On September 12th, at 2:38 a.m., Cynder had her first pup followed by two more.
The evening prior, she began nesting and digging around the house. I thought for sure this week we’d have puppies, but didn’t know that it would be that quick. She honestly went at it like a pro. She didn’t cry or seem distressed…
Winston sounded the alarm and woke up my oldest son right after she had the first puppy. We really didn’t need to assist her at all.
Puppy 1 – 2:38 a.m. – Looks just like Winston and a big girl.
Puppy 2 – 3:34 a.m. – Looks just like Cynder, a little bigger than the first pup, and a boy.
Puppy 3 – 4:00 a.m. – The runt of the litter. Looks just like Cynder, but so very tiny. Another girl.
She’s been such a great mom and they are nursing away and already growing. It still seems surreal that she had puppies. She didn’t change much during pregnancy and those that read the Lesson’s from Grandpa post #5 know that we questioned the whole time whether or not she was truly pregnant. I’m really glad that we waited and just let everything happen naturally.
Winston is missing his time with Cynder greatly, but we’ve been giving him more attention and he checks up on her which seems to make him feel better.