Lumps and Bumps
The reason why the whelping box looks like it’s been hit by a tornado is because it has. Tornado Ally. She’s what you’d call a ‘nester’ and she’s constantly undoing my whelping pad organization with her diligent excavating.
I have the whelping box set up with layers of a variety of pads and these layers facilitate cleaning while providing a comfortable bed for mom and puppies. The bottom layer is heavy fleece padding and the middle layer is a thinner fleece light enough to throw in the washer. On top of all of these are reusable ‘pee pads.’ They are really handy: easily washed, durable, super absorbent and soft.
Very time I tidy things up Ally gets to work deconstructing
I’m happy with Ally redoing her landscape because it’s actually a great thing for the puppies. If you notice in many of the pictures the puppies are draped over mom’s legs, piled on top of each other, hanging head down on a bump or trying to lay on a fold. It’s good for puppies to do this and it also gives them obstacles and challenges to maneuver across which starts muscle and nerve development.
The puppies didn’t even notice