Harley’s Angels

6 Jun

Monday evening, I decided it was time to think about scheduling a C-section for Harley.  I knew that she is most likely due between June 10th-15th, but there’s still the thought of what if I’m wrong.  I decided to check her ligaments and compare with her sister, Haley, who is due June 10th.

Haley

They were both really loose.  That means it was really time to get an appointment made.  Tuesday morning, I went out to check her before work, and she was already up and out of the Love Shack.  Her tail was up.  I watched, but I didn’t see any real contractions.  I checked her ligaments again, and they were completely gone.

Harley

I left for work, but I called my mom to come out and check on Harley.  I called the vet when their office opened, and he was going to try to figure out a time and get back to me.  I had the transportation to get her to the vet’s office.  All I had to do was wait and then we’d have babies.  Then I got a text message from my mom that read, “She has triplets. Scott pulled two.”  I wasn’t expecting that.

photo courtesy of mom

They show signs of being early (all have teeth, so about five days), but they are doing okay.  I am cautiously optimistic that they will all survive.

I’m guessing Harley’s pain/inflamation meds helped her witht he pain of labor (all the girls are going to be demanding it) because mom said she pretty much acted normal and then just started pushing.  She called the vet, and he came out.  He got here to pull the last two.

Teeny Tiny Boy #1

Small boy #2

Almost normal sized boy #3

I’m still giving her the meds for pain and inflammation.

She doesn’t look like she’s got much milk, and I’m okay if she doesn’t get it in.

She’s still got a long road ahead to try and heal now that the babies are out.  She’s so thin from not being able to eat well between heat, pregnancy and injury.  She was starving after the babies arrived.

More grass please.

I still want her to quit standing on the fence.

Of course, she gave me three boys.  But they are sweet little angels!

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5 Responses to “Harley’s Angels”

  1. Jeanne June 6, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

    That was quite a bit of excitement! And those little guys are really cute! My daughter said the light colored one is a vanilla Oreo! Am I correct in thinking that Harley’s being bred this year was an oopsie?

    • Teresa June 6, 2018 at 5:37 pm #

      Her breeding was planned, but she had the back injury after she was bred.

  2. janicead June 7, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    The triplets are just darling.

  3. Claire Moxon-Waltz June 10, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

    So glad she was able to deliver without further injury to herself, and that the kids seem healthy. I just hope everybody goes on being healthy and that she is able to really recover. I’m guessing you might not breed her this year to give her more time to get really healthy.

    • Teresa June 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm #

      She is retired! No more breeding for her at all.

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