Here's a quick video of how Pinot is reacting to Elsie's litter. In the following clip, the whelping box (complete with Elsie and pups) is located off-screen to the right just out of sight of the camera.
Pinot and Kenya are reacting quite similarly, though Pinot is more vocal about it. Both girls stand, pace, or sit by the gate, keeping their eyes on the pups and whining to go in to visit them.
It's a gentle curiosity (nothing aggressive in the least). I think they both may have maternal instincts and just want to be involved. I hope this bodes well for Kenya and Pinot as future moms! Not all dogs are the kinds of mothers to their pups that Elsie is, and I'm hoping Pinot and Kenya will become wonderful moms, too. I suspect Pinot will (she's her mother's daughter!), and with how wonderful Kenya has been with both Pinot and Tuc as pups, I suspect she will be, too.
But, only time will tell, eh?
'Til next time,