Freshly baked Puppy

Rosie is having puppies tonight, here's the first one of the litter, just licked clean by Rosie. It's no more than 10 mins old here.

Not a fantastic photo, just sharing the newborn joy :)

Update: 12:15am Puppy #2 has popped out (more photos later)

Another Update: As of this morning, there are 5 puppies. :)

View all photos taken: Saturday, 5th May 2007, This photo: 10:13pm

Previous Photo: Brisbane at Night
Next Photo: Puppy #1

Comments

  • stpnwolfnr said:
    awwwww.
  • David de Groot said:
    There's now two of the little cuties in there :)

    I've taken more photos but will post more later (giving the Brissie shots more air-time first).
  • Maki_C30D said:
    congratulations, Rosie!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    We're expecting either 4 or 5 puppies from this litter Maria - so expect more pictures later (and in the coming weeks too) :)
  • Maki_C30D said:
    would be happy to see more of Rosie's new puppies:)

    (btw, finally I have seen real water lilies!!! yippeee:))
  • David de Groot said:
    Patience Grasshopper :) (glad to hear it, and I notice you took some spectacular photos of them too)
  • Louise. said:
    Congratulations David.
    It's good to hear that everyone is well.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep all 5 puppies are looking good - and Rosie is doing her usual "good mummy" routine.
  • picsbymac said:
    Are they spoken for?
  • David de Groot said:
    Mostly - there might be one or two that aren't currently reserved.

    Thinking of flying out to buy one are you Melissa ? ;-)
  • Margot- said:
    I think Rosie deserves a BIG treat! :o)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed - the big treat will probably be that we won't let her go through all this again. She's now produced 20 puppies which I reckon is quite enough for a lifetime. We'll likely buy a new breeding bitch and Rosie can live out her retirement as a pampered pooch :)
  • leadegroot said:
    And she doesn't get any sort of treat for the next couple of weeks (unless you count hand feeding, the water bowl being held for her and lots of pats and words of encouragement) as she stays with the little tykes 24 hours a day.
    She is *so* glad to see the back of them when they leave :)

    (Last year we had two comeback for Easter, as the new owners had already booked holidays and the dogs were too young for kenneling. First off Rosie checked their bums were clean. Half an hour later she almost literally went 'Hey! You two left!' and became quite hostile. It was almost funny.)

    Mind you, if we are lucky enough to arrange it so that the final one to leave is here for an extra couple of days, she has a lovely time playing with just one...
  • ferrous said:
    so cute!!

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  • David de Groot said:
    Very much so :) Even if all they do right now is eat and sleep and whine when they fall off the tit.
  • ferrous said:
    sounds pretty much a like newborn human. lol! :-D

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  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty much, just a lot smaller, more furry, and they don't open their eyes for 2 weeks. Oh and unlike humans, their mother licks their rear ends clean... :~?
  • ferrous said:
    - glad the similarity ends there. lol!! :-D

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  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I can't imagine doing what dogs do. When they're delivered, she eats the sack, bites off the chord and licks them clean. They come out black and green and end up shiny and white with pink bits. It's all pretty gross really.
  • ferrous said:
    well, except for the licking them clean part, there are still (human) communities in the world where the placenta is eaten.

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  • David de Groot said:
    I hear it's quite nutritious...
  • ferrous said:
    yes, i've heard the same. not sure that'd convince me ..

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  • *germaine* said:
    they are so cute