The 24th of April 2011. Cirkeline became the mother of nine beautiful puppies. They arrived 4 days before expected, they are all fully developed with a strong will to live. Cirkeline gave birth to the first puppy a t 14:50, a brown male weighing 258 g and already at 15:08 she was breast feeding him without any problems. Puppy # 2 was born at 15:22 a brown female weighing 280 g. Puppy # 3 came at 16:40 a brown female with a very small white chest weighing 318 g. Puppy # 4 came at 16:52 a brown female weighing 304 g. All four puppies was breastfeeding really well. P uppy # 5 came at 18:10 a little black male with a white front weighing 250 g, he was very weak at birth but Cirkeline looked after him well and he recovered soon and began to breastfeed. Puppy # 6 came at 18:48 as a seat birth, a little black female weighing 230 g, she was even more weak than her black brother, but she also came under the good care of Cirkeline and recovered nicely. Puppy # 7 came at 19:00 and was a little black boy weighing 242 g, he also were slightly weak at birth, Cirkeline was in good control of the situation, and he was soon gaining his power. Cirkeline did now relax and everything was quiet, the 6 siblings nursed fine, but it was like puppy # 7 could not really grab and make vacuum on the breast. Puppy # 8 came at 21:05 a brown female weighing 310 g, she was fine and lively right from the start, just as she had not been slow in coming (=
At 21:45 we felt allmost sure that no more puppies would arrive, therefore we called the vet to get Cirkeline and the puppies checked. Puppy # 7 was still not able to breastfeed properly, we suspected that he perhaps suffered cleft palate. At 22:00 just when the vet arrived puppy # 9 came, a little brown female weighing 295 grams and really strong and fine. The vet checked # 7, and fortunately nothing was wrong with him. We gave him a little bottle of milk substitute and we also gave him some puppyboost to strengthen him. The vet checked Cirkeline and found no more puppies, he also gave her a uterine contraction injection.
Puppy # 7 still had a hard time breastfeeding at Cirkeline, and from 23 to 05 we were up every 20 minutes to assist him breastfeeding, hard work especially when you the last 48 hours only slept three hours. At 5:00 April the 25th he succeeded himself to find the nipple and make a good vacuum . Now they are hopefully all well on their track (= it looks as they are (= See more pictures in: Puppies 2011 D litter - Week 0