Saturday, July 4, 2009
The Firecrackers are here!
Risk decided to celebrate the 4th of July in a big way. She presented us with nine pups, 5 boys and 4 girls. After a restless night, Risk told me around 6:15 AM that she was ready. At 7:35 AM, Mr Green arrived weighing 14 oz. His brother, Mr Light Blue (14.75 oz) joined him at 8:55 AM. The numbers were balanced with Mistresses Black (14.3 oz) and Raspberry (10.75 oz) arrived together at 9:05 and 9:10 AM. The boys kept coming when Masters Purple (14.25 oz) and Red (14.75 oz) joined the party at 9:41 and 9:47 AM.
Risk took a break for a while before delivering Miss Sienna (13 oz) at 11:20, Mr Brown (15.3 oz) at 11:26 and Miss Yellow (14.75 oz) at 11:38 AM. After her initial shock at delivering Mr Green, Risk has charged into motherhood. All the pups are vigorous and strong. Risk is keeping every clean and warm.
The best part of the whelping was that Rosie Higdon, Risk's co-owner, was able to get here in time to see the last three pups born. Risk smiled a huge grin when Rosie walked in. It was great to see.
Mr Green arrives
Risk taking a break