Monday, 5 March 2012

More strange happenings

Hello bloggy friends - it's Magic back with some news again. As you can see country walks are not my thing these days. Resting on the sofa is is my main activity and eating :-) Aoife keeps me company when she can squeeze in. Anyway - after my last post when I told you about the white box arriving, even more strange things have been turning up - all a bit worrying if you ask me...

This collection of things came in a big box I was hoping was full of treats - but no...'wheping' has been mentioned again :-( As well as all the scary stuff like scissors and thermometers and latex gloves there's a flashlight in case I'm giving birth at night and need to go outside for the call of nature and accidentally a puppy comes out!! As if!! And then there's things for the puppies:

Leigh says she's hoping I'll be a good mother and be able to do all that is needed for my puppies but if she needs to help out they are going to need lots of these things. There's milk and stuff in case I can't feed the pups:

and little bottles to put it in:

and if any of the puppies are born not breathing there are drops to try and help revive them:

Then there's a heat pad for the new little ones to rest in the warm while I'm giving birth:

And scales to weigh them:

and piles of newspapers everywhere:

They're not for reading but to put in my whelping box as it can get messy with lots of babies :-( And Leigh has got this for her:

It looks like a snake to me but it's actually a sleeping bag as Leigh is going to have to sleep near me to be ready for when the puppies start to come in case I need help.

So now I've been joined by Caoimhe too! Don't they realise I need all the room I can get? Anyway I will post again next week about how things are going. This week is an exciting time for Aoife as she is going to Crufts - she will be shown in the Special Puppy Bitch class so I'm wishing her lots of good luck and told her not to bark at the judge 'cos they don't like it. Judith and Leigh will be blogging about Crufts I expect - and so will my bloggy friends George & Tess (who are going to Crufts too!) and maybe Sampson & Dante & Daisy Boo's Mum as well!


  1. Ooooo that all looks kind of daunting, but you can rest easy knowing that your Momma is prepared!

  2. Oh my - it looks like birthing day is rapidly approaching!

  3. Hi Y'all,

    What a lot of news from y'all...what with Crufts and your "condition".

    Hoping you'll soon be romping with your expanded family!

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. Wow! That's a lot of stuff. The only time SHE was with a whelping dog, SHE was so anxious that SHE had to go back to bed and leave the mother in peace to get on with the job--which she did beautifully.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  5. Magic, what a lot of stuff for you, at least everyone is going to be prepared! We all can't wait to see the little arrivals.

    Crufts, hooray! Mum can't wait, she better bring us back some goodies, BOL!


  6. PS We have given you an award!


  7. Hey Magic. I see I've missed one post. I'll check it out later.

    Leigh is taking this pretty seriously and I'm glad she is. It's always better to be prepared. I guess I'll also be doing the same with Peanuts if she got preggy.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  8. Wow what exciting happenings. Seems like a we picked a great time to stumble upon your blog. We look forward to reading about you and your soon to be very extended families adventures.

    Maddy & Owen

  9. Oooh! Do we know how many puppies yet?

  10. when are the puppies coming? do you have an estimated time frame? i have to admit, seeing all the medical stuff like scissors kinda freaked us out. do dogs experience the same pain as humans do, when in labor? sorry for all the questions, just very curious and excited, especially since they are SCHNAUZERS!! :)

    1. I will put out another post very soon with more details. Some Crufts action is happening over the next few days so watch out for Magic's update after that :-) Leigh