The Olivia-Nacho puppies arrived earlier than expected yesterday - September 23rd. Olivia was in labor much of the day -- then whelped the first born at 4 PM and the last one about 6 hours later. We were up all night checking the little ones and are pleased to report that the six puppies are small but nursing fantastically. Mama O is, of course, an exceptional mother. The first four puppies were girls and the last two were boys.
The newborn nursery is in the Dog Room adjacent to the garage. They will stay in this heated room for quite a while. The nursery has a large whelping house filled with cedar shavings, plenty of fresh water for Mama O and a doggie door for a quick exit to the toilet.
Here are a few quick photos before we head back to watch the babies.