Tuesday, 11 February 2014
We got PUPPIES!!!!!!!!!!
Bonnie has had her pups. They were born by caesarean last Friday afternoon. Things have been non stop since Friday lunchtime when I cleaned up what I thought initially to be water from their feet with a kitchen towel, due to the heavy rain. They all had just gone out and as I'm sure it is with you, everything's running with muddy water. The puddle though, turned out to be green and jelly like in substance. Bonnie had shown no sign of birthing. No nesting behaviour or straining. I phoned the vet and within minutes of entering the surgery she had her leg shaved and was put under. Several hours later, a very woozy Bonnie was the proud mum of six pups. The vet found one dead pup at the front, which had died several days before. the skin was separating off by this time and blocking any chance of birthing. The other six, five girls and one boy seem fine. Bonnie is showing herself to be an amazing mum. calm careful and very attentive. Considering that its her first litter and she simply woke up and six little moles for her attention, she took it in her stride and just took straight over. No need to push them at her to make her clean them. She just knows. Certainly not a case of like mother like daughter. Lucy's confused (Grandma Berner). She heard the squeaks and thought she had some more. Even more confused to find the whelping pen and Bonnie her daughter sat feeding them. She's needing a lot of reassurance as a result. Just a tad put out perhaps. Here's some pic's of proud mum and gorgeous bundles.