Well, Bayli only has only a little more than three weeks left till she whelps (around 7/6 or 7/7). I've been studying up to be prepared and I think I'm ready. It's almost as exciting as preparing to trap a new bird. I did talk to Teddy Moritz the other night and she suggested that I get an x-ray about a week prior to the expected due date. So, I'll do that around the end of the month. -Joe
Well, Bayli's getting much, much fatter. A buddy of mine gave me a quick way to gauge how many puppies she might be having (by the number of prominent teats that she has developed) and I'll check it out tonight. I'm going to have an x-ray done next week to get the scientifically correct answer. ;D I'm also going to a Doxie club meeting tonight, my first, in order to latch on to someone (like a remora) locally who breeds them. I figure this way I can give them a call for HELP if I end up needing some when delivery time comes.
I've sent some pics of the dogs to FB to post for those of you who have expressed an interest. There are two photos of Bayli when she was only 11 weeks old, two of her at 18 weeks, and then a picture of both Cobie and Bayli that was taken this past January. -Joe
Well, tomorrow I take Bayli in for her x-ray to find out how many puppies she'll be having. She's got a week to go and I think I have everything I'll need. I'm already as nervous as when my wife and I went in for the ultrasound for our first kid. ;D
Best of luck. Do you have (I can't think of the name) milk substitute? Better to have a can on hand and not need it then vise versa. You might need to do some nursing. Has she started to exhibit any nesting behavior?
Hi Hawkstir, Yeah, I got a 6 oz can of the milk substitute at the pet store along with the little bottle kit. I also got a heat lamp to place over them and I'm going to use the bottom portion of their outdoor dog house (for medium sized dogs that they have never used) for the whelping box. No, she hasn't started showing any different behaviors yet. Of course I don't exactly know what I should be looking for. What does this "nesting behavior" look like? -Joe
That'd be a bit early. I'd rather her go a little late than early. But, maybe we should have an informal pool for when the first puppy is born. She's due on next friday (July 6). I think she'll start having them at 8:00 a.m., right as I'm getting ready to leave for work (that's usually how Murphy works).
I like bayli's coloring Good luck with the Ultrasound!
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Watch for her to start sneaking off to a quite place, dark corner, closet, under a bed, etc.. She'll scatch at the floor and turn tight circles, then lay down. Within a minute or two, she'll get up and do it all over again as if uncomfortable. This behavior usually starts about a day or two before whelping. If she's within a week, I'd have her confined to the whelping box, only letting her out to go out with supervision.