Just as we where getting a bit fidgety and we had loaded Smudge and pup in the car on the way to the vets, and just down the road and Smudge expelled her second pup at 4.55 pm in the foot well of the front of our car, a boy weighing just over 8 ounces, so turn around and back home. Vets are aware Smudge is in labour now and its just a waiting game again. Once the pup was there she seems to get the job done, it just seems to be taking a little time for a pup to get itself presented. I rang the vet three hours after the first one and had examined her with no pup yet presented at the cervix and the vet said, "it might be good to bring her in", but in the time we loaded her, a pup presented and she got on with it. Three hours is a long time between pups but as a pup was yet to present, its not such a worry, this amount of time lapse and the pup was in the birth canal and you would be very concerned and you would not wait that long once they are presented. In for a long haul I think, another all nighter. Smudge is happily asleep at the moment with her two pups so far and this is quite normal between each birth.
“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!