Silver: Any time NOW!!
I was up for over 24 hours by the time Silver finished having all her pups. Prelabor started at 7am Jan. 1, 2008 with Silver pacing, whining and panting. At 2:45am, Jan. 2, 2008 she gave birth to Zappa and the rest of the gang, ending with Fiona at 9:15 that same morning.
Silver had been laying down after puppy #4, and never moved until after she had Fiona. When she popped up to go outside, we noticed the most amazing thing. She had snapped back into the shape. Her stretched skin was fit against her. Amazing. (Every new mom's dream...) Just like that. All of her skin snug against her sleek body except for a small bulge on the right side near the ribs, where we figured Fiona must have been. She looked better than she did at two years old. Her black fur was soft and silky and glistened when she moved. She was so spunky and full of life, excited to get outside and run a bit.
We made it through 10 successful births, a blessing in itself, but what we discovered with Silver was the a jewel we could only discover for ourselves.
Look at the shine and sleekness!
And the cute newborns, of course!