Bessie started having her puppies yesterday afternoon and finished around midnight with 8 wriggly, squirmy, little white grubs.
They don't look like much at this point - newborn puppies always look a bit more like slugs than anything else - but these little grubs will grow up to be super farm guardians just like mom.
While none of us approve of indiscriminate breeding, there is a real place in the world for outstanding dogs who do very important work. Just as Bess has proven herself to be an exceptional and invaluable farm dog, she is, of course, proving to be an exceptional mom.
These pups will grow up with sheep, cattle, chickens, pigs, tractors and a whole pack of outstanding farm dogs to teach them their jobs. If that isn't enough, Uncle Connor will be there every day to show them how to have fun.