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Monday, February 14, 2011

Monday Memories- Black Beauty Momma

Silver:  Any time NOW!!

I was up for over 24 hours by the time Silver finished having all her pups.  Prelabor started at 7am Jan. 1, 2008 with Silver pacing, whining and panting.  At 2:45am, Jan. 2, 2008 she gave birth to Zappa and the rest of the gang, ending with Fiona at 9:15 that same morning.

Silver had been laying down after puppy #4, and never moved until after she had Fiona.  When she popped up to go outside, we noticed the most amazing thing.  She had snapped back into the shape.  Her stretched skin was fit against her.  Amazing.  (Every new mom's dream...)  Just like that.  All of her skin snug against her sleek body except for a small bulge on the right side near the ribs, where we figured Fiona must have been.  She looked better than she did at two years old.  Her black fur was soft and silky and glistened when she moved.  She was so spunky and full of life, excited to get outside and run a bit.

The bulge where Fiona had been.


We were both so stunned at this miracle of the births and then to witness Silver beaming with happiness and this instant new body, well we were breathless.  With everything I've read about the birth of puppies, this beautiful detail was left out.  The sparkle that was in her eyes, the bounce in her step, the tender care and the beauty of being a mother, I never once read about it.  I read about the medical advice, the process, what to look for, what to do, but it never said anything about my Silver becoming this black beauty of motherhood.

We made it through 10 successful births, a blessing in itself, but what we discovered with Silver was the a jewel we could only discover for ourselves.

Look at the shine and sleekness!
And the cute newborns, of course!
   

12 comments:

Lavi said...

Aww, this is a great post for Valentine's day... I think a mother's love is wonderful (though I always complain about mine) and Silver sounds like she was a sweet mom to her pups.

Thanks for sharing and happy Valentine's day!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Levi beat us to it - yes, indeed, a perfect Valentine's Day post - filled with the best kind of love in the world.

Happy Valentine's Day to you from all of us.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

jen said...

Wow! 10 pups! That is amazing!
Silver is a beautiful and wonderful momma:)
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you.

Stacey Steimle said...

Congratulations Silver!!! 10 pups, WOW!! Happy Valentines Day

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Congrats, and what a wonderful Valentine's Day post!
Love the pictures, have a happy Valentine's Day!

Rudy's Raiser

P.S. We are doing a Valentine's Giveaway; over at our blog... we'd love for you to enter!

Pamela said...

Yeah, I won't be sharing this one with my pregnant friend. I don't want to get her hopes up too much that her figure will spring right back into shape.

Oh, and that puppies are entirely independent in a few short months while her life is set to rear her child for the next 18 years.

But the pix and memories were beautiful just the same. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Williams said...

Such a sweet post. I wish you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!

houndstooth said...

Silver is a sweet girl! Happy Valentine's Day to you!

Kristine said...

Lovely. You really have the best dogs ever. I hope you enjoyed your day with them!

Holly and Khady said...

Awwww, so adorable!! Nothing is cuter or sweeter than puppies!

Holly

Pup Fan said...

Aw, what a wonderful story! Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

Tish said...

Really now, 10 PUPS?! WOW! Whoah Fiona you're amazing! And all this took place in over 24 hours. Her human is pretty amazing too. God bless all of you

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