After six hours of no labor and one trip to the vet's (Kenya and pups in tow), the Kenya Bean finally produced whelp number three: an even more whopping 1 pound 1 ounce (17 ounces) bouncing black baby boy.
Happy New Year, Master Green!
Of course, as has been our 100% norm, the litter is split over two days (we've never had a litter here where every pup from the same litter arrived on the same date). In this case, it's not only a different date, it's also a different week, different month, and different year! Masters Blue and Red share the same DOB: December 31st, 2011; Master Green's DOB is January 1st, 2012.
So, we have three musketeers: all black coats (expected), all boys (not expected), and all pretty big in size (somewhat expected).
Everyone is nursing well, squiggling as they should, "singing" as only neonates can, and peeing and pooing on cue from Kenya (she has to stimulate them to do this).
So far, so good. Here are a few more quick pictures:
I am not certain that Kenya is done (she might be). Her belly still seems a little firm to be empty, so I'm wondering if she has one more in there. And she is still occasionally nesting and acting restless. We're seeing a bit more discharge, but that may just be afterbirth.
Time will tell.
I'll post again in the morning when we can better discern if Kenya is done and her litter is complete (it's nearly 4 a.m. right now).
So, thankfully, we seem to be holding our own.