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In a family way part 3b

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23 May 2016 @ 06:42:13 am
It'l dodat
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Well I spent the weekend preparing for the new arrivals....

Saturday me's off to the flea-market to get a camp-cot, only to decide that's that's not gonna cut it...

Spent the rest of the day running around like any frantic father, who's about to have a whole bunch of kiddies presented to each and every pet shop.... looking for a whelping-box....Did you know,

IF and I mean IF the shop assistant's know what "welp" means / is, there aint such a thing to be bought anywhere...

Came home, cut a hole out in the bottom corner panel of the French door so dat Scruffels can now get in & out of my cottage all day long, then found this at the make-your-own-price-store...

A 800 x 800 double wall box...(The cardboard is twice as thick as a single wall box).... Spent some on Sunday converting it into the dandiest welping box..

Scratched out some cushons, some old blankets that I tore up as well as an old waterproof table-cloth that I made a waterproof bathtub bottom out of, and made me the dandiest welpng box eva.

Now. Me thinks, Me's gonna go to the crdbord box people a coupla factories away and see what the cost's are to have  them made to sell to pet outlets...

Marltons are just round the corner, we make all their cat-llitter trays / cat-bowls / puppy / dog bows....

Mmmmmmmm

Anyhow, here are a few pics, not complete yet, gotta make it pretty But Scruffy seems satisfied...

Now I need tons of newspaper....

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These days a teeny-tiny bit more slightly quicker....
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23 May 2016 @ 08:18:07 am
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Well done, Warren and Scruffy is a happy mother!  Patent name "Scruffels".

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23 May 2016 @ 09:14:48 am
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Seems to be a happy mom to be with the whole nursery taken care of.
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23 May 2016 @ 12:25:17 pm
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Yip... Just as well she can't jump on the bed no more, Or I be getting (by the size of her NOW), at least 24 puppies delivered there...

My Grandkids where all smiles on Sat. morning... let them feel Scruffy's tummy, And the bumpy thing inside is..... "Die klein hondtjies".....

Now they raiding mommy's fridge for milk every 5 minutes....

Mommy's doing her nut...

All's well in the South...

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23 May 2016 @ 12:35:52 pm
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I suppose the children can't wait for the puppies to arive.  How long to go now Warren?

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23 May 2016 @ 13:26:39 pm
It'l dodat
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Canine Gestation Calendar
Week Changes
Zero to One *Breeding takes place. *Within a few days, the sperm reaches the eggs and fertilization occurs.
Two *The fertilized eggs make their way to the uterus for implantation. *You may notice behavioral changes in your dog. She may become moody or more affectionate.
Three *Implantation has taken place and the embryos begin to develop. *Your dog may begin to display mood swings, appetite changes and breast tissue development.
Four *Fetuses can be felt in the uterine horns around day 28, and can also be seen by ultrasound. *The spinal cords are developing, and the fetuses are beginning to grow facial features. *Your bitch's uterus will shortly fill with fluids to protect the fetuses. After this, it will be weeks until the puppies can be felt again. *Your dog's appetite will likely increase, so offer her more of her food.
Five *The fetuses develop their sex organs and begin to look like actual puppies. The leg buds lengthen and develop toes. *Your dog's belly will begin to look noticeably swollen as the pups take up more space. *With less room for full meals, it's time to begin serving smaller meals more frequently.
Six *Pups continue to grow and pigmentation develops. The eyes now have lids and remain sealed until approximately ten days after birth. *Your dog is noticeably more uncomfortable at this point. She may vomit occasionally due to the extra pressure against her stomach. *You may also notice clear fluid discharge from her vulva. This is normal.
Seven *Puppies are well-developed, and now begin attaining size in preparation for birth. *You may be able to see/feel the puppies' movements in your bitch's abdomen. *Her breasts are well developed and probably contain a bit of colostrum or "first milk". *Your dog is noticeably tired and may begin searching for a place to whelp. Time to set up a whelping box.
Eight *The pups have fur and are now crowded in the uterus. You may notice a lot of activity as they get into position for the coming birth. *Your bitch may begin digging the bedding in the whelping box. This is natural "nesting" behavior. *Allow your bitch to feed freely as she is able.
Eight to Nine

*The pups are ready for birth, and may be quite still as they rest in preparation for the marathon to come. *Your dog may appear uncomfortable and restless or anxious. *Time to begin taking rectal temperature readings 12 hours apart. Normal temperature is 100 to 101 F; a drop down near 97 F held for two consecutive readings indicates labor will begin within 24 hours.

 

So, I recon 2 - 3 weeks.....

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23 May 2016 @ 16:04:26 pm
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So, Scruffy is now more or less in her 7th week?  Soon she'll be starting her nesting behaviour. wink  So next week you must start taking her temperature.smile

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23 May 2016 @ 18:37:17 pm
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I know this is of topic but every time I see this picture I think that Warren must have designed it

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24 May 2016 @ 05:46:51 am
It'l dodat
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I know this is of topic but every time I see this picture I think that Warren must have designed it

Morning John... There's never anything off topic on a topic I begin!

Topics are like.... Well... (In this case) doggies of their own... They have a life and a will all of their own, and It's very interesting, an jolly good fun to see where they land up...

Anyhow that's my opinion... Much like the pic above... Thanks! Kinda epitimises my point of view, As I say... I can play I your sand-box even if slowly... But you can't play in mine....

BTW Scruffy's so bleeding large she's either going to pop or burst... I begging pop before burst!

THANKS!

Warren

 

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24 May 2016 @ 09:45:39 am
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Willie's bit.

Regards.
This is how we spent the last fifteen years - working our buts off!
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24 May 2016 @ 10:00:15 am
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Ha-ha Willie, that one suits Warren to a T. laughing

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24 May 2016 @ 12:30:51 pm
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Hahahahahahaha

Willie you get today's Noddy badge... CONGRATS

 

 

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24 May 2016 @ 13:36:49 pm
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Jy moet maar slaap probeer inhaal, jou wakker bly nagte is oppad.
As jy wil he jou drome moet waar word, moet jy eers wakker word.

Die jonge Fransies. (Parys - Frankryk)
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24 May 2016 @ 14:40:48 pm
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And at Newmarket Mall jut before 9! Baby City or whateve it is only opens at nine.

Africa is not for sissies. Die bosveld is nie speletjies nie.
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25 May 2016 @ 06:28:20 am
It'l dodat
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Now there's a thought.... wonder what they would sy if I pitched up at baby city with Scruffy....

Looking for a 22 teat bottle feeder and nappies that fit.....

Got a 22 seat stroller?

Hehehehe... Just the kinda thing I might do....

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25 May 2016 @ 09:33:17 am
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Regards.
This is how we spent the last fifteen years - working our buts off!
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