Friday, October 1, 2010

Lucy forgot to read the manual



Well, I think I can safely say Lucy's pups will arrive later today or tomorrow. She just forgot to read the manual on "normal signs of whelping" - or, just like everything else about her, she is one unique dog.

Her temperature is back to almost normal, she isn't restless, and she isn't nesting. However, she has seperated herself from the rest of us (in my bedroom, on my new carpet.....ahem, Lucy, it's not gonna happen there!), and refused treats and breakfast. She's gone outside to poop four times since 2:30 this morning and is now just passing a bit of diarrhea. Pups are active, getting ready for the big event.

My bedroom is the quietest room in the house, but was NOT an option for the whelping area (not enough room for x-pen, new carpet, and I'm a very light sleeper!), so I've strung sheets all around the x-pen and lowered the blinds in the mudroom and will shortly take her into the prepared area. I don't expect any action for a while yet, but do think it will be tonight or tomorrow.

Keep paws and fingers crossed that all goes well.

9 comments:

Sheryl said...

All paws and fingers crossed here! Good luck!

Lori said...

Best wishes Lucy and the gang. What a beautiful day for a birthday or two!!

Caroline said...

oh I am so excited!
Put on the coffee Jean, it might be a long wait!

Anonymous said...

Best wishes for a safe, uneventful and hopefully quick whelping to you and Lucy.

Can't wait to hear of her progress...

Ellen

Caroline said...

so are we putting money on how many pups Lucy will have?
We should you know and all the money can be donated towards their care.

I say 10 dollars on 3 pups!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Fingers and paws crossed here for sure!!!

Cathy, Che and Jeepers said...

We are holding our breaths.

Anonymous said...

kinda of cool the pups might be born on your mom's birthday!

Anonymous said...

10 for me and I say 6.

Else