Delilah Babies Make Their Debut
Delilah went into labor underneath my desk this afternoon – thankfully, our vet’s office is right around the corner from my office. She delivered four lovely babies (yes, just four – and guess what we discovered? Most of that weight wasn’t puppy weight, it was “My mom and dad have been feeding me four meals a day plus snacks” weight). Three girls – two stripey brindles with black masks and one perfectly marked brindle pied, and one boy who is marked JUST like Dexter, right down to that mark on the back of his neck that Barb calls the “devil mark”. Uh oh…
Delilah is doing well, but she has NO MILK. I don’t mean ‘she doesn’t have much milk’, I mean she has NONE. We’ve given her multiple doses of oxy, some drug that encourages smooth muscle contractions, warm compresses, accupuncture – nada. Thankfully, Bunny has been willing to nurse the kids, although so far she won’t clean them. Delilah wants nothing to do with them – I believe I heard her muttering “hire me a freakin’ nanny” as I was shuttling them out of her room and back downstairs to Bunny. Hopefully her hormones will kick in and stimulate her milk production. If not, well, I suppose I can muddle by for a week and wean the Bun pups early.
No photos right now – I’m simply exhausted, and will have to put them alternately on Bunny and then Delilah every two hours for the forseeable future. Whee.
Awww good luck with the babes. Thanks for the update. And a great example of why breeding isn’t for beginners.
I’m with Delilah. Kids are not an option.
Oh wow, what an experience! Hope everyone is healthy and doing well, despite the complications. Congratulations on the new additions and best wishes to you all! 🙂
Four meals a day plus snacks! Bacon started packing his bags. He says for four meals a day he’ll figure out how to give milk.
Congrats!! I thought that she’d have 9 puppies in there at the very least.. 🙂
congrats to delilah, although i think she is very smart already getting help raising her kids from bunny!
delilah, is your mom waiting on you the way you like? i hope so… i would hate to think after all you have been through she is not waiting on you hand and paw!!! please keep us all informed on how you view motherhood, i am sure you will have some very unique perspectives on it.
Congrats hope Delilah gets milk soon and all the pups get fat and happy.
Bunny’s pups are still looking beautiful.