Dixie is getting so round so fast. I wanted to share this photo of Dixie taken today. She is really feeling very pregnant now. She is moving much more slowly and making lots of sighing noises. It has been 1 week since I too her photograph. Isn't it amazing how much she has changed in the last 7 days! It's only 3 weeks to the due date....so she still has a ways to go. I think she has a nice size litter in there!
A few days ago, I trimmed a lot of the longer fur off of Dixie's belly. It will make it easier to keep Dixie clean during the birth, and it will be better for the puppies to nurse after they are born. I did this now, since the more uncomfortable Dixie gets, the more I hate to bother her with grooming.
|Here is another angle so you can compare to last weeks photo.|
All those little puppies are growing very quickly. Here is a picture I found on the web of a puppy at Day 39 of development.