Friday, 16 March 2012

Magic - the proud Mum

Magic gave birth on Thursday morning to 4 beautiful puppies - 3 boys and a girl. All went very smoothly - she was a little superstar of a Mum and did everything that needed doing all by herself. No need for any equipment or help of any kind. Here are a few photos of the new arrivals:

2 of the pups on the heated pad.

Magic does look more than a little frazzled here - she obviously got quite messy with doing all the hard work herself - tearing the sac surrounding the pups and severing the cord and then cleaning the pups. The ribbons we initially used to identify the pups but actually we can tell them apart without so have removed them now.

All 4 pups enjoying a warm rest on the heat pad.

The pups favourite activity - feeding!
The white bar in the photo is a special barrier in the whelping box to help protect the puppies when they are very small from being rolled on by the mother and squashed against the wall of the box.

One of the pups snuggling against Magic's cheek - it gives an idea of their small size.

I will put up more pictures and more details about the birth etc in the next week but thought Magic's bloggy friends might like to see the first day's photos - thank you to everyone for the good wishes you have posted in our blog comment box!


  1. Congratulations to all! How wonderful! Love the pics!

  2. Congrats!!! Hope everyone is doing well, can't wait to see more pics!!!

  3. ahhh how lovely glad it all went smoothly, thanks for sharing xxx

  4. Beautiful babies, we love pup pics. Well done Magic, Susie-Belle sends her licks & love x

  5. Oh my goodness congrats! I bet all the hard work will be worth it for those adorable pups. They look so different when they are that small!

  6. Congratulations Magic, you clever girl! You have 4 beautiful babies!! love and licks from Claire, Barney and Bella xx

  7. OMG! Congratulations to all! How adorable! Magic you make a perfect Momma!! Good job!!

  8. Oh! Congratulations! They're beautiful and Magic is such a great mother! We look forward to all the puppy photos.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  9. Oh my gosh!! Congrats to you Magic! Your pups are stunning, you must be very proud ( and very tired by the looks of things :) ) wonderful news, can't wait to see these little guys grow!


  10. Magic, your babies are so beautiful! I love the picture of the pup snuggling up to mom. How sweet. Looking forward to more posts about their growth!

  11. congrats!! so excited to see and read more. i'm glad things went smoothly! it's so amazing how their instincts tell them what do, like during the birthing process. it's amazing little magic knew exactly what to do once the pups were born!! do they have future homes? do you plan on keeping any of them? can't wait to see them when their eyes open. well done magic!!

    1. Yes it is incredible how good Magic was at knowing exactly what needed doing. We do already have good homes for 2 of the pups and we are planning on keeping one...but we'll wait and see how they develop before making any firm decisions. We're looking forward to them opening their eyes too :-)

  12. Proud mom Magic!! We're so happy to see your beautiful puppies! Congratulations! Your puppies are tiny and adorable. We know you're busy mom now but take a nap as much as you can! ;) ;)

    Momo & Pinot

  13. Hi Y'all,

    Magic we are so happy to see you with your pups.

    Thanks for stoppin' and wishin' me well.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  14. Oh YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rubie and I haven't been on the computer much the last few days as she has been helping me get better from a bout of food poisoning!!! I suddenly remembered what day it was and rushed over to check on Magic........WHAT TERRIFIC NEWS!!!!

    We are so happy that Magic's mum instincts kicked right in, and four is a manageable number (better than 11 !!) At this early stage there looks like one lighter one, and three dark salt and peppers?? It's such great news - we are so excited and proud - and delighted one will be kept! Well done Magic - and Leigh - mission accomplished as they say. A joyous time of puppy watching to jealous!

    Rubie and her mum xxx

  15. Wow!!! Magic!!!
    Your babies are soooo cute!

  16. We are sooo sorry to be late in our Blogville congratulations, luckily we caught your post on FB. We are sooo happy for you all, you will truly be a Magic Mum we are sure, this is just the best news all week!!!!!! Dex, Lou and the Mom xxxxx

  17. Oh.... congratulations and how cute they are. I'll be back to see more.

    Time for a deserve it.

    pawhugs, Max

  18. We heard about the new pups from Dex and Lou. Congrats, Magic, you have a very nice little family there and it sounds like you are a great Mom.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  19. Congrats to Magic and your family on this pretty litter of pups. What fun you are going to have with them in the next eight weeks or so!

    We had a wonderful time with our little Schnauzer Bitsy Marie, who lived to 13 years and we think of her often.

    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  20. Congrats Magic!! Job well done. We knew you would be an awesome momma!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  21. Oh my goshies... PUPPIESSS!! I'd better make sure my mommy doesn't see this post -- she may want one! Teehee!

    Woofs & hugs, <3

    ~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

  22. Oh what a wonderful mother Magic is. I am so very excited! We are sad that you are in the UK & we can't adopt one of her pups!

    Nubbin wiggles,