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Old 05-08-2019, 08:31 PM
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Dora, The Pregnant Foster

Please welcome my latest pregnant foster, Dora! Due to changing needs, I am now fostering with a rescue friend of mine. This little girl found herself dumped at a shelter, but is safe and sound with me to deliver and raise her babies! She was terrified when I first met her, but is warming up fast, and now wags her tail at everyone she sees. She is tiny, currently only 28lbs and our best guess on breed is Jack Russell mix. She is HUGE and we are thinking 7-8 babies! More photos and updates coming tomorrow, right now just letting her decompress and settle in, she is glued to me begging for attention.
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Old 05-08-2019, 09:20 PM
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Poor Dora, looks like she came to you in the nick of time. I see some chihuahua there in her eyes.


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Hi Dora!!! She has certainly won the lottery and now has her best life ahead of her.

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Dora had a bit to eat and drink last night, got lots of cuddles and met the family, then was ready for bed. She found the bed in her whelping room, laid down on it, let out a long, peaceful sigh, and quickly started falling asleep; that moment they know they are safe, it never gets old! She slept soundly overnight and finally went out to pee and poop this morning. So far she sticks pretty much to the kitchen, and has chosen under the kitchen table as her place to sleep most of the time. Currently has no interest in exploring the house, but has quickly warmed up to everyone and is always wiggling (which is why these photos are a bit blurry, she never holds completely still, lol). She is the sweetest thing, living for every second of attention given!


She is ready to pop, her poor belly is HUGE! I am hoping for her sake it won't be much longer, but so far there are no for sure signs, so it could be a few days yet. The puppy weight have not shifted back yet, still pretty much right in the center.


The name, Dora was picked out for her because it means God's Gift, and since my birthday is coming up, I thought the name was perfect, that and it's fun to say she is a-dora-ble because she is just that!
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She's got the best name! Also kind of like Dory, like in "Finding Dory" and she found her way to you. I love her happy face <3 I wish her well and hope all will go well with her pups!
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She's adorable!
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Poor Dora, looks like she came to you in the nick of time. I see some chihuahua there in her eyes.


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Nah, they're just big and bulging due to the pressure of 6 to 7 babies in her belly.

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Slept beside Dora last night because she was showing some pretty convincing signs of labor, but she is still holding out! She was restless overnight, waking at times to shift, whine, and groom her stomach, but other than that a pretty quiet night. The puppy weight has dropped down quite a bit, and she is getting more milk everyday, so things are getting ready. Since I got up, she has spent the morning sleeping. I honestly don't see her going any longer than the weekend with the signs she is showing, but time will tell!
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Welcome Dora! Poor girl does look SO ready. Luckily she found a soft place to land with you.
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Dora has finally discovered the comfort of the many dog beds I have around the house and chooses those over the floor now. It's interesting to watch her personality come through more each day, but one thing that has not changed and only gets better is the fact that she is the sweetest little angel! She has not had an accident since I brought her home and always leads me to the door when she needs out, so I feel she had house training before I got her, but at the same time I can tell so many household sounds and sights are completely new to her, so really makes me wonder about her past. Currently she spends 99% of her time sleeping, or as I like to call it "the long sleep" where in the last couple days before delivery they sleep all the time, no doubt storing up energy for what's to come. I didn't think it was possible, but her belly has gotten a bit larger since she came home, poor girl looks like she swallowed a watermelon! She snores all the time because that belly makes it hard to breathe when laying down. Besides being completely done with this pregnancy thing, she is doing fantastic, she is such an easy going girl!
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