Whitney’s Big Day
It began with a great deal of heavy breathing, some jostling around and a major rearrangement of the bed sheets just to get into that perfect position. Several hours later a little girl, Miss Crimson fought her way out to catch her first breath of fresh Caledon air. She was followed by six other brothers and sisters: Miss Marigold, Mr. Raven, Mr. Sapphire, Mr. Zinc, Mr. Buff and Miss Jade who all weighed in at around one pound. Unless she was wearing a concealed wristwatch, Whitney must have been eying the clock on the dresser as she popped out puppies with astonishing regularity, pausing only once to enjoy a bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Whitney wasted no time in demonstrating her fondness for the puppies to the point of over-exuberance. We were doing our utmost to get the newborns dry and warm while Whitney was taking us to task by cleaning and stimulating them until they were all drenched again. Once the group was settled in the whelping box (where most moms would have had their puppies in the first place), Whitney gradually relaxed a bit, but not until she had licked Mr. Raven with such gusto that the poor little bloke did a head stand while nursing.
And so begin the adventures of Whitney’s mini-pack in a series we call “Puppy Tales”.