Look how beautiful Hei Nui & Tu Tu's babies are! There are 2 black girls and one white girl. The smallest black puppy is a little boy. He is small like his daddy, Tu Tu! We hope that these babies will be lucky enough to find new homes like their mommy and daddy have.
We have been introducing bowls for the puppies to start lapping which makes them naturally stop feeding off Hei Nui. The next stage will be to introduce more solid foods.
Hei Nui is a really good mother and is looking after her babies very well. The babies are getting bigger now. 3 weeks old, they have opened their eyes and ears and they are beginning to move around more.
While Tu Tu was getting ready to go to Poland, Hei Nui was giving birth to puppies! This was a complete shock to us since Hei Nui had been desexed....supposedly! Obviously the desex was not successful so Hei Nui, throughout the night, gave birth to 4 puppies. 3 black and 1 white.
Hei Nui showed no signs of being pregnant, she did not put on weight and the only male dog she has been with is
Tu Tu! Tu Tu is the father of Hei Nui's babies!
Obviously Hei Nui could not go to Poland with Tu Tu.
She will stay with her puppies until they are weaned and independent, around the end of February.
Ms Du took Hei Nui to Huai Ren veterinary surgery for her rabies vaccine. Her microchip was implanted on a previous visit. There was quite a long time to wait until the vet could see Hei Nui but the clinic stays open until late.
Hei Nui was such a good girl on the journey and while we waited at various stops, always happy with her never ending waggy tail.
Our volunteer Yang Dong held her and reassured her throughout the procedure. You can hear Ms Du saying
'guai guai' to Hei Nui. This is a generic term for 'good girl/boy' to reassure Hei Nui that is all well.
Hei Nui is waiting to go to her new home in Poland.
She was rescued from a slaughterhouse with most of the fur on her body missing. She would have been killed and eaten looking like this. What fur she had left was a lot blacker than it is now so she was given the name Hei Nui (meaning Black Girl). It is all grown back now, a lighter colour and she is a happy girl, soon to be a new resident with her adopter in Poland and her best friend Tu Tu.
Hei Nui's adoption journey began when she, Tu Tu and 2 other dogs (who have been adopted to homes in America and Canada), made the journey with Ms Du to Chengdu. Ms Du made frequent stops on the 300km journey so that Hei Nui and the others could stretch their legs, have some fresh air and a drink of water.
Once in Chengdu they were checked in to a hotel for a couple of nights.
Bo Ai Animal Protection Centre Of Guangyuan