I'm thrilled to introduce our new addition. Unfortunately she didn't want to come on her own so after waiting two days beyond her due date (and ultrasounding Enya during that time to make sure puppy wasn't in distress) we decided to go in and take her out. Often with singletons the dam doesn't go into labour on her own so we were ready.
She arrived this morning just before ten and started yelling. My vet said she is the loudest puppy she has ever sectioned! I love hearing that, it means she is strong and healthy, and weighing in at over a pound there is no doubt about it.
My clinic is wonderful and we know each other well, so after making a coffee run for the girls up front Marshall and I went back to meet our new little girl. Such a great experience for Marshall, he was so excited and full of questions about everything. He made friends with a very sweet cat who was in for a spay and who of course he wanted to take home with us, but one Doberman puppy was enough. ;)
As soon as Enya was out of surgery we put squawky mcgee on to nurse and all was quiet again.
She is so strong and vigorous, and nursing with no problem at all.
Both Momma and baby are home and settled, keeping warm under the heat lamp. Enya is a fantastic mother and this is going to be one very spoiled puppy.
I had some names waiting for him or her and so she has been named already....officially she will be registered as Braebrook's We Run the Night, and her call name will be Havana.
I have been up for two nights straight and managed to put my back out pretty bad sleeping on the couch last night, but it's amazing what a couple of extra strength Advil will do for you. I'm off to make more tea and just gaze lovingly at my new arrival. :)