Cocoa came to rescue on Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was very large with puppies, skinny as a rail, and twice as sweet.
She had a horrible yeast infection we could treat only with medicated baths. Cocoa's transport to rescue made a stop at Dr. Kristi Jackson's office in Dunnellon, FL before ending at Celtic Legend Farms, home of German Shepherd Rescue of Central Florida. The vet stop was for an X-ray to determine the number of puppies and an appropriate arrival date.
Ten or eleven puppies nestled in Cocoa's uterus while she gave every ounce of nourishment she could find to the growing puppies. Puppies that were sufficiently developed to make an arrival anytime.
Prayers started. Please let us get some weight on Cocoa before the puppies are born. The vet made it clear the puppies would have to be supplemented every two hours around the clock.
Sleep is what one can do when one dies. The countdown started.
The day Cocoa's foster Mom went to buy Cocoa a goat was the day Cocoa decided to start delivering puppies. Raw Goat Milk would have to wait, there were puppies.
Eleven puppies, seven girls and four boys, made their arrival in a remarkably short span of time.
The rest of this page is photos and videos of Cocoa and or her puppies.
COCoa's puppies at three-weeks-of-age
cocoa's puppies in a clean bed