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Friday, December 16, 2011

Funny PG Kilt

Kilt just cracks us up all of the time.  She has such a great sense of humor.  I took her to the Vet today.  I think she has been to this particular Vet clinic about 4 times.  She walks in like she owns the place and goes and gets on the scale by herself.  She stands there waiting for the front office person to call out her weight.  When she calls out her weight, Kilt immediately takes her seat at the front desk.  She puts her paws on the computer.  The phone rings.  I'm surprised Kilt didn't pick up the phone!  But, she had ulterior motives.  When the office lady picked up the phone Kilt reached over for the last of her coffee cake.  Bad girl Kilt.  Gosh, I love this dog!

When Kilt was shipped to us from Canada at 3 1/2 mos. of age (after) 15 hours of flying here and there with layovers, she got out of the crate throwing a tug toy in the air.  Yep, that's our Kiltster.

Yep, we've gained a bit of weight

From her fighting weight of 34.6 lbs to 42.8 lbs....8 pounds heavier.

What?  You want your seat back?  I can't have the last of your coffee cake?

I'm counting today as day 57 from the last breeding.  We bred her AI a week earlier due to a Vet's recommendation.  She was in full standing heat a week later and I had to drive back to Sacramento AGAIN.  The Vet actually credited my account after I wrote him a (not nasty, but informative) note about his hasty recommendation and his stand alone vaginal cytology without progesterone testing.

We would like to wait another 4 days.  I'm guessing she took on the last breeding, my 2nd trip to Sacramento.  The things we do for our dogs, eh?

We think we count 5 puppies in the oven.  Really, Kilt is not as big as she was with 6 puppies in her first litter.  But, the last few weeks she has been packing on some tonnage.  It hasn't affected her play time, but I sure did see her slow down working her stock.  I had to shhhhhus her the first time ever driving her sheep! 

LOL at Laura who is in line for a puppy.  When I emailed her the x-ray she said, "All I can see is a duck!"
You know what.....I think I see a duck in there, too :0)

Suzy Applegate said, "Let's take bets on her due date."  I don't think I want to bet AGAINST my husband.  Wayne said she was EIGHT pounds heavier and with FIVE pups.  He was right on the money.  He believes she will whelp on Monday the 19th.  We'll see.  Suzy guesses Tues. or Wed.  Any time AFTER the weekend will be fine with me.

With Kilt's first litter, she started having pups with just a couple of hours of panting before hand.  We plan to keep a closer watch on her this time!

Are you ready?  I'm not.


Kathy said...

Have fun with the puppies once they arrive. Just remember that the first time her temp drops to 99 or below that you are looking at puppies arriving anywhere from 24 - 36 hours later. She will reach the point of hating it when you come "at" her with the thermometer.

I think that I might almost see six puppies in their. Time will tell. Good luck on the whelping.

gvmama said...

Kathy...funny you say that. My girlfriend told me she counted 6 little vertebrae. Well, at least I know there isn't ONE very large duck in there. LOL

Karen said...

I'm glad I can just 'watch' and enjoy it from the sidelines, and not feel the stress that you are feeling:)
'Cousin' Luna wishes Kilt all the best!

gvmama said...

Ahhh Karen; couldn't we switch places just for a few weeks? I'm sure Kilt would like to switch places with Luna, too!

Kathy said...

I swear that I can see six spines and six little skulls. We'll see if I'm off or not.

DeltaBluez Tess said...

I count six heads....

gvmama said...

Yep, the nurses at work count six, too. Soooo exciting!