Transformation Tuesday – April 2, 2013

WE HAVE PUPPIES in our Nest!!!!!!
I’ve been awake since 1:09 a.m. acting as doggy doula & midwife to our precious Chocolate Labrador Retriever, Caia (pronounced Ki-a – short a).  We were ready for 8 pups, but only 7 made it.  I was heartbroken when the third pup didn’t make it.  I tried with all of my might to will him alive, but I eventually had to let him go.  I tried all day not to let the sadness overshadow the joy of the birth of 7 that did make it.  I’m doing better now, but I still wish he had made it.  In the end, we have 4 females and 3 males squeaking away in our basement.  All are doing very well.
Being present for this process was actually one of the items on my “bucket list” and I’m so happy I made the decision to have them here.  My in-laws have bred labs before and offered to take Caia when she was ready to deliver (considering we already have a full load of duties with 3 children), but I really wanted to be a part of it and experience it.  I’m so glad I have!  I look forward to watching them grow and taking care of them for the next 8 weeks until they’re ready to go to their new homes.  
I apologize for the delay in getting the link party up and running today, buuuuuut it’s kind of been an extra-ordinary day around here, if you hadn’t noticed!  So let’s party, shall we?


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  1. Thanks so much for hosting!!


  2. Sorry you lost one baby…I’m sure the remaining seven will help mend your heartache. They are precious!

  3. they are so adorable! Congratulations! First time joining your party, thanks for hosting!

  4. ohh!!! how exciting!!! and swweeett!

  5. Okay I need to see MORE of those little puppies!!!!! They are sooo cute.

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