Wednesday, November 19, 2008
The Glitter Watch Begins!
Montana is an interesting place to live. On Monday I was driving back from a fast weekend in Utah when I saw a black streak racing across the field by the freeway. At first I thought it was a cow but I quickly realized that cows did not move that fast -- even if McDonalds was on their heels. It looked like some kind of black shepherd.
I stopped, mentally calculating how and where I would fit an extra dog if I even managed to catch it. The dog had stopped to look at me and then I realized there was another one -- a gray one -- and that they were wolves and not dogs! We looked at each other for a few seconds and then they were off and running in the other direction. I have never seen a wolf before -- pretty crazy but very cool!
That was not the only reminder that I live in the Wilds. On the way down I saw two Bald Eagles sitting next to a lake and on the way back I also saw several Bighorn Sheep in addition to the wolves. And this morning I was again reminded that I no longer live in the Big City when I was out with Zoey in the dark, listening to the songs of several coyotes with the hooting of owls in the background as I waited for her to get busy and potty.
And so it is into this new life in Montana that the Glitter Litter will be born later this week.
Last night I gave Cadi a bath so she would look beautiful when she meets her children. I have started taking her temperature and it is holding steady -- no drop just yet. I talked to Joan this morning and gave her an update -- she arrives tomorrow. We are so lucky that she is willing to come up and help out. Joan was a vet tech before she was a pediatrician and so she has excellent skills -- plus she is calm in a crisis, which is always a great thing! Galen wants nothing to do with birthin' babies so he especially appreciates Joan's willingness to come up from Utah!
These pictures, taken this morning, show you what Cadi looks like right now. Make sure and vote for how many puppies you think Cadi will have!
Thanks for visiting and keeping me company on the Glitter Watch!
Posted by Mary-Ann Bowman at 6:31 AM