Penelope has delivered her litter - 4 females and 6 males, what a good girl she is! Here is the first little girl, she is less than 5 minutes old -she is going to be a beauty. Penelope was in labor for 25 hours and she was exhausted when it was all over (so were we). No complications other than the long labor period, no retained puppies. Penelope started labor Wednesday morning at about 1 am and then she started delivering the puppies around 8 pm Wednesday night and was fini
Penelope is starting to collect her soft toys. She picks them up ever so gently and carries them around with her when the other dogs are around as if she is protecting them. Since Penelope was apart from the other dogs today while we worked, she was taking toys from the storage bin and putting them near her, then waiting to get her belly rubbed!
Penelope is finally beginning to show. It looks like it might be a big litter, and she is as beautiful as ever. She was enjoying sitting by the pond and watching the Canadian Geese in this picture. She was very good and did not try to chase after them! She is in her 7th week of pregnancy, so the fetuses are now getting their claws, skin pigmentation, fur, and the skeletons begin to solidify, and they are now going to be gaining weight! Due date is set for April 19-20.