Cuddles and her Maltese Puppy
Cuddles, our little Maltese had delivered a healthy puppy yesterday morning. So far it has been an adventure, with the first night proving a challenge. Having to get up every time the puppy cried really drained us both of a lot of energy, but the rush of seeing a new mother caring for her newborn is really exciting and reignites some adrenaline to keep us going.
At first Cuddles was not interested in the pup and left it. She went on a separate dog bed and slept for a few hours. I confirmed with a vet that such a thing could occur. In the mean time I prepared a hot-water bottle wrapped in a towel to keep the pup warm and some warm puppy formula to give it her first meal. Did I mention it’s a little girl?
Finally Cuddles hormones kicked into full gear and her motherly instincts took over. She has been caring for the pup, feeding it, cleaning after it and responding to the deflating balloon like screams nonstop, only when her own feeding time came or when she needs to go to the toilet.
Anyway here are some photos.