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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Eleven!

Oh my goodness! Eleven Puppies. Honestly, I can not believe it.

Olivia started whelping at 11 PM (July 20) and had five puppies by midnight. She had four more pups by 4 AM and the last two at 6 AM (July 21).


Twelve hour old puppies nurse fro their Mama "O".

Of course, I am concerned about Olivia caring for so many pups, so I have kept a vigil to make sure no one gets pushed aside. Olivia seems quite attentive and is not very stressed about the whole situation. (I could learn from her!)


Olivia and pup try to nap; Nursing puppies.

I need to take a few days to make sure Olivia and all of her beautiful puppies are healthy before I announce any names or sexes. I promise to keep everyone up to date and videos will be coming soon.

Oh... by the way, Nacho is fine as well. A very proud Papa!

23 comments:

Libby the Lab said...

WOW That is a lot o puppies!!

Anonymous said...

Great news, and as always - SP Kennel folks put the dogs first.

Terry Plumart said...

Congratulations! 11 times! Wow! That's quite the litter! Hope they all do well and am glad to hear that O is handling it well! Man, she had almost a whole team all by herself! THAT is dedication! A big hug to daddy Nacho too!

Dennis Nielsen-Wisconsin said...

They are so precious! I'm so glad she is doing good! Give her a GREAT BIG HUG!!! And Nacho to!!!

Mom in PA said...

I presume Nacho was like modern dads In the delivery room making sure she pushed... Or perhaps he was content to circulate in the waiting room handing out cigars? Looks as though you could racean entire Olivia/Nachonteam in a few years!

Congratulations... Look forward to watching them grow.

CupcakeNinja said...

So it looks like Olivia beat Kate to the punch. :) Congrats, Olivia and SPK!

Anonymous said...

Lady O,
You and Nacho really out did yourselves!
11 watermelonettes. Oh my!
Congrat's to SPK on the new family.

Deka

Dawn from Maine said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!!!!Olivia and Nacho!!! Wow! 11 little babies!!! So she wins's the contest, right? Did Olivia have her litter before Kate? I'm so excited for you all! They look adorable!!! I can smell the puppy breath from Maine!

MBB said...

Holy Moly,
I thought she was looking rather stuffed
Let's hear it for good genes 'n fertility
Who do you think gave more, O or N,
or both were ON:)
*And I thought 7 was a handful
O's in the best of care
Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

Lauri from California,

Congrats! 11pupies! Go girl! Remember to eat enough, cuz you have some hungry babies. May everyone do well the next few days.

All of us are looking forward to hearing names!

Oh the videos to come of the whole passel! Watching this litter grow is going to be fun.


Michelle K. said...

Kate will never top that ;o)

MG said...

congrats on the new arrivals.

Deb said...

No sleep for humans, I bet. Congratulations to the proud parents.

Anonymous said...

I think Moira needs to come back to help you with them!!! Congratulations Olivia - what a super star Mum!

Karla, Sydney, AUS

Moosekahl said...

All I keep picturing is the house keeper at the beginning of 101 Dalmations..."The puppies are coming, the puppies are coming" right before she is so overwhelmed she faints! Glad to see them all doing well thus far. Congrats Allen and Aily. Way to go Olivia and Nacho!

Nessmuk said...

Way to go O!!!! Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to all and I hope all of them continues to do well. Keep us posted!

Dawn E said...

Awesome news...best of health to all!

SAY said...

Congratulations to the SP Family. Best wishes for the pups to all grow up to be happy, healthy sled dogs.

Margaret said...


Congratulation Olivia and Nacho!!!

What a gift!!! So cute!!!

Holly Freeman said...

Olivia and Nacho you have knocked us all out with your royal flush!!

Howl out to all!

Marilyn Cozzens said...

What an awesome litter! Olivia is such a good mother. Congrats to both parents & all of SP Kennel! I am looking forward to hearing & watching all about their growth.It will be wonderful & fantastic if Olivia & Nacho's "kids" win the Iditiarod &/or the Yukon Quest!

Lourdes, VT said...

They are all so sweet and tiny! And Olivia is such a good, patient Mommy!!!
Congratulations to ALL!!!