WELL... it's Day 59!
With Coco's last two litters she delivered on Day 59, so let's cross our fingers she doesn't linger any longer!
I'm over the wait.
I want to see our new babies.
And see how many girls and how many boys, and what colours they are.
First LITTER we had black/white, grey/white AND ginger/white.
Second LITTER all our puppies were black/white/tan.
I am really hoping for a ginger/white or grey/white one again.
While we all wait, here's my latest mug rug:
We have a restless Coco, and just now she started 'digging', which is a sign of 'nesting'... so she is most likely in the very early stages of Labour!
ABOVE: she is lying on my lap, on the white fluffy blanket she tried to have her puppies on the last two times!
She's pacing, panting.... IN LABOUR for sure.
She has also gone into the Whelping Box several times, sniffed around, dug holes... all the things I expect her to do.
I cannot predict exactly how long she will take to deliver her first puppy... so hang in there.
ABOVE: a quick video of Coco's pups moving... while she's in labour.
I am thinking of getting the birth of a puppy or two on video too this time. I've not done that before.
I will post it if I do get a video of the birth.
So be warned (censor for children).
ABOVE: Coco nesting... no sign of puppies yet. She barks at the end because the kids came in the front door from school.
ABOVE: Coco resting on Bex's lap. Poor Bex was shitting herself, thinking Coco would have a puppy on her lap.
STILL DIGGING! And that is all. This could be a very long day/night.
ABOVE: we gave her a bigger 'den'. She's resting in between digging ... gawd this is taking a long time! Poor Coco, the hardest part is still to come.
I can't believe this. Coco is still hanging in there with no sign of having a puppy soon! She's still panting, in labour and getting very tired. I hope this does not drag on all night, or we are all going to be exhausted tomorrow.
I'm so sorry I can't give you good news yet.
The only change in the past two hours is that she has stopped the digging and is just lying fairly still, panting heavily on and off.
25th October 2013....
10.45 pm: Welcome to our world RUBY. 218 grams and a breech baby. (girl)
11.22 pm: Welcome to our world JET. 161 grams and ANOTHER breech baby! (boy)
26th October 2013....
12.25 am: Welcome to our world JASPER. 200 grams and a normal delivery. (boy)
12.46 am: Welcome to our world FLINT. 177 grams and a normal delivery. (boy)
1.28 am: Welcome to our world PEARL. 200 grams and a normal delivery. (girl)
2.09 am: Welcome to our world JADE. 181 grams and a normal delivery. (girl)
And now we wait and see if there was a No# 7 hiding in there!
WELL... it would appear NOT. I've waited about an hour and a half and no one else has arrived, so it would appear we have 3 girls and 3 boys.
End of a VERY LONG Day: and what a day it's been!
I shall put heaps of photos up tomorrow, and a bit more information about the puppies births.