Spicy had quite a harrowing ordeal, as she began labor early on Saturday the 28th. Little did we know that our girl, who's had no trouble with whelping in the past, would end up at CSU's emergency hospital twice - the second visit for a C-section. She tried very hard, but those pups just didn't make it easy.
Mom and pups are all home and we are guardedly optimistic. The first few days for any litter are the most critical, and this litter had a tough beginning. All of our energy for the next few weeks will be aimed at keeping them hearty and hale.
Now that we've caught up on human sleep a little bit, it's time to jump in and share some info. and pics.
So, without further adieu, here they are - the David Bowie Litter:
1. Rebel Rebel: Extreme White & BrindleFemale, with 2 head patches (one with brindling), and a red patch on her left side. Birth weight: 281 grams
2. Ricochet: Red Parti-marked Female, lots of red patches and a red dot on her right loin. Birth Weight: 329 grams.
3. Little China Girl: Extreme White & Brindle Female, 2 brindle head patches, one left-side patch, and one patch of brindle on her right elbow. Birth weight: 316 grams
4. Ziggy Stardust: Red Parti-Marked Male, big red saddle pattern and white left flank. Birth weight: 332 grams
5. Diamond Dog: Brindle Parti-Marked Female, dot on left hip, white triangle on neck, lots of flashy color on this girl! Birth weight: 368
6. Major Tom: Extreme White & Brindle Male, 2 brindle head patches. Birth weight: 379
7. Blue Jean: Brindle Parti-Marked Female, with a big white collar and a white zig zag on her back. Birth weight: 365
8. Halloween Jack: Red Parti-Marked Male, white "Y" on his back and big white collar. Birth weight: 342
Little China Girl, Rebel Rebel & Major Tom
Spicy and a puppy pile.
Diamond Dog snuggling on her mom.
From left to right at the milk bar: Little China Girl, Ricochet, Major Tom(underneath ), Rebel Rebel and Ziggy Stardust.
'The Young Americans' from left to right:
Little China Girl, Blue Jean, Diamond Dog, Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack (up top), Ricochet, Major Tom, Rebel Rebel.
More puppy pile!