Because we just do not have enough to do around here- we decided to try home artificial insemination- WHAT? yes, you read that right. You see, we have a male who is just too tired to "do it"- he looks at us like- really? You want me to chase her around and get stuck with her for 20 min? I think not. We have had many missed breeding's with him because he is a lazy SOB- (oh did I say that out loud?). So Jen did an Internet search and found out how to collect a sample on You Tube- you can find anything on there. We used a zip lock bag and inseminated a female twice- and look what we made:
Oh my aren't they beautiful? A litter of 10- split exactly 5 girls and 5 boys. So excited that we were able to do this!
Well then we had 6 more females come into heat- because dogs are just like woman and they cycle together- so not sure if this would work we bred 2 females. Litter one was due on August 17th, litter 2 was due Aug 26th, and litter three August 28th- nicely spaced apart and life was go- so we wait. All three ladies took and the babies grew. The AI litter was the one due in the middle on the 26th.
So, litter one has been holding her puppies and not delivering- it happens sometimes- but yesterday on the 23rd- AI litter decides to come early- ok I got this- thus the 10 beauties above.
Finished cleaning all that mess up- when the late litter decides it is time to come- see below- she had 6 pups 4 girls and two boys.
OK, we are good- I walk into my bathroom and I hear babies crying- so I go to check on the 10 from litter one- when I see the female due on the 28th has just dropped a pup- seriously? is this happening 3 litters in one day? OK, no time to think, here we go- she had 9 pups- 7 boys and 2 girls!
So, now I have 25 newborn babies to take care of- CRAZY! The good news is that 17 of them are already sold- but I may be bald in 8 weeks.
Thankful for my blessings, and all in all I was in the mode so delivering one right after the other wasn't so bad- at least they were all not birthing at one because I would not have been able to do that. We have to help deliver each puppy, cut the cords, dry them off etc. so it is a lot of work.
Now that all the kids are in school, I needed something to do right?
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