Thought I better get an update for Primrose, as she is around six weeks pregnant now. I took her date from the time I knew that Toby definitely mated her, but from this date when she was scanned, the fetuses did not look that far on, so her due date is the 11th June, but could be a couple days over, but knowing the birthing history of Primrose and her Mother Ysobel of whelping early, I suspect the 11th June maybe pretty spot on.
Primrose is looking very well in herself and like her Mother Ysobel, she keeps trying to nurse Smudge's pups, which we have to be careful with, as we don't want her to start letting down milk already and lack colostrum for her own pups.
Primrose was not looking that pregnant up until a couple days ago and I thought that maybe she is carrying only around three pups, but suddenly she is looking a lot more fuller and I would hope at least four at this stage. Primrose surprised us with six last time, as she really did not get very big until the last few days and when scanned then, like this time only three could be accounted for on a scan.
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― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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