Pegi’s Story – THE DELIVERY
PEGI, being a first time Mom was not sure what to do! It was 9+ hours since it started, ending almost 20 hours later. With the first she needed help to stand so the pup could be born. She looked at this wet black “thing” on the blanket. Her eyes said “was this dropped by some alien space ship?
After a good toweling down the pup began to squeak…..Suddenly, it clicked — she licked the pup all over and cut the cord. After that nature kicked in and she knew just what to do. As the x-ray had shown, she had 8 pups.
She was given a shot, washed down, and taken outside for a walk. Back to the Box to settle down and feed her hungry brood. After clean-up and delivery of soiled bedding to the wash room, it was time to check to see if any pups needed a little more help.
Count…………..Eight on the x-ray. Count again and one more time! No, I was not so tired that I was hallucinating. There really were nine (9) puppies in the Box. The ninth one, which I nick named “the phantom”, had arrived while I was out, and mom knew just what to do so he was licked clean, and the cord neatly trimmed. All he needed was a colored ribbon.
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