My resume is growing. I went from being a Canine Mid-wife, to Canine Puppy Nurse. What a wonderful job this is! I weigh them, I make sure that they find their Mom and that they stay nice and warm.
Overnight on Monday I was awakened by Greta as she literally jumped on the mattress I was sleeping on, barely missing my head. Have I mentioned that I am sleeping on a twin bed mattress on the floor next to the whelping box?
In any case, she needed to go out. This was the first time she wanted to go out on her own. Of course she was frantic to get back inside and back to her babies as soon as she could. I had to keep a leash on her so that I could get her little pants on her before I let her go and she raced back to her kids!
She’s fun to watch. She stretches out and allows all the kids to nurse, cleans them and moves them around if they miss a nipple. Oh yes, I do nipple management too, as these poor babes don’t have their eyes open yet. I need to remember that for the resume.
I spent about an hour snapping pictures and here are todays shots. I hope you enjoy them.
Aren’t they sweet?