Still no puppies...Cloe is hanging in there....I just called the vet to see if I should bring her in to be examined...He said that was not necessary...just to watch her and if she showed any distress then to call or bring her in...She is resting, and still having heavy panting, but resting in between...so this could be all day again! I hope she is comfortable enough and when active labor begins, she'll go quickly...She wants NOTHING to do with the other two dogs right now...she is guarding her whelping room at the door! If they look like they are even thinking about going in there she runs them off! She is so ready...Will keep posting until they start coming...then will post the pics of their arrival! :) stay tuned...I'm on pins and needles!
Cloe in labor
Cloe has been in early labor since yesterday, she is going into her whelping box, digging, she is panting more and more...very unsettled...we just keep comforting her and watching her closely! Her last litter was in the afternoon, I'm not so sure I'll be that lucky this go around...I have a strong feeling she is going to go in the middle of the night...Bless her heart, she is just so ready for them...stay tuned....
Day 56 of breeding and Cloe is showing signs of the onset of labor...she is not eating much if any...her temp is down to 99.5 we still have a few more days to go till her due date but this stage can last up to 24-48 hours...So delivery is close...She is panting more and just uncomfortable altogether...So I just keep giving her belly rubs, and keeping a watchful eye on her...She just went into the whelping box again while I was typing this post and pretty much stays in there most of the day napping...she has been pacing some too...I just hope she goes in the daytime so I am aware she is starting...Cameras are both on charge for the event...Stayed tuned...I will post pics as soon as possible after their arrival...:)
Went to town to get all my last minute groceries, and things for the birth of the puppies...now staying home waiting for the arrival of the puppies...Taking Cloe's temps twice a day now...She knows the time is getting close, cause I go into her box to take her temp and she just gets in without me even telling her...then will stay there till my hubby gets home from work later...she went off on her eating today, has been spending more and more time in the whelping box...I can feel the puppies moving around in her belly...brushed her out really good today, her milk has now come in her teets...Will continue to update the blog with daily updates till the babies arrive...stay tuned....
52 days and counting...
Poor Cloe is getting ready for her babies...she is still eating as much as possible....I have to try to watch her eating too much...and SHE WILL...She is spending more and more time in her room away from the other dogs and even us...When she does come out she is very loving and wants tons of belly rubs, which I give her...she is shedding like mad on her belly! finding big fur clumps all over the house...she is leaving a trail! lol I did have the blankets and birthing rags all neat but I guess she has been getting HER box the way she wants it...as it should be! :) Now we wait....
Cloe is in the final stages of her pregnancy! She is REALLY putting on the weight and looking GREAT! She has started shedding the fur on her belly in preparation for nursing...She is drinking TONS of water too...has what looks like saddlebags on her sides...and her belly is dropping more...still testy with the other pups...She would rather just be left alone than romping around right now...Picked up her heart guard plus at the vets today, will not need it till next week but I do not want to leave her or the house if I can help it with whelping this close...Will start taking her temperature this weekend and recording that waiting for the drop to know when we are close... Our last big night out is tomorrow and then it will be home bound for the most part for the next 8 weeks! Praying she has a fast and healthy delivery like her last one...Will keep things updated as things start moving along...stay tuned.....
Cloe at the halfway mark
Cloe reached the half way mark and cruzin' into the second half of her pregnancy...She is a little moodier than last time...She is spending alot of her time alone...relaxing and sleeping alot...Her appetite is still off, but REALLY wants OUR FOOD! lol No people food except for her momma bowls...Its getting hotter so that could be why she is more tired this go around...She is getting the wider sides and you can see her belly is growing...still guessing how many little sweeties are in there...
I'm a mom of 5 boys, all of which are grown and on their own except for my youngest that is 11 yrs. old. We live out in the country and love to spend time with our four legged children and seeing our grandpups! My husband always said I just HAVE to mother something! Wouldn't have it any other way!