As i have said, i sit and watch nature and it amazes me. I wonder at it all, the way it works. I know that God is in control and He has his purposes. Monday Autumn gave birth to four sweet little puppies, the first three were stillborn. I worked hard to get those little puppies to start breathing, there seemed no apparent reason for them not to breath. They looked perfectly normal, they were warm and fully formed, their color was nice and pink. Everything was completely normal except they would not take that first breath! I question...WHY?
I will never know that answer, so I will trust my God that He knows best. Of course He does, I know that. I am so very thankful for the one little puppy that we do have and he is very strong and healthy, Praise the Lord! Autumn is vigilant over this puppy, she will not leave him except to go to the bathroom and then she rushes back to him and checks him over completely. She is very protective of this one little puppy she has left.
I am sad for the puppies that did not make it. I feel a sense of loss for them and for Autumn. That is a lot for her to go through and then to loose them, that seemed hard on her. As I sat there with her Monday night, I prayed over her asking God to give her a live baby. It was so hard time after time to take these babies away from her. The look on her face and her looking for them wondering what happened. It was almost as if she was blaming me. So I prayed that she would have at least one live baby. God answered my prayer that night. He heard me and answered. Thank you Lord for that one live baby for Autumn. She needed him to love on and take care of. She is such a caring and wonderful mommy. Again, it's nature at it's best, doing exactly what it's supposed to do without any help from us. She knows just what to do with that little guy, nobody needs to tell her.
Nobody can tell me there is not a God. Watch the miracle of life take place and think of all that it takes to make that happen. That perfect little puppy was created from nothing, now it is a living, breathing, growing puppy. It comes out of mom's belly and it knows by instinct to start rooting around on it's belly to find mom and a nipple. He cannot see, he cannot hear, he only knows by smell to find her and he knows he needs her to stay warm. In less than two weeks his eyes will be open, he will hear and he will be running around on all four legs no longer needing mom to keep him warm. This puppy that was nothing two months ago will be out on his own, without mom, in a totally new home in just two months from now. They grow and mature so fast. Okay, maybe not mature, but they grow very fast.
So okay, I still question why those first three puppies couldn't live. Wouldn't you? I am told by other breeders and the vet that these things "just happen" sometimes. We just don't know why! I have to be okay with that and move forward and believe me, I am. We are now settling into taking care of Autumn and Cooper(the little guy.) And looking forward to Gracie and Molly possibly having puppies the beginning of April. So I am going to start talking to God now about those two. You want to help me?