Well they came at last - after I had 2 days and nights of them thinking about it and kicking me and changing their minds those pups decided to pop out on St Patrick's Day :-) I was getting so tired and fed up and my peeps were getting so-o tired with not getting any proper sleep and then it happened. The first little bruiser (a girl) came out at 5.30 pm and by 7 pm all 4 were born. So Trilby has 2 new little brothers and 2 new little sisters only she is not allowed to see them. No-one can see them but me and my peeps just yet.
Here they are lying on their heated pad. They were each about 200gm in weight (7 oz) so no wonder I was fed up and feeling huge as a house before they were born.
Of course all they want to do right now is eat and sleep -
not much different to me I suppose really :-)
Their eyes and ears are closed so they can't see or hear yet but they can certainly move and they twitch about all the time which my peeps say is their nervous system developing. Here are some close up photos of the pups:
I know last time everyone thought my pups were little rotties when they were born and this lot don't look much like schnauzers yet either but they will do - just wait and see :-)