Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Puppies have arrived!

What an exciting day here in the Simpson house! Gypsy's puppies arrived!! Derek and I took turns being "on alert" Monday night as her panting started in the early evening. The first pup arrived 10:37am and the last was delivered at 3:07pm... It was a long day! 5 Boys and 4 girls, and they are beautiful.
The last one born, a cute little boy has a little injury or something (I don't really want to say a deformity, as it really isn't). It's almost as if the skin did not form properly on his right front leg. He was in his sack, had a normal birth, Gypsy did all she needed to do, he was "talking" and eating, and in all other aspects is perfect. We took him to the vet and he is now on antibiotics, and we will see how he does in the next couple of days. She did not feel it was broken, but really couldn't say what had happened. If he weren't eating and thriving otherwise she might have had other concerns. We think it may be a circulation issue, with having 8 siblings he might have been short on room in there!!
Gypsy is doing SO GREAT!! She was tried by about puppy #5, but she pushed through (literally). Jinx and Maci were on hand shortly after all were born, took a sniff and wandered off probably wondering what all the commotion was about...
MANY thanks to Rachel from Haines Road Grooming who was a WONDERFUL mid-wife to Gypsy. (and so calming for the rest of us!)

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