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Many of you may remember when our girl Khaleesi was born. She was raised right here in the GRF with the 24/7 puppy cam, and then we posted about her regularly for a while. She was "Espresso" in that litter, for those who recall the coffee names.

Well, Khaleesi is in first stage labor as I write this, so within 12-24 hours, if nothing goes wrong, she should start whelping her very first litter. As soon as they are here, we will set up the puppy cam, and I will put a link in comments, so anyone who wants to watch the puppies, can. Typically, we've had people all over the world watching.

For your immediate entertainment, though, see if you can tell how many puppies she is going to have. Here is an x-ray taken a few hours ago. Count heads, or count spines if you can, and give me your guess as to how many puppies Khaleesi will have. Here is the x-ray. If it comes out huge, I apologize.
 

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I have no skill at telling how many. It looks like a lot of spines. I can't wait to hear how many and see the puppies.
 

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Hard to distinguish some spines, but I'm going for lucky 13 too. Reminds me of one of our girls when I was a kid who had 14! We had a small zoo for a while there. Best of luck for Momma and pups!
 

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I'm going to guess 10. Will this be a Game of Thrones theme? I just looked at the breeding and it is going to be nice!
 

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I hope everything is going well for Khaleesi. I know she has good support/help to get her through this. Can hardly wait to see the puppy cam. Wow Ziva's gonna be a grandma!!!
 

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It was rough. Khaleesi started discharging meconium during the night, which can be an indication of puppies in distress and of detached placentas. So we rushed her to emergency very early this morning and she had an emergency c-section.

I am relieved to announce that Khaleesi is fine, and so are her TEN puppies. 6 girls, 4 boys.

All the puppies survived. Khaleesi and her pups are still at the hospital. We will pick them up later this afternoon, and post photos. The puppy cam will be up as soon as possible. But we are exhausted after being up all night and going through the stress of an emergency, so forgive me if it's later tonight before we get the puppy cam going.

On another note, I was praying that all you who predicted 12 or 13 puppies were wrong! LOL! Ten is plenty for a girl with exactly 10 nipples.

:)

:--heart::--heart::--heart::--heart::--heart::--heart::--heart::--heart::--heart::--heart:

Now to figure out a litter theme. Hmmmm...
 

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Yay!!! Thanks for the update. I hope you both get a nap before you have to pick them all up.
 

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Well, sorry for my late guess. I did not see your second post about the c-section until after I posted. I'm so glad mom and pups are doing well. Ten seems like a large enough litter, so I'm glad it's not 12 or 13! Good luck with your babies.
 

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Thank you for the update...Khaleesi has been in my thoughts. I'm so glad that the puppies and her are doing well. I hope you have a great rest before your puppy adventure begins. Can hardly wait to see the webcam when you're ready to set it up.
 
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