Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Riley's having one HUGE puppy, Prada and Charming have a brand new litter, and so does Bella and Boudreaux.
Well, it's been a very busy week and day. This morning Riley saw Dr. Kelly Smith for her pre-delivery x-ray, she is due in seven days, Riley, not Dr. Kelly and it is as I painfully suspected. Riley is having only one puppy. I listened to her belly with my fetal heart monitor Doppler and could only pick up one heartbeat and I told Jeremy, who works with Kelly that was the case and yup wouldn't ya know it. Only one puppy and it's a bigum! Arrrgh!
Right now Thad wished she wasn't pregnant at all. I wish there was more then one so the puppies could be smaller. Smaller means a safer delivery. Ruby had only one with her first pregnancy and Lucian lived even though we had to pull him. Kelly said to just watch her closely and get her to the hospital if she pushes and nothing happens. I hope it's going to be o.k. She is due on the 17th of this month and you better believe that I will watch her closely.
Then this morning around 5:00 a.m. ish Bobby left me a text message that Prada had her new litter of six. She started at 4:00 a.m. and finished at 5:30 a.m. Now that is a fast delivery. ~Nice~ Later I learned it's five boys and a little girl.:) I think that Amber, Bobby's wife is going to want to keep the little girl. They just sent pictures and here they are for everyone to enjoy. The two dogs together are Prada and Chocolate Charming. She is the brindle beauty with the red collar and Chocolate Charming is the dashing young beau with the chocolate-ish coat. Both got along splendidly.
I am waiting on photos of Bella and Boudreaux's litter. Bella had six and the smallest baby is not fairing well. Dede made sure the baby went to see their vet and that she is getting the best attention from Dede herself. It takes a lot out of a person to care for an itty bitty newborn puppy. I've done it before. It's exhausting. Sometimes they get better and sometimes they pass. But all you can do is try your best to help them.