Well, puppies, but we're not checking on semantics now.
More than a year ago, when Garfield has settled a bit after moving back in, he bought a little bundle for himself.
She was the cutest princess ever! A cute little bundle like her deserves a kick-ass name to be remembered by. And since Kick Ass was just recently shown in theaters then, Garfield named his baby Mindy.
And Mindy lived up to her name, bouncing up and down the corridors; attacking the other dogs, even our half-feral cats; and insisting that she be included in everything that we do.
She also cries at night when she isn't allowed to sleep in bed with any of us. We can't help but allow her, and then she makes her way under the pillow or in the crook of your arm. We only stopped indulging her when she became too rowdy, scratching our arms and faces while we sleep. We bought her a basket to sleep in and she was forceful enough to ward the three other dogs from sleeping on her basket.
Cosmo, the pack's alpha, have tried multiple times to mate with her, but Mindy, being headstrong, and as the only female, is de facto alpha, has denied him multiple times, to injurious, but thankfully, not bloody, consequences. His patience bore fruit though, for Mindy did relent the last time she was in heat.
Mindy gave birth yesterday to four cute little babies. Matriarch was with her the whole time, keeping an eye on her as two pups came out, and acting as midwife to help birth the two other.
Garfield, being away, feels like an absentee grandfather, knowing his daughter gave birth, but is unable to come hither.
With four new pups to bolster the pack, it seems the house will be busy for quite some time.