 12:58am, and the last at 5:50am. 'Sophie' (no name on her tag) was rescued from New Orleans, along with numerous other dogs, by a group of animal rescue volunteers who went down a couple of weeks ago to offer their help. When the group got back to Minnesota with about 10 dogs who needed foster care while their owners were searched for, they called RAGOM to see if Sophie could come into the program (since she looked part Golden!). Pregnant, bones showing through her rough coat, and heartworm positive, she was taken into RAGOM with open hearts. Thank you Nancy A. for bringing Sophie to Minnesota and entrusting her to our care! Jeanette D. was able to take Sophie until I returned home from out of town. I picked her up from Jeanette's yesterday, and we decided to just get right down to it and have the puppies right away! :-)
Labor started almost immediately after we got home - nesting, whining, restlessness, and then the pushing started about midnight. Labor and delivery went smoothly, Sophie was initially a bit unsure and anxious with the first new pup, but has now settled in very comfortably and is a great mom!
All of these pups will likely need homes (unless the owner is found and takes them all home!) - so put out the word! Of course, if no one claims Sophie, she'll need a loving forever home too! Applications will be taken through RAGOM at www.ragom.org.
As you can see, two look light golden in color (boys), one is a medium golden color (girl), and two are beautiful black babies - (one boy and one girl, the black boy has one white shoe!) :-)
We may post pictures on my site (www.goldenacresdogs.com) as well as the RAGOM site - keep an eye on both (until we figure it out!) if you're interested!
Now, we're all going to get some sleep!