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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
I was school taught for grooming at FIAA, in Winter Park. I have worked at both large corporate grooming salons and small independent ones. Love this profession! I consider myself talented and gentle and love all the pets that come through my door... I have excellent references.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Daisy's St. Patrick's Puppies...

In conclusion of my prior blog, yes, Daisy did whelp her puppies yesterday on St. Patty's day...  She had a total of 3 females.  One which was stillborn  :( 

The whelping was excrutiating for Daisy.  She screamed like a human woman, from the get go, when the first puppy was descending into the vaginal canal...  All she could do was scream and bite down on anything that was in the vicinity of her bottom. Unfortunately, the very first time, my finger happened to be in that vicinity and it took the brunt of her her agony...

Anyway, first girl was born at 4.0 oz. on the nose, second (stillborn) was 4.5 oz. and the third was an exact 5.0 oz..  The last she gave birth to was a sandy blue color, which I assume will get lighter either on the blue side or fawn side... Well, this girl, was stuck head first and out, for sometime.  I had to, with the help of Carlos (my husband) holding Daisy upright to let gravity on our side, help her by pulling gently with each contraction that she had.  It was horrific in my mind.  And, yes, boo hoo to me, who put myself and Daisy in this position...  And yes, you know how I rant and rave about breeders wanting to genetically control and modify Chi size all for the sake of vanity (because apparently Mother Nature had no clue as to what was going to be "in MODA" years down the line of Chihuahuas even appearing on Earth....). Well, I just got a taste of that medicine--and crap was it SOUR!  I don't ever want to put her in that position again or myself...  It was nearly a twelve hour labor from beginning to end for just 3 puppies!  Big decision ahead for Daisy's breeding future--spay or let her do this again with a male that is twice as small as her???  I'm not sure.  If I do the latter, it would be hypocritical of what I think is right...  We'll see. 

So, now her sandy blue girl, girl #3, is hanging in the balance; did not feed very well last night--cryed most of the time.  I tried as best I could, through chronic cough and much needed shut eye, to adjust her and help her find a teet (nipple).  Many times she was not interested--heartbreaking...  I don't want to experience another Vida scenario here but, it looks to be moving in that direction... In all likelyhood, Daisy will only raise one surviving pup...   :(    

I do not want to think negatively, but I have to be realistic and try to let go sooner this time, if that should be the case...  So, please send your positive thoughts my way--u know how I feel about that; it works.  (Vida lasted a whole 14 days, a miracle within itself....)  More pics and info on their condition to come soon... Hoping to get some needed rest today...

2 comments:

Chaunalee Warner said...

Wow! How scary! I am so glad Daisy and the two pups made it! :)

Joleen Perkins said...

I pray all of you are feeling some stronger today...an extra prayer going up for little blue girl...