Daisy began whelping puppies at 12:45 yesterday afternoon. Three boys were born in the first 25 minutes. Daisy is the most laid back mama dog EVER. She just plopped the puppies out and began caring for them. There were two brindle boys and a hefty red boy. Then we went into what is often called a whelping pause. Daisy was in no distress — just continued to take care of her three children. After five hours, she delivered a puppy that had clearly been dead for some time and was beginning to decompose. Almost immediately she delivered another boy — HEY DAISY, I SAID I WANTED GIRLS! He was alive and well. Then she delivered another boy who was out of the sac and dead. Then a girl — a pretty brindle. Another girl followed, she is a half-mask mismark, but full of spunk. Another girl was dead on arrival. Because of the puppy count on the xray, we thought Daisy was done, so I administered an oxytocin shot. That resulted in delivery of a tenth puppy. It was a boy and, sadly, he was dead and could not be revived.
So — we have four boys and two girls. One of the boys is a piebald (has white splashes on his body) — his baby name is “Picasso.” The second boy is red (and very hefty). His name is “Quinn.” The third boy is a handsome brindle named “Rory.” The fourth also a handsome brindle is “Sabin”. The brindle girl is “Terra,” and the mismark girl is “Ultra.”
The puppycam would be up except that something in my security settings is preventing me from running Java. I will figure that out today. So beginning tomorrow, you will be able to watch the baybeez and Daisy. If you would like access to the puppy cam, please use the contact at the top of the page, email me, or private message me on FaceBook. Please, if you use the puppycam, log out after a few minutes of watching — DO NOT minimize and leave it running. The cam uses a lot of bandwidth and I hope to avoid an argument with Comcast over my bandwidth use.
The theme for this litter is the Carpenters’ song “We’ve Only Just Begun.”