Things ended up not going exactly to plan due to a
number of reasons and Kiva ended up having her litter
here at what is now Lumikoira.
Kiva started showing signs of impending labour in the
early afternoon and we notified Liz that we thought
things would be happening pretty soon - Liz set off from
Surrey and arrived in the early evening of Monday
evening, whish was just as well as Kiva went into labour
an hour later giving birth to Dylan at 7.23 - Florence
followed 40 minutes later - Ermintrude coming just 24
minutes later - Dougal 1/4 of an hour later before
Zebedee made his appearance just after 9.00.
Within 2 hours of going into labour and 90 minutes after
giving birth to her first pup the litter had been born.
Sadly two of the pups didn't survive their first week,
Ermintrude slipped away after us spending the best part
of 24 hours drip feeding her, the next day Dougal went
to join her at Rainbow Bridge. We did all that we
could to try to help them through but sometimes nature
knows best :-(
You can read more about Kiva's first litter here.