This was Samba the afternoon of October 25th. She was grabbing the last rest that she'd get for quite a while. Later the pups would arrive and nobody in the house would get any rest for weeks. She really doesn't look like she's carrying nine puppies, does she?
At 11:11 that night Tess was born. She weighed 9 ounces.
At 12:28AM Sky was born weighing 8 ounces.
At 1:25 AM Lola arrived weighing in at 9.5 ounces.
At 1:58AM we welcomed Grace weighing 8 ounces.
At 2:17AM Bailey arrived weighing in at 8 ounces.
At 2:36AM Indy was born weighing 8 ounces.
Indy would later go to live in Oklahoma and become Gib.
At 3:08 AM Noah came along weighing 6 ounces.
We had a bit of a wait while Samba rested, then at 5:18 puppy number 8 was born weighing 11 ounces,but there was a problem. His umbilical cord was torn and he was bleeding badly. Although we were able to stop the bleeding, he seemed to have suffered some brain damage and we were never able to get him to nurse. He wasn't breathing well and the next day we had him put down. The only picture that exists of him is this one.
At 6:40 AM Miss Norma Jean came along weighing in at 10 ounces. She was the last one born.
They were quite an active litter from day one and they haven't slowed down a bit.
Happy fifth birthday to my puppies. You have brought so much joy to my life. I can't imagine life without you in it.