Howdy Ho everybodies,
I bet it comes as no surprise that the diaper cake thingy was a complete disaster. Luckily it just melted all over the rather expensive baking dish thingy that had been in the family since who knows when and is now being used as a decorative thing in the trash.
Once again, that pesky language barrier thing got in the way, and instead of BAKING a diaper cake, you are suppose to take diapers and pile them up to LOOK like a cake... which is confusing. I really wish the interwebs would explain things a bit more.
Speaking of explaining things a bit more, I was completely horrified when I started reading all about the role of a mid-wife. I thought that was something else I was expected to do. The Musher kindly explained that Tramp would do all of the work and I probably wouldn't even know the puppies were being born, and what a relief that was!!! There were words in the mid-wife thing that were downright scary! Stuffs about breaking water (I never knew water could be broken, I'll have to try that sometime when the hose is out), and then something about a oogie plug thing... urp. Here's a hint: don't read stuffs about birthing things when you're eating.
So... back to this shower party thing that I'm suppose to throw for Tramp. Apparently its not even really a party, but more like a "get stuff for the mom for when the puppies arrive" kind of thing. Hmmm... this means I have to come up with a useful gift. I really don't have that much stuffs... and things. Just my fashionable ensembles, my collar, and some money I've saved up. Plus, what sort of useful thing could Tramp use (except a muzzle) for when the puppies arrived?
I dug around and found her something in the Musher's closet
Ok, its not very useful, but its pretty! Plus later on the pups can use it to teeth, since its made out of really nice and tasty leather stuffs.
The MOST useful stuffs I made while everyone was out doing mushing stuffs... and things! I'm very proud of my handiwork because I used only renewable resources... renewable as in stuffs I found laying around the house.
The biggie big thing about this whole whelping (which is the same word as giving birth) thing is the cushy whelping box where the puppies are born. Its suppose to be soft and comfy and safe for the puppies, but allows momma Tramp to get up and out to do her things and stuffs without the puppies trying to follow her.
In the past, the Musher has used something like this:
That will not do, so my gift to Tramp and the soon to arrive Cramplings was a new custom-built, state of the art, fashionable and cushy whelping box!
Now that's what I call a classy whelping box!!!! I glued M&Ms to the outside, cut out a bit of the Musher's bed to put in there, and made the mobile with cotton balls and cheese I painted black for the baa baa sheepie things faces!
SHHH!!! Don't tell Tramp about it yet, its a surprise. Also don't tell the Musher about the square in her bed... she'll figure that out tonight I'm sure.