Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How I spent my Monday afternoon

Got a frantic phone call from hubby just at lunch time. So much for the story about dogs having puppies around 10 at night. Ours decided a freezing cold Monday afternoon suited her just fine.

Thankfully our friend, Chris, works nearby so she popped in to make sure that everything was ok. She breeds small dogs and had been around for lots of births. She made it just in time for the first one and stayed till the third. I'm helping to clean up number 4, a little boy. He started sucking on my finger right away. Not bad for being 10 seconds old. Things slowed down after number 5 and we thought we might get one of two more. Two more were born, Karma went out for a pee and then came back in and had another one. I freaked since I did'nt know she had, with 7 puppies in the way she couldn't get to her hind end I guess. I moved her tail and saw a little one there still in the sac. I freaked (yea yea I know) so I ripped the bag open and brought her closer to karma's face. She took care of what she needed to and I made sure the little beastie was squeeking.

After all that it was some well neeeded down time for us and her. Too much excitement. I popped out to put some gas in the car and on the way back Chris (hubby) called my cell. He had gone up to check on her and found another wet one. LOL
That makes a total of nine. I was terrified she might have more but thankfully that was it.


Final order: 1 girl, 3 boys, 3 girls, then 2 boys. Mommy and babies are doing fine.

4 comments:

Hannahknits said...

NINE, she had NINE? Oh my goodness they are lovely! Are you going to name them all? I don't know if you can get 9 different coloured puppy collars. It is a good thing she has enough room to feed them all!
Congratulations...

FeyRhi said...

So far they are #1, #2, #3 etc LOL. Teaghan named on Bob and another MineJr. Ryleigh has named one princess or somthing she keeps changing her mind. I told them with this many puppies they can name them what ever they want, we are still only keeping 1.

Our friend Chris (aka puppy midwife) suggested using little scrunchies from the dollar store or just a bit of nail polish in the tip of their tail.

Hannahknits said...

At 3 in the morning when I was having a bout of insomnia I came up with an idea. Just for fun. There are 9 letters in Valentine...sooo
#1 V... Vespa
#2 A...
#3 L...
#4 E...
#5 N...
#6 T...
#7 I...
#8 N...
#9 E...
Bob could always be a middle name,LOL
Vespa is a little Italian scooter and she was the first...lol
scrunchies,what a good idea.

Marissa Alwin said...

Oh Congrats to you and Karma! they are sooo cute I want one... any chance you can bring one to NJ when they are old enough huh? road trip? *g*

HUGS
Mari