Saturday, November 14, 2009
It's always a surprise when you take home one dog and end up with four. That's what happened to Carol, from Happy Tails Rescue, who took home Dolly, one of the thirteen Shih Tzus rescued from a Parkdale apartment recently. The intention was to foster Dolly and get her socialized to people, because she seemed so painfully shy, before adopting her out but those plans changed slightly when Carol brought Dolly to the vet for a routine health check and discovered the little girl was going to be a mom.
Out popped three wee ones two days before Remembrance Day so they were named Poppy, Flander and Sapper (not sure what Sapper references). I'm so glad they were born into the care of most excellent foster mum Carol rather than into the clutches of their previous owner.
Here's Carol's letter:
Yay, she did it.
Poppy (F) was born at 1:30 pm today
Sapper (M) was born at 1:58 pm today
Flander (F) was born at 3:26 pm today.
Mom is doing wonderfully and she did a great job. These pix were taken within the hour after Flander was born. Poor Dolly looks so tired.
More on Dolly here.