Today I was all excited. I was off to hang out with Danielle at her house, eat fish and chips and borrow Hunger Games off her. I have been looking forward to it all last week. And then disaster struck. A phone call from work asking me to come in as another nurse was sick. I was really tempted to say no but I am a sucker and said ok.
When I got there, there was just one dental to be done. Super easy and could have been handled without needing me to cover someone’s shift. I was a bit annoyed but then we got the phone call that the pregnant bulldog that I’d been petsitting was coming in for a scan.
Six puppies were spotted on the scan and the heartbeats were not very strong so the vet highly suggested a caesarean. All action stations!
I was so excited that I was going to get to assist with another caesarean, not to mention a caesarean of a dog that I knew really well. It’s not very common to see births in general practice as most births are done easily at home and the majority of them are at night.
Turns out there were ten puppies inside! Five boys and give girls. All healthy and ready to live. Not as traumatic as the other birth I assisted at where the puppies had been stuck for a while. These bulldogs were ready to come out and meet the world. There was one little one who we had to work on a bit harder than the others, but even she came right.
And now, it’s gratuitous photo time!!!!!!!!!!!
About fifteen minutes old.
First feeding at about half an hour old. Mum was still more than a little sleepy!
About an hour in and everyone was trying their luck. Definitely a free for all. These little guys were hungry!
And this is me and our favourite little one that we christened ‘Patch’ :)