Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cotton Sends Her Love, But...

I know I didn't post yesterday and I apologise to those of you waiting with baited breath (what the heck does that mean, anyway?) However, I'm not getting much sleep... there is newspaper in the puppy pen (whelping is really messy) and every time Cotton moves, it rustles, waking me up, so I'm tired and grouchy. And still puppy-less. I appreciate all the email but rather than try to keep up with individual replies, here is what I sent to Pam (Patch's mom) yesterday:
I almost gave in and took Cotton to the vet today even though I
know it would be a waste of time and money. She is as big as a house! And she's really getting ALL the signs of eminent delivery... she's bagging up, she looks "pointed" (like she's swallowed a football sideways which means the pups have moved down the horns and are congregating in the middle ready to go,) she's doing nothing much except sleeping... although she's got more energy today and went BOUNCING outside (another good sign) and she's not eating much. She ISN'T overly soft in the rear yet and she's not "nesting." I'm about ready to scream. But that is the problem with breeding for a week... you don't have a clear idea of when the girl "took." Big sigh! Guess I'll just have to be patient.

I will try to post every morning until the big day arrives. And remember, this is NOT something that happens in a split second... whelping takes a few hours normally, so if I post at noon and a baby shows up at 10 PM, I'll have time to post something quick. Pictures probably won't be until the next day....

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