Tuesday, September 21, 2010

No News is.......No News!

That's it - there's nothing new to report. Ms. Lucy is still eating like there's no tomorrow, leaping up in the air for her dish, smothering me with kisses in exchange for liver treats, and showing no signs of labour.

However, she is ENORMOUS! I swear she has at least a dozen pups in there, or perhaps two hippopotamuses (hippopotami?). In the last three days her midsection has suddenly doubled in size, bulging out at the sides that it is a miracle she can fit through the doorway to the x-pen. And her hips look smaller than ever, so I am now hoping we have many small puppies rather than just a few very large ones.

I think those puppies need to come out SOON. All together now "Come out, come out, come out..."

6 comments:

Caroline said...

do you think they moved sideways?
sometimes you can feel how many there are, has Lucy let you feel her belly and sides?

I'm getting so excited, can't wait till the big day!

EvenSong said...

Come out, come out, COME OUT!

Jean said...

Caroline, when the vet was here last Thursday, she said it was too late in the pregnancy to be able to feel how many there are. Apparently the ideal time is around day 28, about half way through the pregnancy.

Lucy does let me feel her belly and sides - in fact, she spends much of her time on her back at my feet, waiting for belly rubs! The puppies can be felt kicking and moving about - they were very active last night - so perhaps they have just moved sideways.

But I think they are just growing a lot. She might not have been quite as far along when I adopted her as the SPCA thought - guessing these sorts of things is always a bit of a crapshoot when one doesn't know the date she mated or even the possible range of dates she was in heat.

Just another good reason why people should spay/neuter their pets!

TC said...

Interesting how 1 week ago she was a foster dog now you mention you adopted her...is this a case of foster failure? Come out, come out...

Jean said...

OOOOPS! That was an error, likely due to trying to type with too little sleep and not enough coffee.

No, I have NOT adopted Lucy and will NOT be doing so - she is a highly adoptable young dog who will have no problem finding a great home once she is done with the pups.

I meant to say that perhaps she was not quite as far along as thought when I agreed to foster her.

Coffee....go get coffee.....

Irene said...

ha, ha, I caught the word "adopted" too! Maybe a Freudian slip??? Come out, come out little guys/gals.... I too am so excited. Hope you have your camera charged & ready to start clicking!