Waiting for Santana’s Puppies

As Santana gets closer to delivering her puppies, the nights are sleepless for everyone. She needs to go outside about every 2–3 hours. She wakes me by laying right on top of me, pawing at me, and licking my face. So, up I get and out she goes. Most of the time she comes right back in, then goes through her routine of digging up the blankets and making herself a nest to try to be comfortable in for a few minutes… then she jumps down off the bed and plops on the cooler, less comfortable floor… Or she won’t come right back in and I don’t want to call too loudly for her to wake up all the other dogs (and then any other people, although my closest neighbor is something like 1/2 mile away 🙂 ), so I get my boots and coat and headlamp and go out looking for her and hope I don’t find her delivering a puppy in the barn. I find her hunting night critters—I guess—and back inside we go. At least until she needs to go out again in a few hours.

Enjoy some silly photos…

Santana is not moving
I guess she’s not going to move…

I guess she’s not going to move over and let me get in bed…

until I decide I’ll just sleep on the sofa…

then, she’ll come out and try to lay on top of me on the sofa!

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Santana… will you move over a wee bit for me? Please….

So, I’ll just take some pictures of her trying to sleep…

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Santana’s nose… just because…

I’ve always wanted a picture of your nose, Santana.

Santana's wee curly top knot
Santana’s wee curly top knot

And of her wee curly top knot…

Leave me alone, Mum
Leave me alone, Mum

Santana, are you trying to sleep?

I would really, really, really, like to get some sleep too…

and you are hogging the whole bed…

Please move over….

Santana
Okay, I’ll leave you alone….

Okay, I’ll go out to the sofa. You need your rest baby.

It's morning so she moves to the loveseat...
It’s morning so she moves to the love seat…for a little while.

 

Then to the floor for a while...
Then to the floor for a while…
Or she'll try to lay with Dad on the sofa...
Or she’ll try to lay with Dad on the sofa…
And then outside to hunt pigeons...
And then outside to hunt pigeons…

Poor girl 🙁

Stay tuned!

-M.