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Roxie is the mother’s name and her story is not unique. You can read Roxie's story at www.bassethoundtown.com.

Purchased from a back yard breeder and then bred by her owners, this litter makes #3 in her lifetime of 2 years when she is just a puppy herself!!!

Roxie was given up - in rescue we call this an OTI (Owner Turn In) to a wonderful ALL BREED rescue group in Modesto CA and our incredible volunteers the Alsups flew her into us in their private plane.

All day on Tuesday was nail biting time. Roxie’s temp dropped to 99.0 and rose to 99.5. Roxie and BaRNI are pleased to announce the successful whelping and birth announcement of 8 bouncing puppies. 4 females and 4 males. Whelping began at 2:55 a.m. and was completed at 4:20 a.m.

BORN ON THE 4TH OF JULY!

May I present the BaRNI at Daphneyland 8 PUPPY firecrackers - whom arrived as follows:
R & W female 2:55 a.m. (needed assistance)
Tri F 3:00 a.m. (needed assistance, white dot on head)
Tri M 3:18 a.m. (Has C on back)
R & W M 3:30 a.m.
Brown & White M 3:46 a.m. - needed resuscitation
Tri F 4:02 a.m. white dot on right hip
R & W F - stuck in birthing canal, is doing fine after manual delivery
R & W M - was the final puppy who surprised us all by just showing up an hour and a half later!

We have an online Puppy Shower being thrown by our wonderful volunteer team of Suzanne Fitch, Devon Smith, Marie Radebaugh, Annette Collins, Carol Ashley, Leslie Aimes (Montana Basset Rescue and proud mommy of a red and white female) and Dawn Smith. All items or donations are being requested by August 3, 2007.

Puppy items needed:
Esbilac
Ensure Plus - vanilla flavored
Latex/disposable exam gloves (size Large)
Trash bags
Paper towels
Bleach (in a BIG WAY! - have Clorox send a TRUCK!)
Toys--squeeky types, not rope-like toys or any with buttons, bows or items easy to swallow
Sheepskin Crate pads
Exercise pens (Xpens)
Wire crates
Oatmeal shampoo - no perfume
Murphy's Oil soap
Cookies - wheat & corn free
Kennel Odor Eliminator (KOE) by Thornell Corp.
Collars - all sizes
Baby wipes
Perfume free laundry soap
-3- qt stainless feed bowls

Gift cards for the following stores would be helpful:
Costco
Walmart
Target

And last, but not least, MONEY. Vet bills are estimated at $300 per pup, and $500 for Roxie. This is not set in stone as any illness or complication could cause the amount to exceed this figure. Any supplies not donated will have to be purchased.....

To donate:
http://www.firstgiving.com/firecrackerpups

Or use PaylPal, donating to [email protected]
Or mail a check payable to BARNi to:
Basset Rescue Network, Inc.
6221 Shannon Valley Road
Acton, CA 93510

"Basset Rescue Network is a 501©(3) non-profit organization. Check with your company to see if they have a matching funds program and potentially DOUBLE your donation!!"

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!

We can't do it without YOU!

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