I have learned something today that makes me so very very ill.
I could have just quietly left this forum as I know very well what I am about to disclose goes against everything here that we all believe in with a passion. Unfortunately others do not share this.
I am the one who is caught between a rock and a very hard place and I will need the support emotionally.
I have been informed that Pretty is to be only left with one male pup. That my father in law, supported by my husband as they do not want the bother of a full litter to rehome etc will be coming in after whelping to remove and destroy remaining pups. Even if I bar the doors and stand over her with a shotgun I have to sleep sometime.
If I do not like the idea, pretty will not be here staying but will be at the other farm and left to whelp where and where she does. This could mean in her cage in the shed at night, under the house wherever. If under the house then the pups will be taken after they emerge or when they get access to them.
If here she has diet, me observing birth, vet called or her taken in if any complications but I have the heartache of knowing all bar one will be gone soon after and Pretty will be grieving either way wherever she is. I think it may be better to see the vet early next week re abortion. I guess an ultrasound will be able to tell us if this is still a safe option.
I am crying, this goes against everything I stand for and believe in.
I totally understand and agree with any outrage and condemnation this post will receive but that is not going to help her or me, as it will happen. The men are immovable on this.