Here is Jane in her whelping cave, feeling a bit big. She is getting close!
It is due date! May 16th! The day we have been anxiously awaiting. And no puppies yet. Jane is obviously feeling uncomfortable. I can sympathize- I have only 7 weeks to go myself. I have been monitoring her temperature, waiting for the drop that happens about 12 hours before labor. This morning it had dropped to 99.0, which is a good sign. Usually a dogs temp is around 101. Before her last litter she dropped briefly to 97, so I will be watching. Sometimes the temp will drop slightly as it did this morning, and then come back up. So it could be a false alarm. All Jane knows is that when she gets her temperature taken, she also gets a treat, so she is a happy camper. 🙂 She is also more restless and a little less cheerful than normal this morning. She must be getting close.
Everything is set. We have formula on hand for emergencies, the whelping box is ready, all of our supplies are in place. Now we just wait, and pray for a litter of very healthy happy puppies, and a healthy happy mom.
Lucy likes the whelping cave too. Probably brings back fun childhood memories.