H-litter Pregnancy Diary

2015 > 06

This morning the two lovebirds obviously felt like yesterday was not enough. So when I was having breakfast they entertained themselves... and the result was another mating!
They just do it all on there own, no assistance needed, which I have to say is wonderful for dogs with no or very little experience from matings.
I know they have really picked the perfect days judging from the progesteronetest I took on Mira yesterday. She has been ovulating during the weekend and the eggs should me mature and ready. So now we wait, about three weeks before I can do an ultrasound to check and see if she is pregnant! Fingers crossed for a lovely bunch of puppies in 9 weeks!

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On Friday evening I drove to Enköping and picked up Idde. He was taken there from Skåne with his "grandparents" since his owners was away in France over the weekend.
Mira and him got to meet in the evening but she was not ready for any dating, as I suspected judging by her low progesterone the day before.
On Saturday and Sunday her behaviour did change though and despite me thinking it was early the two lovebirds seem to think differently.
They struggled in the warm weather we had and only got to meet eachother for short periods of time and inbetween be apart to rest and cool down.
We did get some short matings during the weekend but without "hanging". So this morning I took a second progesteronetest to see if we were early or perhaps even late.
And Mira sure had risen faster than expected, she was on 48,3 nmol/L this morning and their interest I thought was a little bit cooler than earlier this weekend.
Well, at lunchtime the two of them was let out together in the garden. I didn't expect much but they did seem to still be interested and started to try again, and after not that long all of a sudden they were stuck together!
They did so well and stood still as I sat with them the whole time that they were stuck together, which was only for about 10 minutes.
I have to say that I am very proud of both of them. Despite the heat and them being two not very experienced dogs, they have worked so well and really like eachother. Mira has shown sides of herself as a real tramp... I thought she would even rape him when he was tired and laid down to rest in the shade! ;-)
She has been standing like a statue for him helping out in the way she can and finally, the two of them made it the whole way.
Idde will stay with us for a little bit longer, I am not sure if we will get any more matings because she was pretty high in progesterone today. But of course they will get the chance again tomorrow if they want to!
Below are some  mixed photos from their dates, sensitive people might want to look away!

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Today Mira is on day 12 of her heat and I took a first preogesteronetest on her. I knew it would be pretty low judging to her behaviour. And I was right, she was only at 3,9 nmol/L, and we want her above 20 for mating.
Of course Mira has managed to come into heat the only weekend when Idde's owner are traveling abroad. So to avoid stress later this weekend Idde will come to Stockholm tomorrow evening and stay until we have a mating.
That gives us some extra qualitytime with him and hopefully both he and Mira will appreciate that! 
Depending on how the weekend goes I will make another progesterone test most likely on Monday. Until then we wait!

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Last Sunday on the 14th of June Mira started her heat. She is today on day 10 in her heat and I will most likely take a first progesteronetest on her tomorrow to see when she might get ready for her date with Idde. 
Of course she just  like her mom always did match some bad days, since Idde's owners will be away this upcoming weekend... But hopefully we will make things work out anyway!
Below are a few new photos of our hopefully mum to be, taken before that belly will start to grow bigger!

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