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    Default Took the plunge

    So I decided that I would be breeding Bonnie, and her first litter has arrived! She is doing so well, especially for a first time mother. 6 beautiful puppies were born this morning - 2 boys (choc) and 4 girls (black/white).
    Rebel was not allowed in the 'hospital' (had a bed set up for her but she chose the shed instead, and would not be persuaded otherwise..), but I stayed with her until she had completed it (one was born about 4 hrs later, while I was out though).

    Boys take after their dad - all males are chocolate from the looks, and all females are black and white like their mum.
    Bonnie is looking much happier now that she's had a bit of a nap, and looks quite pleased with herself!

    Pup 1: Choc/tan (looks like tan markings on the cheeks and eyes)
    Pup 2: Choc /white
    Pup 3: tricolour
    Pup 4: tricolour
    Pup 5: black and white
    Pup 6: black and white

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    expect more pics!

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    Congratulations I guess. You are very game posting this after the uproar when you said you were considering breeding your two. I hope that you have 6 homes lined up with deposits already paid and that Bonnie will now be getting desexed

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    Congrats Striker and good luck with the whole thing.
    Pups are very cute indeed and glad to hear mum is doing well too.


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    Thanks Sean She's doing well, due for a checkup with the vet tomorrow to make sure things are doing okay internally too.
    Kristy.Maree - 7 homes lined up (one without deposit, but a good backup).
    Game to post it? Maybe. I realised I didn't need the approval of strangers to pursue my own activities
    Either way the pics are up here for anyone who's curious - I'm not interested in another battle, so if one starts I'll be ignoring it. Enjoy everyone!

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    'Striker' - Good luck with your bitch's litter and I really hope that through the next eight weeks - your bitch and her pups will be healthy and happy and that all the pups will find fantastic homes.

    It is really a 'fait accompli' now - so yes - a fight is probably not what is needed here - but - I really hope that you at least paid a bit of attention to what had been posted before about all of this !

    As far as your view on approval is concerned ..... well let's see !

    Some comments for you:

    Don't take your bitch off your property for a checkup from a vet at this early stage of the pups' life. Surely your vet will do a house call ?

    Do some homework on mastitis and eclampsia - really hope that neither of these will be a problem for you and your bitch.

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    Congrats Striker!
    Mum looks so proud of her little pups!
    All the pup's are gorgeous, and i'm sure they will grow into beautiful dogs Looking forward to more pics!!

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    Hi Striker

    I can't say I'm surprised.

    I'm glad you have homes lined up for all the puppies, that's an excellent effort on your part.

    Do keep us updated on how the puppies and mum and new homes are doing.

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    Well done Striker. NOw the hard work starts. Just ensure the pups rotate on all nipples and you will avoid the mastitis problem. Don't gross out about mom eating the poops - it is just processed milk anyway. Have fun and enjoy them whilst you have them.
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    Mum looks great! and the pups are like little guineapigs. so teeny.
    Congratulations on your healthy litter.

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    That was my thought too Bernie - my brother joked that he wondered if Bonnie would notice if we put a guinea in with her litter! Of course we won't, but they really are the same size haha.
    Sadly, one of the puppies (the smallest) died on it's first day - buried it under a flower shrub. Poor little tyke

    The other 5 are going strong, and growing REALLY fast, much faster than I expected. Bonnie is doing a fantastic job, and gets daily inspections. Had the vet do a housecall, because I realised the puppies wouldn't be able to go long without milk and warmth from Bonnie. We've named the biggest one, the choc tri, 'Tank' - he loves to bulldoze through all the others to get to Bonnie. The small one with the white head is 'Baldydot'. Btw, it was NOT my idea to name them - I know that's only going to make it harder to part later! Found out all the black/whites are black tricolours, and the runt is a plain chocolate and white. I love tricolours!

    NevAllen - I'm not grossed out (anymore) at Bonnie eating the puppy poops. She always eats poop anyway, which is pretty gross, but I know puppies aren't eating anything other than milk so it's all good.



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