Dolly is in the first stage of labour which is a phase very often missed. This is about 24 hours before whelping (giving birth) the bitches temperature will drop from the normal temperature for a dog of around 38.3-39.2o Celcius to as low as 36 Celcius when it bottoms out this low as Dolly's has this morning & with her of her food & as I type this she is vigourisly digging her bed I would hope for birth between 2 to 12 hours. So fingers crossed & hope to have news soon.
Thought the photo above was funny with Dolly sitting beside Reggie fast asleep she probably is thinking "if your this tired now what you going to be like as a birthing partner." lol
“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!