Just a week ago, we were celebrating the birth of 5 new puppies here at Miortuk. However, the celebration turned to sadness as the week progressed with the death of 3 of the puppies on three separate days through the week.
The puppies all seemed healthy! However, the three that passed this week all died at night only to be discovered in the morning. All were lying in the same place & position in the whelping house. Each pup that was the largest at that time.
It seemed as if Tanya had done this with intention and not by accident.
Nature has its way of protecting and preserving the strongest & fittest!
So why did this happen?
My only guess was: first there was some type of birth defect or secondly Tanya was not producing enough milk to feed all of the puppies. Both scenarios, I beleave, was caused by the premature birth.
The positive side of this equation is that the two remaining puppies, at this point, are thriving and growing.
Tanya is also being very motherly & protective of her remaining brood. It is also ironic the the two remaining puppies are one male & one female.
I sure hope that the tragedy of this week has passed & the remaining two survive.
We also had a week of extreme weather including a couple of brief, but severe thunderstorms.
The final ecstasy of this week was visiting with my daughter, my son-in law and my three beautiful grandgirls who were all over here from Australia!
This was the grandgirls first visit to Canada. My daughter & her husband's first visit here in nine years. It was a truly great way to end this week!
Until next week........