Smudge has an amazing nine pups but as I feared due to her size a cesarean was needed after the first was born. Their are five golden girls & 4 golden boys. Smudge is doing well & has loads of milk but will be providing back up for her for the first days offering bottle feds every 3 to 4 hours just to keep all pups up to speed. A pup at this stage can quickly fade if not sucking enough & as such a big litter for first time Mum Smudge it is wise to offer a bit of back up help for her.
Long day as Smudge going into labour collided with something else I had to do today which I could not get out of, so had to get husband home to hold the fort & when I arrived back a couple hours later with the other car not home rang the vets to confirm my husband had took Smudge in as she was not progressing after giving birth to the first pup but all has ended okay with Mum & pups all seeming well at this time.
I also had to milk tonight for a couple hours, so finally getting in a 7pm to have some tea lovingly cooked by my husband was most welcome as I realised I had not eaten since 7am.
Off for some puppy cuddling & feeding now. I think sleep will be with me tonight before my head hits the pillow.
“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!