Now that April the giraffe has had her calf it is time to start the puppy watch here. Ruth is due Thursday, though a few days before or after would be considered normal. The whelping room is ready, the webcam still non-functional but hopefully a new, longer ethernet cable will fix that. So now it’s up to Ruth. I will be checking her temperature twice daily and look for a drop in her normal temp to indicate the onset of early labor.