It was time to expand, time to add a bathroom for the babies. I bought one of the 4′ x 6′ pvc mats on which people place gym equipment. It is very heavy, slightly textured (non-slip), can stand up to teeth and toenails and disinfectant. The mat is on top of the indoor/outdoor carpet, which is on top of a tarp (still thinking I can save my new floor in the puppy room). One side of the whelping box is removed and I add two extensions. The removed side becomes the end of the extensions. I fill it with shavings (very inexpensive at any one of the feed stores here in the village), and voila — we have a puppy bathroom. They are not so sure about this expansive space, but probably by tomorrow they will have figured out they can play in the whelping box area and potty in the shavings. THAT will be wonderful.
A new stove will be in this space on Saturday. In the meantime, the old one is moved out of the space and Holmes is destroying the tile and the spray foam insulation every chance he gets. Tonight I caught the Dink helping him. I really have baddogs!