The Big Wait

Brittany retrieving sharptailed grouse.

She was the runt of the litter, the one that no one wanted.  And, arguably, she turned out to be the best of the bunch. Thats what got her into her present predicament.  That being, pregnant.  If you're going to have pups, it might as well be from a good mama.  Now, I'm no dog person, my wife is.  Whatever I've learned about dogs has come by default.  Like they say, half of life is showing up.  Well, I show up at home every day.  The dogs greet me.  To them, I'm just another member of the pack.  I scratch ears, rub bellies.  Sometimes I feed 'em popcorn.

But, as they say, I digress.  Maggie is a dog in waiting.  We're waiting too.  The living room has been converted into a nursery, the house... a sauna.  Gotta keep them pups warm (if they ever come).  Right now, Maggie is shivering, perhaps the beginnings of the whelping process? 

Meanwhile, I'm sitting in my underwear.  Its so warm that my eyelids are sweating.  


Bill Trussell said…
I see a lot of bird hunting in the future for you and your wife----post an image of the new arrivals when they come. Thanks for sharing
Lester Kish said…
More training time for her. More photo ops for me. Bill, we should know by this time tomorrow.
Lester Kish said…
More ears and bellies to scratch this morning. Maggie and her seven pups seem to be doing fine.
Anonymous said…
Les: Great post. Best of luck for mom and in total. Enjoy.
Lester Kish said…
Thanks Bob. So far so good. They're keeping my wife quite busy.
Lester Kish said…
The kids are alright. Even the littlest one is hanging onto mama and sucking for all he's worth. Vet check today.