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    What a horrid time you have had Di dee and so sorry for the loss of the puppies. However, you have done a great job with saving the others. Well done!
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    So the puppies are doing well; and Pretty is doing well; but how are YOU doing Di? I (IMO) do not feel that any blame lays at your feet, this was your first litter that was an accident that you were in no way prepared for. You took it on board and you never once (from what I can tell from reading your posts) threw in the towel and complained that it was all to hard. There are breeders out there that do this all the time and they still lose pups. Accidents happen and sh#itly it had a bad outcome, but as you said you saved four of the pups and they now seem to be doing fine. You can pat yourself on the back knowing that you have done the best you can while the chips were down.

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    Thanks Cate. No, it is not too hard, I will not ever throw my hands in the air, you just have to do what you have to do to the very best of your ability. I am ok, I will be keeping them inside quite a while longer, will be getting a baby gate for later. They may or may not go out when weaning commences. It is actually easier for me with them inside as my illness seems to be returning a bit so when I go to lie down, there they all are. lol.

    Thank goodness hubby said no to new aircons being installed today, put it off to next week, this was done before all this happened.

    I feel a great sense of peace having her and the pups in again due to what has happened. She does too as now she is always happily down with them, can see us in the kitchen, comes out for a hug or I go down there to check them.
    She has flabby teats so is feeding them well. She is not a dog that wants to be off whelping and raising her litter alone and in peace it seems. I came in with the vac cleaner, she was asleep, so were pups and all she did was cock an eye open then close it.

    She just heard hubby arrive in the ute. Is at the door mad tail wagging to greet him.

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    Taken just now. Obviously I have to fix up their area, I was just letting them be a while.





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    Di your doing great.

    I have just had a thought, am possibly a silly one, but do dogs suffer post natal depression? I presume they can/could ebing a mammal like us... ? .... And being Pretty has always been a farm dog and then suddenly came to live with you and receive alot more special attention, which im sure felt really really nice, has alot of hormone changes going on..... perhaps she is neglegtecing her babies a little bit as she craves that 'up lifted feeling' you give her. Which made me think, perhaps some natural remedies for post natal depression/mild anxiety might help? As in make her feel more relaxed and not so needy/craving your company?

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    ooooh! Look at my little wombles belly! Porky boy

    So good to see them so bright and obviously doing much better Di.
    But yes,dont you dare blame yourself for any of it and make sure you take time out for you as well

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    Pretty before, was a "shared dog, meaning she was either over there or here, wherever sh happened to be at the time. This has also been the case with another dog over the last 10 years but never with the connection of this one.

    I am watching her though. I never thought of PND, thanks. She has always been alert, happy, running to the door or the ute if it came home.

    If she needed to be with me to get through all this she has her wish.
    She has not been out with me here since the pups have come back in, except to go pee. She seems happy being in there with them and also keeping tabs on me.

    She still chucks a spaz when the ute goes off to work without her.
    She will be back to her usual routine when pups are weaned.

    A couple of nights ago, hubby could not remember if he shut the gates on another farm 8km away. Off he went, Pretty went too for the quick round trip, so excited to be doing it. Pups were asleep.

    I will sprinkle some brewers yeast on her meals.

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    WUBBLES, Chop. WUBBLES! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogsrule View Post
    What a horrid time you have had Di dee and so sorry for the loss of the puppies. However, you have done a great job with saving the others. Well done!
    I second that!

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    Black eye patches and tail spots, just like Frosty. When she was tiny and curled up next to me at night time (in her own bed) I couldn't tell which end was which.

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