Today has seemed a long one as have not really stopped until now to type this. Have been to the vets this evening to scan the two girls Lucy & Cleo to hopefully confirm whether they are in pups.
Lucy has been confirmed in pups carrying at least 5 to 6 pups. It still amazes me when you see a scan of a feotus what ever species & to see Lucys little pups wriggling around was so wonderful. Three of my children came to watch & they where also amazed to see the little pups inside Lucy & the vet could actually measure the length of one as 2.3 cm which is a good size at 28 days, so we think Lucy may have taken from her first mating which would make her around 32 days in pup. At this stage a couple days makes alot of difference. I was actually getting pretty sure she was in pups even at this early stage so will be hoping for arrival of these pups around the first to second week in December.
Although dogs are very fertile creatures it is not unusal for a dog not to concieve & there can be many reasons why, the bitch may of been mated to early or to late, the dog may just not be compatable with the bitch or it can be a hormone problem & the bitch or dog may simply be infertile. A bitch not taking on her first time would not really be to much of a concern but if you try a couple more times with no luck & changing the stud dog it may be a hormone fertility problem so it may be wise to have the bitch sterilised as she may be more prone to problems that can occur within the womb like pyometra which is a very serious womb infection or cancer of the womb or fallopian tubes.
Its Bonfire night tonight but for us living rurally we do not have problems with fireworks & are dogs but tonight in Devon I think Bonfire night will be a very damp afair we hope tomorrow is better as we are taking all the children to Torrington Rugby Club at 7pm for their display done by the Torrington Cavaliers who do alot of fund raising for local charities & is usually a very good firework display & has alovely family atmosphere. It will be are youngests first firework display & so far all are children at a young age have loved & watched their first firework display with that wonderful look children have when they see something for the first time & are astonished by it. Fingers crossed for a dry day tomorrow.
“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 with Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
Hello, I am Jane, you might of guessed, I love dogs. We are situated in the North Devon countryside, England, United Kingdom. Our home is occupied by my husband, David, our children, pack of dogs and me.