From my hint on Saturday most of you probably guessed we had more babies over the weekend.
Gracie was restless on and off all week it seemed. I kept thinking something was going to happen, so I didn’t start taking her temperature until Thursday. And it was normal. But by Friday morning it had dropped significantly so I knew that something had to happen! Of course, I was hoping it would be that day. But nothing happened except for an increase in her restlessness intermittently mixed in with naps. She was going to save it for nighttime, I thought.
But bedtime rolled around and she was tucked into her crate right next to the couch where I was trying to sleep. And it was a restless, noisy night, but nothing happened (besides neither one of us getting much sleep). I got up several times to check on her and let her out to potty.
As morning sky started to lighten up, I started to get a bit concerned that she hadn’t started any hard labor. If 10:00 rolled around, that would mark 24 hours since I had seen the big drop in her temperature. (Usually after the temp drops you can expect puppies to be born between 12-24 hours after). I was hoping and praying she’d get things rolling soon!
And finally she did!
That girl is a machine! She delivered eight puppies in two and one half hours!
Unfortunately the fourth little guy was delivered deceased. But the other seven are doing great! So we will celebrate that <3
We have four boys and three girls (it looks like two of the boys will be red or really dark apricot, and the rest are apricot.)
I will start an album for them on the website with their Puppy Matching Day and Puppy Delivery Day. These puppies will be matched with families on our Cavapoo waiting list. So if you are already on our Cavapoo waiting list and the dates work for you just shoot me an email and I’ll add you as interested in Gracie’s litter. (Again this is only an invitation for those that have gone through the application process, sent the application fee and got confirmation from me that you are on our Cavapoo waiting list. I was hoping to post more this week about the waiting list process and possibly opening of the list, but with Gracie’s new pups just arriving and getting ready to send Joy’s pups off this coming weekend I probably won’t have any more news until next week. Sorry!)