Amy Gutmann Solon, Ohio
Latte + Guinness Litter - 11/4/2001
We are deeply saddened to announce that Latte passed away 10 hours after her C-Section delivering 11 healthy pups: 7 yellow boys, 2 black boys and 2 black girls. She gave her puppies everything she had and kept nothing for herself. She was truly the most devoted and giving Lab we have ever had. Her memories will go on forever. We miss her dearly.
We have three surrogate bitches who are doing a fabulous job on Latte's behalf. Cathy Chisholm of Avonlea Labradors so kindly brought over her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Black Labrador bitches who are nursing the pups without hesitation. Then, as of Friday 11/9, our Winnie (who has never had pups) began to produce milk for the pups. All I can say is "what a miracle!" Winnie acts as if she was given instructions by Latte to take over.
Click here for more puppy pictures (4 week old).
ChiChi (Cavalier King Charles) & Windfall Lubberline Seasalt "Shelley" (Black Lab)
Winnie gets the alternate nursing shift, as well as cleaning and nurturing duty, per Latte's request
Moms hard at work
Dad meets kids
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