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Eager x Ready

The mating

For about 5 weeks ago we got very bad news about our Ready (Liza's Border Ouzo Red): he has a large tumor inside his bladder which has spread outside the bladder and also inside his prostate. There is no surgery/medications for this to cure this, so he is now on heavy painkillers untill the horrible day we have to say goodbye to him, which most likely will be pretty soon. Although Ready has been used a lot as studdog, I only own Rebel and Fujita who are both not living with me. So my biggest dream was to own my own Ready puppy but did we have a chance?

At the same time we got the bad news about Ready's illness, our Eager (Hob Nob Nice of you to Be Eager) started her season and it was already a long time my plan to have her mated to Ready. After some progesterontests Wednesday August 24 was the perfect day for the mating, but Ready did not show any interest in her at all. After some thinking and realizing this was my last and only chance for this mating and for a puppy directly from Ready, we have done AI (artifical insemination). Three days later (Saturday), suddenly Ready showed interest in Eager and he mated her naturally with a good/long tie.

Counting from this mating, the expected day of birth of this very special and highly promising agility litter will be around October 26, 2011.

The tie
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Ultrasound

On Wednesday September 21 (day 28 after the AI) we went to the vet for an ultrasound and after some shaving, I started to laugh and cry at the same time, because we saw many little Eager/Ready's swimming. For me this is really a miracle in such a hard time, seeing the dog who I might be loving the most of all, getting worse and knowing we have to say goodbye soon to him, while he is only 9 years old. But I know for sure he has safed the best for the last so this will be an amazing litter!!!

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Final 2 weeks

7 weeks pregnant
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Final week

8 weeks pregnant
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Temperature

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Date Time Temperature
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20-10 8.30 37.6
20-10 18.00 37.5
20-10 23.00 37.8
21-10 7.00 37.6
21-10 17.30 37.5
21-10 23.00 37.9
22-10 8.00 37.5
22-10 17.00 38.0
22-10 23.00 37.8
23-10 7.30 37.7
23-10 18.00 36.7!!
23-10 23.00 36.7
24-10 7.30 36.5
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What happened next


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