Friday, 15 February 2013

4 weeks and counting

The girls have both passed the half way mark of their pregnancies :-) Both are fit and well, but I suspect that whilst Dollar looks like she is going to have a small to average sized litter (though being a fairly roomy bitch she may be hiding her pups atm), poor Audrey is already huge and I suspect she may have more than the 10 she produced last time! Both are eating well, which is a relief as last time Audrey was practically anorexic during her pregnancy. Getting excited now and looking forward to the pups safe arrival.

This is Cash, my new boy who is coming in from Sweden on 21st March, he comes from a top show kennel and both his parents are show champions in many countries, but more important than that, is the fact that he comes from lines with generations of health tested dogs. I am hoping that by bringing him in, we can help expand the limited silver lines that we have in the UK. He has been called Cash to fit in with the money theme of my silvers and because he is costing me a small fortune!! Initially we had planned that Graham would go out to collect him (I couldn't go because of the expected pups) but there was a bit of a mix up regarding the dates he could be vaccinated, I thought it was 12 weeks but apparently it is 3 months, so that meant he couldn't travel until a week later than we thought. Unfortunately Graham couldn't change his holiday dates, so now he is being flown into Heathrow (at a ridiculous price!), I think this will actually be a less stressful journey for him as it will be considerably shorter than Graham taking him on a trains and lengthy car drives, and it means I have an excuse to visit my friend Rosie, as I will stay in Surrey the night before he flies.

I also now have to find another home for Miss Marple, Sybil's torti and white kitten, she is a lovely girl, quite vocal and demanding and has a really noisy purr. She is available as strictly a pet only. Please ring me if you would like to know more


SW said...

I am so pleased both girls are well (and that Audrey is eating this time, as hopefully that means she feels a bit better) Hope for Audrey's sake that there are not too many pups....but can't wait to see them all!! (Does Dollar know we would really like several girls, please!!??)
I also look forward to meeting Cash - he looks beautiful.

mary e. said...

Wow! Poor Audrey looks fit to pop already!
Dollar taking it all in her stride as usual.
Love Cash- i'm sure he'll be worth it!
All the best with all of them