Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Here are some pictures from the first day after whelping. I just love it when their noses and pads are still pink. Too bad it doesn't last very long!! Everyone is growing well and Della is being a great mom as usual.




Friday, October 26, 2007

Puppy pictures

Here are some pictures we managed to take amongst the whelping. I will be posting more soon. Everyone is healthy and happy. Della looks so streamlined after whelping. The only way you can tell she was even pregnant is by looking under her belly. She is such a great mom! We have to be very insistent to get her to come out of the whelping pool for meals and potty time!! :o)

First born, Red, a little girl

Second born, Blue, one of 3 little boys we had, all black.

Here is the entire gang waiting while we clean out the pool following the whelping.

And here is Della's opinion of the whole thing!! :P
(not really, she seems to enjoy being a mom, but she would probably prefer to skip the actual whelp)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Puppies!! Episode II: Arrival of the G's

Well, so much for my promise to blog as soon as something started to happen! :P Sorry about that. Della went into labor yesterday, Oct 24th. Because she is such a good girl she again had a daytime birth. The first puppy popped out around 1:45 PM. They were coming about every hour until after puppy number 3 (purple). At a whopping 1 pound 3 ounces, he was the cork that was slowing us down, as the next 3 puppies were born within the next hour!! This litter was a big one with weights ranging from 14 3/4 ounces to our 1# 3 oz bruiser. Della's last litter were all under a pound each. Labor went very smoothly and Della finished up at 8:19, in time for us to kick back and watch the new episode of Pushing Daisies (greatest show on TV today!!!). All together we had 10 puppies again, 5 black and 5 yellow. There are 3 boys and 7 girls and all 3 boys are black. I will try to post some pics this evening.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

And the results are...

Well, yesterday Ashley and I took Della up to CCI for her x-ray. I was really hoping that Dr. Ruth would say 6 or maybe 8. No such luck. Instead we once again came home with "10 for sure, maybe 11, it's hard to say she's so full". Sigh. Much as I love puppies, it is hard to give them all individual attention when there are so many. Her due date is still the 25th, with the caveat that with that many she could easily deliver early, so we are on puppy watch starting now. I will post as soon as anything starts to happen. Wish us luck! :0)