Puppy diary


How puppies were born

Ari didn´t like lazing of last days, because she wasn´t able to run and jump normally, so she decided to give birth to puppies just before the arrival of new year, in the 59th day of her pregnancy, on New Year´s Eve. At 1:35 her unrest and pacing woke us. For the rest of the night Ari was sleeping for a while, then walking, then sleeping again, but she required a continuous contact from me. In the morning we went for a walk, but after the stroll she still wanted to go out, she was running around the house and was perceptibly nervous. We didn´t notice the contractions yet, but in order to make us sure that in case of emergency specialist would be available, we called the vet. As soon as the vet told us the preparatory phase may last the whole day, I found out that Ari gave birth to the first boy. It happend at 10:40. We didn´t even manage to move the puppy into the birth box when the second boy and immediately after him the first girl forced to go to the light. After the primary cleaning of the three puppies Ari shifted to the birth box and after a while the sdecond girl arrived. It was literally rush, one puppy after another, only between the last ones, who were born without the water sacks, was a longer break. But finally Ari succeeded to deliver ten lively puppies in four hours. The last boy was born at 14:45, as the only one he arrived by the botty first and Ari had to take care of him a little longer till he was able to drink. But in the end he turned out as the biggest "chatterer" and rascal. At 16 o'clock I brought Ari to the vet in order to inform us if everything is alright and then we enjoyed the New Year´s Eve´s looks to the birth box until the morning.


Weights chart

birthday
31.12.14
sex
in time
weight [g]

1
tm.modrá
M
10:40
422

2
tm.zelená
M
10:50
436

3
červená
F
11:15
346

4
oranžová
F
11:15
346

5
hnědá
M
11:25
440

6
žlutá
F
11:50
372

7
růžová
F
12:25
345

8
fialová
F
12:30
342

9
sv.modrá
M
13:30
480

10
šedá
M
14:45
406

weight at end

 

1st week

635

683

532

580

689

648

538

525

753

598

5st week

3 333

3 477

2 888

2 888

3 284

3 283

2 388

2 585

3 538

2 987


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1st week

The first sleepless night with puppies is over. Arinka was taking care of them during the whole night exemplary. The puppies was really vital and "chatty". Always when it semmed like puppies are going to sleep, Ari started to lick them and push them under herself, so it wasn´t possible for them to fall asleep. In spite of the fact that every puppy was interested in his force to reach the udders (and they managed it very well), we noticed a loss of weight at the majority of puppies. Apparently it is caused by the perfect Ari´s care and so than by the regular evacuation of puppies, because except this they are all really vivacious. We don´t see any differences among puppies, they all drink, crawl and whimper when they aren´t having a rest.

As for the mum of puppies, she treat her role of mother very responsibly. It is amazing to watch how she looks after the puppies, "counts" them permanently and divides her love fairly. One day after the delivery she is in a very good condition, she enjoys short walks in the freezing weather with a little of snow, but as soon as we open the doors of our house, she starts to bark woefully and she runs after her puppies.

Day 3 - The bellybutton stumps of all puppies except the Dark blue one have fallen away today. The fattiest one is the Fair blue doggy, also the Dark blue one has gained weight substantially. Refer to bitches, the biggest weight increase, relative to birth weight, is by the Orange one and the Yellow one, the tiniest is the Violet bitch. Arinka takes care of them exemplary, she still makes arrangements according to babies, but she starts to be more sensitive about the noise in the kitchen and sometimes she leaves the box to find out if there is anything good to eat for her.

Day 4 - Today we paid more attention to the not-gentleman dogs (today especially the Fair blue one and the Dark green one) in order to avoid them to throw the tiniest bitches (Violet and Pink) out of mother´s udders. We have noticed that puppies used more often hind legs to crowl and that they briskly moved around the box. The mum Ari spent more time in the kitchen today, she were doing hungry faces, but still was refusing the nutritious dog food we had bought for her, which was really surprising by her. Maybe she knew we couldn´t starve out a nursing mother so that she would enjoy another delicacies.


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