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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 10-29-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Frieda and her newborn puppies

Wasn't sure where to put this cute little story, but since Frieda is a rescue, decided it went well in the Rescue Stories section.

GSRNE took in a young emaciated female from a shelter outside Massachusetts. She passed through several vets along the way, and no one realized she was pregnant. Then, once settled with her foster dad, there were suspicions, and so a vet appointment had been made for a workup for the following Monday. Based on an informal evaluation, it was believed that if she truly was pregnant, they had at least several weeks to plan.

In the meantime, several days prior to the vet appointment, her foster dad, Danny, had a commitment to attend a weekend convention in Alabama, and left Frieda under the care of his roomate and an excellent dog sitter, who is also a Husky rescue volunteer.

Now comes the fun part. After working a 14 hour night shift, I had pulled into my driveway, turned the key off, and took a catnap. I ignored the ringing of my cell phone until they called for a third time in a row. It was a frantic dogsitter on the other line to proclaim that Frieda was having puppies (on roomate's leather couch) and she needed some direction. She had been summoned to the house by foster dad's roomate, checked foster's contact book for GSRNE, and started making calls to everyone on the list. I then got a hold of a board member and told her I was on the way down, and she in turn called the dog sitter for support, got the wheels spinning within the rescue, and prepared for a road trip.

Before heading out, I ran into my house, changed, settled the dogs, picked up another volunteer and a large Dunkins along the way, and arrived with camera in hand. Although we've taken in litters, GSRNE has never had a pregnant dog in the history of the rescue, so this is a first. And this was MY first time exposed to puppies this young.

The photo story is to follow....



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Yikes! Poor couch

can't wait for the pictorial!


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Wow!

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I had several fosters where the vets saw the dog and "missed" the pregnancy. Once I was told that the dog has fluid in the abdomen and that she does not have much time to live. The fluid in the abdomen turned out to be 9 puppies. Fluid? True.
Can hardly wait to see the pictures :-)
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Day One: Saturday, October 10th, started photographing just before noontime.


"Hi, I'm Frieda, and these are my hours old newborns, three boys and one girl."



"At THIS point, I think the miracle of life is that new moms are able to survive the miracle of life."




"You look NOTHING like your father."





"Wait, who am I kiddin'? I have NO idea who the father(s) of my children is...are."




"Does NOT smell sweet down there. Maybe I'm lost."




"Hey, quit pushing me out of the way."





"There BETTER be some milk left for me when I get in there!"





"I'm Barbara, the proud dogsitter who stayed with Frieda as she delivered her pups."





"You guys stay right here while auntie Barbara freshens up our bed."





"Thanks for moving us upstairs to the comfy crate, Barb. That leather couch was SUCH a poor delivery choice."





"Look at how cute they are."





"I'm so glad your mom made it out of the shelter, just on time, little one."





"Shelter! NO, we could NEVER survive in a shelter."





"Yeah, we would get very SICK."





"Hey, not me, I'm a lot tougher than you are, bro'."




"Don't you worry, Frieda, you and your babies are safe with us now, forever and ever."




"You guys were definitely born into the right family."




(Day two coming up next)

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Frieda is just gorgeous. What a surprise!

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She is gorgeous.Glad the pups are doing good.Any idea of what the Daddy might be?

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What a great story! Frieda is definitely a lucky girl and the pups....they are SOOOO cute!!

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That is wonderful! Thank you for sharing and thank you for helping her!!!

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wow Frieda is just stunning!

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