Just realised this evening, that if Blottie gave birth on the 4th March, as predicted if she went the same time has she did from her first mating, as with her first litter. She would then be giving birth the same date as her sister, Bumble did last year. She is blossoming as she approaches seven weeks pregnant and I now regularly gently put my hand against her tummy. Any day now, we should be able to start feeling the pups moving. At the moment her tummy feels like a fluid filled ball, but as the pups grow and skeletons become more dense, we will start to feel solid masses moving about. With a big litter, you can often make out a leg , head or spine of a puppy as space gets tight.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
Hello, I am Jane!