Pregnant dog rescue ** Puppies!!!

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  1. Ronni

    Ronni Hardy Maple

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    Puppy potatoes!!!

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    She has three. That was a surprise. Given the size of her belly, and the degree of wiggling in there, Paige and I both predicted 5-6. She whelped easily, had the three within a three hour span. I don't think Paige helped much if at all, though she was hovering just in case.

    The grandkids named them, so .....

    This is Golden, the first born. He is significantly larger than the other two.
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    Next came Guinea Pig. He's the runt of the litter.
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    Meet Lala. She's a bit bigger than the runt, but still noticeably smaller than the first born. I love her Zorro mask!
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    Mama and babies are all fine. She's a good mother, all instincts full on and in overdrive, especially the protective ones, but has no problem allowing Paige full access while she keeps a watchful eye. She doesn't mind the grandkids or me either, but is wary of the other dogs, not surprisingly. She's gone completely off her dry food, but is gulping down the wet food as fast as it's put in front of her.

    Thankful the whelping part is over, now grow those pups Mama!!
     
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    Netty Chaotic Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Awwww, so sweet...Puppies can melt anyones heart.
    Glad everything went well
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    So happy to hear that everything went so well and that the "three amigos" and mama are all fit and well. You do realise that we'll be expecting photographs almost every day now don't you? ;)
     
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    I'm so glad that the babies and mama are doing well and that Mama is watching out for them. They are so cute! I'd take Lala if I lived closer!
     
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    Wowwww - gorgeous Mom and Beautiful Puppies. Too bad you're not living closer to me as I've been looking for a new addition :) :)
     
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    They've all gained some, but are still staying proportionate to each other/the way they were at birth.

    Mama Dog is feeling less frantic about them, so we were able to weigh them yesterday, just to get some kind of baseline. Guinea pig weighs in at 1 pound 2 ounces, Lala at 1 pound 4 ounces, and Golden at a whopping 1 pound 10 ounces! You can feel the difference when you hold Golden in one hand, and either of the other pups in the other...she's just a solid potato lump!

    They look healthy, and continue to plump out. Mama Dog has stopped bleeding, though she's so heavy with milk her bellly almost drags the ground. Her body is still adjusting her supply to the demand so I imagine that will all back off some soon. She still won't eat the dry food, she's being fed a very high quality canned puppy food, which is the recommended food for a nursing bitch.

    Terrible pics, I'll get some better ones hopefully today after work.

    All three with me. You can continue to see how much bigger Golden is than the other two.
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    Mama Dog who's bonded to Paige. Every time she brings her food, or checks on the puppies or changes the bedding, Mama Dog won't let her leave without a snuggle...total full on lap and licks and flipping onto her back for belly scritches.
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Gosh there really is a tremendous difference in size between Golden and the two other pups. As long as they are all healthy though it doesn't matter. I really hope all three get snapped up once they're weaned and find their forever homes.
     
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    Yeah, they're obviously healthy, just different body types.

    Paige is lobbying for me/Ed and me, to keep Guinea pig. ;) There's no question there will be another dog in my future, not one as small as the McChis, but not a big dog either. Tango's time with us is limited (though I have to say, he shows no signs so far, at least emotionally, that he's hampered at all by the fact that he's pretty much walking on his elbows now :( ) and I'd like to add another dog to the mix, one who can do more with me, jump on and off the bed by himself, not have to be so protected. While I always treat my two as dogs first, still if you're any kind of pet owner, you HAVE to protect a tiny little 3.5 pound creature!

    So yeah....but I really, REALLY don't want to go through the whole puppy thing. :eek:
     

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