Puppies on the way!

29/09/2011 at 15:57 1 comment

Phoenix - 5 weeks down, 4 still to go.

Phoenix has gained LOTS of weight over the last week and looks very obviously pregnant. She’s also pretty-much ceased running, preferring a genteel trot instead, although her love of all things watery certainly hasn’t abated any. When not sloshing and trotting she’s now spending most of her day snoozing on the dog sofa, as shown above.

After quite a bit of searching for a specialist ultrasound scanner we got a hot tip from Sam of Farlap (thanks Sam!) about a mobile Sheep/Pig/Cow/Alpaca and Dog scanner operating in north Devon, and duly booked him to come and scan Phoenix at 5 weeks into her gestation. The equipment these mobile scanners use is more sensitive than the equivalent machines found in most vets, and (as we discovered) almost no vet will make an estimate as to the size of litter. So that scan is now done, and, much to our extreme delight, 8 puppies were seen, very clearly, on the ultrasound, each with a healthy heartbeat.

So with a month or so to go, it’s official – Phoenix & Mingus’ puppies are on the way!

Not much for moving these days.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. s  |  30/09/2011 at 20:48

    glad the scanner worked out…..and of course glad to hear the news was positive. Wont be seeing you for a few months now maternity leave is starting LOL
    sam

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