This is a
pictorial diary of the Messano 'S' litter, Sh Ch Ronjalee Rag
Trade JW (Trager) x Messano Minnie The Moocher (Roxy). The litter
was born on 01/06/2007 and consists of 5 bitches and 4dogs. These puppies all have homes arranged for them.
This photo shows Roxy with 9 days until her due date....
.....she is shown here enjoying her dinner with one week
This photo shows Roxy with one day remaining before the
birth of her puppies.
Unfortunately things did not progress in a text book pattern
with this birth and due to the fact that Roxy had passed
her expected date and showed no signs of beginning her labour,
the decision was made to deliver the puppies by Caesarean
section. Roxy's puppies arrived in the early afternoon of
1st June and both they and Roxy were soon ready to face
the drive home to Messano. Roxy coped with the operation
extremely well and being a very maternal bitch, soon got
down to the task of feeding and cleaning her babies. We
are pleased to report that everything is going well and
although the entered the world through the sunroof instead
of the door, the puppies are all thriving! They all weighed
over a pound at birth and continue to put weight on at the
This photo shows the proud mum feeding her puppies a few
hours after the birth.....
........these are a few general shots of the new borns...
.....the puppies instinctively find the teats within a very
This photo shows Roxy with her puppies at one day old.
Roxy looking very pleased with herself......
.....this photo illustrates the range of shades in the coat
colour of the puppies.
The puppies in a relaxed mood.
Who needs a pillow?
These photos show the puppies at 6 days of age....
.......you can see the pigment coming through on the noses.
Roxy takes great pride in her babies....
.... and makes sure that they are all kept clean and well