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Are you positive it's 61 days?
How old is she?
Is this her first litter?
Is she nesting or trying to hide somewhere dark/secluded?
Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.
At this point it's possible that she's in the early stages of labor...but of course, it's impossible to know for sure.
Once thing you could do would be to take her temperature. A dog who is about to go into labor or is in the early stages will have a lower than normal temp. Once a dog's temp is around 100 degrees (normal is 101-102.5) she'll likely deliver the pups within 24 hours.
There's a great site that discuses whelping (having puppies) in depth here: http://www.2ndchance.info/caninelaborstages.htm
It will discuss all the stages and what you can expect to see.
If you're not positive, then you can have her seen by an emergency vet today and they'll be able to examine her and see if she's in labor or if there's something more going on here.
If she's in labor and you don't see puppies by tomorrow morning, then you absolutely need to have her seen by a vet.
I hope this helps.