Friday, April 23, 2010


All 11 of them!!!!

I had hoped for six nice fat healthy puppies. Cara, Becca's co-owner thought perhaps 8 puppies would be great. Never did I even remotely dream that there would be 11 (ELEVEN!!) babies baking inside Becca!!

This morning Mom and babes are doing well, Becca has had her first remotely solid meal and the babies are nursing.

I need more sleep. I need to get some work done. But . . . I have a few wee distractions today.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


This morning Becca's temperature had dropped significantly and she didn't quite finish her breakfast. Signs are that she's moving towards delivery but probably lots of time to go yet.

The midwives have rearranged some of their plans with Cara arriving here in the next few hours.

Fingers crossed all goes well!! (And that I don't faint!!)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 59

So the waiting really begins.

Carpetting is now finished in half the house and the rest will wait until puppies are moved to laundry room or to Becca's breeder's house. Looks fabulous but no pics as my camera had an accident this past Sunday. May have to rely on midwives to bring cameras with them!!

Becca continues to get bigger and bigger and more and more uncomfortable - poor little girl!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 44* Update

Becca's breeder was over yesterday and we got a few shots of Becca in all of her pregnant glory. Based on the date of the first breeding, yesterday may have been Day 44 and she's looking awfully full considering she has over two weeks to go!

And yes, she does look like she wants to kill someone!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Yes She Is!!

Yes - Becca sure seems to be pregnant. The subtle signs were there over a week ago, this past week she was "viewed" by several experienced dog ladies who all confirmed her condition. We're now at the stage where she seems to be increasing in size every day.

My friend Allison was here for several days of intense work time and spent most of the visit trying to convince me that she really was worthy of a puppy.

And when Marc got in a little while ago he actually thought he saw something "move".

He's also been singing to her - "I'm just a girl who can't say no, I'm in a terrible fix" (think Oklahoma!) . . .

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Is she or isn't she?

The waiting game to see if Becca is pregnant continues.

While I was away this past week Becca's breeders took her in (somehow I just didn't want her alone during the daytime) and Becca had great fun at their home.

Becca had a couple of bouts of what we're hoping was morning sickness on Wednesday and Thursday so I'm very hopeful that she is pregnant.

And I really want to get the house painting and recarpeting done before the litter (if there is a litter) is born in late April. Guess I'd better get after my carpet layer and finish picking colours!!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Home again

Becca and I are back home after a lovely trip where Becca met up with her handsome suitor TJ. We were made very welcome by TJ's Mom and I really enjoyed spending time with Carol's other dogs as well.

Now the waiting begins with the hope that signs of a pregnancy will be visible in a couple of weeks. If the breeding was successful we will be welcoming babies in late April.

And I need to get the house in order!!