All pups are feeding very well and gaining weight. New photos have been added here in a gallery. They have had their first visit to the vet for checking over and both Mum and pups are doing great.
To celebrate Burns Night Lily has delivered four wonderful puppies - three boys and one girl. The little girl was first to make an appearance, coming out backwards! just after 8.20pm. The three little boys were a little more reluctant to leave the womb but after a trip to the vet all had made their way into the world by 1pm. Mum is now settling down into routine, keeping them well fed and washed.
We are expecting a litter from Lily very soon, likely today or tomorrow (Burn's Night!). She is in the first stages, digging dens in the garden and panting. Her temperature has dropped indicating she will deliver within the next 24 - 36 hours. This is a repeat mating with Archie with whom she produced lovely puppies last time.