Josie wants to know "Where are the babies??"
Fillie's food intake for the day:
1 extra large, extra meaty rib bone
1lb cooked catfish fillet
1lb ground beef
1lb fresh green tripe
3+lb of food a day -- really, fatty??!! She ate a few licks of yogurt, too, but she wasn't totally into it so the elder BC's got a little extra (they are enjoying her odd eating habits!!). Speaking of odd eating habits -- today was the first day she has *ever* voluntarily eaten fish. Of any kind. She doesn't want a salmon treat, salmon oil in her food, fresh catfish just out of the lake...none of it. A few days ago Jeff purchased a few pounds of "catfish nuggets", complete with silver skin and all, and none of the dogs (even Ivie -- wtf??!!) wanted to eat the fish raw. So I cooked the remainder up last night and chilled it for a day. I brought it out to feed to Ivie and Josie tonight and Fillie was drooling at my feet (what??). I figured one sniff and she'd be gone, but she chowed it right down! Must be like that pickle/ice cream phenomena in women.
I figure I'll get her to eat as much fish as I can while she's with puppy, though, so maybe it'll carry over. She's been eating about a pound of fresh tripe a day, and she's so funny about it. You've never met a dog who could take longer to eat some ground up green mush!! She picks it apart, leaves microscopic bits behind for her sisters...and doG forbid a piece of nature gets attached to her food -- she makes the most ridiculous faces and tongue gestures trying to rid her food of the intruding organic material. Seriously, this dog is *special* in every sense of the word -- & I love her so much my heart just might burst if I loved her any more!!
Silly Fillie. I'm just going to faint if she has like 10 or something. Not like I've ever had a litter before, but with over 2 weeks to go, I wouldn't think she would be THIS BIG. For a finicky eater and everyday-Ethiopian pre-pregnancy, she sure has turned a corner!
I've been swimming her this past week, since it's been nice and warm here. The water's warm, too, so no Beanie-cicles ;-) We went on a nice trail hike/swim in the early afternoon on Sunday. We were all super tired of garage sale-ing, and with the crowds so much smaller on Sunday, we just closed up shop early, threw everything leftover on the curb, and took the dogs for a romp. Much more fun than sitting around haggling prices with folks that ought to take a few ESL classes.
Fillie looks like the typical woman, completely irritated by her man's ridiculous behaviour.
(& yes, that is Neo -- aka PigPen -- barking behind Beans)