Photo by Suzanne Nielsen
They say that one should keep the content of one's blog varied and moving.
Therefore, I will show you day 2 of puppies.
Halle and Flopsy are very good friends. Halle lets Flopsy crawl all over her and Flopsy is forever trying to groom Halle. Halle, however, knows that grooming the bunny is a no no! Flopsy, on the other hand, does not mind getting whacked by Halle's tail. In fact, I think that, somehow, he rather likes it.
They're both extremely loving animals.
Flopsy was given the chance to go and roam free but he just wanted to stay nearby and hopped in here to take a very cautious, closer look.
Photo by Suzanne Nielsen
David (the one with the grin), true to his name, is a tender shepherd. Him and Halle are best friends. Indeed, we've joked that Halle thinks of him as her puppy. He actually was a bit concerned that Halle would forget all about him when she had real pups. We told him that this wasn't a time to worry about himself but that, now, Halle needed his encouragement. He's taken the task to heart.
Actually, Halle often sleeps in David's bed - or under.
On Friday night, she rather thought that that is where she would prefer to have her puppies.
Well, David asked us to wake him up when the puppies were here. He said, "slap me awake if you have to. Make sure I see them!)
When Daddy went up at 3 in the morning, he said to David, "wake up! Halle had 8 puppies!"
David said, "she ate her puppies?"
"No, David, she had 8 puppies!"
"Why did she eat her puppies?"
"She didn't eat her puppies. Do you want to come down and see them?"
"No, I sleep now."
We let him sleep but pinched him awake, a short while later, after the last puppy was born. It was a precious time.
(He really did smile quite a bit!)
In other news ....
I, also, am happy to report that, on Friday, when Halle went into labor, my cold had greatly receded (just).
Yes, Edith! You hit the nail right on the head when you (somewhat jokingly) said that I was now a "midwife". I didn't realize that that is how it would be but that is just how I felt! It was very touching how much Halle wanted us (and a couple of times, needed) us to be a part of the process. She was depending on us and would come and get us or whine for us if we weren't in the box with her.
We've had a couple of nights sleep and feel better and Mom and the puppies are getting stronger and stronger
it's spring break and the boys will be home from school for a week;
That's the update.
Over and out!