This day is never much fun but necessary. Honestly, I have never witnessed that it is stressful on the pups - I just feel guilty for being the bad guy!
Everything went beautifully today. The pups were perfect on the way to the vet and back. Something about being cuddled up together in a basket, they love it! Very calming. And, mom handled the whole ordeal quite well. However, after about 30 minutes, she very much wanted her babies back!
Pups in the basket and ready to go .. Mom gives me that "look"!
Last picture of the "rat" look - ha!
All loaded in the car.
Back home and resting.
Notice the tails .. for this first time I had them docked at acceptable show lengths, but not too long.