B LITTER DIARY-PREGNANCY
EXPECTING WHITE LITTLE ANGELS
MOTHER HISTORY FLIEGELAND, FATHER ARAMIS NADOM OF WHITE DAREL
DELIVERY 15.SEPTEMBER 2013
15.SEPTEMBER 2013-Brave,beautiful and big B litter Les Trois Baisers is born.5 males and 4 females.They were born with black pigmentation on the nose,without dewclaws,with very white coat and without complication.History is an average female,but her puppies are very strong,the heaviest weight 532 grams.There is no 'mini mouse' in the litter.History is one of the best mothers I have seen.See you in B litter puppies diary.
14.SEPTEMBER 2013-Grand finale! Her temperature has dropped and we are waiting for delivery.Probably during the night.Everything is prepared and a lot of coffee is going to be cooked.Hold your fingers and everything for her and her puppies!
11.SEPTEMBER 2013-I was sleeping with History last night because her temperature has dropped to 37,3 C. Today her temperature is 38 C, but she is not eating so much any more.She seems to be prepared,enjoying in her litter box and digging holes around.
10.SEPTEMBER 2013-We count down, sweetie...
9.SEPTEMBER 2013-History is digging holes,preparing place for her puppies.She has a quiet and safe place in the house to deliver them,but digging holes outside is instinct behavior.8 weeks from her first mating today.
8.SEPTEMBER 2013-Are they kicking,History? Just few more days with this big belly..
6.SEPTEMBER 2013-History has a new name-My White Shadow.Why? Because she is following me everywhere I go.She doesn't know,what will happen very soon,I know.She is not nervous,I am.She trusts me and I trust her. I think this is the most important connection between dogs and people.
3.SEPTEMBER 2013- Oh,no,paparazzi again! Maybe I overloaded you with her photos,but this wonder of life is such a magic.11 more days.History is glued to me.A little bit tired and slow.Her belly is bigger,but not so wide-more close to the ground.
30.AUGUST 2013-Fat,happy and patient History on her 45 day .We have visited vet this morning to check her weight.2,5 kilos in one week.The rapid growth of the puppies is very stressful for the female,she needs a lot of quality food,with different sources of proteins and amino acids.She needs a quiet, safe and chemicals free environment.And a lot of love,of course.
29.AUGUST 2013-History has got used to her 'new' belly size.She is a little bit slower and prefers to stay in the company of her people more than in the company of her pack.But she is still active,running around and eating all,including insects.
27. AUGUST 2013-History was much too hungry.She was wormed yesterday,because the hormones that are released during pregnancy can cause the encysted worm eggs in the body to develop.Worming before mating won't get rid of these eggs.Today she is 'normal' hungry for that stage.And we go on...
25.AUGUST 2013-Her belly is growing.History has put on 3 kilos,eating like an elephant.She is still active,maybe a little more protective.In less than 3 weeks she will deliver puppies.All the puppies of Aramis have been born exactly 60 day after mating.Let us see if the story will repeat.Exciting.
22.AUGUST 2013-History is hungry like two wolves.Not wolves,like a bison.
21.AUGUST 2013-During the fifth week of development,fetuses develop toes,claws and whisker buds.Fetuses begin to resemble dogs.Fetal eyelids develop and close over the eyes.The fetuses grow another 12 millimeters,and their internal organs finish developing.History is hungry and her belly is growing.
20.AUGUST 2013-35 days of pregnancy.History is hungry like a wolf,not like a dog.What a relief!
16.AUGUST 2013-Sparkling eyes and smiling face-History is happy,active and full of joy!
15.AUGUST 2013-When the best snack is not good enough for the dog to eat it, this is for sure the sign,that we must do something. History didn't want to eat the day before yesterday at all and I decided to stop this. Since pregnancy is not illness I gave her 'normal' food .First meal was comically tragical, because she made all sort of tricks to convince me,that she has never eaten that kind of food before.And of course, she didn't want to try it. Next meal, yesterday in the evening-she has eaten all her food.Today in the morning she has eaten all.30 days pregnant today.Relaxed and happy on the photos. Only 30 more days.
12.AUGUST 2013-Not eating period.We are giving History small amounts of raw meat,natural cheese and yoghurt.Dry food is still untouched.Hormonal changes and changes in her body have frightened her.We cuddle her all the time and let her be in the house whenever she wants.And she seems to be relaxed and satisfied in the house,because she sleeps like an angel.On the walk,she is coming to me all the time with that look in her eyes.Special look,telling everything.
11.AUGUST 2013-History is not eating.This is normal for this stage, but it is frightening, when you see her.As she has never eaten dry food before,she licked the bowel,not taking even one single piece of it. She eats only raw meat and home made natural yoghurt. And few cookies. I hope that after few days she will eat again.
10.AUGUST 2013-All signs of pregnancy made me think,that History Fliegeland is going to be mother.Since I was 99,99% sure that the mating was successful,I wanted to have also relaxin test to be 100% sure.Females can also have a phantom pregnancy with all signs so I don't want to be fooled.The test was made by best vet Vojko M. who has ordered relaxin test for me.The other owners wanted to do ultrasound, but I am not a fan of ultrasound in this specific time,when a female has so many problems with loosing appetite,vomiting, morning sickness and tremendous changes of hormones,embryos being implanted and so on.Of course,it is very exciting seeing small embryos and counting them (the exact number of the puppies can't be determined by the ultrasound),but I want that my females feel comfortable and safe.I waited for 30 minutes and the relaxin test has confirmed pregnancy!!