Just the way they were on their first day in this world.
About 24 hours after Silver gave birth, I ran her to the vet to make sure she had given birth to all her puppies, par the vet's instructions. Being a new “Grandma” I had some uncertainties if there were any more pups to be born. After Silver had her x-ray and all was clear, the receptionist, out of the blue made mention that to in order to have dew claws removed and tails docked, I had a three day window to get it done. I was shocked by the very thought. I had never heard of removing the dew claws. I had ten freshly born, healthy pups and I couldn’t imagine chopping off any parts of them. The thought was a bit disturbing, to say the least.
|Brut's back dew claw|
|Fiona's back dew claw|
Though I am aware of that these procedures exist and understand the theory, but I personally could not begin to fathom the idea of actually doing them to our little newborns. Even now as I look back at that precious little bundle, so perfect just the way they were, the thought gives me chills. I am just not to type that could do that for any reason.