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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Another flight booked

Well it looks as though the green light is ahead for another visitor to Oregon. Unfortunately it STILL isn't me, but I am planning on driving out to Black Sheep Gathering in June to see the west coast sheep breeder friends, and maybe even pry a few of my Cardigan friends from their homes to come visit me as well!! But I digress.....

Ell will be making a trip to Oregon to meet her suitor. I decided very last minute to go ahead and breed her this cycle as she has only had three heat cycles and they haven't been very regular. I am home during the winter months, and can devote entire weeks to the whelping and rearing and socializing of puppies, much more than I can in the hot, sticky, extremely busy summer months. So instead of waiting for her to cycle again in the summer months I am going to try for a litter now. Ell has all health tests accounted for, and prelim hips/elbows were good/normal so I feel confident in this decision. I had originally wanted to do her official 2 year old hip xrays when she was supposed to come in, back the first part of October but I grew weary of waiting for to cycle. And I obviously couldn't do her hips for the next few months now that she is in season and then more waiting. So its decided :)

For more information on the litter and suitor you'll have to go to my website though......

www.ebonwald.com

Go to the 'upcoming litters' page to find out who the lucky boy is!

4 comments:

Jules said...

ohh...making us work for the deets!

StubbyDog said...

Well, I'm extremely fond of Pilot babies. :) Fingers crossed! Glad you decided to go ahead with it.

Baledwr said...

Pie likes girls.
One thing on your upcoming litters page - he's a Hunter son, not grandson.
Can't wait!

dreameyce said...

I'm so excited about this litter, and hope to see her again! You know what an Ell fan I am :)

Good luck, and I can't wait to see you in Eugene next year! WHEE!