So two and a half hours had passed in total. It was a pretty long labor for this strong Golden mix. Katie and John were exhausted, so they couldn’t imagine how Rosie was feeling at this point. After waiting a bit longer, they came to the conclusion that Rosie wasn’t going to deliver any more pups.
That was it, she had given birth to four beautiful “cow puppies,” and that was the end. The couple looked at each other and asked each other if they were dreaming. It was such a surreal scenario that led to the most remarkable photos. But do you think that’s where the story ends? Far from it.
Three’s a Charm
Yes, we know. Upon first glance, it seems like this photo only shows the first two pups. But if you look at the bottom right-hand corner of the photo, you will see that very same cow pattern. This time though, it’s on another pup – which means that all three at this point were “cow puppies,” for lack of a better term.
Katie and John’s gasps had now turned into pure laughter. They found the whole situation completely bizarre and hilarious. But at the same time, they still needed to make sure that the third pup was breathing and in good condition. But before they knew it, a fourth one was on its way!
The Fantastic Four?
So it turns out that the couple was in store for another surprise. However, it was a very different surprise from the others. Unlike the three that came before it, the fourth puppy didn’t quite have the same large, black spots. This time, it had smaller, brown spots and showed a lot more white fur.
Nevertheless, number four still looked nothing like their mother, Rosie. If you weren’t reading this story and simply looked at the photo, you wouldn’t think that these four beautiful pups were Golden Retriever mixes. The only question that remained was the following: Were any more on the way?
A week had passed and truth be told, the puppies had not grown that much. They were still tiny and were sleeping a lot, understandably. Thankfully, they were regularly feeding from Rosie, who had earned herself a long rest, which she took full advantage of.
Katie and John were so proud of her and for the next week, couldn’t take their eyes off of these remarkable “cow pups.” They started to call up friends and experts alike, asking them how this could have happened, and if they had ever seen a litter like this one. So many questions needed answering. Oh, and their names? Clarabelle, Daisy, Betsy, and Moo.
Watching Her Babies
Thankfully, Rosie started to find her strength again and was walking around the apartment with plenty of energy to spare. But it was clear that something had changed. Her maternal instinct had crept in, and she was very protective of the pups.
In fact, both she and Katie kept a close eye on the little ones, especially for the first day of their lives. Katie just wanted to make sure that they survived the first 24 hours – which they most certainly did. And there was Rosie, watching her pups from outside the pen. It seemed like she was still trying to figure out what she had just produced.