I know you’ve been waiting to hear more details about Sage. I usually like to wait a couple days and let mom and babies settle in.
So here’s the scoop!
Sage is the quietest deliverer ever it seems! She wasn’t necessarily restless, no panting, no digging. Just quietly did her thing. And thankfully she had a daytime delivery all.day.Friday.
The first pup arrived at 9:30 am and the last one came a little after four in the afternoon. I wish every mom was as uncomplicated as this girl. Push the pup out, clean it on, rest and then on to the next one. She doesn’t care that I’m in there with her making sure the pups are cleaned up, suctioned, dried off, breathing well and weighed and looked over. She’s very trusting of me.
And she is an overachiever! Sage gets the award for the biggest litter we have ever had! I don’t even think our German Shepherd litters we had years ago topped this girl.
Ten puppies! SHE HAD TEN PUPPIES!!
She had the first nine and I thought she was done. In fact, I thought to myself, “Wouldn’t that have been fun if she’d had one more puppy to make ten?” Then my next thought was, “No, we don’t need more. Nine is plenty!”
So I gave her a new bed and had her all settled in. Then about an hour and a half after the “last” puppy, I heard her licking again. I peeked in and there was number ten being cleaned up!
So Sage and I have our work cut out for us for the next two months. It’s going to be crazy busy around here!
So what did we get? Six apricots (in various shades) three boys, three girls; one black boy, three merles; two boys, one girl. (Girl ribbons are pink, white, yellow & purple. Boy ribbons are blue, green, gray, brown, red & gold.)
And now, I’m trying to keep this girl eating enough and producing enough milk for her brood. And weighing pups twice a day to make sure everyone is gaining and getting enough groceries. If I have to, I will be supplementing some of them.
And for those of you that are on our Cavapoo waiting list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (please don’t reach out via the blog post) if you would like to be added to Sage’s litter list for possible matching with a puppy. Puppy Matching Day will be Sunday September 11th and Puppy Delivery Day will be Sunday, October 2nd. Please don’t ask to be added if you are not available by phone on matching day or cannot meet in Spokane to pick up your puppy personally on pick-up day. And make sure you have time in your schedule for what a new puppy needs. Having a vacation or trip planned around the time a new puppy is coming home and then wanting someone else to watch (and train) your new puppy is not something that needs to happen.
And for those of you interested people following our blog, but not officially on our Cavapoo waiting list, please continue to follow along. We will post updates and progress on this litter as they grow and develop. And if we do not have enough people from our waiting list reach out with interest, then on Puppy Matching Day (Sunday, September 11th) we will share on the blog if we have any “leftover” pups that are still needing homes.
Thanks everyone! And now I need to go make Sage’s breakfast. She likes scrambled eggs with cottage cheese 😉