Back to work. Another four-day weekend is history, and unlike past years it didn't include any dog shows. Didn't accomplish as much as I'd hoped, but did do the things that needed to be done, and actually relaxed a bit. Relaxed! Slept until 7:00 AM, didn't wash up or get dressed until after 10:00, listened to a couple of Linda Fairstein mysteries on the iPod while cleaning house and walking dogs, played on my computer, and had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with mom & Ron (eating out this year). Took Argus and Fernly running several times, something that Fern especially appreciates, and admired the babies a lot! Because I did a turkey yesterday we'll be doing leftovers all week. Time to try out some of the recipes that I've been saving.
Holly now has a bed outside the whelping box, a big quilt that she can nest in. She keeps the pups clean and fed, but decided that she'd had enough "togetherness" and needed to be able to get away. She did take the rubber chicken to bed with her though! If she was one of those bitches that carried her pups around she'd have a few pups with her, but thankfully she does not. The whelping box under the heat lamp is a bit warm for Holly, and not "cozy" enough, so this works fine for all of us.
Fernly visited a couple of pet stores on Saturday and was so funny. Because she's such a bugger about jumping up (just as Argus was as a pup), when people ask to pet her I request that they tell her to Sit and give her a cookie. She added a hand shake to her routine, all on her own, and when they tell her to sit she does, and offers a paw. Always gets her a laugh.
Back to work. Gotta start budgeting my time again now.