Just now waiting to see if we have any more pups to come. I think may be one more, but at this stage as the uterus contracts down, you can mistake it for a puppy. I'm trying to keep myself awake, so to occupy the time I just took a couple photo's of Smudge's six pups having a feed. Once we are sure their are no more pups we then go into clean up mode.
Whilst whelping (giving birth), we find the best thing to use is good old newspaper. They can dig it into a den and its absorbent and easily removed and replaced as the bitch whelps. You do get a lot of fluid with a bitch whelping and the green black patches around Smudge's back end is normal and from the placenta's. Smudge has very big placenta's and this reflects in the good size of her pups, as they are three days early at least, going from her first mating but all would be a very good size for full term pups. I think maybe another cup of coffe is called for.
“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
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