Maggie and pups are in fine form, with the puppies putting on weight daily. They have become surprisingly very active. I don’t think I have seen such a speedy set of puppies at this age.
We have been enjoying having lots of puppy cuddles (having six puppies in your lap is simply the best ever – HEAVEN!!)
Im still experiencing a problem with uploading photos to the album. So here are a few from yesterday.
The pups are little tinkers…. I happened to capture these two pictures of poor Maggie underneath a swarm of puppies (on her head!). It is utterly staggering the patience that a mothers love gives.
Im so proud of Maggie’s dedication to her pups. She is very maternal and protective towards her fur babies. Utterly devoted to them, she worries about them when she is in the kitchen having her food, anxious to get back to them as soon as possible.
I am sleeping by the whelping box and have reached that stage already, of poking puppies. It is one of those habits most breeders will admit to. (Some mums to children will admit to this also). When the puppies are asleep it can sometimes be hard to instantly check they are ok, so poking them (gently) is the easiest way to ensure all is well.
I haven’t quite got to the sleep deprived state of thinking the puppies are in my bed yet… this happens every litter I have had – so it is just a question of time before I wake up and panic that the puppies are not actually in the bed, but wondering where they are.
signing off…..listening to little puppy noises of contentment whilst they have their milk.