They are here - October 2, 2010. Starting at 2:45 AM, we have 10 puppies - 5 boys and 5 girls. Some wavy and some curly. All are black with some white marking on their chest and most have it on their neck as well. Some have white chins. No Zorro or Pieta image clones.
Nature had her way with this litter. There were 17 puppies and those who did not make it did not have a chance as they were stillborn. Despite my resuscitation efforts, it was not to be. There is speculation from the vets that she did not have room for large enough placentas or room for the oxygen they needed. 17 is a huge number of pups and explains Pieta's size and discomfort. So we are feeling very blessed with the ones we have and are putting all our efforts into helping them get a good start.