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Cuddles and her Maltese Puppy

May 4, 2012

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.

Maltese puppy 2 days old

Maltese puppy girl 2 days old

Whelping box

Charlie the father and cuddles together, taken about 2 month prior

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 5, 2012 9:19 pm

    Those are really cute puppies!! I always have the heart for dogs 🙂 What breed is your dog?

    I’ve experienced taking care of puppies too. It’s not that tiring, actually. It is fun! 😉

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