Here are the parents a couple days before the birth, Jasmine & Kenric aka Jazzy & Rikki.
On Tuesday, February 3rd she had a litter of 10 puppies! Which is relatively unheard of for a Shih Tzu. We kept her at mom & dad's house since it would have disturbed her too much to move her to a strange place to give birth. So Emily and I took turns checking on her. Well, Will and Emily went to Tom's worksite around 2pm that afternoon and then I stopped by to check on her a little after 3:30pm. I walked in and there were puppies everywhere and she was still giving birth! She had a total of 10, 5 girls and 5 boys (isn't that a hoot?!) but the first one didn't make it as she didn't take it's sack off and we couldn't revive him. :( But below if the very tired mommy with her new brood. :)
Since the mommy is named Jasmine, Emily and I gave all the girls flower names and we used G.A. Henty names for the boys to go with their daddy's name, Kenric. We just did it to have fun telling them apart instead of just A, B, C etc. but Mandie says she likes the names. :)
We are, of course, taking lots of pics so I'll probably post more soon. :)