In Breaking News…
Today was supposed to be a quiet day here at Granite Glen.
Violet has had fevers most of the night. I am a bit weary as a result.
A morning feed-up check revealed none of our Mothers To Be were showing any signs of giving birth.
Then, just after lunch, as Mr I arrived back to pick up the truck …
Four and counting…
A couple of things to note:
1) Yes there is something funny about Patch’s bottom lip. She’s a scrapper and tries to fight all the time with the other bitches. One hung on a bit long one day. Hence the droopy lip!
2) Dogs often actually physically pull the pups out themselves. (And no, before today I haven’t noticed it before either!)
Just thought you’d like to be kept in the loop.
PS Violet wanted me to say that she took the close-up of Patch’s face. Which she did. (Need to get our bylines straight!)
UPDATE: At 3pm there were seven pups, with one only living for an hour. (Violet was surprisingly pragmatic about the loss – that’s life on the land.). So six in total.