Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Glitter Litter is Here!
Thanks for all your good wishes and prayers. I am so happy to report that all puppies survived and are doing well -- let's all hope that continues. Cadi is also well -- she is a rather enthusiastic mother and sends puppies in flips with her thorough cleaning! Hopefully she will mellow a bit but for now she is very excited about her babies and wants to make certain they are spotless.
The puppies range in size from 12.15 ounces to 19 ounces so they are not huge puppies. As Nicole reported, there are four girls and four boys. C sections are scary but we had lots of help at the vet clinic and everyone did well. We were home within three hours of the puppies' birth and everyone is nursing well.
Joan and Galen are off to bed and I will be staying up tonight with Cadi and the puppies. The biggest danger to the puppies would seem to be hypothermia caused by Cadi licking them all the time! So I will be here in the whelping box watching movies and etc. and making sure everyone eats and stays relatively dry and warm.
The picture of two puppies was taken shortly after their birth while they were still in the glass warming case at the vet. The one of Cadi was taken as she was waking up -- the vet's husband called it her spring break look :) The others are ones I took when we got home.
I sure miss Kim tonight -- he is the one who typically does these all night shifts when we have brand new puppies -- I am usually in bed by 9 pm so this should be an interesting night!
Tomorrow we will do individual introductions/pictures.
Thanks again for all your good thoughts!
Posted by Mary-Ann Bowman at 9:22 PM