Friday, February 01, 2008

Week of Reflection

Well what a week it has been. The puppies are now one week old and Ugarit and her puppies are doing exceptionally well. Aslan (who has been nicknamed "Tonka" for obvious reasons) is the one who is growing the fastest at the moment although the 2nd male is catching him up. Tonka todays weighs 1230g and 135g of which he put on in 24 hours.

I didn't share with you the events of last Friday. I was away working in London as usual and John was sleeping upstairs when at 04:50 Ulli arrived alongside John who was in bed sleeping and woke him up by giving him Ugarit's 1st puppy and she was quickly joined by Ugarit who was keeping a watchful eye over her puppy but to me it was amazing that Ugarit actually let her do this. This put John in a mad dash to get downstairs with Ugarit and prepare her for the arrival of the rest of the puppies.

Although she is a very good mother she was exceptionally laid back during the birth and each puppy took about 2-2.5 hours to arrive and in the end it was necessary for her to have a C-Section.

I do have to say that during this week Ulli has been keeping a watchful eye over the puppies. Anyone that has seen my two girls together will know how close they are but currently she is glued to Ugarit's side and she sleeps right next to the whelping box and can even rest her head on it and Ugarit doesn't mind one little bit - they are truly amazing.

Gabby, who is our Bernese Mountain Dog just minds her own business.

We will try and update the blog tomorrow with photos and/or video.