Why are we waiting?" post that it became clear that last night was not going to be a quiet one after all. Leela had been clingy all day and digging around in her whelping box, but after our false alarm last Thursday when she did the same only to flip back to normal with no pups to show for it, we had done our best to remain open minded.
Esther woke me at 3.30 am after a restless few hours comforting Leela.....and that was the last I saw of sleep for last night for myself as well. By 7.30 she was visibly shaking and straining, vigorously tearing up her newspaper nest area and we knew it could happen any moment.
No doubt there will be many, many challenges lying ahead as these little ones grow. All we can do is our best to support Leela and them and take it one day at a time. I hope they remain healthy, that Leela continues to do such a wonderful motherly job, that Leela stays healthy as well......and also, as I said above, I deeply hope I never forget how amazing it was to be a part of this experience today.