Darby, a little damp after her “swim”
I picked up our newest CCI pup just a few hours ago. Her name is Darby, and she’s the offspring of a black lab named Paxton III and a golden retriever (or golden/lab cross) name Ina III.  She’s the fourth pup to whom CCI has given the name Darby, and for us, she is our biggest CCI pup to date. Whereas Yuli at 8 weeks weighed 13 pounds and 13 ounces, Brando weighed 14′, 9.5 ounces, and Tucker weighed an even 15 pounds, Darby (at 8 weeks and 1 day) weighs a full 16 pounds.  Her coat seems softer and fluffier than Yuli’s (doubtless her golden genes at work). And she also holds the record for falling into the pool  — less than 30 minutes after her arrival here (versus days or weeks for the other guys.)
Unfortunately, she also appears to be suffering from a bladder infection that’s making her feel like she needs to pee every minute or so. I’ll take her to the vet’s first thing tomorrow to confirm that — and hopefully get something to cure her.


Yuli at 9 weeks.  Not all black puppies look alike!
Despite that ailment, she’s a spunky thing, who has already raced around the yard with Tucker.  He seems to like her too (though we’ll see how long that lasts!)

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