LABRADOR from Woking has had her paws full since she gave birth to an unusual litter of puppies on Good Friday.

After having seven boys throughout the day, proud pooch Honey was set to become the mum of a completely male litter when finally she gave birth to daughter Holly.
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Late-arrival Holly is set to be well looked after by her seven boisterous brothers — Oscar, Wilbur, Squealer, Toto, Basil, Pepper and Sleeper. Liz and Bob Ramsdale and Liz’s nine-year-old son James Borwell are proud owners of Honey and her brood of yellow labrador-golden retriever crosses.

Liz said: “We were here with Honey right the way through the births but she was fantastic and didn’t need any help. She did it all herself. She was absolutely super. All of the puppies are pretty much the same size, a couple are skinnier than the others but they are all doing really well. I’m not concerned at all.

“They are just little balls of fur but they are perfectly formed. You can see their tiny little ears and tiny little paws and what’s really sweet is they are born with little pink paws and ears but over the days you see them change and get darker.”

Four-year-old Honey shares the family’s home in Horsell’s Orchard Drive with a black labrador who goes by the name of Harvey. But poor old Harvey has been feeling a tad left out since the bumper birth.

Liz said: “He’s very grumpy. His nose is a bit out of joint because Honey was very protective of her puppies at first and would not let him near them. But she has got a bit better now.”

Liz is in no rush to find new homes for the puppies but already a good number of friends have shown a keen interest.