Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Strange Happenings

Strange happenings here. Suddenly this white box has appeared - what can it be?

I had a look through the window - is that my furry bedding in there?

Open sesame - the door lifts up - and that IS my furry bedding in there!

I checked it carefully - definitely my bedding.

Then Leigh tells me it's a Whelping Box ....which is..? 'For when you have puppies'  Do I remember anyone telling me about this...mm maybe...and is that why I've been feeling decidedly seedy this past week and my waistline has been growing a bit (I thought it was because of too many treats over Christmas). Oh no - I'm not feeling like having my picture taken now!

In fact I think I might not want my picture taken for a very long time...

More detail from Leigh:
We are now 38 days from when Magic was mated and the signs are positive that she is pregnant. She definitely looks a bit stouter and we have cut the hair from her chest and tummy as her nipples have grown larger and the breast tissue is swelling. She is sleeping a lot more and she also has a clear discharge which our 'breeding Bible' The Book of the Bitch says is a fairly reliable indicator of pregnancy.. The usual length of pregnancy in dogs is around 63 days which means Magic should be due around the second week in March. We have set up the whelping box for her to become used to it before the time and are busy accumulating newspapers and an assortment of equipment in optimism! More to come on this front over the nest few weeks ..


  1. Awwwwe! This is so exciting! I can't imagine just how cute Magic's puppies will be! :)

  2. Oh wow! Congrats and good luck!

  3. Very exciting news Magic, and don't worry about the waistline :)

  4. OMD - this is sooooo exciting! Can't wait to see the puppies!

  5. Exciting news....We're with Stewey, we can't wait for puppy photos.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  6. Magic, oh my golly gosh!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Mum is super excited to see your little babies (she is a sucker for puppies) Don't worry about your figure, I'm sure you will get it back once the pups are born.

    As for Crufts, Mum (Emily) is going on Saturday too! She said it would be awesome to say hi!

    Let the puppy countdown commence.


  7. Hi Magic - it looks like your peeps have got you a deluxe bed box.... and I think congratulations are in order. You will be a great mum....and mini schnauzer pups are just too irresistible for words. You are lucky you live too far away from us for my mum to drop in - she'd be there all the time.....but you will have to count your puppies both before and after she gets ready to leave!!!

    My mum wants to say a special thankyou to your peep Leigh for the lovely support!

    I seriously can't wait.

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

  8. very exciting news!!! thanks for including all the details about the whole process! i find it all very interesting, cant wait to see whats coming next and most importantly see some PUPPIES!!

  9. Oh Magic, congratulations !!! And that is such a lovely whelping box ~

  10. Oh congratulations on the pregnancy. What a cool whelping box too!

  11. Congratulations Magic, that's what a whelping box looks like!! of course me being a male's don't want to know to much detail about the birth!!
    Have a good week
    See Yea George xxx
    PS mom got mail thank you :)

  12. It is a Whelping box! Wow, it looks so chic. We can't wait to see those little Magics strolling around the box. I'm glad you're showing positive signs.


    Huggies and Cheese,


  13. Hi Y'all,

    Whoa! Another Mama in the town of Blogville!

    Can't help you out Magic...don't know much about puppies other than I was on once. In my early days with my first family they kept comin' and goin'.

    My Human might be able to tell you something. She grew up on a breeding farm. They raised horses and cattle. Oh, yeh, I guess they are a little different aren't they?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  14. Oh my oh my - we were so excited to hear you news we were bursting to shout an tell everyone. Congratulations Magic, we should really have met the father and made sure he was acceptable - but we trust your humans judgement. We can't wait to follow your story! Gonna add a note on our blog about it now if that's okay?! Dex and Lou xxx

    1. Thanks guys - your help would have been appreciated but I was more than happy in the end with my humans choice :-) And yes my secret's out now - you can always mention it on your blog. Love from Magic xx

    2. Wow, Magic! You seem to be pretty busy these past days.

      I hope everything is alright.

      Huggies and Cheese,