My lovely dogs
September 27, 2010 14:22
Ok, both are not mine but Diva (who is Lisens daughter) in the right pic, feels like she is mine as well. Even though technically she is my sisters. Us four hang out quite a lot, in the left pic Lisen and me are waiting for them to pick us up for a walk in the forest. However, to get Diva into this world was not an easy task...
Lisen was 4 years old when she had her puppies. When it was time for Lisen to give birth, she simply would not do it naturally! Typical Lisen, always wants it her own way... I had to drive her, my sister, mum and two friends, in the middle of the night to a Vet station 1,5 hours away. The Vet gave her medicine to try and induce labour so she could deliver on her own, but nope not Lisen. Finally the Vet decided to do a c-section.
Will she make it?
We waited and waited, the Vet had told us that they would come out with the pups as soon as they were delivered. But it took a lot longer the she had said, so we got really worried something had gone wrong. I was so nervous and anxious, and there were a ton of thoughts running through my head. We had decided to let Lisen have pups because we knew she would be an excellent mum and wanted her to have that experience. But now, was it really worth it? What if something went wrong and she didn't come out of this alive...
At last, the Vet assistant came to us, and in his hand he had a box with six black pups. Ah, we thought there would be a few more but six, ok. And then he said, "I'll go and get the other box for you", ehhh whua!? " Here you go", he said. And in that brown box, another six puppies!!! Yiax! We had to rub them to make sure the kept breathing, however one just didn't have the strength. After about an hour we got to see Lisen, who was very groggy and didn't understand anything. We showed her the puppies but she was uninterested and didn't want to have anything to do with them.
I drove us all home, and at home Lisen just went off and laid down. A bit of a panic arouse within us. How on earth are we going to take care of these 11 puppies without Lisen!? It was an intense sleepless next 24 hours of making sure the newborns were ok. And considering the previous 24 hours had been sleepless as well, we were all pretty exhausted. I had to work during this time, so my sister did most of the care taking.
Best mum ever!
Finally, 24 hours after Lisens c-section, Madde (my sister) told me that Lisen came to her, when she had a puppy in her hand, and was a bit curious. She still didn't understand that the puppy was hers. But Madde put a drop of puppy pee on Lisens nose (yes, sound gross, lol) but as soon as Lisen licked it, it was like a light bulb went off in her head. And after that moment she was the best mum ever! Thank God for that! I know that we, three people, could never have done such an amazing job with them as she did. It was a joy and unforgettable experience to watch her take care of those 11, very demanding, pups. And one of them, Diva, never really left the nest :-)
The summer of 2005 was all about puppies, LOL! Busy and oh so fun! To see more pics and find out more about Lisens life visit her own blog at lisen.eu