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Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Day Was May 28

We thought we have to share this special day with all our friends. It was May 28, 2010, Friday. It was a public holiday here to celebrate Vesak Day.

Christmas was feeling very uncomfortable and she was running around the house looking for a place to have her babies. Though a whelping box was set up for her but she didn't want to stay in the whelping box. She kept wanting to stay in this corner of the kitchen and so we quickly laid down lots of old newspapers and fenced off the area for her.

She got very uncomfortable and started digging and pulling at the towels. Notice Minnie has been keeping a close watch?

Christmas started to have a contraction and she was pushing.

Out came something that's blackish in colour.

It was a puppy!!

Minnie was so excited!

And she stayed close throughout.

Aunty Diana helped to make sure the puppy had its first milk. (The colostrum, milk produced in the first 24 hours, is extremely important for the puppies. It carries immunities that protect the puppies from infection.)

Minnie and I helped to see that the puppy was well taken care of while Christmas delivered her next puppy.

Aunty Diana was beside Christmas all the time seeing to her needs.

And making sure that all the puppies had their first milk.

Minnie kept close to the puppies and making sure they were safe.

She was so excited over the new puppies that she didn't take her eyes off them!

After about three and a half hours, a tired Christmas and five beautiful puppies.

They were transferred to the whelping box where Christmas rested...

and nursed her puppies.

It was an exciting day. The birth of the puppies was amazing. We were all tired out at the end of the day.

Santa's Signature


Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness - what a wonderful post - and what a wonderful day! That was so exciting scrolling down - almost like watching an action suspense movie, Hsin-Yi said! :-) We are so happy that mother & babies did so well - can't believe how big they are now already!!!

Honey the Great Dane

Jazzi said...

What an exciting day and COngrats to Christmas!! The 5 pups look so cute!! HAve fun with the puppies and take care of them ok??


Benny and Lily said...

Wow so awesome to experience the birth of those little ones.
Benny & Lily

Dip-Dip and The Bridge said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos, it was almost like being there ourselves.
What a clever girl Christmas is and lucky to have so many good helpers.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

Piappies World said...

May 28 is truly a very special day! Congratulations for a job well done. You are such a wonderful mom Christmas and we are happy to see the pups grow more and more beautiful!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Maggie Mae said...

I can see why May 28th is such a special day for you! :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a special day that was for all of you!!! We loved following the excitement of all the births. Christmas was such a good mother and all her helpers were so good to her. Thanks for sharing.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

sprinkles said...

What a great post! I loved reading all about Christmas giving birth to her beautiful babies. It's hard to believe they were ever so little!

Oskar said...

We loved this post. Such tiny little babies, so very cute!

Nubbin wiggles,

Swimtaxi said...

Thank you so much for sharing these photos.

Remus and Riley were born on May 12th (just a few weeks earlier than these puppies), but since they didn't come into our lives until they were 6+ weeks old, your photos showed me how tiny they must have been.

Thor said...

May 28, 2010 was a special day for all of you! Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!
You got great helpers there, Christmas!
Gorgeous babies!

Team Beaglebratz said...

Howdy Santa - Shiloh'n Shasta here. PUPPIEZ! Mom wanted us tu thank u - we wanted tu also - fer the first 6 monthz of this year mom coodn't c very well an'we were not online much at all until late June or after. The puppiez were so very tiny. That wuz a very speshal day fer u'all.

By the way, we did git r breakfast - FINALLY! BUTT turnz out it wuz werth the wait cuz we got blueberriez'n cottage cheeze with r kibble. YUM YUM!

scotsmad said...

We love puppy pictures. We did see a picture on facebook; but how exciting to see them born.

Auntie Minnie looks like she was ready to help as well.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella


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