Thought I might be feeling another pup still in the uterus after the fifth pup was born , but with Mum settling down, I decided to get her out for a toilet and clean up the whelping box. Brought her in and she had still got the fifth pup's afterbirth to expel and with gentle pressure I was able to remove it. She then looked very comfortable, so I rather than go to bed decided I would lie on the sofa within hearing distance, just incase me thinking I felt another puppy was not just wishful thinking.
Heard movement and pups sqeaking and went to investigate and at 4.15 am Primrose gave birth to a sixth puppy , being a third girl, so now three of each. She has been a star giving birth and will be feeling tired from her labour and it's amazing how dogs soon get over the birth. She is attentively nursing them now. I think that is it now, but I will stay on shift until husband awakes around 7 am and then hope to catch a couple hours sleep.
“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!