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Throughout early summer, I was unable to pass my office wall chart without my eye being drawn to the big red circle marked ‘Day 65’ – Tawny, my lurcher’s due date. Normally I spend the summer months distracted at country shows but as you are all aware 2020 isn’t a normal year. Tawny was due to whelp at Easter and was looking fed up and uncomfortable. Not fat as such, just easier to see as she stood in the entrance to her kennel. The antithesis of her usual svelte waistline.

Afforded the time to maximise her health during pregnancy, she had plenty of quality food and a purpose-built kennel in an old stable, and a whelping box fitted with the best vet bed, her chandelier being a heat lamp.

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