Logan's whelping report. Mona and the birth of her 10 healthy puppies in San Jose, Costa Rica--all with Logan's help.
whelped, whelp·ing, whelps. A Dog or cat when birthing is to whelps or whelp.
On Mon, Jul 12, 2010
Mona's been in labor for almost three hours now and we have 4 very healthy looking puppies! Two have black and white spots and the others are solid, one white and one black. I had to reposition two of them who were headed in the wrong direction or squirming around in circles far from their mama's milk. So completely grossed out of first but I'm starting to get the hang of it. And I'm keeping a puppy journal. There's been some blood but no green stuff, yet. I'm not sure how I'll handle the green stuff. This is pretty exciting! Will write again soon with the final count. My guess is seven.
10 PUPPIES! Blondie, GP, Luna, Bear, Jersey, Squirrel, Guants, Yana, Gollum, and Boss. (Names will change but we needed a way to identify our favorites). My favorite changes every 30 minutes.
Mama popped out the last one about an hour ago. The last two are the smallest and the 10th puppy was the only one with a placenta around it. The whole experience turned out to be less traumatizing than I predicted. My heart was racing this morning but I ended the day calmly. I'm so excited to see them grow! Oh my gosh, she just had another. That makes 11. Ten survied and are healthy.
August 1, 2010 Puppy Update. Here is the most recent photo of one of the puppies. They have grown since their birth on July 12, 2010.