Good morning everyone...well, I guess it's now the afternoon. It's been a busy morning, and I've lost track of time.
As you can tell by the title of this post, the long-awaited puppies have arrived! Every night, my foster family would go to bed expecting puppies in the morning, but so far they had been disappointed. Last night, my foster granny got up at 1:30 to check on me. About three hours later, my foster mom came in to see how I was doing. I hadn't been outside since 6 p.m. and they were worried, but I wasn't. I knew I was in labour and wanted to stay in and nest. My foster mom got up again at 6:00 a.m. to take me out, and I was a little stir-crazy. I was running and rooting in the snow and basically had ants in my pants. That's how she knew the babies were definitely on the way!
The first one arrived around 7:30.
Another arrived at 8:00, followed by one at 8:45.
Then I took a break, but four and five arrived at 10:08 and 10:20.
Six and seven arrived at 11:30 and 11:45. Now, I'm taking a break again. More pictures, and some video (with sound!) to follow.
Update: I've come to a conclusion: EIGHT IS ENOUGH! That's right, puppy number eight arrived shortly after 12:30. I'm not sure if that's the end or not.