Are You tired of puppies yet?
Are You tired of Puppies yet? Because I also found the photos from the first bunch fifteen years ago. That experience was totally different but oh so scary anyway. You know how it is when they show this on tv, the bitch is just lying there, says a weak humph and there the puppy is. Well, Viran was nothing like that. For one thing she just couldn’t stay calm at all but walked or ran around already in the early morning. Then around 2pm she started to howl and she didn’t do it quietly 🙂 I wasn’t sure about this behaviour so I called the vet. I took a look at her when he answered and screamed in his ears, she’s standing outside and it just pours out of her, has the water broken now?
My vet, who is a very calm man then said, she’s outside You say? Are You sure she isn’t peeing? Of course she was 🙂 She doesn’t howl especially loud either he said. Why don’t You just take a long walk with Your other dog? Viran will take care of this herself You know. I did try to take a walk with my other dog, Sickan, but Viran refused to stay at home by herself. Taking a walk did at least quiet her down some but not much 🙂 Around 6 pm the howling stopped and the, for a better word, screaming started and now she really ran around the entire cottage. I called the vet and he just calmly said, I’ve heard worse. Just leave her alone, why don’t You take a walk? I didn’t 🙂
The screaming continued constantly and I’ve always wondered what my neighbors might have thought about it because she could be heard all over the area despite all the doors and windows being closed. At 8pm she also started moaning and that together with the screaming pushed me to what I could take. I called the vet and I could hear that he either was at a party or had guests at home 🙂 I think he by then had understood that taking a walk was out of the question so he told me to perhaps read a book or try to rest before it started and yes he had heard much worse 🙂
I was thinking of calling him again around ten that night but since nothing much had happened since the last time I thought it was no idea. Viran had now started to make her bed with such frenzy that nothing was in one piece any longer 🙂 My other dog refused to come close to either of us, she just jumped up into my bed and fell asleep 🙂 At pm I remembered that I had read in a book that she most likely would like some help from me so I started to prepare with cloths and handkerchiefs. At 11:30 the screaming was so loud that I felt I was going insane 🙂 So I called the vet again and said that I had never read that anything like this was supposed to happen. Then he said something very smart, don’t read those books, they have very little to do with how it can be and they just make You worried when You read them but I can hear it’s close now.
He was right, her behaviour had changed to even worse so I came closer to her with a big handkerchief. Viran was one of the kindest animals I’ve ever met so her reaction was nothing I had expected. She threw herself towards one of corners in the kitchen and pressed her back towards it and showed me all! her teeth 🙂 and at the same time she screamed and moaned also growled towards me and it sounded like that growl came from hell itself 🙂 🙂 🙂 So there shes stood at one corner of the kitchen screaming like insane and I sat at the opposite corner screaming like insane too 🙂 🙂 🙂
At 00:00 she suddenly got totally quiet and pushed for all she was worth and pressed out two puppies at the same time, well one might have come a second before the other but I wasn’t really that close so I could see it 🙂 She looked at me and sighed loudly and then she sat right down on the puppies 🙂 I had to lift her up to be able to reach them 🙂 🙂 🙂 Besides looking for the placenta she really didn’t care much about them. It was the biggest and smallest puppies that was born first. After that it all happened fast, one after another popped out without too much work for her.
Six puppies were born before 1 am that night and even if Viran didn’t show much interest in them at the beginning she became the best of all mothers for them. Things finally calmed down after around two hours and my other dog and I was falling asleep in a sofa beside the kitchen. Just before I fell asleep I hear a tiny bump in the kitchen so I went up to see what it was. Viran looked just as surprised as I felt when we saw a seventh puppy on the floor 🙂 It was rather tiny and looked a bit different from the other ones. Greyish and it looked to have long hair too. I didn’t think it was alive but dried it and shook it and suddenly he started to breathe. He became one of the biggest of them as adult and he also became the father of Orvar and Hector. Too bad that their mother was their father’s sister 🙂 🙂 🙂
Viran was the smartest dog I’ve ever met and the most funny one too. Have You read about Marley, the worlds worst dog? Let me tell You that Viran was just the same 🙂 She destroyed three refrigerators in her life, one garage door and managed to open up a door that we humans had big troubles to open up. There’s a man who still remember ( even though it is over thirteen years ago) when he saw my then three dogs running around on the streets in a big city because of that 🙂 🙂 🙂 I can tell You so many stories about that dog and maybe I’ll do one day.
Have a great day!