2016 puppies have arrived!

It all started happening late on 7-1 and continued through the early hours of 7-2.  When everything was done Lena had delivered nine beautiful double doodles!  Now they are nursing madly and growing by the minute.  Their dewclaws have been removed and they have their color ID collars.

The whole birthing process is amazing!  Major kudos to Lena - she is very protective and keeps a wary eye on Ole who is very curious about his puppies.  Some old friends stopped by yesterday with their family - it was a bit overwhelming for Lena, who went into her Cujo mode.