I also got my heating pad and found a nice, clean storage box in the basement to make my puppy warming box with. I will look for every available non matching towel and baby blanket I have to make a good collection of clean cloths to line it with. If all goes well, I may not need to use it at all. But I know it is there if Lilly gets up and thrashes about in labor after a puppy or so has already been born and I need to move them out of her way for their own safty.
Her temp was just under 100 today... but because I don't trust the thermometer I had, I will try again tonight before we all settle in.