Well, if Lucy isn’t pregnant she must have eaten WAY too much in the last month. Fortunately, fat doesn’t typically grow in the shape of a lower abdominal watermelon, so I think we are safe to say that the litter will come. Due date (day 60) will be April 14th. Neither me nor my dogs have ever had our puppies or babies on due date, but at least it gives us a general time-frame. She went at day 58 last time. I will start very close monitoring at day 55. There is still room on our wait list, and I plan to advertise soon, so hopefully that will fill up in the next two weeks and we will have homes waiting as soon as they are born. My number is (530) 736-9026, so please text or call if you are interested!
Now on to updates, some of which don’t really matter to most of you, so feel free to not read the rest. 😉
Lucy will have a brand new whelping box thanks to the handiness of my super husband, who can make anything. It will be bigger, better, completely lined instead of just the bottom for easier cleaning, and it will look new. The old one has done it’s job well, looks terrible, and has turned into my chick starter box. It successfully raised 7 pullets this spring who now reside in the coop. Pictures later…it’s not quite finished. But here is Lucy the other day, pre-groom. She is less fluffy now.
I have gotten some adorable pictures and sweet texts/emails from Lucy’s last litter’s new owners. Sounds like they are awesome dogs, and pretty similar to Jane’s puppies, only more curl. That is great! Here are a few of those. You can tell which have been groomed and clipped. 🙂 I will use the names that they had before leaving here so you can compare puppy pics.
Lucy’s due date beats mine by 12 days, and I am glad, because that way I can do the first week delicate-puppy-needing-around-the-clock-care before I have a first week delicate-baby-needing-around-the-clock-care. (Unless of course the baby is like Heidi, who busted out into the world with strength, stamina, and too much size at 9lb 6 oz HA!) Fortunately even if I pop early, which I have never done, I have three eager little helpers, and one fantastic big helper, and without them we absolutely would not be doing this this time. Here are the three little helpers.
And I guess that about sums up the updates. Any questions, please let me know. Thanks everyone!