Feb. 12, 2019

February 12, 2019:  Tori’s puppies have all been adopted.  Piper and Tessa were bred again today.  Bonnie is eating well.

Feb. 11, 2019: Exciting news; pictures of Tori’s puppies

February 11, 2019:  Herron’s Celtic Summer Song (Tessa) and Herron’s Glorious Roundtown Bannockburn Bagpiper, (Piper) were bred successfully and naturally.  I did have to hold them to keep them from hurting themselves.  She obviously prefers them young and in the mornings.  I just did make it to the vet clinic in time for Tori’s puppies to have their dew claws removed.  Bonnie looks as if she could pop.

The green is the covering over the heating pad.  The whelping pad has some holes in it.

Tori has lighter coloring on her back leg.  It is NOT mange.

Feb. 10, 2019 Tori has had puppies!

February 10, 2019:  Bonnie is due in a week or less. She ate this morning. Tori had four black puppies – three females and one male.  I am in the process of notifying people on my list.  Tessa is being more receptive to Malcolm. If they do not mate, I will see if I can get Piper and Tessa to breed this evening. Malcolm is too young, and although she was accepting him, she refused Brodie and Piper.  I will try she and Piper tomorrow morning.

Feb. 9, 2019: Bonnie and Tori

February 9, 2019:  Bonnie did not eat this morning.  Sometimes, moms to be lose their appetite, especially as whelping day approaches.  Tori is presenting nesting behaviors, tearing up paper.  She is eating well.  With false pregnancies, the female will do all the behaviors of a pregnant female.  Mammary glands fill with milk as well.  If she is pregnant, puppies will be due soon.

Feb. 6, 2019; Tori

February 6, 2019:  Tori came in heat around December 3rd.  I kept her in for three weeks.  However, she has a ferocious appetite.  Her nipples are swollen.  She has an appearance of being pregnant.  There is such a thing as a false pregnancy where females have all the appearances of being pregnant but are not.  I am going to feed her as if pregnant because I could have been off a day.  It will be easier to feed her heavily and then lessen the food for her to lose weight.

I brushed out all Scotties this morning.  This afternoon, I washed Liam and Tucker.