PUPPIES: Four boys, four girls!
D.O.B.: March 11, 2008
Breeder: Penny White, Ottawa
Co-breeder: Kevin Grew,
Cookstown ON (Colledge Tibetan Terriers)
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Photos by Diane Wynen
Newborn Litter ::
:: Fiesta's Litter at One Week Old ::
is my M litter and their home names will begin with M. This number 8
girl will be called Mira, for Miracle!
last photo, Diane
has her tipped up to drain the bubbles and an anxious Fiesta is trying
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Diane still here for a
little longer, then it's back to the whelping box for me as
supervisor.... I have a few more 'free' minutes while she watches the
brood. Fiesta is learning how not to be careless, and pups are
learning how to compete for nipples. Luckily of those Fiesta has ten!
CH Samsara Knockout at Colledge x
CH Samsara Billy the Kid (2004)
CH Colledge Fiesta At Amaia
12/03/08 8:42 am - OMIGOD, Number Eight!
Fiesta is earnest
about her role, but she's quite at a loss how to readjust herself with
eight squirming little bodies all over the place... the panting
continued through last night, and at 2:30 and then 6:30 this a.m. two
more placentas were passed... I hope that's it, but I dunno, through
the intercom I can here more panting. A washup today is planned
despite how she WON'T want to be gone from the box....
I weighed the gang
for first time since their birth, and all had gained between 15 and 30
grams... pretty good for first day when they're really just getting
colostrum... Good thing it's all enervating and exciting, because I've
slept, I reckon, 4 hours in the last 52! Thus it goes in the
first critical days... Penny
11/03/08 1:07 pm -
OMIGOD, Number Eight!
A MIRACLE save by Diane, me helping and
clutching poor mucky Fiesta and urging the contractions Diane was
provoking with her fingers up the birth canal, feathering!
Details later, you won't believe it.... she brought the unexpected
stuck puppy out, with vaginal feathering and persistence, Fiesta
straining and striving, a BIG puppy, she emerged dead and Diane
revived her.... we could hear her squeaking in the birth canal when
she was stuck... incredibly moving and destined to have a terrible
BUT.... NO! White and black super
I took dramatic pics of Diane and Fiesta rubbing her down....
Diane has been such a superstar.... I owe
her enormous gratitude...I've never seen a save like this one,
never....the pup was head first and sac gone, we were sure she would
drown and she virtually did... I'll never forget this, never....
Fiesta exhausted, her contractions weak and the pup large...
Omigod, I am still in shock.... Diane
tending mom and brood while I type the news... back I go now....
Pics much later....
11/03/08 10:27 am
- Number 7!
A seventh has arrived! Another black-with-white-chest boy! (my
specialty again!) WOO-HOO!
Hard work but rewarding days ahead!
11/03/08 9:18 am - At First there were Six!
A killer of a night, in total 25 hours of Early Labour, since action
i.e. contractions didn't start till close to 7:00 this morning, then
they delivered fairly smoothly and fast, Diane caught the whelps, I
assisted, oh god, my knees, will I ever walk again?
Scarcely any time to admire or photograph yet, but briefly weights
200g, 180 g, and 4 at 140 g, 3 girls 3 boys, one white with black like
Fiesta, 1 probably chocolate, 1 a dark 'brown/' that could be charcoal
or dark chocolate, and three black with white chests. (My specialty! )
Relief, and joy, almost too worn out to cope, and have a long day
ahead... coffee will help... More later