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Her neighbor's dog needed some help! Aren't they sweet?
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Wow 10! They are adorable! We had a dog when I was a kid that had 9 pups
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Oh Mylanta! That's a bunch of pups! What little sweeties!
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What a happy mommy she is too!! The pups are soo precious
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I certainly wouldn't be looking that happy, if I'd just had 10 kids!
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Oh they're so cute! Would you look at that proud smile!
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LOL! I think it is called exhaustion!
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OMG look at all those precious babies and a very happy Momma too Good job Kim
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ROTFL! Thanks for posting the picture Mary Anne! I would have responded sooner to this thread, but my cable modem was ZAPPED last night in a storm... (I'm actually using "Dial Up" at the moment - Eeeek!)

I have to say, I have been involved in many kitty deliveries and this was my first time witnessing a multiple puppy delivery... WOW! That's a lot of "puppiage" - Totally amazing! (Thank you Mary Anne for your "more than helpful" advice during the delivery)

The mommy is named Tanna (daddy is named Titan) and they are both Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldogs...From what I understand this is a rare breed. They are known for being protective of their family and they make an excellent companions and watchdogs, not to mention they are great with children (my neighbors have 2 little girls and the dogs love em') I have yet to see either dogs behave aggressively...

Anyway, Tanna seems to be a really good mommy so far, although she appears to be confused about how to nurse all of her babies…(I would be too, LOL!) She has exactly 10 nipples and 10 kids and we have had to step in and convince her to lay (somewhat) on her back so that they can reach them all. One thing that freaks me out is that she keeps stepping on the babies when people come to visit her. She's only 2 years old and behaves like a baby herself - she gets excited when company arrives. So, we have resorted to keeping the visitors to a minimum…

So far, the litter appears to be healthy. They all (Tanna, included) will be seeing the vet Monday morning, bright and early. I'll keep ya' updated with their progress and I will try to post more cute baby pics as they grow.

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How adorable! As the puppies get bigger, she's going to have more trouble accommodating ten, so your neighbors will probably have to do some bottle feeding (2 or 4 each time). They can mark the bottle-fed pups with talcum powder, and make sure they get a nipple the next feeding (in other words, rotate them). I remember helping my grandparents do this with their Airedales - ten pups weren't unusual, but too much for momma.
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They sure are cute. Hope she can find homes for them all. From what I hear dog overpopulation is just as big a problem as it is with cats
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Originally Posted by Anne
They sure are cute. Hope she can find homes for them all. From what I hear dog overpopulation is just as big a problem as it is with cats
I agree, Anne. Luckily these pups have homes already. According to my neighbor, Brent... He claims that they are all sold. He did add, however, that they plan to spay Tanna after this delivery.

On the flip side, I am sad to report that one of the pups died this afternoon. He was one of the first two born outside in the dirt where, unfortunately, they were being attacked by ants. As soon as we realized that Tanna was in labor, we moved her and her babies inside the garage. We quickly rinsed the first two puppies off (hoping that they would survive) then Tanna continued to deliver the rest of her brood in peace. I only hope the others will be able to thrive...

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They are adorable and Tanna looks so proud. So sad about the two little ones going though
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kimward34,
Hey. How can ants kill puppies? (just wondering)

mrsd
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Aww what a cute doggie family! I hope the rest of the puppies thrive and continue to do well!
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Oh Kim those puppies are just adorable! That is alot of puppies!!! I am so glad to hear the momma is doing well too!
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Originally Posted by mrsd
kimward34,
Hey. How can ants kill puppies? (just wondering) mrsd
Here's an excerpt on ants -- maybe this will help explain -- just reading what ants can do to humans, I can see why this poor puppy didn't have a chance:

Fire ants sting humans by sinking their mandibles into the skin and swinging their abdomens around to inject venom. The venom serves a purpose. When used against prey, it can kill or paralyze. When injected into humans, the toxic alkaloids produce an immediate burning sensation at the entry site. A swelling soon appears and a blister forms at the site. Within a short amount of time, the blister fills with pus. Venom begins to break down cells and tissues. Reaction to the venom may include nausea and vomiting, disorientation, dizziness, asthma and anaphalaytic shock. Usually the sting just gets itchy and irritated. Less than five percent of people stung experience systemic anaphylactic reaction, which can be fatal.

http://www.insecta-inspecta.com/ants/redfire/


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Fireants are a real problem insect here in Florida. My ex is allergic to their bites. His reaction is equivalent to that of people allergic to bee stings.
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My goodness they are all to cute .

I am so sorry to hear one pup died , poor thing . As humans we can also handle a fire ant bite better then a little pup too . So if the poor thing got bites from many fire ants .....
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Originally Posted by Deb25
Fireants are a real problem insect here in Florida. My ex is allergic to their bites. His reaction is equivalent to that of people allergic to bee stings.
Isn't that the truth! Hey Deb...does he have to keep epinephrine on hand just in case he's stung and can't get help right away? I know a few folks around here that carry that around with them...

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Not to trying to be morbid, but the arrow is pointing to the little boy who crossed over..

Ya know... I was thinking...there is NO WAY I could work for a VET...they would fire me the FIRST day for cryin'.....

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I think he does. I remember once he and my son both ran through an ant pile barefoot. Anthony was about 2. He had the usual stinging and itching, but my ex had the full body reaction. They say that each time is worse than the time before.
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I am so sorry to hear the one puppy didn't make it. Poor little guy.
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Originally Posted by Deb25
I think he does. I remember once he and my son both ran through an ant pile barefoot. Anthony was about 2. He had the usual stinging and itching, but my ex had the full body reaction. They say that each time is worse than the time before.
It's really amazing how lethal the venom from a small insect effects people… I was wondering if we become more susceptible with age... I had a BEE fly up my shirt sleeve and sting me in the arm pit (while running in my house, mind you) and the area swelled up the size of a tennis ball...benadryl didn't help me that day - I was one sick lady!

post #25 of 29
aww they are cute! Sorry one didn't make it hopefully the rest will do great!
post #26 of 29
Oh they are ADORABLE! Sorry to hear one didn't make it. You must keep us updated with puppy pics.
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...wow.
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Oh my! The mama looks so happy though! Can I have one?!?!
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How are the baby's and the mom doing today ?
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