Wednesday evening we vent to bed ready to welcome the puppies any time.
Farah was laying close to me, and I thought that nothing would happen during the night because she seems so calm.
04:30 I woke up by Farah laying on the floor breathing heavily. Like they always do the last hours before the birth started. I remembered I thought that perhaps during the morning time or later that day the birth will start. And then I fall a sleep again.
05:10 I woke up and heard Farah licking a lot of water besides me. I put my glasses on and saw a pup half way out of her. I followed her into the puppy pen, turned on the heating lamp, and the first pup was born! A girl!
05:35 Another girl
05:40 The first boy
My husband vent to school and our oldest son woke up. He got the biggest smile I have ever seen when he saw the pups! He joined us for the three next pups to be delivered, then he and his little brother vent to kindergarden with my kind parents in law. My kind dad also came to visit so I have a co-birth helper.
06:10 A girl
06:35 A girl
07:15 A girl
07:45 A stillborn boy
08:40 A boy
09:40 A girl
10:50 A girl
We now have 9 pups in the puppy pen! Farah delivered 10 pups, but sadly one of the boys was still born (dead). That’s the way nature is sometimes.
We think she is finished now, but it’s too early to be quite sure.
We are so happy for the 9 miracles we have in the puppy pen. Our vet told us when we took the ultra sound that it would be a small litter of 3-4 pups. But after seeing her belly growing I guessed 6-8 pups. So this is more than we hoped for!
The insemination was done on a Sunday and since they don’t analyze progesteron tests during weekends our closest possibility to run a test was Thursday (and sent to Oslo it was analyzed on Friday). And then I had to decide the best timing for the precious drops of the Russian male, Voice, was supposed to be inseminated. I thought Sunday, and the guru Ragnar Thommasen agreed and was willing to come to work on a Sunday.
This litter is so special to me. My sweet little girl, Farah, and this stunning male, Voice! ❤ I can’t wait to see them grow up!
Now I will rest and just enjoy the sight of Farah and the pups!