Some lovely photo's tonight that I have just been sent by my vet of Smudge's nine Cavapoo pups just after 8 of them had been delivered by cesarean on Friday.
Smudge is doing it all herself needing no help. She has loads of milk & although I offered milk feeds over the first 24 hours to make sure all where getting enough milk it is obvious that they are all feeding well. Smudge is a robust girl who loves her food which helps when they have a litter this size as she will keep her strength up with her big appetite.
I look at her with this large brood & think some things are just amazing & Smudge certainly is.
Photo's tonight from Tracey, Margaret & Terence who have a Poundlane Cavapoo. Tracey you really do not need introducing with Roxy who looks so proud with her rosette from a local dog show in the best crossbreed class. Roxy is from Lucy's first litter with her dad being my sister's Miniature Poodle Rollo. Roxy will hopefully be getting company by the end of the year all going well with Primrose. Time flys as it only seems yesterday you rang me up for the first time Tracey.
The next group of photo's are of Sadie who is from Ysobel's last litter born the start of November 2011 with Reggie being the dad. Sadie is our Belle's sister. Terence whos family she has joined go sailing & Sadie will be going with them, cutting quite a dash in her life jacket by the look of things. Terence says she is doing well but just one problem is she is friendly with everyone which can be a bit of a worry especially today when you hear more often of dogs being snatched in parks. "Sadie on the high seas." That sounds like a good title for a childrens book.
Lastly is Bella who is from Dolly's last litter born the end of October 2011. Belle joined Margaret's family which includes Bob a spritely old Cavalier boy. Bella & Bob get on well & Margaret says "Bob has shown on holiday on the beach in wales playing with Bella that there's still life in the old dog yet." Lovely to hear Margaret that the two get on well together. The photo shows Bella with a petal from a pear tree on her nose which Margaret says "Stayed there for at least 10 minutes or more. "
Thanks everyone for lovely photo's & as always a pleasure to hear & see how you are all getting on.
Cleo's pups are growing fast & have just started having a bit of food as coming up to four weeks old but as you can see from the photo's food every where & then they fall asleep on it.
These pups have started to get very playful & will hope to get some action photo's of soon as when they are playing I forget my camera & then get the camera & their asleep.
Smudge is coping really well with her rather large brood of nine Cavapoo pups. As a first time mum she is taking it all in her stride having loads of milk & very relaxed about it all. Certainly her mother Millie's daughter.
I will be intouch with all waiting on this litter in the next few days, as feeling a bit jet lagged at this time but will get back in the fold tomorrow.
Millie's Cavapoo pups will be six weeks old on Monday & will start leaving in around two weeks time which is scary how quick this time has gone.
Tonight I have loaded up a video my husband caught of them investigating their new bed rather excitedly.
Smudge has an amazing nine pups but as I feared due to her size a cesarean was needed after the first was born. Their are five golden girls & 4 golden boys. Smudge is doing well & has loads of milk but will be providing back up for her for the first days offering bottle feds every 3 to 4 hours just to keep all pups up to speed. A pup at this stage can quickly fade if not sucking enough & as such a big litter for first time Mum Smudge it is wise to offer a bit of back up help for her.
Long day as Smudge going into labour collided with something else I had to do today which I could not get out of, so had to get husband home to hold the fort & when I arrived back a couple hours later with the other car not home rang the vets to confirm my husband had took Smudge in as she was not progressing after giving birth to the first pup but all has ended okay with Mum & pups all seeming well at this time.
I also had to milk tonight for a couple hours, so finally getting in a 7pm to have some tea lovingly cooked by my husband was most welcome as I realised I had not eaten since 7am.
Off for some puppy cuddling & feeding now. I think sleep will be with me tonight before my head hits the pillow.
Smudge has started labour with her first pup a little girl being born at 8.50am this morning. Been up the last couple nights with her, so my cognitive functions are a little in tatters at the moment. She was born quite easily as she was backwards. She is sucking well with first time Mum looking at her slightly awe struck. Normally with a first litter its the second or third pup the mother really kicks in with a dog.
Fingers crossed and will post later with news.
Done a lots of blogs tonight as it seems if I put to many photo's on it won't publish. Millie's Cavapoo pups photo's are spread over two blogs. They are now 5 weeks old and into every thing. They are going outside weather permitting.
They are already three times their size at birth and it is amazing the growth pups make in the first weeks. Millie has just been a very special mum and with peopl over the last few days visiting her pups she has happily shown of her litter especially if she also gets plenty of cuddles and smoothes.