Look at what we have!
Sugar’s pups are 6 days early, Honey’s were 1 day late. My window of time in between shrank away to, well, not enough.
I had planned on moving Honey into a wading pool and turning the whelping box over to the newcomers. But after the tragedy of losing a pup, and the fact that they weren’t even a week old yet, I knew they still needed that box with its safety rail.
I was awakened at 6am by the sweetest little squeaky sounds coming from the velvet covered bench at the foot of the bed. Sugar had her first puppy in style!
She was soon moved to a wading pool with an absorbent liner. Although, I have to admit, the velvet was also VERY absorbent.
She quickly had 8 babies, with no fuss, nerves, or drama.
Throughout the whole process, she remained the gentle, gracious animal that she always is.
I felt bad about not letting her continue on the pretty bench she had chosen, since she was being so dainty and sweet while calmly having the babies.
But, she seemed fine with the pool.
In the meantime, my husband the hero, ran to Home Depot, bought some plywood and whipped this beautiful box to tuck them all into once the babies were all here.
And look, it just fits, barely, in our bathroom. This way, we can keep the two moms separate until the puppies are older and ready to be best friends.
Then, they all go out to a nursery set up in the garage at night and weather permitting, in the breezeway with the door to the garden open during the day.
But for now, I have a houseful, and I am going to enjoy it while it lasts, they will be gone way too soon. 8 weeks will fly by.
Oh Parti Boys!!!🥰🥰🥰
Posted by: Teri McDonald Johnson | 09/23/2020 at 07:28 AM
Wow, are you ever going to have your hands full of precious babies!!❤️❤️
Posted by: Regina | 09/23/2020 at 10:48 AM
You will be busy, but what a sweet way to spend your time! Can’t wait to see them!
Posted by: Terry Neibaur | 09/23/2020 at 11:04 AM
I can’t wait to see them!
Posted by: Terry Neibaur | 09/24/2020 at 03:13 PM