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Summer's first litter -- NOW WITH PUPPY CAM!

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EDIT: THE PUPPY CAM IS UP. HERE'S THE LINK: Puppy Cam

We are on puppy watch. We expect to have a litter within about 24 hours. As some here will remember, when we have a litter we put up a 24/7 webcam, so people can watch the puppies. I will put the link to it in this thread.

And I have to say right up front, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME ASKING FOR PUPPIES FROM THIS LITTER. They have all been sold for quite some time, and we have stopped accepting applications. Sorry.

Summer was bred for the first time in August, and as I write this at 7:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, she has just begun Stage I labor. Her temperature dropped this morning to 98°F, she has stopped eating, and as she lies here on the sofa next to me she is panting and occasionally starts digging in the sofa. That means we can expect puppies within about 24 hours. We think she has 9 puppies on board. Here is her x-ray, and below are copies with helpful drawings on it.

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The first time with a maiden bitch is kind of fraught, but she and the puppies look good, and they seem to be ready to go. You can see in the x-ray that two of them have already positioned themselves for the exit ramp.

Since we just moved I will have to find the puppy camera, so we may not have it up the moment the puppies are born, but as we always do we'll have it up within 24 hours.

I am backing off of the whelping and rearing this time, as Theresa is going to be the Head Honchette going forward, as I transition into retirement. But I will be providing support and will be her Litter Lackey. LOL! Theresa has been doing more and more with each litter lately, and it's time her to run with it, and I will just support her.

These pups will be with us until about the middle of December, and you will be able to follow them via puppy cam the whole time. We just moved and are still figuring things out. But Summer will whelp in our "puppy room," and the litter will be raised there. It is a big room apart from the rest of the house. Theresa will sleep with the puppies for the first 3 weeks (I don't mind not doing that this time!). But by the time they're about five weeks old we'll have the whole room dedicated to the puppies in various ways. Please forgive us if it takes us a few adjustments from time to time.

I think I've posted puppy cam links here for 4 or 5 litters, from Ziva and Khaleesi I think, but no others. For those who remember Ziva's and Khaleesi's litters here, Ziva is Khaleesi's mother, and Khaleesi is Summer's mother, and Summer is having puppies. Ziva is lying at my feet right now. She's going to become a great-grandmother within the next day or so.

Okay, we're on the clock now...
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So excited to watch the puppy cam!! We (my daughter and I) checked it daily in 2020 (I think that was Splash's litter? Maybe Summer too?) Summer is a lovely girl; can't wait to see her babies! Good luck to Theresa!
 

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The puppies are doing GREAT. I'm going to post an update later today, with photos. :) This is the end of their first week of life. Tomorrow they will be one week old. And boy have they all become little porkers! :D
We've been calling them "little taters" because they all look like potatoes 🤣 THANK YOU for doing the puppy cam; it's a highlight in our household 💜
 

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The puppy cam is a must-check in our house right now :) Last night they were ON FIRE; 3 were wrestling over a chainlink toy (note that there was a 2nd lying ignored by the trio), the same 3 were playing bitey-face/tail/any body part through the triangle toy with carpet (so much funnier than I'm describing) and trying to wake their sleeping siblings, who ignored them. We watched for 15 minutes before it was time to get the kids to bed. Our favorite though, was the red puppy who fell asleep on top of the slide...so adorable! We love their antics! THANK YOU for sharing them with us <3
 

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Notice: The puppies will be taken out of the cam view for several hours today as we test and evaluate them. But don't worry, they'll be back by about 4:00 p.m. Pacific time today.

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I was just trying to check in on them! Thanks for the heads up. A little sad we only have a few more days to watch their antics, they are a fun bunch!! (just because I'm curious; when do you think you'll be breeding again? Already looking for my next puppy fix :LOL:)
 

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Ok: so is the darkest sorta red puppy a boy or a girl? Their antics are so much fun to watch!! That pup seems to have claimed the slide as their domain - we truly love watching these little fur balls, and are going to miss them so much after this weekend (although I'm sure you both are looking forward to things being a bit calmer at home :) ).
 
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