I like to wait a few days before giving details on a new litter. We always want to make sure mom and puppies are doing well. Thankfully, little Miss Lucy and her crew have settled in nicely to their new life together!
Lucy did not have a very fat belly and I figured she only had a couple pups hiding in there. (I saw two for sure on the ultrasound). I also figured since our kids (and their dog) are staying with us for a bit (my son does something like travel nursing although he is a cardiovascular tech) it makes the house a bit busier and Lucy would probably wait until the middle of the night when things had settled down to give birth.
Saturday morning her temperature had dropped significantly to 98.5. If you’re wondering why I take temperatures and why this number is significant here is another blog that explains the process. https://pinewoodcavapoos.com/2014/11/07/temperature-before-whelping-questions/
All day she was pretty quiet. She had been doing some nesting on and off the past few days but nothing noteworthy. Night came, the dogs were put to bed and all the humans headed off to their rooms. I, as usual was parked on the couch with her crate beside me. As soon as I turned off the lights and settled down under my comfy blanket, Lucy decided to get down to business! Silly me! Why would I think she’d actually let me get some sleep?! 😛
So what did she have? Well, there were three not two puppies hiding in that little belly; two boys (one black, one brown) and one black girl. I bred this litter hoping to keep a girl from Lucy. And I was really hoping for a red or apricot. Chocolate would’ve been my third choice. Black will produce more black and even though more people are seeing the adorable-ness of the black dogs I’m still not sure if I will keep her. We’ll let her grow up a bit and then decide. The boys are available. These are purebred mini Poodles in case someone doesn’t know.