Thursday, April 9, 2009

Gilda with her pups

All is well in Gilda's nest!

Pups look good and Gilda is up to the challenge of raising 8 puppies. This is the most pups she has ever whelped, which is unusal as she is seven years old. But Gilda loves to eat and she is the only female we have that can have a litter of pups and gain weight while nursing. She is also a no-nonsense kind of mom, who disciplines her pups (when they get older). Some females are very permissive, like Elli, and they let puppies get away with murder, but not Gilda. It will be interesting to see how she is going to deal with the large litter!

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