Dolly went to the vets today to be spayed and have a dental. I did wonder if both could be performed this time together as I had noticed that Dolly not only needed her teeth descaled but needed a couple extractions. It was thought best to do each procedure seperate due to extractions were needed, as removing teeth can release bacteria into the body and could cause infection to the wound left from her being spayed, so I said to get the dental work done first and to look to get her spayed in around a months time. She was on heat a couple months ago, so another month will put her a couple months off coming on heat again. It's best to spay a bitch around a couple months after a heat and a couple months before a heat, as when close to their heat or just coming off heat, the blood supply to the uterus is higher and a bleed may be more likely when spaying them. Dolly was very sleepy when she came home and is now positioned at my feet as I do this.
Today has been very wet and dull here and to be honest I was not going to blog tonight, until I caught this bit of footage of Smudge's pups. Finally this evening the rain dissipated and the patio dryed out and around 7.30 pm, as I was getting the youngest children ready for bed, we caught this video of Chester having a mad moment, whilst Harvey was having a total out for the count moment. What started Chester off, was our oldest daughter came out of the bath and leaned over the pen and shook her wet hair at him. Mind the volume when you watch it, it's not the dogs making a noise, it's me you need to keep the volume down for.
Primrose is really starting to look very pregnant now and Monday will see her being nine weeks from her first mating. She is very comfortable at the moment and the pups can be felt moving and you can also see her stomach moving as they perform acrobatics in her womb.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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