Three-quarters on our way. 2 weeks to go until the delivery. The puppies keep on growing steadily. The skeleton will strengthen over the next couple of months. Sunday (day 44) we felt the puppies move inside Yara her abdomen! It was amazing! The puppies are pretty active. Tuesday (day 46) I have seen the puppies move from the outside as well! There is not much to tell in the development of the puppies. They are only growing. No video this week
The observant visitor might have noticed already: the webcam is online. Now is the time that I can test the connection and make a few tweaks. Our living room is slowly turning in to a nursery. The whelping box is all set up in our sitting area. This way we can monitor them closely and the puppies will know all normal household smells and sounds. To watch on the webcam you can register here. If we don’t know each other or have never spoken write a short introduction in the additional comments-field.
Yara still sleeps a lot. She is also very cuddly. Whenever we sit down on the couch she immediately sits on our lap. At night she sleeps all night against my chest. She still has some hormone related itch in her ears. She has no problems with a nice long walk in the woods. Thankfully she does not seem bothered bij her growing belly.
Yara is also weighed and measured again this week:
|Weight||Circumference last rib||Circumference before back legs|
|Day 0||11 kg||48,3 cm||42 cm|
|Day 7||11,3 kg||48,6 cm||42,5 cm|
|Day 14||11,4 kg||48 cm||43 cm|
|Day 21||11,3 kg||48,5 cm||43,5 cm|
|Day 28||11,1 kg||48,5 cm||44.3 cm|
|Day 35||11,3 kg||50,5 cm||45.5 cm|
|Day 42||11,4 kg||53 cm||47 cm|
|Day 49||11,9 kg||56 cm||50 cm|
She gained some weight, 500 grams. But it is more than the last couple of weeks altogether. The centimeters are also growing nicely.
Her body proportions are really changing now. A big body on four slim legs with a tiny head on it. It looks very funny!
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