Its quite obvious now that Dolly is pregnant & hopefully looks like she is carrying a nice size litter at this stage, 5 weeks & 1 day since first mating. Ysabel is also, I am 95% sure in pups just going to give her a few more days to be 100% sure before shouting it from the roof tops, she is 4 weeks since first mating.
Have given Dolly & Ysabel a clip today as both are quite heavily feathered girls, this clip is along the belly, legs, tail & ears, as I have found out from experience that this is beneficial to Mum & pups. The Mum keeps cleaner & is less likely to get to hot in with her pups & the pups can find her teats easier & you can see they are sucking properly.
Millies 4 pups which are still with me, but are sold & are now coming up to 9 weeks, are now starting to look like little dogs not so tubby puppy looking. Although Smudge, the girl who we are keeping, she is still a tubby little thing & you could say with her that we know which pup eat all the pies.
Naughty Millie & Pupster decided to go of on a jaunt this morning & visit are neighbours who kindly returned them all covered in mud & badger poo. I think they actually look forward to their little visits as they always comment on what lovely dogs they are & the fact that they have not seen them for a while, if they have not been to them for a long time. Mind you they are the bonny type of dog, that I think that you would have to be terribly hard hearted to not have them bring a smile to your face. Millie & Pupster have been banished to the straw barn & will bring them in later to give them a good bath, straw is I find one of the best things for dogs to clean & dry off with.
We have started are perimeter fence & hopefully when finished it will stop the occasional jaunt without me taking place.
“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 Bumble and Blottie, waiting patiently to be unleashed, November 2018
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