Thursday, September 24, 2015

Puppies!

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.






19 comments:

0300jh JeanneHammel said...

So precious! Congratulations Olivia, Nacho and all SPK. Looking forward to lots of updates on the new members of the family :)

Dawn E said...

Yay! Congrats to all

Nessmuk said...

Congrats!! Puppies......6 beautiful puppies!! I love their puppy pink noses!! And it looks like at least 2 of them have the trademark Olivia white forehead.....time will tell who inherited the beautiful baby blue Olivia eyes!! Oh my, how are we going to learn how to differentiate all the Olivia/Nacho pups!! A challenge us fans will be glad to take on!

So happy for you all....can't wait to see more puppy pictures and watch them grow into awesome SPK Sled Dogs!!!

Cindy Schaus said...

Such happy news! Congratulations Olivia, Nacho & SPK! Looks like at least a couple more round white foreheads. Sweet, sweet puppies.

Kathy said...

Congratulations! A very busy time for all at SPK. Glad all is
good with Big O--long day for her. She's Super Mom!

Sabrina said...

Awwwwww!!!! Olivia wanted to make sure I had an awesome wedding anniversary gift!! Great day to be born little ones! Can't wait to watch you get bigger!!

Anonymous said...

So adorable!!!

Best wished to Mom and Dad Olivia and Nacho!!!

Congratulations to all at SP Kennel!!!

Best,

Margaret

Lisa B said...

Welcome to the world precious pups! Glad all went well and I hope everything continues to go fine. Can't wait to see who from the litter will look like a mini Olivia or a Nacho Jr. Great news - thanks for letting all of us know.

Markus Ramsperger said...

Awesome, more "super model's" coming out of SP Kennel. Congratulations to "Momma-O" and the whole SP Kennel,looking forward to plenty of pictures and videos to come, I'm sure we'll be seeing some on the trail to Nome in a few years, and some will be quiet Quest Stars!

Idita-blog said...

Thanks for sharing this. Congrats to all. This is my first time seeing newborn puppies. Are their noses always pink like that? Have you selected a name theme yet? All the best to mom, dad, pups, and grand-gardians.

Anonymous said...

Such wonderful news. Congratulations to Olivia, Nacho and all the "birthing" support team. Great job guys. So happy for all of you.

Ann and Tom

Maryalice Adams said...

That is wonderful news and congratulations to Olivia and Nacho!!!! Such adorable puppies.

A-town's Becky said...

Awesome Ms. O, they are adorable!!!
Congratulations to the entire team at SPK.
:-)

Gaye Morgan-Walton said...

Wonderful! Many prayers that they all thrive and grow to be worthy heirs of their two outstanding parents!! I'm dancing with joy and they are adorable! Good colors too!!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic news! What beauties...always a thrill. Way to go Olivia and Nacho!


Holly

Linda Steiner said...

Whoo hoooo! Looking forward to watching these guys become champions.
Congrats to all.

Leanna said...

Wonderful news!

Lourdes, VT said...

God bless you sweet pups!!!

marilyn cozzens said...

What wonderful puppies. Congratulations Olivia & Nacho.