This is what happens when your female Golden is not spayed and a neighboring black Poodle dude can’t resist her feminine charms . . . . Oodles and oodles of Goldendoodles!
The Carlsons, rural Fergus Falls, had no plans to breed Raina, their golden retriever. But one fine day in October, Buddy, the neighbor’s standard-sized poodle, had other ideas.
In a minor state of panic, they took Raina to the veterinarian for a pregnancy test, which turned out negative. “We were told by the vet she wasn’t pregnant, so we didn’t think about it after that,” Randy said.
Life went on and October turned to December. Dogs sometimes put on a few pounds during the winter, but Raina was getting downright chubby. “I didn’t want her to get fat,” Randy said, “so I started exercising her more.”
It didn’t seem to do any good, though. When they would run to the mailbox, the 4-year-old would lag behind. “Phylis (Raina’s 8-year-old mother) was keeping up,” Randy said. “I kept wondering what was wrong with Raina.”
He didn’t have to wait long for the answer. While grooming and petting Raina on Dec. 23, Vera discovered all that fat was actually puppies. After some fast calculating, the Carlsons discovered the puppies were due the next day. Randy stayed up until 4 a.m. Dec. 24 constructing a whelping pen, with not much time to spare. Raina started delivering at 1 p.m. The eighth and final puppy was born at 7 p.m.
email it digg stumbleupon reddit