Maltese Pups Delivery
Last night we welcomed into this world four healthy maltese pups (3 girls and 1 boy). At a surprisingly early time of 8 pm Cuddles began to show all clear signs of labour including pacing back and forth and looking for a reclusive spot in the house. We knew this was our call for action so we hurriedly organised ourselves and stocked the makeshift delivery room with final supplies. Amazingly we had my parents over for dinner at the time and those extra hands proved invaluable for the delivery of the first two pups.
The first two pups emerged within the first 2.5 or so hours, after which a long period of waiting followed. Finally when the familiar contractions began again and we knew that another pup was ready to come out. From then on everything was on quick mode. It took less than 30 minutes for both pups to make an appearance, and the exhausted Cuddles was relieved that it was all over.
After a quick bath of the mother she was reunited with her babies who were scrambling for a good spot to suckle some milk.
I have provided a few shots of the mother and the babies.