Puppies have arrived!

25/07/2013 at 21:22 4 comments

Tuesday saw the arrival of our excitedly anticipated new generation of Belatarr babies as, right on schedule, Phoenix and Mingus’ second dozen were born.

The whole gang together

The whole gang together

 

Miss Orange was the first to arrive, at a very respectable 10:53AM, with 10 of her brothers and sisters duly following in quick succession and puppy number 11, Miss Lime, making her appearance at 15:15 that afternoon.

Miss Lime & Miss Orange.

Miss Lime & Miss Orange.

All of the births had been very quick and very easy, with just one or two contractions and then a new arrival. So far so good. However, after puppy number 11 things ground to a halt, although it was very evident that at least one more pup was still waiting to arrive. After a few hours of waiting and no signs of any further action we all decamped to the vets (11 puppies included) where two shots of oxytocin, a 15 min IV drip of liquid calcium, a vigorous walk up and down the road and 5 hours later puppy number 12, Miss Fawn, finally decided to put in an apperance, arriving (in the car boot) fashionably late to the party, but (despite our fears over the worryingly long wait) very fit, healthy and at a good weight.

Miss Pink takes centre stage.

Mr Red takes centre stage.

Now, some 48 hrs later, all 12 babies – 7 girls and 5 boys – are feeding very well and all are gaining weight at almost identical rates.

Random puppy pile-up.

Random puppy pile-up.

As with Phoenix’ first litter there are no tiddlers or weaklings amongst the bunch and all twelve are vigorous indeed! With mum having only 6 functional feeding stations we have, as before, divided the pups into two teams and feed them one team at a time, every two hours, night and day to ensure that everyone gets their share.

Team 1 take their turn.

Team 1 take their turn.

Whilst team 2 wait to be called into action.

Whilst team 2 wait to be called into action.

Phoenix herself has been a wonderfully attentive mother, as ever, but today she surprised us by deciding that she wanted to go out with the boys for a swim in the river and a quick hurtle around the land before thinking that she really should zip back up the hill to return to her offspring.

Mum forms a comfy resting spot for Miss Yellow.

Mum forms a comfy resting spot for Miss Yellow.

 

That’s the story so far.. .more pics follow below and watch this space for ongoing puppy antics and the ever-popular weekly puppy portraits too!

Mr Black and Mr Blue.

Mr Black and Mr Green.

Mr Blue hangs out his teeny-tiny ears.

Mr Blue hangs out his teeny-tiny ears.

Miss Purple.

Miss Purple.

Mr Bronze, who is so dark that his collar often looks as though it's disappeared...

Mr Bronze, who is so dark that his collar often looks as though it’s disappeared…

Mr Black, on the other hand, is the palest of the pups.

Mr Black, on the other hand, is the palest of the pups.

...and a good contortionist too!

…and a good contortionist too!

Miss Yellow.

Miss Yellow.

A snoozy heap.

A snoozy heap.

...and another.

…and another.

Everyone together once again.

Everyone together once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hilary Tringham  |  25/07/2013 at 22:44

    Wow Pheonix is so good to you!!Such civilised whelping times!CONGRATULATIONS on another fantastic litter They look so healthy and strong…and very glossy!Look forward to meeting them Hilary

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    • 2. Phoenix  |  30/07/2013 at 16:27

      I know – I was quite shocked when she when into labour during “office hours”, I was fully expecting another all-nighter, like last time around! Looking forward to introducing them to you in a few weeks!
      Tim

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  • 3. Helen Perry  |  26/07/2013 at 19:11

    Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!! ….and thats twelve times over!!
    Congratulations again.

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