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Muis x Ice

The mating

Almost 2 months earlier than expected, Muis (Nice of you to Come Bye Frost Front) started her season at August 28, 2012. We had to think for some time, because we had planned a litter with TicTac this fall, but finally we have decided not to let Tictac be mated this time and we went for a mating with Muis. Mainly because due my hospital stays, it was impossible for me to travel all the way up tp Sweden for the mating of Tictac, and ofcourse it is much easier to use your own male who is living closeby for the mating with Muis.

In total we needed 3 bloodtests to measure the progesterone level for the perfect day of mating and finally on September 10, 2012 we got the green light for a mating 24 hours later. Although for Muis it was not love at first sight, after some time she could not resist the charmes of her first husband Ice (Nice of you to Come Bye Number One) so the first mating was a fact on September 11, 2012, followed by a long tie between the two lovebirds. We hope to have one more mating one day later and then it is going to be a long 4 weeks of waiting till the day of the ultrasound.

Counting from the first mating, the expected deliver date of the puppies out of this special, active and colorfull combination will be around November 13, 2012.

First mating
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Happy couple
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We rather play together with a ball...
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Ultrasound

On Tuesday October 9, 2012 (day 28 after first mating) we went to the vet for an ultrasound. Without any doubt we could easily see lots of little puppies in her belly, so now 5 weeks of more waiting till the delivery of the first puppies of Muis!

sight view of a puppy
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2puppies next to eachother
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Several little puppies can be seen, even with a beating heart.

Final 2 weeks

7 weken drachtig
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Last week

8 weken drachtig
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Temperature

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Date Time Temperature
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7-11 7.00 37.3
7-11 17.30 37.5
7-11 23.30 37.5
8-11 7.00 37.2
8-11 18.00 36.5!!
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What happened next


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