Its a Boy, and a Girl, and another Girl, and another Girl…

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I can proudly announce that I am now officially Granddad Blog. Gibsie gave birth to 8 puppies a few days ago. Two boys and six girls. All healthy, squeaky fur balls, in various markings of black and white.

Gibsie is made-up. She is well chuffed with herself (rightly so) and is doing an excellent job of caring for her brood. Although I hear today that she feels like a bit of time off – not for another 8 weeks or so, Gibsie!

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Here they are less than one day old. They took about 10 hours to arrive, and Gibsie coped really well, delivering nearly 3 kilos of puppy.

One is more Dalmatian than Border Collie…

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The two boys have mostly black coats, whereas the girls have all sorts of patterns. Here is Lucky, the first born…

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8 thoughts on “Its a Boy, and a Girl, and another Girl, and another Girl…

  1. Just before they were born, Mum was very big and swollen, with a strangely noisy belly. Then straight after the pups arrived she just snapped right back in to her pre-pregnant size and shape. Amazing.

    • Thanks – I will be covering their development over the next few weeks. Especially the moment they find their way out of the birthing box – seeing 8 border collie puppies unleashed into the wider world of shoes, spectacles and all things chewable. Should be fun – ha!

    • Ha – you may not be so keen to keep all 8 in about 4 weeks time, when their eyes are open, romping all over the lounge, chewing everything in sight, playing non-stop. Certainly cuter than they are now, but quite a handful.

    • And they are becoming more and more beautiful day by day – its amazing to see their different characters emerging. Their availability was only announced a few days ago, and already owners have come forward for both boys and two of the girls. Its a bitter sweet process finding new homes for them, knowing one day soon that they will be off to pastures new, probably never looking back to their first home.

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