It was a dark and stormy September 29 night…. well OK it was dark with light rain when Sakura began to go into labour. Unfortunately, things did not progress well and ultimately with the help of Dr. Dave, Dr Sacha and Marilyn a “C” section brought 3 little Shikoku girls and 1 Shikoku boy into the world shortly before midnight. After getting back home with Sakura and her puppies at around 1:30 AM we had a quick brandy and then Katja spent the night sleeping next to the litter box to keep an eye on things. Nobody said it would be easy!