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Bath Day

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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.

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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

 

 


Perfect…

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