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Update on Love Litter

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, August 31, 2014,
We;re 36 hours into the life of this litter and there's been significant improvement.  When a c section is involved, the first 24-36 hours can be tricky...mom just had surgery...wakes up and is expected to tend and nurture these squealing squirming puppies...because she did not delivery any naturally, she did not release any of those hormones that account for maternal instincts.  Left on her own, she would not have fed, cleaned or even looked at her puppies until 24 hours after.  I supervised...
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The "Love" Litter has arrived! Aug 29 2014

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, August 30, 2014,
Well - they're here!  The Love Litter arrived in fine style - with a little bit of help with my vet. 

Friday morning it was obviou.s around 10:30 am that labor was in full swing...the panting became more intense with each hour.  By 5 pm it didn't look like things were progressing...no contractions so I packed her up and took her to get checked by my vet.  Xray confirmed 6 puppies and that their position was still high up - none had started the journey down the horn to the birth canal.  A last...
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"Love" Litter Jazz x Duke

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, August 24, 2014,
I've been gently reminded that I have not made a blog entry about our upcoming litter.  She's right!  Have been enjoying the summer by staying off my computer and spending more time outside.

Due date is drawing near - The "Love" Litter is due Tuesday Aug 26.  This is a repeat breeding for Jazz and Duke and fully expect the puppies to be as great as the Dream Litter.

Jazz has been growing steadily - today she is 39.5" around her girth.  This compares with the last two litters were she had 9 pupp...
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