Maggie delivered six healthy puppies starting at 3:30 yesterday morning. Three girls and three boys!
They are nursing well and holding even on their weights which is good for day 2.
It was one of the easiest deliveries I have ever “helped” with. Maggie did everything! Very little pre labor and almost no discernible contractions. All are black and white as you can see in the photo. More to follow!
I want to give a special thanks for Kevin and Sandy McCabe who not only bred Maggie’s mother but also bred Nelson, the sire of this litter.
This is Fern’s boy puppy. Both of her pups have eyes open now and their pink noses are almost all blackened.
It is so hard now to capture a single photo of these pups that I am going to post videos for you all to enjoy.
This one is Fern’s girl puppy.
Fern and Marco’s puppies are growing fast. Sadly, one of them did not survive his first week. Unable to nurse, I tried to bottle feed him but something was wrong because he kept losing weight. Broke heart. This is the hardest part of dog breeding. Fortunately it doesn’t happen too often. And it is a birth defect that is not going to affect the other two puppies.
As you can see, they are very healthy and gaining tremendously! I can’t believe they are almost 2 weeks old. Eyes should be opening any day now. I guess it’s time to give them names!