We were greeted with several visitors – all turtles. Below is a picture of our most recent guest – Momma Turtle about 20 inches in length.
|Momma Turtle laying her eggs|
Bella, our sweet gentle girl has typically been the watchdog of the family. She would always stride around the perimeter of our property letting all would-be intruders know to stay away. She doesn’t even like animals on TV!
However, this week she took on the role of protector. She planted herself in front of Momma Turtle and kept all the other dogs away by barking at them. Wow, what maternal instincts she has.
|Bella enjoying nap time in the sun after protecting Momma Turtle!|
|Bella more of a pear shape now|
The whelping area is all ready - just waiting for Bella’s big event. It won’t be long now and I will continue to monitor her daily and provide further updates as soon as there is any news. The puppies could be born safely now but it is best that they stay warm and cozy for now and wait till the big day arrives!
Sit tight …..