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#1 Aerie

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:14 AM

I just love that title. Kip's Having Puppies...as opposed to Kittens? Anyway!

I left for work as usual this morning...Kip was in her room with all her pretty stuff and bed and things. I got to work at 7. At 9 I came home to check on her and she was fine. At 11 I came home to check on her again and she was fine...and so were the 4 puppies she'd already had. One had JUST been born, so we took care of that lil one and since Kip decided to take a break, we went outside to take a walk. She did her thing, took a sip of water, we came back in and now we play the waiting game. She's just started contracting again so there's at least one more little one in there.

We have two girls and two boys so far. One girl is red, one is black, and then of the two boys one is red and one is black. Crazy.

Can't wait to see the next one, but GOSH am I going crazy.

I'll keep you guys updated...and pics will be up soon!


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:31 AM

Oh boy! Can't wait for pics!!

Is Kip holding up well? She's a real trooper IMO.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:41 AM

#5 Just made his presence known. He didn't want to breathe there for a while, the little stinker - scared me to death. Then he screamed bloody murder and now we're all content once again.

Kip's doing SO well. She's tired, but after having puppies the size of these, geez, i'm surprised she isn't napping. She isn't exactly sure what to do with the puppies once they're actually out of the sac and such, but so far so good.

Did I mention these puppies are huge? And that Kip is small? Almost smaller than Recon. I don't know where in the world she kept them. No WONDER it was so easy to see them move. Wow.

Dunno if any more are on the way. I'd say a max of one more, if that. I'm camping out in here for a while regardless - but now i'd better go, she's eyeing the laptop like it's going to eat a baby.


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:54 AM

Well what did #5 come out looking like? poka dots, black, red, white what? so far got half black and half red. Just wondering. Sounds like things are going good.

And I can't wait to see the pics.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 07:58 AM

Yay Puppies!!! :rolleyes:
this is so exciting, congratuations!
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:01 AM

Yay Kip! She knew you were nervous so she decided to have them without you. What a considerate girl.

What did that last boy look like? No rest for you, you have to post baby & momma pics.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:05 AM

Um, not on your bed, right?

Hang in there Aerie, Kip, puppies and assorted other beasties.
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:08 AM

More important question: Which one is mine??

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#9 Aerie

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:33 AM

#5 Boy has Purple polka dots and green stripes....

Really, though, he's a lil black boy with a heart shape looking marking on his head. He's...fat. Not wanting to nurse, which is disturbing, so i've told the vet and I'm watching him.

Everyone seems to be doing fine...though Kip is VERY very tired.

I doubt there's any more little suckers hiding in there, so I think we're done at 5. Did I mention #5 is VERY vocal? Goodness.

Laura - she did not, thank the heavens, have them on my bed. Due in part to the fact that she was locked very securely in what we have dubbed the "puppy room".

RDM - Whichever one you pick out when you get here!

Gosh ... how am I going to be able to send these precious little lumps away?? They're so adorable.

I swear, though, the Border Collie gods have it in for me. When I got back in to BCs...I wanted a "traditionally marked" little girl. I came home with Combat, then Recon, and not even Kip is traditionally marked, she and Recon could be twins except for their ears and Kip has more black on her back...

EVERY SINGLE ONE of these puppies has a marked head and a solid white body. Totally unfair, considering the sire of these pups is a rough coated mostly black sucker. Well, I think anyway? I don't remember what he looks like.

And where the heck did the red come from??


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:41 AM

Kip and the sire both carry red, which is how you got the red.

I am not fond of mostly white dogs, so perhaps I will pass on a puppy. YAY! An excuse! I am safe from myself!

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:53 AM

Glad to hear Kip's doing so well...and that you're holding up too Assorted hugs and scruffles to all

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 08:55 AM

Congrats on the newcomers!!! Can't wait for pics
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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:11 AM

Glad all are out now and maybe now Kip and rest, eat and rest some more to regain her strength. Well wishes and Congrads to Kip, pups and Aerie.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:18 AM

We're still at 5... Of course, it was nearly an hour between puppy 4 and puppy 5, so...we could still have a 6th.

Kip's very tired, seems a bit weaker than I'd like. Of course, I don't do this every day (and neither does she) so I don't know what to expect. The puppies are nursing, she's sleeping. I got her to get up and walk with me outside for a few minutes but she didn't really seem enthused at all. She wouldn't take any water.

Going to keep watching, of course. I have to go pick up my husband at the airport in a few hours, so I'll have to leave her again. My neighbor will be peeking in on her every half hour till I return, though, so I feel better.

I suppose it's time to start cleaning up...I'm sure she'll appreciate a fresh blanket.

Puppy #5 has been officially dubbed Shrieker. He just hit an hour old and he already has more attitude than the other four combined. Vet is here to check things out so off I go. Thanks for the well wishes!


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Posted 27 July 2005 - 09:31 AM

Well if #5 was just the loudest I would tell you call him Gavin ( the original Gavin was kicked out of the newborn nursery as a newborn cause he was too loud).

(((HUGS))) for Kip.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 10:33 AM

Congrats to Kip and her midwife! It is important that all pups are delivered. You should see some serious hollowing out in her loin area if she is done. If she still seems full- have a vet check her. also, be on the lookout for odd discharge from mom. Mom also needs to keep hydrated, get water in her some how (some canned food, or cooked meat with water (mix it to a gruel). Don't use food she isn't used to though. This is great news, and I LIKE primarily white BC's
Can't wait to see pics!

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 11:03 AM

Pictures pictures pictures pictures
Puppy pictures are the best!!!!

Congrats Kip...job well done! :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:45 PM

Congratulations to Aerie and Kip...and welcome to the little pups!

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 01:05 PM

Congrats on your little arrivals! Hope all goes well and pleeeeeeeeeease post pics when you get a minute. Nothing better than seeing newborn puppies :rolleyes:

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 04:42 PM

Congrats to you and Kip! I want to ask you if this is your first litter you had of border collies? I think its great that she had puppy's! It's a great expience for everyone!



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