Sirin had 7 of 7 live, healthy, good-sized puppies, with one gigantic pinto boy. Weights ranged at birth from 17.9 to 20.2 ounces, except for gigantic boy at 23.9, holding up the whelping for 4 hours and 40 minutes and causing a lot of owner and vet concern. But we beat the odds and did not opt for the C-section choice, with vet support and understanding. Whelping started 10:20 am on Saturday, May 22, with the first puppy born, and ended at 2:13 am the next day, 12 minutes short of 16 hours to get all puppies out naturally (with the help of 4 oxytocin shots, 2 calcium shots, and 2 dosings of raspberry tea, oh and plus a trip to the vet for x-ray to confirm how many puppies we really were expecting)!
Final count is 4 females and 3 males. The females are all fawn/black mask with no white on the faces. The males included 2 pinto and one fawn/black mask with a bit of white on the nose. Sirin is doing wonderfully and the puppy sounds are delightful. :-) The owner is tired, but happy to not have to be up the whole night! In fact, at 3 am, owner is now going to sleep and if this email isn't coherent, well, I will worry about it another time!