Friday, September 05, 2008

Elsie Update: Two Weeks To Go :o)

By our count, Elsie should be due fifteen days from now (give or take a few days). Here's how she's looking these days (she is NOT liking this mini-heat-wave!):

Poor bulging Elsie! She tried to run with the other kiddos this week, and after about 20 feet of galloping (waddling fast?) she gave up.

Smart girl. :o)

If it weren't so funny to watch, it would've been painful. I swear she looked just like a mamma hippo trotting on the plains of the Serengeti.

So, we're officially in countdown mode here. With just a day over two weeks to go to what would be Day 61 (second mating) or Day 63 (first mating), we're starting to watch her more carefully.

She delivered at Day 60 last time. :o)

Just for fun, I've installed a countdown clock (at top of this page near the header -- it's orange; you can't miss it) so we'll all know exactly where she stands! :o)

[Note: the clock is based on our best guesstimate -- Elsie's pups will come when they come! And we'll have a better idea after Tuesday's vet appointment.]

Of course, we'll let you know how her x-rays go Tuesday night when we actually get to count the puppies in her belly!

Ohboyohboyohboyohboy! Puppies! It's starting to sink in again.

Yay! Er... yikes! Er....yay!

'Til next time,


Meg said...

I'm so excited for you! I can't wait to see those beautiful puppies.

Anonymous said...

wow! i am also excited! I guess Elsie is excited too. lol

Im wondering how many boys and girls elsie's puppies would be.. :-)

Let's wait happily for the big day!

Cheryl said...

I just can't wait to see those babies!!!

Sarah said...

MOM! That second picture makes me chuckle EVERY time I look at it.. Poor, sweet Elsie! At least she has more of a clue about what's going on this time around.

I wish I could be home to help out again! You're going to have your hands full. Miss you!

Love, Sarah