This is Gretta. Sometimes she is a handful but she’s been the best mama (once her instincts kicked in). The first 4 days after she had her litter, she kept trying to hide them from us. I spent a lot of time cleaning dirt off puppies!
Tragically we lost Gretta, right at the time she was weaning her 1st litter of puppies - she found a way out of the yard during the night and we found her down the road from the house the next morning, where she had been hit by a car.