Happy 13th birthday to the GEM litter, my first Welshie litter. Violet (left) and Ruby, two of the nine girls in the litter – yes nine girls – have been such a joy. Their mom, Molly, my first Welsh Springer, was a great mother. All but two of the sisters are still sharing their lives with their wonderful families. I am so grateful for all of you with your excellent care and love for these pups. I have been blessed.