First AI done!

So, here we are! We took the ferry yesterday afternoon from Stockholm to Helsinki in Finland. It was a long evening, I watched three movies before bedtime and one more in the morning!
Moa who is now a used traveler she knows exactly were to pee on deck. It was raining and very windy both last night and this morning when I took her out on deck. As soon as I pointed to the little sandbox that is there for the dogs she went in, did her buisness and we headed back in!

As we arrived we drove to Opvet to pick up the semen. As we got there we had some extra time so took Moa, despite the rain, on a walk in the woods. After that we headed to Mäntsälä and the vet that was kind enough to help us today even though they are acctually closed on Sundays, Tuire Tamminen. She also helped me last year.
She checked the semen which had a motility of 50 % which is ok for frozen semen that is a few years old. The alive once was very much alive! I got to have a look at them in the microscope aswell. 
The vet uses an endoscop to go in and watching a TV screen to make sure they insert the semen as far in as it should go, to help the chances of pregnancy. Frozen semen normally lives up to 12 hours, sometimes as long as up to 24 hr. Fresh semen from a normal mating lives up to 7 days!!! So that is why AI with frozen semen isn't as rewarding as a normal mating. But when the male you choose lives oceans away you don't really have a choice!

After the mating we went to meet a few of Yaya's nephews and her breeder Anne Sassi-Kaitala, kennel Tarujen. We were also joined by Elina Sarva and "Myy" (FINCH EECH EEJCH Kadamo The Girl Next Door). Unfortunately it was raining very very hard so no oportunity for photoshooting... 
I went on a wet walk with them, but Moa got to stay in the car, didn't want her to move or pee so close the AI.
After this wet and cold but still nice get together me and Moa headed for our hotel, Scandic Järvenpää and checked in. Moa has her own bed which she has slept in snoring since we arrived! So looks like a quiet evening infront of the computer and TV for us!

Tomorrow we are taking a progesteronetest and depending on the results, having the second AI before heading back to Helsinki and the ferry back home to Stockholm. Next update probably not until Thuesday when we are back home!
Keep your fingers crossed now that she is already pregnant!!!

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