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Waiting...

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, November 30, 2013,

11:00 am Nov 30 - and we're waiting...spent the night on watch with Jazz...her temperature dipped to 37.2 in the evening so we thought this past night the birthing would start.  Her temp went up a bit during the night....she is definitely in the first stages of labor...uncomfortable and heavy panting. All we can do is keep her comfortable and look for the next stage to start...contractions are visible so that is what I am watching for.
Tomorrow is December 1 and that date has memories...Dec 1...
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Dream Litter - this week!

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, November 25, 2013,
Just a quick update..this is the week we are expecting the Dream Litter...as early as Wednesday and as late as Sunday...I will be on standby!  Started taking Jazz's temperature so I have an idea of what is normal for her...finding that her normal body temperature is around 38 C...almost 1 degree cooler than Dion's was.  When I see a dramatic drop - close to 37 I know the time is near.  Jazz continues to grow...39.5 inches (100.33 cms) around her girth...she is starting to show discomfort...I'...
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Dream Litter - 1 week to go!

Posted by Delores Smith on Friday, November 22, 2013,
The Dream Litter due date is drawing near!    Jazz is getting so big...she measured 39" (99 cm) around her girth...I think this is the biggest my girls have ever measured...a lot of pups or very good sized pups.  We may get xrays done so we know what to expect.  Jazz's appetite has waned somewhat, though she is always ready for some kind of human food.  She is needing more cuddling and coddling now.  She is still checking out the perfect place to have her pups...top choices appear to be behin...
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Dream Litter Dec 1

Posted by Delores Smith on Sunday, November 17, 2013,
Only 2 weeks to go until Jazz's due date.  She is starting to look uncomfortable - has been growing steadily.  Her girth measured 96.52 cms (38 inches)  - this is very much the size she was last August when she whelped 9 puppies.  We are so looking forward to this litter - the expectations are high.  This is Duke's first litter and we are so curious as to what his contribution will be to his offspring.  In the next week we should start feeling the puppies move...that for me is the final confi...
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Jazz x Duke Dec 1, 2013

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, November 2, 2013,
Well, we're pretty sure Jazz is expecting!  She had a poor appetite for about 10 days...starting at about 3 weeks into gestation.  She was also very affectionate and   clingy...In the first 4-5 weeks you don't have much to go by other than subtle changes in behavoir.  We chose not to do an ultrasound, knowing that if we were patient for an extra week, pregnancy would be obvious.
Jazz's appetite is back and her teats are growing..She measured 33.5 inches at her girth...will continue to measure ...
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