Friday, May 9, 2008

Puppy Update

Daughter reports that mother rotweiler, Turbo, is now the mother of 9 puppies, all of which came during the night Wednesday and early Thursday morning. Daughter did not get a lot of sleep between playing midwife to the dog and then needing to be awake for Grandson. She also reports that Grandson was sick all day yesterday with the tummy flu. It has been quite a week for Daughter. Today she came to town to get some needed items including some old sheets from me for the puppy bed, and get the pups to the vet for their check-up and dew claw/tail clipping.
Mother dog had a long night as well with the labor. She didn't settle down much during the night and paced most of the time. In the morning Daughter had to help her learn to nurse the puppies. I guess she just was too worn out and her age didn't help. But Daughter says Turbo is doing a fine job mothering the pups now.

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