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Birds, bees and basset puppies


May 26, 2021

We had just finished dinner and were supervising the girls as they cleaned up the dinner table when the telephone rang.

Good evening, Doc,” said Sandi’s voice on the other end of the line. “I hope you have finished dinner. Betty has been pushing for about three hours. She has broken some water, but there is no evidence of a pup.”

I cared for quite a few basset hounds for a group of ladies who showed these dogs. They were relatively valuable dogs, and the ladies wanted meticulous veterinary care.

Betty, a champion basset, had been in labor for nearly three hours.

Her owner, Sandi,...

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