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7 Beautiful dark red pups

September 15, 2013
7 newborn puppies

7 newborn puppies

My clever Shiraz on Sunday the 8th produced 7 fantastic babies. What a relief… Having lost 6 pups in her last litter with Riley we were a tad worried but my perseverance in stopping her jumping paid off.  From the moment we mated them I kept Shiraz on the lead out the gates.. Last time she landed heavily on the gates late in her pregnancy & we suffered the consequences.

During the last week of her pregnancy I also kept her on the lead during our walks too she she couldn’t take off after bunnies & do what they all normally do…

So in the early hours 4am!!! last Sunday she popped out a 200g girl. No 3 pup was a problem & we knew it was stuck. A walk outside didn’t seem to help & so as I held her tight.. Greg managed to dislodge & pullout out a whooping great 380g boy. Poor Shiraz did not like that & cried.( & Greg was shaking!!)..the pup had come out of his sac & if we had left it too much longer we would have lost him & possibly the remaining 4… Vigorous rubbing bought him round & he was soon latched on to Mum.. His new Mum & Dad to be, Karen & Grant came to visit him yesterday…

The remaining 4 pups all between 230g & 240g arrived without a hitch. Riley once again now a proud father of 7.. 4 girls & 3 boys.. All the pups will be a dark red when they get older.. No light blondies in this lot.. so they will look pretty alike as they get older!!..

the boys 1 wk old

the boys 1 wk old

the boys 1 wk old

the gang 1 wk old

the boys 1 wk old

the boys 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

the girls 1 wk old

The pups are doing really as is Mum & she is being such a good Mum. We moved the pups out into the puppy run at 3 days old (we normally keep them inside with us till 3 wks) because we have Gregs very lively 1 1/2yr old  Grandson staying with us & I think to be fair.. Shiraz just needed the space… It has been quite funny watching young Micheal’s reaction to the pups as he  just loves all the big dogs but he doesn’t really know what to make of these little creatures.. I mean they don’t even really look like dogs!!

Two weeks ago we also saved a lamb who’s mother died during birthing. She had twins -one lamb was dead & now have a lonesome fellow to look after. He was in the puppy-house initially so as to keep him warm & sheltered but I have since relocated him.. It wont be long till he will have to move out with his own kind as we will need the run for my pups & can probably do without a fruit cake lamb there!! Riley is intrigued with him…

2wk old lamb & friends

2wk old lamb & friends

2wk old lamb & Riley

2wk old lamb & Riley

2wk old lamb & friends
2wk old lamb & friends

Tyler, Trinity &Tui  Grandmother, Daughter & Granddaughter take over my bed!!

Tyler, Trinity & Tui Grandmother, Daughter & Granddaughter take over my bed!!

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