Friday, March 9, 2012
The Next Two Litters
For those of you waiting for the blogging to start on the next two Gaylan litters, your wait is over. Both litters are due next week - the Country Music litter (Scoop x Goose) on Monday March 19th and the Heart litter (Chex x Striker) on Tuesday March 20th. Collectively we are expecting about 15 puppies. Since Chex missed her last two breedings we decided to breed her and her daughter so we would likely have at least one litter. Of course, we were prepared for two litters if luck would have it, and happily that is what we ended up with!
Today we put the whelping boxes together and let each of the girls spend a little time in them.
Scoop (left) and Chex (right) in Gayle's whelping box.
Scoop in the Jonart box that Lise gave me for Christmas
This weekend their bellies will be shaved and we will start using Sweet Beats to listen for fetal heartbeats. Right now our focus is on healthy feeding, exercise, taking their temperatures and acclimating each girl to her box.
Check out the pre-whelp photos that have been taken so far located on the navigation bar on the right. Once the litters are born the photos will be split between the litters, but for now they are in one location. Since the photos are not captioned and some of you do not know Chex and Scoop - the lighter girl is Chex and the darker one is Scoop.