I am a hypocrite. Not on purpose, mind you. Again, I have to use the excuse, or reason, as having too many irons in the fire. My sweet little Ki-Anne had her first heat...I prevented her from being bred. The second heat, I was not so lucky. Didn't help that it was only three months after the first. I work all the time and the closest vet is thirty miles away...no excuse, I know.
TP is spayed, Lil is spayed, Maggie is almost eight and has never been bred...because I usually have a brain. The boys(Cutter and Squiggie, a Rat and a Jack/Rat) have not been altered...therein lies my mistake...and the fact that I simply did not ask Hubby to take Ki to the vet in a timely manner.
When Andrew returned from a ballgame, I enlisted him and his much slimer, more agile body to retrieve the babies. Even he admitted that is was a tight fit for him and has some scrapes to prove it. The pups and Ki are safely in the house now...only EIGHT. Like I said, I am dumb, dumb, dumb!!!!
All appear to be doing fine, Ki is being a wonderful mother. I fear for the runt. He is tiny and was chilled when we retrieved him. Hubs has held him under his shirt to warm him and had continued to place him on the milk bar but...we shall have to wait and see.
As you know Ki-Anne was a pup from a dog that had been thrown away...I have bored you many times with stories. You may also remember, Ki was born with a natural bobbed tail. Well, her babies have two full tails, two three-quarters tails and the rest are bob-tailed. I have not checked the sex yet as I have been busy trying to help Runt nurse and making special food for Ki.
I apologize for being a hypocrite. I messed up...big time. For now, I must care for the young ones and Ki as if it were planned, and prepare to find them all good homes. I am making an appointment now for Ki in eight weeks and this will not happen again.
Without further ado, I would like to present my Ki-Anne and her little peppers, only hours old, born December third.
When pups are just born even their ears are closed.
The spotted fellow is the runt.
They are not wet,
their coats are shining with good health.
I made have goofed big time,
but all we can do is take it from here.