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Browsing Archive: April, 2014

E Litter Day 50 of Gestation

Posted by Delores Smith on Saturday, April 26, 2014,
We are in the home stretch.  Today is Day 50 of Gloria's gestation period.  Day 63 is the target date for her litter...should be within a day either way since we have exact dates of mating.  Gloria measures 37" (93.98 cms)  She was 37.25" with her litter in 2012 with 9 pups.  She is still enjoying our daily walks...1 mile is still a good distance though our pace is a little slower than usual and she's quite tired by the time we're back home.  Maintaining her muscle tone is very important to t...
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E Litter May 10

Posted by Delores Smith on Monday, April 21, 2014,
Happy Easter!    Lots to be thankful for.  Gloria is growing weekly - her girth is now 36.5 " (92.71 cms)  Gloria has a shorter body so she shows fairly quickly and bulges outward.  She is looking very pleased about herself.. I'm pretty sure Dinnye is not pregnant...unless there's a single puppy - she has not grown in girth...her personality is a bit different than normal and that's why we were holding out that she may be pregnant.  It is disappointing...I guess she just wasn't meant to be a ...
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E Litter due May 10 2014

Posted by Delores Smith on Friday, April 11, 2014,
It is with 98% certainty that Gloria is pregnant!  5 days ago I wasn't seeing enough signs that indicated the breeding had taken.  There were a few things - she was resting more - stretching out on the living room floor and sleeping.  Normal for her is sitting by our livingroom window and watching the neighbors and street activity. She ate very little last week - she normally has a good appetite.  Even a rustling of a bag did not pique her attention enough to check to see if it meant food.  O...
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