It is now day 59 and Riva’s temp has been up and down. She was seen by her vet Dr. McAllister (who we just love) on Thursday and she didn’t think she would make it to day 63, she was leaning toward this weekend; I guess time will tell. She is starting to feel a little uncomfortable, you can see from the pictures why, and you can see in the second picture she isn’t to happy with me and the picture taking
No loss of appetite yet, in fact if Cheyenne isn’t quick enough Riva eats half of hers too
I finally put the whelping box together, a big thank you to our very good friend Jan for letting us borrow it. Took me a little longer than I thought it would and I still have to fasten the pig rails in place (these help keep mom from rolling on the babies and smothering them, but it is basically done! I think I am finally ready physically but mentally well…I’m just a little nervous, hope I don’t let my girl down!
This is the warming box, there is a heating pad on one end so if the pups get to warm they can move away from the heat. We use this for the puppies while mom is giving birth to the next one.
Maybe our next post will be the birth, only Riva and Mother Nature know when that will be