I hear so often that I have such a great life, spending my days with dogs, training, raising pups and don't get e wrong, it is pretty amazing, most days. This past summer life with dogs took a turn for the worse and what is usually a fun and exciting time became tragic.
I was excited and looking forward to a wonderful litter of pups to arrive, the mom, Bea a gorgeous Fiddle and Beamish daughter. Bea lived with my friend in Wisconsin and obtained her American championship with four major wins. Bea, a funny, outgoing girl came to me at the end of July to deliver her pups. Sadly, and for the first time, we lost Bea during an emergency c-section to deliver her 11 pups. This was devastating to me, a breeders worse nightmare.
I had little time to mourn the loss of the beautiful Bea as I had to work day and night to feed and raise her pups. It was an intense 3 weeks feeding the pups every few hours, little sleep but, I am happy to say they have thrived and are now almost 5 weeks of age and normal happy pups in every way.
I have a Puppy Blog that follows the birth and the raising of Bea's pups, have a look they are sure a lovely group of pups http://beapups.blogspot.ca/