Smudge has been confirmed in pups today. The vet has said she is carrying at least 7 pups & maybe might be 8. This is a large litter for a Cavalier & especially as it is Smudge's first. Like her mum Millie she is a very laid back girl which helps when becoming a Mum. I can't deny I am a little worried for her as having big litters is not the best for mum & can over stretch the uterus causing uterine inertia which cause the contractions to be to weak to expel the pups & uterine inertia can also happen in long labours where the bitch gets exhausted. Very often when the bitch gets this from exhaustion a half ml of oxcytocin & this helps the bitch to contract & expel the pup but if caused by over stretching of the uterus normally a cesarean is best done first as last.
Smudge though is a big strong healthy Cavalier, so hopefully all will go well.
Reggie is having a girlfriend over for a few days with Fizz coming to visit him. Fizz is a Cavapoo we breed & is from Ysobel's first ever litter by my sister's Miniature Poodle Rollo. This will produce f1b's being three quarter Poodle & 1/4 Cavalier. Fizz's owner just wants one litter from her as they think she is so lovely to have one back herself & one for her sister. So hope Reggie works his charm as I will be very interested in the outcome of this mating.
Millie's Cavapoo pups are doing really well & will get more photo's up tomorrow.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!