The morning after their birth, less than 12 hours old.
Hermione whelped her puppies January 9 and 10 - in the middle of the night, of course. Eight new puppies entered the world, 4 girls, 4 boys, all good sized pups. The last boy came as a bit of a surprise since I thought Hermione was done, and I had put her and the pups to bed in a small wading pool in my bedroom. Since Hermione was a bit restless, I stayed up with her a bit longer, and 2 hours after the seventh puppy was born, #8 made his appearance, none the worse for the delay. Hermione is taking her maternal duties very seriously and keeping her brood well fed. The pups are proving to be a very vigorous litter of newborns, eager nursers and quite vocal.
Proud Mama Hermione
Yellow girl sleeping