The first boy and girl form the W Litter (Gavin – Kira) were born on the 23rd:
The remainder of the pups came into this world on Thanksgiving day. There are 4 boys and 2 girls, they are big, strong, healthy, and very beautiful. The puppies were so large that it was a very long and difficult whelping. Only because Kira is strong and robust, was she able to have these pups without a c-section. She is amazing. I have so much to be thankful for: Mos and Tiffany, great friends, super dogs, and now 6 little (big) babies.
Below is a link to a picture you may not want to look at. Karen is holding a 24 ounce puppy next to the third puppy ,a boy, who died during delivery because it took too long. You can see why it took so long for her to deliver this puppy. I have been going over in my mind what I did that resulted in the pups growing so big.
LOOOONNNNNGGGGG day. Kira’s temperature finally dropped today, which indicates delivery will be within 24 hours, I was hoping for sooner then 24 hours. Monica came over and as we are hanging out staring at Kira. I kept saying “you stink.” Monica kept thinking I was talking about her. Kira was giving off this awful-rotten smell. We are thinking things like dead-rotten puppies, etc., etc. After talking to Judy, a breeder friend, she suggested we figure out just where the smell was coming from….duh. So Monica and I stuck our noses to Kira and smelled her from head to tail. Apparently she had rolled in something stinky during one of her late night potty breaks and had some very odoriffic -grimy spots on her. We tried to spot clean her however this was ineffective. So she was lifted into the tub for a full bath. She was NOT happy about getting bathed…normally Kira likes her baths. Sorry Kira. But things are much nicer for our noses now.
Pre-puppy birth’in picture as requested by Lily and Kirsten:
Fresh from the oven, first born, a boy, weighing in at 24 ounces. Delivered by Ms. Monica.
Kira settling in with her dish of Breyers French Vanilla ice cream. For us….pizza is on the way.