Saturday, October 13, 2007
PUPPIES ARE HERE!!
They came a little early but when you see their size it was probably a good thing. The first born was Rose at 2:01 AM and she weighted 16.2 ounces. She is a real sweetheart. She started to nurse and got the whole process going. The next born was Miss Yellow at 15.6 ounces at 2:26 AM and she was quickly follow by Mr Blue, 16.8 ounces at 2:53 AM. Miss Purple came next at 3:05 AM, 16.2 ounces and then Miss Orange, had to have an orange in October. She weighed 16.3 ounces and appeared at 4:05 AM. Next Mr. Red at 16.4 ounces made his appearance at 4:18 AM and Miss White appeared at 5:07 AM and was the smallest at 13 ounces. Then we had a delay. The last pup was the largest at 17.9 ounces and was a male who was stillborn. It is hard to loose one but my great whelper helpers tried very hard to revive him. Thanks Teresa, Bonnie, Bob and Anne for coming out in the middle of the night to lend a hand and heart to help these guys get a great start. Because the pups came so fast it was really nice to have so many experienced hands. Yes, Cheeto got her ice cream and loved every bite. We will all get a good night's sleep tonight!