Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Newest Additions to the Farmyard

Meet the new additions to the ranch/home/family. 

Our dear, sweet dog, Lady, was due any day and we were all very excited....and anxious! The poor dog was HUGE and just miserable. As some of you may recall, she had one puppy last year.  The puppy died, sadly, when it was bit on the face by a rattlesnake. 
  Any how, we were rather excited about this new arrival!  The day finally came.  We knew she was going into labor and got all prepared.

Her trusty cat was there to comfort her in any way he could (these two are ridiculous!).

Then, whilst watching a movie, we heard the little 'squeals' from a puppy and ran out to the school room to check.  1 puppy!  We kept checking and soon there were 4 puppies!  When we went to bed, she had had 5, and we thought she was done.....  Not so.
(The first 4. Don't remember which order, but black came first, then a black and white... I think the black in the middle, then the B&W in the middle...)
 
When we woke up this morning, we were very surprised, and shocked, to see ELEVEN puppies.  Our dog is not very big, so where she hid all of them, I don't know.  She was utterly exhausted, poor thing!

(Lady with her puppies.. exhausted and taking a nap while two of them snooze around her face)

Now our problem is trying to make sure everyone gets enough milk!  Thank goodness for that milk cow, because rotating them is no fun....
(Everyone scrambling for food! and Momma too tired to worry right now)

Prayers please that we will find good homes for all of them!  We already have a few people who want a puppy, but we weren't counting on this many.  Guess God knows what He is doing!  Just gotta trust Him. They are adorable, though!!!

In Christ's Service,
Sarah

10 comments:

Martha Joy said...

They are SOOO adorable!!!!!! That's alot of puppies too! What kind of dog is Lady? I was just wondering how big she is.
They're all so cute, I say again! :)

Love you,
Martha Joy

~Miss Raquel said...

Very, very cute!! Enjoy them while they're still so cute and little :)

Blessings,
~Miss Raquel
www.God-sDaughter.blogspot.com

His Daughter said...

How absolutely adorable! This is my first time stumbling upon your blog, and these puppy dog faces are a perfect greeting.

Wildflower Cottage said...

I guess since the poor dear lost her pup to a rattle snake the last time around, God decided to provide her with an abundance of little pups this time around. :)

I pray that they will find good homes. I'm not really a dog person, but they are SO cute! Pat the mama for me, and tell her I said she needs to get some rest, ha, ha! :)

Marissa said...

What cute puppies! Wow 11!! That's a lot. Mandy is due At the end of August or beginning of September. I can't wait. You'll have to check my blog for pictures. Hoping to see more pictures as they grow! <3

Marissa

Ellie said...

You have no idea how excited I am to see those little guys! They look adorable, and I just can't wait to pick one up and cuddle it!!
Missin' you more than you know!
MLE
~Ellie

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Thank you for your sweet comments, everyone!! The puppies have grown a lot in just these past few days! It's amazing, really.... they are really fun to cuddle with (when they aren't hungry!)

We already have several set aside in 'reserve' (people have picked them out), so that is wonderful to know that they are going to good homes! Just a few more to add to that reserve list. :)

His Daughter,
Thanks for the comment and for dropping by! I have to say that I would agree with puppy faces being a good greeting! lol!

Marissa,
Hey! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!! Yes, I remember Becs saying that Mandy was pregnant! I will have to stop by and check it out! Your family blog, right??

Ellie,
I know! I miss you too... :) Glad you all made it home safe and sound. :)

Marissa said...

No, we don't really have a family blog anymore, at least no one really keeps up with it. I have my own blog now. You can find me at www.lifeinthepottershands.blogspot.com

I'll be posting lots of pictures when they're born! <3

Ella said...

Wow!
I didn't know a dog that size could have that many puppies.

Lilac Bud Gal said...

Ella,
Yup, we were pretty surprised, too!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. :)