Smudge has nine little Hudges
It's gone one o'clock on Saturday morning the 25th April as I blog this in the UK (my blog will state it is the 24th, as on Pacific time). I have not long got back from the vets with Smudge and her nine pups. Yes, Smudge has done it again and had nine pups for a second time, an amazing amount for a Cavalier. Henry our Brittany spaniel is the Dad.
As you will of guessed she has had to have a c-section to deliver all the litter, due to uterine inertia, due to her womb being so stretched carrying such a big litter, it was unable to contract strong enough to expel the pups.
After staying up three nights with Smudge I'm pretty done in and I will blog next time about the run up to and the decision to do a c-section.
We have got Smudge settled down with her pups, all have suckled, and she has just eat some scramble egg, like her life depended on it. So I'm off to catch a couple hours sleep before I get up to check over Smudge and pups, and then go milking.
Nearly forgot to say, "There are four girls and five boys, all weighing around 8 ozs each." Smudge what a star you are.
24/4/2015 11:28:14 pm
Well done Smudge what a star , clever girl,lovely to see such a contended scene, hope you managed to get a little sleep after the nights excitement
25/4/2015 12:03:39 am
Wow! Well done Smudge - nine healthy puppies is quite amazing. Smudge looks so calm in the photos.
25/4/2015 12:21:57 am
Congratulations! What a relief.
25/4/2015 01:08:41 am
Congratulations smudge!! what a big litter! They look perfect x
25/4/2015 02:01:24 am
What a clever girl. Maddie is very excited to be an aunt again, I showed her the pictures of the pups and Smudge and she licked my iPad so I think she definitely approved. Give Smudge and the pups a kiss from us all. Xxxxxxxxxx
25/4/2015 02:39:56 am
Wow, what wonderful news! I felt quite moved by your post, how loved and well cared for your dogs are. Almost exactly 3 years since Smudge's last litter of 9 (our Lola will be 3 on Monday). Hope you and the new Mum get some well earned rest x
25/4/2015 03:01:32 am
Congratulations to you all, lovely news for all.we ve all been on tenterhooks too, awaiting the arrival. The puppies look lovely and what a clever girl smudge is. I look forward to seeing more pictures in the next few days. I m keeping my fingers crossed that there may be a little one there for me! X
25/4/2015 10:48:54 am
Wow!!!!!! Well done Smudge! Can't wait to see more picsx well done Jane another litter safely delivered x
25/4/2015 10:56:54 am
Wow, well done Smudge and hope you managed to get a few hours sleep Jane. Look forward to seeing more photos as they get bigger. Tinkerbell's pups are just over 3 weeks old and are starting to wobble about a bit more, they certainly keep me busy! xx
25/4/2015 12:02:54 pm
Exciting news! Can't wait to see what they are going to look like when they are a bit bigger! Congratulations from Poppy's family xxxx
25/4/2015 12:27:06 pm
Congratulations to all on the little 'hudges'
25/4/2015 02:56:23 pm
Congratulations,well done Sumdge, so glad mum and pups are doing well .Love Sue,Colin and Dottie.xxx
25/4/2015 03:44:47 pm
Wow! Another 9 gorgeous pups! Well done Smudge! We can't believe that our Archie from the previous 9 will be three on Monday!
26/4/2015 07:15:47 am
Well done Smudge - such a large litter again!!! The children were super excited by the arrival - asking if we were going to get a friend for Chester- they were a little disappointed when the answer was no😄 Chester is doing really well, he's a fantastic dog, so much fun and very good with the children. Sure with Smudge as a mum these 9 wil be just as lovely xx
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