Monday, December 29, 2008

I am scared...

Everyday it is getting closer to Zip's delivery--and I have to admit, I am scared.

I don't even REMOTELY understand how some people can breed a dog over and over (and puppy mills....don't EVEN get me started on those)...I have watched Zip have her morning sickness, and getting bigger, uncomfortable...she just started waddling today. And no one can tell me "she loves being pregnant"---even a person like me that has never had children doesn't by that load of crapola!

Zip doesn't love it...she can't rip and tear like she could before on walks....and while Ace, Klink, Gator & Crackers are running as fast as they can...she must be content to trot..or slowly canter. That isn't fun for her! But does she complain...nope.

Granted...she DOES like eating 5 times a day--a great perk for her :-))

And yes I know...only a 63 day gestation...yeah yeah yeah...

I worry about her actual delivery...how many will there be? Will it all be OK? Or will I end up racing to the vet clinic at 3 in the morning, crying my eyes out because I am worried about losing her? I feel sorry for the vet that is on call that evening...because if they think they will just take her back and leave me in the waiting room.....well they will probably have to have me arrested..NOT KIDDING.....

If I had kids I would be that evil woman that would turn into a rabid momma bear with her cubs if you did anything to her kids...well insert dogs and you have me...

Luckily I have friends that can make sure that won't happen to me :-)) You know who you and and thank you!

Most likely she will just shoot the little buggers out...they will be super cute and everyone will be happy---I pray that is how it is. I pray that I look back on this entry and laugh at myself for being such a baby. Dogs have puppies everyday.

But those dogs are my MY dog, my heart dog--that dog that you can count on for everything...she is so very important to me.

Please send some prayers for Zip. I don't normally poor my heart out on many things...and certainly not on a blog for all to see...but I feel I need all the help I can get :-))

And when I look at the litter after they are here...I will really appreciate all Zip did...I think they are going to be some amazing little border collies...and I can't wait to meet all of them :-))

Thanks for listening...now back to the usual ramblings :-))

6 comments:

Lexie said...

I am sure Zip will be alright. I will pray for Zip.

fulltilt said...

Thanks :) I really appreciate it!

sheepkelpie said...

It is good to be a bit worried, but very calm on the outside. Ms Zip will look to you for reassurance- and that's when you know you will be okay. When I whelped a litter 12 years ago, it was very nerve wracking, but by something like #3- it was old hat :) Have you gotten her whelping area all set? Got all your necessities? Don't forget refreshments for your helpers :)

fulltilt said...

Thanks for the reassuring thoughts..I am definetly calm on the out side--so that is all she needs to know :-)

The whelping area is all set up and good to go...just waiting at this point :)

Dianna said...

You are SOOOO prepared, and have all your bases covered. She's going to do great. You...you might need some alcohol. :)))

fulltilt said...

Oh trust me! I am SURE there will be a little bit of wine or something to calm me down!

Although...now that I have the whelping pen all set up...everything listed and packed...I am much calmer!!