So the moment was here. Rosie had finally given birth to her first puppy. And it was a puppy, by the way. All of those worries from the vet had been dispelled in an instant. However, there was still plenty for Katie and John to be shocked about.
They noticed that, unlike his mother, this puppy did not look like a typical Golden Retriever mix. In fact, it had white fur and brown/black spots that were more reminiscent of…well, a cow. In all of their time spent with rescues and their litters, the couple had never seen a puppy quite like this one.
They Tried to Comfort Her
First and foremost, we must clarify that this photo wasn’t taken during the labor itself. But this shows how close John and Katie had gotten with Rosie. She would happily jump into their arms and enjoy the warmest of cuddles.
And surely enough, the couple was there during Rosie’s most difficult hour. They were there to comfort her. John even went into the pen and lay next to her to provide her with extra comfort. As for Katie, she stroked Rosie’s face and reassured her that she would always be there for her. With each passing moment, they were getting closer and closer…
The Final Moments
During those last few hours and minutes, all the couple could do was sit by Rosie’s side and provide her with as much comfort as possible. They surrounded her with blankets, towels, and pillows – anything that could make the experience as easy as possible.
As for Katie and John, they were still so uncertain of what to expect based on their visits to the vet. They had no idea what they were about to discover. What kind of puppies was Rosie going to bring into the world? Was it even conceivable that they might not be puppies? The time had finally arrived…
How Is This Possible?
Katie was at a loss for words. She had never seen a Golden Retriever (mix or otherwise) produce a puppy that had the pattern of a cow! And after putting the pup in the paws of Rosie (who was still in labor, by the way), the difference in appearance was so shocking. How can this even happen?
There is no denying that genetics, especially in the canine kingdom, can be quite funny. It makes you wonder – what did the dad look like? We’re sure he isn’t a cow. That would just be bizarre. But at any rate, this pup must have inherited his daddy’s looks. And that was just the beginning…
More on the Way…
The reality was that Katie and John didn’t have much time to continue to be surprised. They had a job to do, as Rosie was about to deliver the next pup, and they needed to make sure that all of the other pups were safely delivered. So they took the firstborn, wrapped it in a blanket, and put it in a safe space.
Without hesitation, they switched their attention back to Rosie, who was working hard to bring her second “child” into the world. The couple wondered – would this next puppy also look like its sibling? Or would it look more like a traditional Golden? They were about to find out.