Look look how much rounder Misty has grown compared to a month ago when I groomed her! (see last post)
So far this pregnancy has been going very well for Misty. She has been eating well and looking great. Even as her stomach has grown into a 'pot belly', she still does not look to be too uncomfortable, only much less energetic. Which is perfectly normal as she is carrying a lot of puppy weight.
We are all ready for the delivery now. I shaved Misty's fur off her belly, so she would stay cleaner with the nursing puppies. We set up the baby pool with plenty of absorbent towels and newspaper handy..
|A blanket adds to the privacy.|
|Misty likes her new cave.|
Over the last few weeks Misty has been disappearing under beds to take her daytime naps. It makes her feel more secure being in an enclosed space. But I prefer to see and hear her. So today I made her a cave by draping blankets over an extra large crate. Hopefully I access her progress well enough that she does not deliver any puppies in there. I prefer for her to whelp in the baby pool where I can reach in and clean up. But we will see what happens.
I expect Misty still has a few more days before delivery, as she hasn't been sighing, whining or avoiding food, which often happens when a dog is in early labor. So please be patient. We may have several more days to wait.