The puppies came on Wednesday morning during a huge Nor’easter with high winds and driving rain. Though I knew the time of whelping was coming the first pup’s arrival took me a bit by surprise as Trinity had been quite calm and quiet all morning. The kids had a half day and I had just packed John in his carrier and was about to head out to pick up the crew. I turned around to triple check Trin and see that she was ok and she was delivering a puppy right at that moment. Holy crap! She was sneaky about it. I made a frantic call to Paul to ask for his help in picking up the kids while John and I stayed home to begin the whelping process. The first pup arrived about 10 minutes later, a petite adorable little boy pup. The arrivals were steady, sometimes two pups arriving within 5-10 minutes of each other and other times as much as 30-60 minutes later. The last pup arrived at 3:03pm for a record breaking delivery time of 3hrs 33 min. I have never in my 10 yrs of breeding had a litter that arrived as quickly and as easily as this litter. Trinity is supermom! I still can’t get over the fact that we whelped 9 puppies, 6 girls, 3 boys, in that short a time period. Amazing. I am so grateful for a stress free, uncomplicated whelping….thank you , thank you, thank you !