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Monday, October 31, 2011

3 weeks old!

The pups eyes are open and they are starting to walk and play with eachother! They are starting to develop personalities! Tillie is doing absolutely amazing and is always wagging that tail when she is with her humans. She is eating lots of food daily and taking good care of all nine pups.

Look at the difference in just two weeks! They are overwhelming mama Tillie!

 My eyes just opened today!
 These pups are wearing me out!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Pups are 2 weeks old!

The puppies are all doing great and growing fast. They should be opening their eyes this week! Mom finally has the energy to wag her tail and she wags it the moment you walk in the room! Her personality is amazing and she is getting stronger each day. Even better, she is tending to her pups without a problem!

 We are getting rolly polly now!
 In just two weeks.  . . look how much healthier I look!

 Isn't mama Tillie beautiful!!???

Thursday, October 13, 2011

DAY 4: Pups and mom doing well!

Today Tillie ate and drank the most she has since her delivery! She seems to feel a lot better. As for the pups. . . they love to eat and sleep! We also have two pups that eat better then the rest and are growing fast. For people that were wondering Tillie has 4 boys and 5 girls!
                                           Yep. . . they are still eating. . .
 Mom licking her babes.
 Three smooshed pups!
 All stretched out. . .
 The babies will sleep anywhere. . .
 most of them have tongues out while sleeping. . . so adorable!

 all 9 pups giving mom a little break. .

 count these pups. . .haha all intertwined. . .


Since Tillie is so weak she needs 24 hour attention to assist with her puppies! Thanks to PetConnect and all of the volunteers we have had that care available 24-7 since the babies were born! Today the puppies are 4 days old and have had around the clock care. Without the volunteers this mom and her puppies would not have made it! THANKS SO MUCH!

Post Delivery

10/10/11- Tillie's labor did not progress. After bringing her to the vet we found out that she had a broken pelvis and the pups would have had to take a 90 degree turn just to get out! Tillie had to undergo an emergency c-section which was another risk since she was already extremely dehydrated and weak from starvation. Post delivery Tillie was weak and having difficulty moving around. The pups were acting as a splint for her pelvis and now her pelvis was unstable. After getting her settled back into her foster home she was just weak and uncomfortable. So it was up to us to keep those pups alive! She had 3 black, 4 brown and 2 yellow pups! A total of 9 pups!!!

 When we first arrived home mom was dehydrated and exhausted. She did not have the energy to pay attention to her pups. It was up to us to teach the pups to latch on and feed.
 Mom is also supposed to stimulate the pups so that they can go to the bathroom, but with our hands petting the pups they did okay. And mom continued to sleep. . .
 Nail polish was used to mark the pups to keep track of the sex and the pups were weighed every two hours to make sure they had enough intake of milk.

 After a while the pups were getting the hang of eating and it was easier for more pups to eat at one time!

 Around 4am mom starts to eat a little more and drink! She starts to have energy and starts to notice that she has 9 pups to care for! Finally she is licking and stimulating her pups!