Friday, August 26, 2016

...And Then There Were 9...

We have tried numerous times over the past few years to have our black lab Murphy bred, without success.  As a result, although she hasn't been spayed, we were pretty unconcerned about her becoming pregnant on her own.  Well not on her own, but you know...promiscuously!

Over the past several months we have occasionally seen a male German Shorthaired Pointer roaming the neighborhood.  The last time I saw him was July 1st, which would coincide with what happened here last night...

Murphy is now the proud mama to nine adorable puppies!  Three are brown, and six are black.  They look mostly like labs at this stage, but several have some white on their bellies, and we assume they will change their looks as they get a little older.

Let the fun begin!


  1. Mmmmm... Sweet puppy breath!! Good that the GSP & your Lab are similar in body type, the puppies should turn out pretty cute.

  2. oh, ms. murphy! oh, they're going to be SUCH good dogs!

  3. I guess she never found the right husband? Her puppies are so cute and I love the look of contentment on her face. She is one proud Momma. Congrats!

  4. Well, congratulations to the new mama! She looks like she's doing a good job! -Jenn

  5. Leave it to Murphy's Law, haha. Congratulations on the new puppy family and the contented mama. 9 puppies will keep her busy for sure. That's a lot of mouth to feed. Isn't nature grand?

  6. I'm looking forward to updated "family portraits" along the way.

  7. Life is funny huh? Be ready to run when they get older. Our shorthair was always on the go.

    1. had a German Shorthair Pointer?! I'd be curious to hear about his personality, etc! Do they get their markings when they are older? At this point they all look like labs.


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