I think Paika decided that she is going to hold on to puppies for a while longer. Last night she ate a big meal and drank a lot. She was turning her nose at everything I offered but when I opened a container of moist pre-prepared Purina Beneful dinner, she really went for it. Go figure. I noticed that in this late stage of pregnancy she likes novel things that she has never had before.
Since she did not act like she was going to have pups last night, I managed to get some good sleep in my own bed. Today she seems happy and pretty active. No sign of any distress, no abnormal discharge. Who knows what the Mother Nature has in store for us but we are going to wait. The waiting game will be over when her water breaks and then things will have to progress at a certain rate, but until then we are going to be patient.
Thank you for all your support! We really appreciate it.
Update 10 PM: There is no change to report, and it does not look like Paika will be whelping tonight. She just ate her only meal of the day (her appetite is much better in the evening than in the morning). Puppies are moving in her belly, but obviously we have to wait longer for their arrival.