By Denise St. Jean and Tommy Cook, GDB Breeder Keepers for Crumpet
On March 2, the GDB breeder dog we foster, Crumpet, gave birth to six beautiful yellow Labrador Retriever puppies that we affectionately refer to as the "crumplettes." There are five little girls and one boy. The boy, who appears to be the lightest in color, was born first and the girls all followed him.
As a GDB employee, I'm fortunate to be able to stop by the TV monitor in the kennel kitchen area daily to check in and see the progress of the "crumplettes" and check in on Crumpet from afar.
In the video below, the "crumplettes" are just over 2-1/2 weeks old and their eyes and ears are now open. They're still in the baby pool but growing fast, so next week they''ll be on the kennel floor on newspaper without the pool.
You'll see the pups curling up on one another and periodically striking a signature Crumpet pose a la "frog dog." The video also shows Crumpet displaying her motherly instincts by feeding and cleaning the hungry babies.
Crumpet was raised by Kim and Kendle Smith of Southern California, with the Paws for Independence Puppy Raising Club. They're on the list to raise a little "crumplette" once the puppies are available to move into puppy raising homes at approximately eight weeks of age.
The video wraps with a big wet kiss from Crumpet. We miss you Crumpet, and look forward to your return home!
Special thanks to:
Teri Balestrieri for shooting the video
Amy Brody for assisting with the video shoot
The entire Kennel Staff for taking excellent care of Crumpet and the "crumplettes"