Sorry to have been away from Blogville for so long and I will try to keep up with your posts now but it has been a very busy time here for the past couple of weeks. My schnauzer sister Pip had been getting bigger and bigger for quite a while and it wasn't because she was having too many treats. she was having babies!!
The little pupsters were born on Saturday night last week - 3 girls and 3 boys. They were very tiny but are growing every day. Although you can see these photos, we doggies are not allowed to meet the babies yet as they are too small and Pip wants to care for them with the peeps and no-one bothering her. We can't wait until they are a little older and can see and hear because then they will come into the kitchen, in a playpen and we will be able to meet and sniff them properly.
Pip so loves her babies. She spends day and night with them, feeding and cleaning them...and Leigh is spending the night sleeping by Pip and the puppies in the sitting room so she can give Pip extra food and take her into the garden when she needs to go outside. Pip has a special little cabin called a 'whelping box' which is shiny and white and easy to keep clean, lined with paper and soft vet bedding. The puppies have a little red heated pad too to keep them warm when Pip is outside.
They are growing so fast this pad will soon be too small but there is a larger one for them too. Pip can be with them as much as likes but, if she fancies a bit of time away she can just step out and find a comfy bed or the sofa instead.
Here she is sitting in her cabin with the pups :-)
The peeps spent a lot of time making sure everything was just right in that little cabin for the birth and, just in case Pip was on her big memory foam Orvis bed when the puppies came, they made sure that it was well protected with light plastic sheets and towels as well. But Pip had other ideas BOL and decided to start giving birth on the sofa. Luckily there were towels and some more plastic sheeting to slide under Pip before the sofa was ruined...so she had all six babies on the sofa and the whelping cabin stayed nice and clean for when she wanted to settle in with her pups.
And this is Magic, on the left, Pip's grandmother, and Trilby, Pip's mother who are also looking forward to meeting the new additions. Even my Mum and grandmother are getting excited - they love puppies so much :-) Anyway, I will keep you updated on the puppies - they are just funny little pods just now but they will soon look more like little schnauzers as they grow.