Pour Cobalt went through a long labour and was very vocal about her discomfort. Regularly, she would come close to the window in the chalet and talk to me looking for comfort & encouragement. She was a real trooper with this being her first litter. The first puppy seemed to take forever to be born & you could feel her pain & frustration. But, after the first all the subsequent births were without incident. The first one was born in the whelping pen house, however, the next two were born outside in the wired enclosure. After hearing the puppies crying, they were placed in the house with the other puppy & then Cobalt got the idea of that was were the balance should be born. Cobalt did a great job with the births and quickly assumed the motherly routine. It is always a great relief when the puppies are born & there is no complications.
Nature is amazing!
The other dogs in the kennel are now starting to get used to the whimpering of the puppies and they welcomed them through song to their new pack.
The weather here this week was beautiful with sunny warm days and clear nights. That all changed and we received, well needed, rain on Thursday, Friday, Saturday & into this morning. The forest was getting dry, causing elevated concerns regarding forest fires especially with the Summer tourist season just starting.
LIFE IS VERY GOOD HERE IN THE NORTHERN FOREST!
Until next week.......