Spirit is due her pups on or around the 22nd of this month. She is very fit and well (this mornings walk was 8 miles!) but is not huge, I am guessing 6 puppies.
This picture was taken 6 days before her last litter was born, 2 years ago. On that occasion she had 9.
As always Spirit will go on her regular walks until the pups arrive, not only will this help her general fitness for labour but it will keep her calm and relaxed prior to the pups arrival. These are some pics from todays walk, Spirit enjoys the walks but is not very interesting to photograph at the moment as she is pretty ploddy, the rest of the gang however make the most of every moment, including the pensioners, Dollar and Purdie :)