Six healthy puppies!
As many of you know, I took in a stray dog that I named LizzieBelle. If you're new or visiting you can read the story HERE. She had been running around our church for almost a week. I knew she had some health issues but little did I know that she was pregnant!
Here's LizzieBelle last Friday morning. She's sleeping in and enjoying the Sleep Number bed!
Ah, the life of a pregnant, spoiled puppy!
She weighed in at 15 lbs that day.
She went SUV shopping all day the following Monday with Country Boy and I. We even stopped at Lowes where she got LOTS of attention from customers and staff. She was a little nervous with all the attention but she was so good. (And no, we did not get an SUV. Still looking.)
Monday evening she did not eat any supper and she was antsy all night and couldn't get comfortable. (I guess car shopping wore her slap out!)
When she did not eat breakfast Tuesday morning I told Country Boy that it won't be long till she has her puppies.
We took our coffee out on the front porch. After the first cup I decided to check on her and lo and behold she'd already had one puppy! I was so thankful that she didn't have any problems with the delivery since I wasn't there to help her if necessary. We were nervous about the size of the pups since we didn't know the size of the dog that she bred with.
Of course I had my second cup of coffee sitting on the floor in our bathroom!
Next up was a huge black & white puppy.
LizzieBelle quietly went to work on cleaning the next puppy.
Shortly after she'd finished eating the afterbirth out popped another one.
All three were so very different in color.
She continued this routine four more times.
Yes, I said four. Unfortunately, one puppy had not completely developed and it did not make it.
LizzieBelle is a great Mama. I still find it hard to believe that she was able to carry and deliver seven puppies with ease. Only twice did I have to help her break the sac; on the undeveloped puppy (which was puppy #5) and on the last puppy. I think she was pooped by then. I know I would be!
I have no idea what she bred with so it will be interesting to see how they develop over the next couple of months.
Aren't they adorable?
I'm praying we'll find good homes for all of them where they'll be loved on and spoiled rotten!
Till next time,