Zula blue and the Waiting Game
Projected Due Date September 29, 2017--or thereabouts
Breeder Note: Follow along and discover with us what will become of this 2017 mating between Stackhouse and Zula Blue. Anyone that knows anything about raising critters also is aware there is much you cannot control. The process has a life of its own. Sometimes you don't get what you expect, and it can be heartbreaking to lose an entire litter.
Zula Blue has a good track record, and this is a repeat mating with Stackhouse. Things are looking positive as we approach her projected due date. Of course, we cannot predict the outcome. We watch breath-abated with you. Once the delivery begins, you can click on our Zula Blue Delivers Page to follow the unfolding saga. Thank you, ever so much for your interest, and we look forward to sharing this event with you. You may also want to check out these links!
11:14 AM -- September 25, 2017 -- Zula Blue is doing well. She is waiting for Cliff to take her for a walk. She slicked up her breakfast (Some special kibble, a bit of Dave's Premium Canned Food, a few choice leftover bits, and the NuVet powdered supplement--all stirred together). All of it was gone except for a few pieces of kibble that didn't touch the goodies. Yes, we entice her to eat and you can trust us when she gets closer to the whelp she will not eat anything. Most females will not be tempted with meat, ice cream, or their favorite treat. Until then, we want to fortify her diet to ensure the pups are getting the best possible to prepare for the entry into the world (outside Mama's warm womb).
2:30 PM -- September 24, 2017 -- Zula Blue is doing well. She has a good night and has eaten both breakfast and lunch. It is nap time.
10:30 AM -- September 23, 2017 -- Zula had a little spin around the yard and enjoyed a light breakfast at the front step. See for yourself! Video posted above and a special thanks to Chewy for providing the dog food Zula loves.
10 AM -- September 23, 2017 -- Zula Blue had a decent night. There were a couple of times when she started digging. Nesting females do that, and the sound is annoying, to say the least. I got her to calm down and to go back to sleep. Then, I was able to do the same.
She is waiting for her breakfast. It is a mixture of canned food, NuVet Supplement, and typically a few bits of carrots along with the kibble. I don't want to overload her tummy. Yesterday she ate huge--several small meals throughout the day. This eating plan is ideal for expecting Mom's sensitive stomach. It is always about getting them the nutrition and not overload their guy.
All is well. We will keep you apprised as things unfold.