Mojo was due to have her first litter the end of September/first part of October.
I had a feeling she wasn't expecting a very big litter. Very likely a singleton - meaning only 1 puppy.
She started nesting and doing the typical pre labor stuff on Sunday.
That first stage of labor can take 12-24 hours.
It was close to 11 PM and the puppy was presenting breech and I couldn't help her get it through the canal as it was just plain stuck.
So off we go to the ER Vet in Sioux Falls.
As I suspected it was 1 very large puppy.
She had her c-section and the puppy didn't make it.
It's things like this that make me wonder why I even do it?
These are the times I just want to throw in the towel and be done.
I try to remain positive and keep remembering the good always outweighs the bad.
Breeders tend to get a bad rap and a lot of judgment.
The cost of Mojo, the travel expense to get her, the anticipation of her litter, the costs of producing a healthy litter in turn to have an emergency c-section on a Sunday night and to go home with no puppy.
It's not all sunshine and rainbows.