Not 24 hours after Sophia gave us five, Halo did, too. I had no idea there were so many in there, I just knew there was a very big boy in the way. I managed to slip a very tiny boy out around the very big boy, back legs first. After that, we were off to the Chatham Small Animal Hospital, where the excellent staff there took the best possible care of Halo. And me.
They found the big boy stuck in the birth canal, now dead. But behind him were three live babies, much to my amazement. I had thought I’d be bringing Halo home alone.. Instead, after three grueling hours, she rode in the back seat, and a cardboard box holding two silver doelings and a silver buckling kept me company in the passenger seat.
Her vet says she can breed again, but we’ve decided she’s done enough. Halo is retired.
H18: black buckling, sold. H19: Black buckling, stillborn.
H20, silver doeling, sold. H21: silver buckling, sold.
H22, silver doeling, for sale, $400.