Honey birthed 8 puppies and we all breathed a sigh of relief as I was worried this would all happen in our living room. Apparently, she was a true champ and took to being a mother very quickly. The vet was very impressed. After a few days, we decided to foster the family and they all moved back to our home. The vet covered all costs of the bill.
As a side note, we noticed how food is a huge motivator for Honey. As Simon attempted to load all of the puppies into his car, Honey took off running down Rainier Ave. He finally caught up to her at the KFC, where the smell of fried chicken was too tempting. She literally ditched her babies for fried chicken.
Here are the puppies when they are one day old. Cute. Soft. Sleepy.
Back at our home, we have designated a small, recently painted room for the puppies (aka Baby nursery- did I mention that I am pregnant in my final trimester?) Honey took to nursing right away and after a few days of transitioning into our home, with Tahi and some new people, we all found a new peace. Initially Honey was quite protective of her pups (understandably so) and wasn't always trusting of new people. In a short amount of time, she's really come to love us, Tahi (her new playmate) and of course, her little babies.
Honey loves to play, play, play. She is one friendly girl!