Mommy Silver helping Zappa potty
Newborn puppies are not able to eliminate themselves on their own and the mother needs to stimulates this process by licking their glands in order to relieve themselves. Silver had ten puppies and as a new mom was having a hard time keeping up. The pups made a high pitched cry when they needed to go potty that was different than their other cries. I had read that the mother may need help and to take a slightly moisten tissue or cotton ball and rub their genitals until the could relieve themselves. It was a very awkward situation for me, but the puppies could die if they were not able to go potty, so as uncomfortable as it was, I did my best to help. The puppies would give a cry of relief when they were able to alleviate themselves which was very rewarding and helped in what was a bit strange situation.
By day four Silver gave me a little growl letting me know she could handle it from here. No argument there! She had no problem taking over at that point and soon Brut would also assist with the services.
How strange and beautiful nature works. As awkward as it was I didn't mind in the assistance. I was glad I was prepared and was able to help and be part of such an experience. I was also glad when Silver was able to take over, as I prefer for nature to take its course whenever possible. Sometimes what we find to be the most uncomfortable for us, brings the greatest help to someone else. Like a newborn puppy.