Monday, 27 February 2012

More puppies!

Today I was all excited.  I was off to hang out with Danielle at her house, eat fish and chips and borrow Hunger Games off her.  I have been looking forward to it all last week.  And then disaster struck.  A phone call from work asking me to come in as another nurse was sick.  I was really tempted to say no but I am a sucker and said ok.

When I got there, there was just one dental to be done.  Super easy and could have been handled without needing me to cover someone’s shift.  I was a bit annoyed but then we got the phone call that the pregnant bulldog that I’d been petsitting was coming in for a scan.

Six puppies were spotted on the scan and the heartbeats were not very strong so the vet highly suggested a caesarean.  All action stations!

I was so excited that I was going to get to assist with another caesarean, not to mention a caesarean of a dog that I knew really well.  It’s not very common to see births in general practice as most births are done easily at home and the majority of them are at night.

Turns out there were ten puppies inside!  Five boys and give girls.  All healthy and ready to live.  Not as traumatic as the other birth I assisted at where the puppies had been stuck for a while.  These bulldogs were ready to come out and meet the world.  There was one little one who we had to work on a bit harder than the others, but even she came right.

And now, it’s gratuitous photo time!!!!!!!!!!!

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About fifteen minutes old.

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First feeding at about half an hour old.  Mum was still more than a little sleepy!

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About an hour in and everyone was trying their luck.  Definitely a free for all.  These little guys were hungry!

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And this is me and our favourite little one that we christened ‘Patch’ :)

10 comments:

Katie said...

So many puppies! They are completely adorable and they may deserve more squee than I have to hand. Must come back tomorrow and squee some more...

Jenna (SewSavoirFaire) said...

They are so little! Mom looks exhausted! I'd imagine so with 10 little ankle biters in her belly. Patch couldn't be a more perfect name for that little fella! Is the owner of the bulldog taking home all the puppies or finding home for them? I mean obviously the pups will have to stay with mama for awhile but after that!
PS - I hope you get the Hunger Games soooooon!

Danielle said...

SO CUTE!!! This was a very good reason to not be here :D.

Abigail said...

Oh my goodness, this is ADORABLE!!! I'm so glad everything went smoothly for mom and pups. Congrats to you, too!!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

So sweet! I love these photos! I am so happy they all turned out safe and sound! Every time puppies are born I always think of the Disney 101 Dalmations (original one)....10 puppies...no 11...no 12 puppies! ;)

That last picture of you & Patch is too cute!

Suzy Marie said...

Oh! So teeny!!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

Puppies!!!! Love them, they're so stinking cute! sounds like a good thing to get them out, especially since you thought there were just 6.

Now, here's a question: if she just got cut open for the puppies, how can they be nursing and pressing all over her?!
Emily at Amazing Grapes

Amanda Cobb said...

So cute!! Glad they all came out healthy :) I know it's not uncommon to lose one or more of a litter, but it always makes me sad.

jennifer blair said...

Aw, those little babies are so sweet!!! Can I have one? :)

Kimberly said...

Puppies! I love puppies.