Mama Beagle has been with us one week today and we are still waiting for puppies to make their appearance. It's definitely a lesson in patience for all of us! I can't imagine how Mama Beagle must feel -- and I have to wonder how dogs view the pregnancy experience. She gets bigger every day and it's exciting to feel the puppies poke at us and move.
We have tentatively changed her name to Lucy and plan on naming the puppies with Peanuts character names. She looks like a Lucy to us and is responding to us calling her that. She is very comfortable with us and prefers to be on someone's lap at all times. We are amazed at her agility with that big belly! She is still jumping up on the couch and maneuvering the steps just fine. She is a good girl and so far, the worse thing about her is her obsession with food -- she's a terrible beggar! We are working on it, but not worrying too much about it right now since we have to wonder if it has something to do with the puppies and her need for increased food.
Some photos from the last couple days: