This is Kelpie, with her one and only litter of babies, born March 2001. One of them is Poppy, our niece, who we still regularly see!
Kelpie wasn’t quite the Mother, her Mother (Izzy) had been – probably because Kelpie had a caesarian to get her babies out and when she woke up, there they were! We’re told They often had to chase Kelpie and get her to feed her babies and also gently hold her down, as she would rather being playing with them than being mother to them!
There would have been more babies for Kelpie, but she had an operation to remove some bladder stones and They thought it prudent to let her enjoy just being a pampered pooch!