All Born and Everyone well.
Saturday 28th May 2016:
I spent the night with a restless Gaia, but no digging and no pups. Got up just after 5am as she seemed to be changing her behaviour and Pontus was born at 7.05. She was insisting on staying in the Tuffies nest and everytime I tried to move her to the whelping box, she went back.
Finally, she had the pup, Voramissen Pontus, in the whelping box.
Everything going smoothly and Gaia says hello to her first puppy.
She insisted on going back to the nest to have her pups and Atlas was born in the nest.
It turned out that every single pup came out backwards. Here is Atlas arriving.
Phoebe arrived at 9.45, also born in the nest!
Nothing happened for three hours and I decided to move Gaia and children to the whelping box and keep her there. At 1.05 Calypso arrived and shortly after that, Oceanus.
Soon after Theia came reversing out:
Suddenly Gaia decided to put them all back in the nest! I couldn’t stop her, she had done it in a flash.
Obviously I put them all back in the whelping box and took away the nest.
After a long wait again, Selene was born at 3.55 followed quickly by Titan.
So at 4.10 with eight pups, I assumed it was all over and Gaia was resting very peacefully. We sat outside the door in the sunshine and I allowed myself a little Gin and Tonic to celebrate. At 6pm I heard worrying noises and went back in, Helios was being born.
But that was it. Five boys and four girls.
I took Gaia out today, less than 24 hours after finishing her whelping and she LOVED it.
27/05/2016 10:07Gaia should be ready for birth today, but no signs yet.During the last three nights I have abandoned my husband and slept in a spare bed with Gaia by my side (well, uhm, yes, ON my bed). It would be too risky to leave he..
31/05/2016 10:13Yesterday, at three days old, I decided to make portraits of them all. Here we go: <a href="http://www.tuffies.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/Gaias-female-pups-three-days-old-copyxxxxBlog.jpg"><img class="aligncenter s..