Whoo boy, howdy ho everybodies, its been a very, VERY exciting night and day!
Things just moved so jiffy quick that this is the first opportunity I've had to blog about the whole thing, when I wasn't dry heaving into a bucket.
For those of you not in the know (and how could you not know!) Tramp started giving us the "I'm about to birth some babies" signs yesterday. The Musher and Musher Mark whipped into high gear because Tramp is such an efficient mother that when she says it's time.... IT'S TIME!!!!!
Even though I was around for the Trampling's births, I wasn't allowed in the back room when it all happened. I really wanted to be a good Aunt and be a part of the whole thing, but the Musher told me that Tramp knew what to do, and having me around might be a distraction, and I'd try to get into all of the pictures with the puppies, and blah blah blah, I wasn't having any of that this time. I insisted that it was my sworn duty as the official Aunt of all North Wapiti Pretty Curly Tail puppies that I be in the room for the actual whelping.
So, while the Musher and Musher Mark prepared the whelping box (and please note, they totally disassembled my wonderful comfy whelping box and put that silly plastic swimming pool in the back room... harumpf), I kept Tramp company in the house.
Um, no Tramp, that isn't your whelping box. It doesn't even look like a box, its my couch. You can't have your Cramplings on MY couch... seriously... no really seriously.
Um, ok, now really REALLY seriously you can't have the Cramplings on MY cloud. No, I'm pretty sure the cover is washable, but you can't have them there, that's my cloud. Um... why does it need to be washable?
While I was still trying to figure out why the cloud needed to be washable, Tramp sauntered into the kitchen and ate my leftovers! Um... ok, fine, she's in labor and all, but... I was saving those for later in case things took a long time. Sigh.
Minutes later I found out WHY it needs to be washable. OHMYGAH!!!!!
Did everybodies know that stuffs and things came out WITH puppies? THEN WHY DIDN'T ANYBODIES SAY ANYTHING?????
We barely got her into the whelping pool and ya know what... a pool was totally the right thing for all of that stuffs and things going on... I stand humbly corrected on that I tell you what!
Being the good mom she is, Tramp quickly cleaned each little Crampling that came out.
First came Crampling #1, a little girl curly tail that is the spitting image of her father Crunchie. Before anyone asks, we know that the father is definitely Crunchie. The Musher actually let them do a little... um sumthin sumthin before the whole Iditarod thing, and there's no way any of the hijinx on the trail could have played a part in this because of the whole timing stuffs and things... and junk.
Anyhoo! Before we knew it, here comes a Trampie looking little girl pup!
#3 was a really, really black boy! I was almost getting over the whole... oogie experience because she was just shooting out puppies rapid fire (did I mention there's a smell... urp).
#4 was a dark grey heavy masked boy... awww, he's really cute too and came out screaming just like mom!
#5 was a Tramp colored boy, and #6 another Tramp colored boy!
We thought that was it, but then here comes another little girl that looks just like her dad!
That's 7 total Cramplings! 3 girls and 4 boys!!!
I don't know if it was the excitement, the visuals, the smell, or the fact that after having given birth to 7 wonderful little squeaky curly tails, Tramp got up and ate a big meal like nothing unusual at all happened... well, I threw up in a bucket.
But we do have a winner in the Crampling Puppy Pool!
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Looking at the happy family now...
They are cute and adorable and clean and soon I'll be herding them and teaching them all sorts of cool Auntie things... I think that I'm more cut out for just being the good Aunt that takes charge after they come into the world.
Tramp is a good mom and she can handle that whole whelping thing without my help. I think when it's Boo's turn... I'll stay out in the yard.
The Musher and Musher Mark are thinking of calling them names of games. So far the Musher's favorites are: Scrabble, Puzzle, Twister, Sudoku, Yahtzee, Checkers, Clue, and Trouble.
Trouble? Seriously? Look what happened to Tramp, and you want to call one of the Cramplings "TROUBLE". I'm doomed.