"Everyone needs a second chance" - we say that alot, either it is humans or animals.
We gave one of our females a second chance,but I was not sure if I was doing the right thing. In 9 weeks I was thinking " what if I have made the wrong dessision".
We can go back to March 2012. Our sweetheart, Milla had 6 babies - endet with a c-section. It was my second c-section since I have started to breed. My first experience with it was not the worst,but I do prefer a natural birth.
In March it did not go well at all. Short time after the operation Milla got very very ill. She lost some of her babies cause her milk got poisoned,and did almost not survice herself either. She got a heavy mastitis.
To make that story short, it endet with operating away the high-infected breast, and out of 6 babies,there were only 1 surviver, who lived his 6 first week in fostercare with a Sacred Birmaen mommy and her babies.
For me that baby is a miracle.
A long time after, I was so sure I wanted to neuter Milla. But she was not fit for any operation right away. Talking with my vetrinarians and other breeder friends,and the support from my friend who nursed Milla back to health - we gave her a second chance.
Last litter,she started her contractions at day 64, but this time she did not. We waited and waited. Late day 69 she decidet it was time. And this time everything worked just as it should!
I am so happy for her. Milla has been an extra mommy for 2 other litters,she could not take part in her first litter from the start,and now she is glowing of motherhood.
We have 3 babies in the birthbox. 2 boys and 1 girl.
There was not so many options when it comes to colours this time,but breeding is still full of surprises.
Dinky and Milla are cinnamon carriers. I have never tested them, but the proof, well her second-born baby is a cinnamonspottet bico,
He had some start problems,but we are crossing fingers hard for him , he is a fighter. His 2 other siblings are big and strong.
In a week or two, we will give them single pictures with name presentation, at least for the 2 biggest.
Here is the proud daddy , our sweet Dinky, who mated Milla shortly after he moved in.Only 7 month old!
And his beautiful family, just few hours after birth:
2 of the newest family members some days later:
And a proud big-brother - Tiger. He is a blue copy of his mommy,and the 2 biggest little babies are looking very much like him at the moment. Maby he will come visit his half-siblings one day? :-)