Suspecting a small litter, I took almost 7 yo Mata (GMHR Am/Mex/Intl CH Cook's Midnight Bandit MH x WindyCanyon's Ima Pink Lady CDX SH OA OAJ CC) in for an xray yesterday. I was relieved to see that there are 3 puppies in there! Lounging like lizards no less, all sprawled out like they are sunbathing... or maybe they think they own the place???? One of my friends said today I'd better tell everyone to get XL crates since they are used to all that room!
My vet feels Mata will do fine w/ her whelp w/o intervention. With 3, there should be enough hormones to properly stimulate contractions and she's whelped some big ones, esp in her last litter -- 4 of the 6 pups were 18-19 oz. And she's buff. I had to quit taking her on walks the other day as keeping her from swimming in the canal was an impossibility w/o leashing her (and then that pretty much destroys the purpose of a walk, imo!). Yesterday when I stopped at a city park before our appt, she was ready to go in the pond after the ducks. Wished I'd had my camera as that was a pretty picture.
Anyhow, she's due on Tues so if you can spare a few good thoughts, we'll gladly take them! MataHudsonpage
WindyCanyon Girls, August 2014
Sending good thoughts for an easy delivery.
Sending good thoughts to Mata.
Best wishes for an easy whelping.