Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Whelping Box and Today is Ming's Due Date

Today is Ming's due date and as of 3-ish, nothing is happening. She is indeed walking around grunting or panting. We have been monitoring her temperature closely but alas we are on a holding pattern until nature takes its course. As there is a cold front running through the region, we theorized that the change in weather fronts would prompt a delivery. It remains to be seen.

In the previous post we discussed building a whelping box for Ming to deliver her second batch. This one is quite spacious as you can see by the accompanying pictures. She had some hints of nesting as the newspapers had been shuffled about but previously she shredded newspapers. So as of now, no shredding. But her pink bed is there. The bed is significant as that is her 'security blanket' of sorts that has been with her since she was a puppy.

Stay tuned!

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