Faith, aka “The Eskimo”
|Faith building an Igloo for her puppies.|
Faith has certainly slowed down these past few days. With bone chilling temperatures, she prefers to lounge by the fire but when she does go outdoors she is keen on excavating the snow and building an igloo for her pups to be born in. This is a natural behavior that begins several days before whelping puppies. Obviously, we’d never let that happen as we have a sterile, cozy whelping box waiting for her pups.
Faith has been particularly picky with her food lately but always manages to devour liver treats! Her abdomen measures 34.5 inches or 87.6 cm and she tends to sleep on her back at the foot of our bed.
|A Golden Retriever puppy fetus almost fully developed.|
It’s easy to feel the puppies moving around in Faith’s tummy now. We will definitely make Faith as comfortable as possible in the home stretch. She has always loved cuddling and having her belly rubbed but she is certainly more demanding these days. Of course, we are more than happy to oblige her.