Labor Day: The Real Story

 |  Sep 1st 2008  |   1 Contribution


Howdy folks. In case you missed the byline, this is Bo not Horst. My father is being a slacker today and is busy manning the grill so I'm filling in for him.

I'm going to share with you the real story behind the origin of Labor Day. Let me warn you, it's not what humans would have everyone believe. Here's the ugly truth...

A Great Dane dog [Macey] in Manchester has given birth to 16 puppies after a grueling 20 hours in labor, leaving her owners perplexed over what to do with the vast litter.

Wow! 16 puppies delivered during 20 hours of labor! Now that's a day worthy of a national holiday.

I sure hope they have health insurance and a big piggy bank full of savings to put these pups through obedience school.

We found out that she was pregnant through the vets. They said they could feel four puppies. Then she had a litter of 16. Our reaction was one of shock and horror really. She had four within hours and they just kept coming. We were stunned. Macey is perfectly fine and healthy and so are the pups. They are just starting to walk around and play with each other. It's lovely.

Hmmm, the vet said four and they got sixteen, huh? Just a quick thought here, maybe these folks should change veterinarians.

Seriously, after the 7th puppy was delivered, what did the vet tell the owners? "Wow that was a few more than I expected."

What about after the 10th? "This is a miracle! I can't believe I only felt 4 pups and she had ten in there!"

And after the 13th? "Uhm, I think that should be it."

And after the 16th Pup was delivered? "To be honest with you, I'm not really a vet. But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night."

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