Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Puppies today by Momma Barley!

At 7:15 this morning, the kids and I checked on Barley, I had a haunch that today was the day.  At that time, she had had only 7.  This looked good, as we didn't want more.  She raised all 12 last fall very well, but we didn't want to go thru that again.  I had to warm one little girl up in towels  and then headed out to  show her the tit while I would  squeeze out a bit of milk to help get her going. But I had a surprise and found that there were 2 more pups sharing the nursing bar. things didn't go well, little girl was still to weak.  Head back into the house to warmed up more towels and gave her some electrolytes.  Not sure if that was going to work, but it did. She started to squeal in that puppy high pitched way.  Headed out again, this is now 9:30, and lo there were more puppies, 12 all together!  Barley is the very proud mother of 7 girls and 5 boys.   It's now 9 pm and all of them are doing great!  But lost one overnight,  too sad.