On the 26th July Scully delivered her five girls. We were both taken by surprise with the first one. She had been panting the evening before so Andy had set up the whelping box in the office and a bed for me. She slept in the box overnight and next morning got up, went out with Andy for her morning walk, had her breakfast and returned to the box . I was working at the desk with my back to her, around 10:30 I become aware that a lot of licking was going on and turned to see her helping her first born out of the amniotic sac, as I went over to her she stopped licking and gave me an “am I supposed to be doing this” look, and after a bit of reassurance from me carried on. Numbers 2 & 3 came in quick succesion about an hour and a half later, number 4 after another hour and the last one at 14:00, she was very calm throughout the whole thing.
Vet came the next day and gave them a check. Since then we have a pretty good routine going and they are all gaining weight rapidly, Scully is an attentive mum but also relaxed about me handling the puppies at the morning weigh in. Looking forward to them opening their eyes within the next few days.